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Out & Loud – PIQFF 2019

Out & Loud – PIQFF 2019

The Out and Loud- Pune International Queer Film Festival (PIQFF), organised by MIST was back with a bang with its third edition in 2019. The four-day festival hosted 51 movies...
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Out-ed and Accepted

Out-ed and Accepted

Avigyan Chatterjee is a Brand Executive with Larsen & Toubro. He reads often, indulges in photography and loves indie, pop, alternative, and soft rock music. He moved to Pune from...
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What happened to EQUAL rights?

What happened to EQUAL rights?

Much to the dismay and anger of the queer community, The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on August 5, 2019, was...
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You Are Who You Are

You Are Who You Are

Last year, when Section 377 was revoked, for me the most striking were the words of Justice Indu Malhotra. She said, “History owes an apology to the members of this...
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Q-rious, North India’s 1st LGBTQ+ Career Fair

Q-rious, North India’s 1st LGBTQ+ Career Fair

The Story Behind Q-rious North India’s first LGBTQ+ Career Fair I was not aware of the fact that a woman had appeared for MTV Roadies Auditions and came out on...
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Ma Faiza – A Real Celebrity

Ma Faiza – A Real Celebrity

I was nervous when I was told that the next story I would write is going to be of Ma Faiza, a celebrity. I was a little apprehensive about meeting...
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Out & Loud

Out & Loud

Eloquent, voluble, alluring, alacritous. As I write about Ankit, these are the words that immediately pop up in my head. I spoke to him for this story a couple of...
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Out & Loud – PIQFF 2018

Out & Loud – PIQFF 2018

After an overwhelming response at the very first Out & Loud - Pune International Queer Film Festival (PIQFF), the second edition was organised by Mist on 6th-8th April, 2018. This...
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Flying High with Rainbow Wings

Flying High with Rainbow Wings

The labels gay and lesbian still confuse Prachi. While growing up, she never experienced the comfort she had with girls while interacting with boys. She met a boy twice, but...
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My Journey of Love – MGWI 2019

My Journey of Love – MGWI 2019

I never believed in destiny until I met my man!!!! The first time I met him was at 30th June 2016 for coffee after weeks of chatting on a gay...
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It Does Get Better

It Does Get Better

My story begins in a very cliché fashion. Since I was a young girl I always knew that there was something very different about me, I just couldn't put my...
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Coming Out – Out Of The Blue

Coming Out – Out Of The Blue

As a teenager, he was one of those studious kids. A Pune-based 26-year-old, Vallabh is currently doing his MBA. He takes us back to his school days and to the...
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“Sonali” – A Trans Activist’s Life

“Sonali” – A Trans Activist’s Life

 "Sonali" - A Trans Activist's Life Interviewed and Written by Shrita Pathak It is not easy to grow up in a world that treats truth in binary terms - you...
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Anthadhi | 19 minutes

Anthadhi | 19 minutes

Anthadhi - Misfit Rating – 2/5 Tags – Lesbian | Queer | Shortfilm That’s what most of the queer people feel about themselves right from their early teenage years. Especially in the...
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Life Gets Better Together

Life Gets Better Together

This is my story about a day, which changed my life. A change I was least prepared for. One day, I woke up in the noon, feeling pangs of hunger....
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Project Bolo | 18 minutes

Project Bolo | 18 minutes

PROJECT BOLO - meaning 'Project Speak Up' - a collection of oral histories of Indian LGBT persons. Rating – 3/5 Tags – Documentary | IndianQueerMovementHistory This documentary is in the...
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RoomMate | 12 minutes

RoomMate | 12 minutes

Roommate - Five students share a room at a college hostel. Two of them decide to move out and stay in a private room for their unique, weird problem. Ratings...
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Project Indian Bride | 32 minutes

Project Indian Bride | 32 minutes

Project Indian Bride - Two women - one a transgender and other a pregnant mother - cross paths with each other and change lives of each other. Forever. Rating -...
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Difficult Conversations

Difficult Conversations

I've been in quite a few tight spots in my life, what with the vagaries of fate and human nature making us all subject to different kinds of joyous as...
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Teapot and Secrets!

Teapot and Secrets!

It all started in 2012, the year that was predicted to bring an end to mankind! In one way, it was a year that ended something big for me, and...
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