The Queer Chronicle - May 2012
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TQC Issue 3 . Volume 9 . India the grey line WHO WE ARE the after party MDNA queer humor AN ETIQUETTE GUIDE FOR STRAIGHT PEOPLE IN A GAY BAR for your coffee table WHY ARE FAGGOTS SO AFRAID OF FAGGOTS? 18+ HIP RS E + AD RE IN 25 ES RI NT U CO We’ll help to TQC promote your business Established+in+September+2009,+TQC+is+India’s+longest+running+ monthly+e>magazine+published+for+and+by+the+queer+ community+in+India.+Being+an+online+publication+we+have+the+ advantage+of+a+global+spread+of+readers,+though+our+ readership+is+primarily+targeted+at+Indian+audiences.++More+ details+at+www.thequeerchronicle.com TQC Issue 2 . Volume 11 . India BLOCK&BOOKING&DISCOUNT For+3+advertisement+insertions+booked+ for+consecutive+editions,+the+4th+ advertisement+insertion+would+be+ provided+free+of+cost,+within+the+same+ page+blocks. special feature TETE-A-TETE WITH ONIR TQC ARTWORK&SPECIFICATIONS All+artworks+should+be+designed+in+A4+ (297+mm+height+x+209+mm+width)+size+ and+emailed+to+us+in+PDF+format+or+in+ high+resolution+(minimum+1755+pixels+ height+x+1240+pixels+width)+JPG+format. Issue 2 . Volume 9 . India SCHEDULES TQC+should+receive+the+artwork+via+ email+by+the+20th+of+each+month,+to+ enable+us+plan+the+insertion+in+the+ subsequent+month’s+edition. feature story CHILDREN OF THE event in pix REVOLUTION THE QUEER DIARIES the midnight PROWL one night in mex in the city the midnight FREEDOMPROWL TO LEAVE one night in PARIS AMSTERDAM on your coffee table TQC Issue 3 . Volume 3 . 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TQC does not bear any responsibility nor undertake any liability for the quality, reliablity or safety of the products or services advertised. for rates, email us at TheQueerChronicle@gmail.com in this ISSUE 2 poster contest winner for KASHISH MIQFF 2012 7 24 program announcement RJ’s 10 Commandments THE FAMILY PROJECT “What to do on your first date has been done to death, so much so that people tend to do opposite of what is evangelized through those points so I thought of giving it a twist with a list of what not to 1. Do not.. .. dress up like a Christmas tree…(you are going on a date not a modeling assignment. Keep it simple) do on your first date. In order to make the list more comprehensive, various gay chat rooms, social networking websites and friends were consulted before preparing the list and after a brainstorming session on the loo seat, this never‐ending list was narrowed down to 10 t.. 4. Do no … at him .. ogle lly the (specia body ding protru parts) 22 the grey line WHO WE ARE 8 3. Do not.. t.. 2. Do no your rs for are g flowe r you .. brin embe (rem not a date… a GUY te with on da !!!) Girl… .. ask your date whether he travelled by car or bike…(people still use public transport. Is cheap, and puncture proof) for your table 6. Do nocoffee t.. WHY ARE FAGGOTS SO AFRAID OF FAGGOTS 5. Do not.. .. stare at anothe r hottie sitting nex t to you r table…(un less ur date is also sta ring at him ) .. talk on and on and on… (it’s a date not an extempore. Give him a the front row SUMMER STORM 26 for the morning after SHRIMP SALAD WITH MANGO chance to speak) points, as it was near impossible to include all of them. Here’s a birds view of what NOT to do on your first date…” ‐ RJ 11 7. Do not.. .. walk out by saying your mother called and you need to leave urgently… (there are 10 other ways to say “Sorry Not my t.. 8. Do no ss a first ki e your agus’ .. mak