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Pride in the Spectrum of Art: 11 LGBTQIA Artists of India

India, a land rich in cultural diversity, is home to a vibrant community of LGBT artists whose creative expressions testify to human identity’s resilience, creativity, and diversity. Through mediums such as visual arts, literature, music, and performing arts, these artists navigate and challenge societal norms, advocating for acceptance, visibility, and equality for the LGBTQ+ community.

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The Coming Out of Queer photographer Mengwen Cao as She Talks About Marginalization, Family and Work

It’s a very personal—yet typical—experience to come out to your family as LGBT. Mengwen Cao had the procedure in 2016, making a video to show their parents on FaceTime, recording the call, and afterwards transforming the tape into an artwork titled Here We Are. The call concludes with the artist’s father saying, “We can accept

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Alt+Art Festival Shines Spotlight on Nonconformist Art Forms in Celebration of Pride Month

Aditya Sisodia As Pride Month unfolds with vibrant colours and unwavering pride, the Alt+Art Festival takes centre stage, dedicated to promoting alternative art forms that exist outside the boundaries of the mainstream. With a profound focus on providing a platform for artists across diverse fields, Alt+Art has joined forces with Thinnai Talkies and the renowned

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Eye on Instagram: Artists capture nostalgia, rebellion and representation

It might be called ‘The Gram’, but it’s worth a TON of exposure. Instagram has always been all about visual impact, and it’s where you find some of the finest artists in the world today, from the heavyweights to the hidden talent. Abir Pothi embarks on a series that will highlight the best of Instagram

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Coming out with respect for a pioneer of the Indian art world: Bhupen Khakhar was born today

March 10, On This Day Empowerment often owes a kindred debt to the courage of legions, or even individuals, who stood tall against norms years ago and opened up a pathway for the freedoms we enjoy today. One such artist, whose open acceptance of his homosexuality via and beyond his artwork forged brilliant new possibilities

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