Navin Noronha

LGBTQ

Meet the Indian Priest Trying to Change the Way Churches Perceive Homosexuality

Christmas went from being my favourite time of the year to the loneliest one after I chose to come out. But priests like Father Thoman Ninan are helping bridge the gap between the Church and estranged queer individuals.
Navin Noronha
12.24.19
2019

The 2019 Hater’s Guide to Bollywood

As we exit 2019, it’s imperative to ask: Why, Bollywood, why?
Navin Noronha
12.23.19
LGBTQ

A Mumbai Five-Star Hotel Allegedly Prevented People from Entering a Queer Diwali Party

“We were clearly being discriminated against for being men in sarees and gowns.”
Navin Noronha
11.7.19
LGBTQ

This is How Queer Indian Artists are Responding to Instagram’s Crackdown on Nudity

While the famous photo blogging app is trying to cater to a wider audience, its existing users are witnessing a purge.
Navin Noronha
10.31.19
LGBTQ

An Indian Pop Culture Progress Report One Year After the Section 377 Verdict

A year after the reading down of the infamous law, we explore the Indian pop culture and media scene to figure if it's showing signs of maturity.
Navin Noronha
9.6.19
Drugs

This Drug Gave Me Mind-Blowing Sex but Then Ruined My Life

Inhaling poppers may have made anal sex a breeze but it also took me down a slippery slope.
Navin Noronha
8.29.19
LGBTQ

I Was Bullied as a Gay Teen and It Also Made Me Want to End My Life

For several queer Indian youth, growing up means developing a thick skin against bullies. But not everyone gets past them.
Navin Noronha
7.10.19
10 Questions

10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Professional Gay Orgy Organiser

“People get creative and get their own lube replacements—from Vaseline to ghee, everything goes.”
Navin Noronha
6.14.19
LGBTQ

In India, Gangs Are Preying on Queer People Through Dating Apps

“I started screaming and tried to extract myself, but suddenly, another man appeared and held me from the other side. All this in broad daylight.”
Navin Noronha
5.3.19
LGBTQ

How to Survive Coming out to Your Homophobic Family

Homophobia often begins at home. Here’s a step-by-step guide to dealing with rejection from people who're supposed to love you the most.
Navin Noronha
3.25.19
Mumbai Pride March 2019

What Goes Into the Making of Mumbai Pride

A look at the people behind the Queer Azaadi Mumbai Pride March.
Navin Noronha
2.1.19
WTF

General Bipin Rawat Is the Hero the Homosexuals in India Deserve

No honey, no cargo pants for this gay boy.
Navin Noronha
1.11.19
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