oesoph ue in t peck ‘tong (a we ) nce… rie pe suffice ex would e lips on th 9. Do not.. editor’s pick t.. . Do no 0 10 COMMANDMENTS 1 RJ’S type”) .. ask if he knows some more guys in your TQC - Aug 2010 locality…(why d hell r u st date ur fir end yo and .. ever condom e used (leav with a eets… pled sh next crum r the hing fo et m so e) on 12 on a date? …go and log on to planetromeo!) events, advertisements & PROMOTIONS And above all, just go with the flow and be yourself. Even after that if it turns out to be a dampener, don’t lose heart because there are plenty of fish in the sea and many are still looking to find LOVE…!!! queer humor AN ETIQUETTE GUIDE FOR STRAIGHT PEOPLE IN GAY BARS 16 the after party with MDNA TQC. Issue 3. Volume 9. India. Cover art by SYED ALI ARIF from his series ‘THE NAKED SADHU’ Editor & publisher: Keith | Contributors: Ashish Dutta, Brian Moylan (vice.com), Desiboys.in, RJ Ranveer, Sridhar Rangayan. Shourya, Layout concept, design & production: Keith. TQC (The Queer Chronicle) is India’s longest running free monthly e-magazine published for and by the queer community in India. This e-zine is a non-commercial publication, is not for sale and is exclusively for private distribution. Views expressed are solely the opinions of the individual authors and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the editorial team of TQC, nor its affiliates. The content of this e-zine may not be suitable for all audiences. The appearance of any person in this ezine, is not to be taken as any indication of the sexual orientation of such persons. TQC respects the copyrights of photographs / images and ensures that due credit of the sources of these are mentioned. www.thequeerchronicle.com, www.facebook.com/tqc.india, www.planetromeo.com/tqc_india, TheQueerChronicle@gmail.com Please print this ezine only if you have to. Help save our planet. THE GREY LINE Who We Are by ashish dutta I+have+been+wondering+what+to+write+as+my+first+ heart+the+entire+summer+collection+of+United+ post+since+I+got+the+green+light+for+a+column+of+my+ Colors+of+Benetton!+Being+gay+is+fighting+for+ own.+As+I+was+in+the+shower+today+(please+don’t+ equality+and+being+as+political+as+the+color+saffron.+ imagine+that),+a+thought+came+to+my+mind.+ Phew!+The+symbol+rainbow+sure+is+perfect!+We+are+ You+know+how+there+are+so+many+stereotypes+ indeed+diverse+within+a+minority!+Mind+you,+there+ about+being+gay?+Like+that+one+where+we+are+sex+ aint+no+solidarity+within+the+community;+no+“gay> hungry+animals?+Or+that+we+are+all+uniquely+ gay+bhai+bhai!”+ fashionable?+Or+that+a+gay+relationship+is+less+ credible+than+a+straight+relationship?+Or+that+>+okay+ We+have+our+own+form+of+prejudices,+fueled+by+ you+got+the+idea!+Have+you+ever+wondered+how+ narcissism,+pride,+and+the+lesser+known,+ much+we+as+“gay”+people+(Oh!+the+minions+of+ vulnerability.+You+just+have+to+walk+into+a+Saturday+ Satan)+actually+contribute+to+these+stereotypes?+ night+party+to+figure+that+out.+And+there+you+go!+ And+here+are+straight+people,+thinking+all+these+ I+mean+sure+there+is+some+serious+truth+to+these+ glorious/not>so>glorious+things+about+us!+ statements+and+no+matter+how+much+we+shrug+our+ shoulders+and+say+“I+give+a+fuck!”+lets+face+it,+we+ I+wake+up+in+the+morning,+hating+the+fact+that+I+ do.+And+on+the+flipside,+have+you+ever+wondered+ have+to+wake+up.+I+take+a+little+extra+time+to+figure+ how+much+being+gay+actually+alters+our+actions+in+ out+what+to+wear.+By+the+end+of+it+I+have+my+tote+ daily+life?