• “I am what I am, so take me as I am”

    Contributed By: Shivam Gupta Edited By: J K Varshika It took 18 long years, for the courts to finally do what was needed. Since the first time Naz Foundation filed a PIL in the Delhi High Court in 2001, till 6th September 2018, when the Hon. Supreme Court finally gave the historic verdict. Much has been written about this judgement, but how does it affect me as an LGBTQ person? India’s higher judiciary has always shown the way whenever there has been a conflict about the right thing to do, and as such, the law is the first step to affect an overall change in the mindsets of the people.…

  • The Art of Inclusion – The Aravani Art Project

    Contributed By: Bhavna Saxena Edited By: J K Varshika They say that art is the most potent form of magic that there is. IIM Bangalore witnessed the truth in these words during Eximius 2018, when Quest, the society of IIM Bangalore students working towards inclusion of all diversity, hosted members from The Aravani Art Project at campus. The Art of Inclusion was a painting workshop held by Quest in collaboration with The Aravani Art Project where participants spent a couple of hours soaking in the inspiring story of the transgender community in Bangalore and painting their heartfelt messages to the transgender community on postcards. The Aravani Art project is an…

  • How We Need to do our Bit to Start the Conversation about LGBTQIA Rights

    Contributed By: Malti Gupta Edited By: Chandrasekhar Muramalla Stereotypes and discrimination towards LGBTQIA is very prevalent in Indian society but we hope that the current generation of the elite can bring a change with their greater social consciousness. It’s important for these future business managers and leaders to engage in such discussions to prevent the biases in recruitment, boardroom decisions, framing policies while creating an inclusive culture at their workplace. Taking this into consideration, IIM Bangalore observed Pride Month this year through its Diversity and Inclusion club – QUEst IIMB – with much gusto and it ended on a great note with an informal discussion on Queer identities on 30th…

  • It’s Time We Listened to the Unheard Voices!

    “When I was in college, my friends were curious to find out what a sex organ of a transgender looks like. They gheraoed me in the bathroom and started pulling out my clothes. After an hour of putting up a resistance, I was raped. Covered in semen, I went to the principal and demanded justice. His reply was ‘If only you had behaved more like a man, this would not have happened.’” “Most people tell me that people are offset by the anomaly that is us. Our behavior irks them. But have you questioned why we are like this? We only want to be loved and accepted. When the society…