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Pride - 1 

24th Nov is the eleventh year of the delhi queer pride march. For me, it's one of the last few remaining large scale queer events in delhi which is entirely community driven and crowd sourced, and has managed to stay away from corporate sponsorships. Which means any kind of brand presence at the pride is strongly discouraged. I go to the march as an individual, representative of my own politics like everyone else. It's a fine line of balance between a protest and a celebration.

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I'm Shubham. A soon to be 32 year old trans*, queer feminist from Delhi, India. I'm new to Mastodon and I haven't used Twitter very actively in the past. I was looking for a safe queer and feminist friendly instance to join and found eldritch.cafe. Unfortunately I don't speak or read French, but I can always google translate. Looking forward to a great time ahead...

Why are indian men so obsessed with "Love in the times of corona"? 

Why are these old matches on Tinder and Bumble, randomly messaging me out of the blue: "Love in the times of corona". Like wtf. Is that a question? Or a statement? Or a declaration? Do you mean "Sex in the times of corona"? Because I'm guessing thats whats gonna hit this hookup culture. Also because going by our previous convo as I scroll up, thats pretty much your only agenda from me. So please. Spare me your existential crises.

Cis gay men should think thrice before dishing out unsolicited advice to trans people on... well, anything.

[extremely hetero voice] imagine letting someone know you care about them

i can't believe the writers on big bang theory figured this out and then kept doing the show for 8 more seasons anyway

Rappel que si jamais vous me trouvez gênante, collante ou whatever je préfère largement que vous me le disiez franchement plutôt que d'essayer de m'éviter ou quoi.

Sorry, "dude". I'm not running a fucking motel service. Get a place of your own, if you're so damn horny.

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The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 and the Surrogacy Regulation Bill, 2019 reinforce the idea of family as a patriarchal, heterosexual and casteist institution and fail to account for other models of "chosen families'"and intimacies that co-exist in India. bit.ly/2rEhRUB

Rant 

Their policy says you can invoice from 15th to 15th and then you will receive your payment by 10th of next month. Because you know. Indian corporates, floating in money, don't take an iota of shame when formulating unethical policies exploitative of independent "vendors" who are expected to render their service and wait for over a month for their payment. It's 14th Nov and I'm still waiting for 15th Sep to 15th Oct payment for the classes I gave as a visiting faculty. Fuck corporate culture.

in the ai revolution i will be spared because i faved botposts

truscum 

@myconidiosyncracy but also yeah toxic masculinity affects everyone and no one is exempt but it's really sad seeing trans binary folk eat cis boots bc they still wanna uphold colonized binary standards

like hello the g in lgbt+ does not stand for gatekeeping

@Memeghnad Do you think that in India anti - authoritarian stems from our collective hatred towards the so called elders in family and society who think they know everything?

No. Wait. I didn't sign up for this reality. Can I exchange it for the other one?

yeah, I'm genderfuid. sometimes I wanna awoo... but other times I want to nyaa

To devise a repeating reminder for the brain, to periodically remind oneself to "Love yourself!" instead of seeking that love from everyone else as some form of validation of one's existence...

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Eldritch Café

Une instance se voulant accueillante pour les personnes queers, féministes et anarchistes ainsi que pour leurs sympathisant·e·s. Nous sommes principalement francophones, mais vous êtes les bienvenu·e·s quelle que soit votre langue.

A welcoming instance for queer, feminist and anarchist people as well as their sympathizers. We are mainly French-speaking people, but you are welcome whatever your language might be.