+ bag+on+my+shoulder,+wayfarers+on+my+eyes,+ smelling+of+the+body+mist+I+recently+bought+from+ We+dress+differently+(and+better)+sure,+but+does+ The+Body+Shop,+and+dreading+another+day+at+work.+ that+change+how+we+feel+about+the+fact+that+the+ neighbor’s+daughter+ran+away?+I+guess+not.+For+ My+manager+and+I+have+arguments,+my+colleagues+ some+of+us,+being+gay+is+all+there+is.+And+that+ always+especially+interested+in+all+that+I+do+and+by+ “being+gay”,+comes+in+as+much+variety+as+ the+end+of+the+shift,+I+am+tired.+ underwear.+ On+my+way+home+I+talk+to+my+lover+who+shares+ 2 Being+gay+is+being+different!+Being+gay+is+PAR>TAY+ how+last+night+he+had+such+a+great+time+with+his+ and+hump+like+bunnies!+Being+gay+is+knowing+by+ friends+and+how+he+is+worried+about+his+dog+or+ TQC Art&by&SYED&ALI&ARIF& from&his&series& ‘THE&NAKED&SADHU’ MAY12 3 Art&by&SYED&ALI&ARIF& from&his&series& ‘THE&NAKED&SADHU’ 4 TQC that+he+misses+me.+I+take+part+in+his+life+and+talking+ to+him,+makes+me+feel+complete.+ My+friend+from+work+tells+me+there+is+a+cute+boy+ sitting+nearby+and+we+both+check+him+out+and+ drool+over+him.+She+then+shares+how+her+boyfriend + is+acting+all+freaky+on+her+again+and+I+share+her+ irritation+and+laugh+at+how+silly+men+can+get.+ TQC B&B At$TQC$Bed$&$Breakfast$in$Pune$(India),$ we$believe$that$our$guests,$whether$ they$be$backpackers,$tourists$or$business$ visitors,$should$feel$at$home$in$a$secure$ and$comfortable$environment$. When+I+reach+home,+my+mom+fusses+over+my+food+ and+health+at+the+same+time,+sharing+what+I+missed+ on+the+latest+episode+of+some+series+she+watches!+ At+night,+I+go+out+with+my+friends+to+a+party+where+ I+see+people,+dancing+laughing,+flirting,+sitting+ alone,+observing,+drinking,+letting+loose.+I+come+ home,+and+lie+on+my+bed+thinking+about+my+day.+ And+I+realize,+this+is+who+I+am.+This+is+what+makes+ me.+And+I+am+different+only+in+the+fact+that+I+say+“I+ love+you”+to+a+man…+Rest+all+is+the+same.+Cause+I+ won’t+make+a+big+fuss+about+my+sexuality+if+I+don’t+ want+other+people+to+make+fuss+about+it.+I+won’t+ say+I+am+a+minority+unless+I+want+to+be+treated+like+ one.+ TQC$Bed$&$Breakfast$is$located$in$an$ apartment$block,$situated$on$a$picturesque$ hillock.$The$private$room$(ensuite)$has$an$ independent$balcony,$with$a$panoramic$view$ of$the$city.$$ The$accommodation$is$at$close$proximity$to$ the$main$shopping$center$(MG$Road:$5$km),$ the$most$popular$social$district$(Koregaon$ Park:$8$km)$and$transportation$hubs$(Railway$/$ Bus$stations:$9$km,$Airport:$14$km).$There$is$ easy$access$to$public$transport$facilities$within$ a$3Qminute$walk$and$private$taxis$are$also$ available$on$call$(within$45$minutes$prior$ notice). I+am+gay.+And+my+life+has+the+same+ups+and+downs+ (more+ups,+if+you+know+what+I+mean)+as+a+straight+ guy.+But+I+won’t+sit+and+show+it.+I+won’t+scream+it+ out.+You+see+me+wear+the+right+colors,+you+see+me+ be+a+little+feminine,+you+see+me+hitting+on+guys… but+come+closer+and+see…that+I+to+have+a+story.+ And+it+begins+as+I+find+out…who+I+am. So+with+this+post+I+introduce+to+you,+thegreyline.+ The$daily$price$includes$a$selfQservice$ Continental$breakfast.$Guests$may$also$avail$of$ the$apartment’s$common$facilities$at$no$extra$ charge.$This$includes$the$kitchen$and$its$ appliances,$free$WiQFi$Internet,$cable$television$ and$washing$machine.$We$provide$guests$with$ home$delivery$menus,$can$recommend$some$ of$the$best$restaurants$and$can$provide$ The+one+between+black+and+white.+Right+and+ wrong.+Sanity+and+insanity.