Pride and Prejudice

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Dec 16, 2021

Tracing the queer roots of Qawwali

On this musical episode of Pride and Prejudice, reporter Suryatapa Mukherjee speaks to musician Ruhan Ali. Despite their popularity online, Ruhan says they are shunned from Qawwali spaces for being queer.  Qaw...

29 mins

Nov 15, 2021

From Axis Bank to Dabur’s bleach cream, how brands miss the mark on queer marketing

On the third anniversary of decriminalisation of same sex relations on 6 September, Axis Bank announced new policies for employees and customers from the LGBTQIA+ community. This included a provision for queer...

25 mins

Oct 12, 2021

Transgender Reservation: Why trans people are not happy to be included under OBC

The Centre has moved a Cabinet note to include transgender persons in the central list of Other Backward Classes or OBCs. This is so that trans people can access the 27% reservation for OBCs in educational inst...

20 mins

Sep 29, 2021

Reading ‘Same Sex Love In India’ as historian Saleem Kidwai passes

Queer historian Saleem Kidwai passed away on 30th August, a week before the anniversary of Sec 377 being read down on 6th September. On this episode of Pride & Prejudice, our reporter Suryatapa Mukherjee speaks...

33 mins

Sep 22, 2021

From being a homeless teen to changing politics, a trans woman’s journey

In 1998, India had its first intersex MLA, Shabnam Bano. In 1999, we had our first transgender mayor, Kamla Jaan but she was ousted from her post by the courts as it was reserved for women. In 2020, India’s fir...

29 mins

Sep 22, 2021

Pride, a political protest or a community celebration

Queer sexualities have been decriminalised and Pride parades are ceremoniously covered by the news media. But can everyone really march with pride? In this episode of Pride & Prejudice, we trace the evolution o...

31 mins

Sep 22, 2021

Queer Kashmiris are building community amidst conflict

Two years since the abrogation of article 370, the Indian government is making moves to hold elections in the union territories of J&K and Ladakh. But in a region known for conflict, what is it like to be queer...

29 mins

Sep 21, 2021

How HIV Intervention Is Failing LGBTQ Youth

We have come a long way since the AIDS epidemic of the 80’s and 90’s. Some of the groups that the HIV intervention programs focused on are men having sex with men and transgender women. In fact that is how the...

32 mins