On December 17, many trans and intersex rights activists met in Delhi, the Indian capital, to protest the government’s Transgender Persons [Protection of Rights] Bill 2016.
Two days ago, a 17-year-old girl spoke up on social media alleging that a man molested her while both were on a plane.
The role of the nautch girl in Bollywood has evolved over the years. First, it was filled by the Anarkali-esque courtesan.
As a country that just saw an adult woman’s rights ignored by the Supreme Court and witnessed the brutal burning of a man because of “love jihad,”
India’s LGBTQI community is adapting classical dance forms to give themselves a voice in dance.
Case in point: a Bharatanatyam performance depicting a lesbian coming out story that’s been making rounds on social media.