+Color+and+ monochrome.+Reality+and+fiction.+ MAY12 TQC for price details, email TheQueerChronicle@gmail.com TQC ADVERTISEMENT PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT (PUNE) MAY12 7 FOR YOUR COFFEE TABLE Why are faggots so afraid of faggots? 8 TQC Gay$culture$has$become$a$nightmare$ of$consumerism,$whether$it's$an$ endless$quest$for$Absolut$vodka,$ Diesel$jeans,$rainbow$Hummers,$pec$ implants,$or$Pottery$Barn.$Whatever$ happened$to$sexual$flamboyance$ and$gender$liberation,$an$end$to$ marriage,$the$military,$and$the$ nuclear$family? As$backrooms$are$shut$down$to$ make$way$for$wedding$vows,$and$ gay$sexual$culture$morphs$into$ "straightQacting$dudes$hangin'$out,"$ what$are$the$possibilities$for$a$ defiant$faggotry$that$challenges$the$ assimilationist$norms$of$a$corporateQ cozy$lifestyle? Why$Are$Faggots$So$Afraid$of$ Faggots?$challenges$not$just$the$ violence$of$straight$homophobia$but$ the$hypocrisy$of$mainstream$gay$ norms$that$say$the$only$way$to$stay$ safe$is$to$act$straight:$get$married,$ join$the$military,$adopt$kids!$ Mattilda$Bernstein$Sycamore$ reinvokes$the$anger,$flamboyance,$ and$subversion$once$thriving$in$gay$ subcultures$in$order$to$create$ something$dangerous$and$lovely:$an$ exploration$of$the$perils$of$ assimilation;$a$call$for$accountability;$ a$vision$for$change.$A$sassy$and$ splintering$emergency$intervention! QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ Article&sourced&from& www.desiboys.in MAY12 TQC 9 ADVERTISEMENT All editions of TQC are now available as free ebook downloads at queer-ink.com http://queerink.com/ TQC - AUGUST 2010 EDITOR’S PICK RJ’s 10 Commandments “What to do on your first date has been done to death, so much so that people tend to do opposite of what is evangelized through those points so I thought of giving it a twist with a list of what not to 1. Do not.. .. dress up like a Christmas tree…(you are going on a date not a modeling assignment. Keep it simple) do on your first date. In order to make the list more comprehensive, various gay chat rooms, social networking websites and friends were consulted before preparing the list and after a brainstorming session on the loo seat, this never‐ending list was narrowed down to 10 t.. o n o D 2. your s for r e w o re g fl you a r .. brin e b em (rem not a date… GUY a h t i te w on da !!!) Girl… . not. o D . 4 … at him .. ogle he ially t c e p s y ( g bod n i d u r prot ) par ts 3. Do not.. 5. Do not.. .. talk on and on and on… (it’s a date not an extempore. Give him a .. ask your date whether he travelled by car or bike…(people still use public transport. Is cheap, and puncture proof) 6. Do not.. .. stare sitting n at anoth e ext to y r hottie our unless u r date is also sta ring at h im) table…( chance to speak) points, as it was near impossible to include all of . them. Here’s a birds view of what NOT to do on your first date…” ‐ RJ 7. Do not.. .. walk out by saying your mother called and you need to leave urgently… (there are 10 other ways to say “Sorry Not my type”) not. o D . 8 ss a rst ki i f r u ke yo us’ .. ma ophag s e o eck ue in wet p ‘tong a ( … ience fice) exper ld suf u o w e lips on th 9. Do not.. .. ask if he knows some more guys in your TQC - Aug 2010 not.. o D . 10 ate rst d our fi y d n re and .. eve ondom c d e us ave …(le s with a t e e h pled s next crum r the o f g thin some one) locality…(why d hell r u on a date? …go and log on to planetromeo!) And above all, just go with the flow and be yourself. Even after that if it turns out to be a dampener, don’t lose heart because there are plenty of fish in the sea and many are still looking to find LOVE…!!! 