Know how Bollywood celebs reacted after watching ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’
A Bollywood movie about homosexuality where a family is accepting their daughter to be a lesbian. The movie ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’ hit the theatres on Friday by breaking the sigma in cinema and in our socially conservative India.
The film comes after the country passed a
green signal to homosexuality in September, with celebrations among the India’s
It is the first mainstream Indian film to
show parents dealing with their daughter’s relationship with a same-sex. Bollywood
is going gaga over the movie release.
A prominent LGBT activist Harish Iyer wrote
on his twitter account, “I can’t believe what I saw”. He further
added “while people were waiting for a right time, day and age, VVC films
actually made a film like that”.
“Looks like such a beautiful and
heartfelt film….more power for pushing boundaries”, Karan Johar twitted.
While everyone are taking their enjoyment
to their twitter account, Farah Khan also twitted, “such a difficult
subject handled with so much dignity and restrain….. Wishing all the best to
its vast and crew!! It’s an important film first of its kind…”
The promoters of the film also kept tight
lipped, though they gave hints through the official hashtag #SetLoveFree.
Annual Gay Pride Parade hosted in countries across the world have one message to convey to the whole world, that of love and togetherness. Here are twenty colourful pictures showing the participants in different nations celebrating and spreading pride.
Pride this year is showing that people of LGBTQ community are not going to sit down for anything less than full rights, full equality.’
LGBTQ community of Bhopal has come together to celebrate its first ever Gay Pride Parade today in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Pride parade or sometimes known as pride marches or pride festivals is a march involving members of LGBTQ community and their allies who come together to celebrate gender equality, love, and different sexualities and to fight against heterosexual stereotype.
Times of India reported that the carnival, where the community is also discussing several important issues related to LGBTQ rights has begun on May 13th.
LGBTQ activist Harish Ayer told TOI that the idea only came to fruition because some courageous ones were able to reach out to local LGBTQ community; he further adds that many people in Bhopal had sent him messages, seeking supports from him.
“If a gay pride parade could happen in Lucknow, there was no reason why one couldn’t be organised in Bhopal,” Iyer said.
The parade will start from Van Vihar in Bhopal at 5 pm today and end at Hotel Lake.
The famous saying is February is the month of love, which is true but the society only speaks about heterosexual love, from movies to book to drama, most love stories are celebrated between a man and a woman. But what does a love mean for LGBTQ people? Do they experience some love and affection like heterosexual people or is it a different experience. How do they fall in love with some one? And, How many hurdles they face in their relationship?
With all these questions in mindm Filmy Nook and Gaylaxy collabs for a special video, where 4 queer people talk about their love stories, talking about their life, what love means to them, and what are the challenges they face every day. We had Dhrubo Jyoti, a journo, Grace Singh, a demisexual woman; Uppa Tsuyo Bantawa a poet and the founder of Gaylaxy Magazine, Sukhdeep Singh. talk about their own experiences of love and relationships.
The topic of homosexuality has always been treated as a taboo in India. People have been subjugated with so many judgments that it’s difficult to combat such prejudices and evolve. Due to this societal pressure, people haven’t been able to accept themselves for what they actually are.
However, in the recent times, there has been a positive change in the society and gradually, people are embracing their individualities and encouraging others to do the same.
This change has also been reflected in Bollywood, thanks to Fawad Khan stepping up to play a gay role in the movie ‘Kapoor and Sons’, John-Abhishek playing the gay duo in the film Dostana.
There have been many LGBTQ parades to show solidarity to the homosexuals.
The short film, ‘Sisak’ is the first LGBTQ short feature film in India. It’s written and directed by Faraz Arif Ansari.
A trans couple and have made history by giving birth to South America’s first baby of trans parents. This is the first ever baby to be born to transgender parents in South America.
Trans couple Fernando Machado and Diane Rodriguez grew up in Ecuador, and met online.
‘We are the same as other families. Even though we might not have the same rights, we are the same,’ they said to media.
‘We live as man and woman. I’m a transfeminine woman and Fernando is a transmasculine man. The process to get here was complex for each of us,’ Machado said told reporters.
The sex of the baby or its name has not been released, for now: Although the parents have affectionately called their baby ‘The Snail.’
‘Being a mother was never something I thought I would do because I am a transsexual,’ Rodriguez said.
Both of the parents are trans activists in Ecuador, and have made a point about being public about getting pregnant and raising a child.
Because of her outspokenness, Rodriguez says she has been abducted several times. They say there is still a way to go before Ecuador is accepting of different kinds of families.