“It’s Not Enough Until I Get Myself to Like Vagina”: Elton J Fernandez on LGBT+ Life in India

*This article was first published in #ReclaimTheBindi Zine, Issue #2 (June 2016)

This month’s theme for the #ReclaimTheBindi zine is LGBT+, and when I learnt this I was stumped. As a cishet woman, I have no personal experience with such matters. What on Earth was I going to write?

Perhaps a news piece on LGBT+ rights in India? Nope, boring. A list of my favourite LGBT+ desis? LMAO nice try! There aren’t enough out desis for that!

And then it clicked: I should turn the conversation over to someone who knows what they’re talking about and can effectively utilise this platform. And the first and only Continue reading