7 QUEER HUMOR an etiquette guide for straight people in gay bars Article by Brian Moylan, Source: vice.com Photographs courtesy Q-NITES @ BLUE FROG (July 2011) 12 TQC One+of+the+great+things+about+the+hottest+club+in+ throwing+fits+and+bitching+and+moaning+because+ any+town+these+days+is+that+gay+people+are+ no+one+is+going+to+put+you+on+a+pedestal+(or+let+you + welcome.+But+with+acceptance+comes+ dance+on+a+go>go+platform).+Just+deal+with+it+for+ responsibility,+and+over+the+years+homosexual+ one+night.+You're+still+pretty+and+special,+even+ partiers,+like+a+bunch+of+hard>drinking+Emily+Posts,+ though+no+one+is+buying+you+a+drink+and+inviting+ have+had+to+learn+the+ins>and>outs+of+how+to+ you+to+the+VIP+room.+No+one+wants+to+fuck+you+ behave+in+a+mostly>straight+environment+without+ here,+so+you're+going+to+need+to+get+the+fuck+over+ pissing+anyone+off.+It's+a+straight+man's+world,+ yourselves. weâ€™re+just+livinâ€™+in+it. Lowering&the&Bar Unfortunately,+the+same+cannot+be+said+for+ Remember+when+I+said+we+love+it+when+straight+ straight+people+when+attending+a+gay+watering+ people+come+to+our+bars?+Well,+that's+not+always+ hole+with+their+same>sex>loving+friends.+We+love+ true.+There+are+some+bars+we+don't+want+you+to+go+ having+straight+people+hang+out+with+us,+we+really+ to.+They+are+usually+bars+where+boys+go+late+at+ do,+but+I'm+going+to+break+down+the+rules+for+the+ night+to+make+out+with+strangers+and+engage+in+a+ breeders+who+forget+how+to+behave+when+there+is+ little+slap+and+tickle+in+a+dark+corner.+Do+not+go+ a+rainbow+flag+on+the+wall.+For+our+purposes+we'll+ there.+No+matter+what+your+friends+say,+there+is+no+ be+talking+about+gay+male+bars,+since+lesbian+bars,+ place+for+you+at+the+C**k,+or+any+establishment+ like+pandas+in+the+wild+and+good+female+acoustic+ that+is+named+after+the+male+genitalia+or+ folk+acts,+are+harder+and+harder+to+find+these+days. something+incredibly+masculine+like+Rawhide,+ Truck,+or+Woody's.+Boys+who+like+boys+are+going+ Your&Vagina&Has&No&Power&Here there+to+get+laid,+and+babysitting+straight+people+is+ This+is+the+most+important+lesson+for+all+ladies+to+ not+conducive+to+scoring+d**k.+When+your+friends+ know+before+they+step+foot+in+a+queer+ show+up+there,+it's+time+to+go+get+a+piece+of+pizza+ establishment+(unless,+of+course,+it+is+the+fabled+ and+hail+a+cab+home.+Also,+leave+anyplace+called+ lesbian+bar).+Women+are+used+to+being+let+into+ The+Eagle+alone,+unless+you+really+want+to+see+a+ clubs+first,+not+having+to+pay+a+cover,+served+at+the+ bunch+of+bears+in+harnesses+and+other+leather+gear+ bar+quickly,+and+basically+allowed+to+do+whatever+ giving+you+the+stank+eye+while+grinding+each+ the+hell+they+want+to+do+in+straight+bars.+That's+ other's+jock+straps. because+if+there+were+no+women,+men+wouldn't+ spend+money+to+get+them+fucked+up+and+try+to+ No&One&Likes&a&C**kblocker sleep+with+them.+Everyone+is+catering+to+open+the+ Keeping+your+"gay+BFF"+(please,+never+utter+that+ velvet+ropes+between+a+woman's+thighs.+It+is+ phrase)+from+getting+laid+is+the+cardinal+sin,+even+if+ exactly+the+opposite+in+a+gay+bar.+Women,+while+ you+are+at+an+otherwise+mixed+and+tame+lounge,+ fun+to+have+around,+are+practically+invisible+at+a+ dance+club,+or+dive+bar.+If+anything+you+are+there+ gay+party.+They+have+to+wait+for+the+one+tiny+ to+be+his+wingman.+The+problem+is,+no+one+there+ restroom+(which+has+probably+been+co>opted+by+ wants+to+have+sex+with+you.+That's+why+it's+better+ boys+and+drag+queens+anyway),+they+don't+get+to+ to+go+to+a+gay+bar+with+a+gaggle+(the+scientific+term+ annoy+the+DJ+to+request+songs,+and+the+(probably+ for+a+group+of+gays),+so+if+one+of+the+boys+is+about+ shirtless)+bartender+is+going+to+take+their+order+ to+get+lucky,+you+can+shift+your+attention.+Don't+be+ last.+Congrats,+ladies,+this+is+how+men+feel+in+ the+drag+keeping+a+love+connection+from+ straight+bars.+Now,+you+need+to+get+used+to+it,+no+ happening+because+you+need+someone+to+dance+ MAY12 13 14 TQC with+you+to+the+Robyn+song+on+the+jukebox.+If+you+ This&One&Is&For&the&Gentlemen see+young+love+blossoming,+get+out+of+the+damn+ OK,+straight+guys,+just+because+you're+in+a+gay+bar+ way,+or+excuse+yourself+to+make+your+own+booty+ does+not+mean+you+like+to+take+a+c**k+in+the+ass.+ call.+Then+everyone's+getting+theirs. That+means+you+can+stop+clutching+your+girlfriend+ like+she's+some+sort+of+heterosexual+life+preserver+ No&Girls&Allowed to+keep+you+from+drowning+in+a+sea+of+receptive+ Ladies,+we+don't+mind+going+to+your+bachelorette+ anal+intercourse.+You+don't+need+to+hold+her+hand+ parties,+because+we+love+and+support+you+as+ and+make+out+with+her+and+go+out+of+your+way+to+ friends+even+if+we+find+it+a+little+insulting+(and+ announce+your+orientation.+We+already+know+ genitally+incorrect)+that+you+keep+calling+us+"one+of+ you're+straight.+Those+shoes+you+wore+on+your+way+ the+girls."+However,+if+we+don't+know+you,+we+have + in+told+us,+you+don't+need+to+keep+repeating+ no+interest+in+being+at+your+party.+That+means+ yourself.+It's+a+bit+insulting.+And+keep+the+PDA+light.+ keep+them+out+of+gay+bars.+We+know+you+want+to+ If+we+wanted+to+watch+straight+people+make+out,+ look+at+strippers,+but+you+have+to+find+somewhere+ we'd+go+just+about+anywhere+else+in+the+whole+ for+women+to+do+it.+Do+not+show+up+at+a+gay+go>go+ damn+universe. bar+and+screech+and+squeal+and+push+all+the+other+ patrons+out+of+the+way+so+you+can+drunkenly+slip+a+ When&in&Rome,&Go&Greek note+in+a+tiny+sliver+of+spandex+stuck+up+a+plump,+ Just+because+the+gays+at+the+bar+know+a+guy+is+ oiled+backside.+To+you+it+might+be+one+night+of+ straight+doesn't+mean+he+won't+get+hit+on.+In+fact,+ misbehaving,+but+this+is+our+life.+Please+respect+ it+probably+increases+his+likelihood+of+dudes+ that,+and+take+your+high>decibel+revelry+ wanting+to+chat+him+up.+Know+how+straight+guys+ somewhere+that+will+cater+to+your+"big+day." like+girl>on>girl+action?+Gays+feel+the+same+way+ about+straight+guys,+so+they're+going+to+want+to+try+ Hands&Off to+"turn"+you.+(Unless+you're+ugly.+Then+you're+ OK,+ladies,+we+will+make+a+deal+with+you.+We+won't+ totally+safe.)+Just+let+the+poor+deluded+soul+hitting+ touch+your+b**bs+if+you+don't+touch+our+c**ks.+Is+ on+you+down+nicely+without+being+insulting.+Either+ that+fair?+We+know+you+find+it+thrilling+that+your+ that+or+flirt+your+way+into+a+few+free+drinks.+Just+ lady+parts+mean+nothing+to+us+and+that+you+can+ because+you're+not+interested+doesn't+mean+you+ touch+our+magic+sticks+without+making+them+stand+ can't+take+him+for+everything+he's+worth.+At+least+ on+end,+but+that+does+not+mean+there+should+be+ one+girl+has+done+that+to+you+before,+right?+If+your+ any+inappropriate+groping.+We+don't+want+anyone+ new+paramour+continues+to+pressure+you+or+gets+ in+public+handling+our+junk+unless+they+were+ too+handsy,+donâ€™t+punch+him+in+the+grill.+The+room+ invited,+so+please+watch+your+hands.+In+return,+we+ will+turn+on+you+and+call+you+a+gay+basher+faster+ will+try+to+resist+touching+your+knockers.+It's+hard+ than+you+can+say+Laramie,+Wyoming.+Instead+just+ for+gay+men+to+leave+titties+alone,+because+they+ throw+a+drink+on+him+like+it's+an+episode+of+ are+foreign+and+quite+enjoyable+(they+don't+call+ Dynasty.+Not+only+will+that+solve+your+problem,+ them+funbags+for+nothing)+but+we'll+keep+our+ you'll+probably+make+a+bunch+of+new+friends. grubby+mitts+off+of+them+unless+told+otherwise.+ That+doesn't+mean+you+should+force+our+hands+ No&F**king&Cosmos onto+them+though.+Yours+might+not+be+the+kind+of+ Seriously,+it's+not+1997+and+you+are+not+Carrie+ pair+that+we're+into. Bradshaw.+Put+down+the+f**king+appletini+and+ order+a+beer+or+a+vodka+tonic+like+everyone+else. MAY12 TQC 15 the after party MDNA by shourya 16 TQC MAY12 17 Trailblazing+her+way+to+the+top+with+re>invention+ or+the+stunning+experimental+sonic+boom+of+1998ns+ being+her+persistent+blueprint+for+success+has+been+ ‘Ray+Of+Light‘.+The+thing+is,+‘MDNA‘+was+not+meant+ Madonna’s+mantra,+a+formula+that+fueled+ to+be+another+‘Confessions..‘+or+a+‘Ray+Of+Light‘. Madonna’s+ascent+to+the+throne+as+the+Queen+Of+ When+the+album+starts+of+with+the+dance>floor+ Pop+around+3+decades+ago+in+1983.+I+use+the+words + ready+‘Girl+Gone+Wild‘,+you+know+Madonna’s+in+no+ ‘has+been’+for+the+very+reason+that+if+you+listen+to+ mood+to+slow+down.+If+you+could+ignore+the+ Madonna’s+12th+studio+album+‘MDNA‘+expecting+ cheese>fest+that+are+the+song’s+lyrics+(‘You+got+me+ another+round+of+re>invention,+you+might+be+a+ in+the+zone,+DJ+play+my+favorite+song‘),+the+song’s+ trifle+disappointed.+It’s+not+an+album+with+which+ kinda+decent.+The+video+more+than+makes+up+for+ Madonna+wants+to+push+boundaries,+or+stay+in+the+ what+the+song+lacks+though. forefront+of+musical+trends+for+that+matter.+ The+same+goes+for+the+Nicki+Minaj+and+MIA+ ‘MDNA’+is+a+retrospective+album+which+finds+ assisted+Martin+Solveig>produced+breezy+nod+to+ Madonna+grappling+with+rare+moments+of+ cheer>leading,+‘Give+Me+All+Your+Luvin‘+that+sounds+ vulnerability+coupled+with+her+defiant+attitude,+a+ like+a+misfit+on+the+album.+Again,+the+video+ post>divorce+reclamation+of+what+her+life+used+to+ delivers,+and+the+song+is+already+Madonna’s+38th+ be,+musically.+It’s+a+self>referential+cornucopia+of+ Billboard+top+10+hit.+Watch+out+for+an+occasional+ everything+that+she’s+done+over+the+past+30+years.+ reference+to+some+classic+Madonna+songs+here+(‘In + And+the+underlying+statement+is,+she+wants+to+ another+place,+at+a+different+time,+you+can+be+my+ have+fun.+ lucky+star‘).+I+do+wish+Nicki+and+MIA+had+more+to+ do+on+the+song+than+occasionally+hoot+‘L>U>V+ The+very+name+of+the+album+‘MDNA‘+expresses+it+ Madonna‘+and+throw+in+a+2+second+long+verse+ all.+She’s+in+a+euphoric+state+of+mind,+and+the+ each. album+title+is+a+sly+nod+to+the+club>drug+ecstasy,+ 18 also+called+MDMA.+And+Madonna+definitely+wants+ The+highlight+of+the+album+comes+in+the+form+of+ to+take+us+to+the+club+with+some+infectious+and+ ‘Gang+Bang‘,+a+dark,+twisted+and+grimy+tale+of+ propulsive+grooves+that+made+the+final+cut.+The+ destruction+woven+over+a+thumping+pulse+and+a+ title+also+cleverly+incorporates+everything+ dubstep+break.+This+one+deserves+the+video+ Madonna+represents,+probably+a+nod+to+her+one> treatment,+and+I+would+love+to+see+Madonna’s+ of>a>kind+DNA,+and+as+you+listen+to+the+album,+ fierceness+in+the+video+during+the+song’s+ numerous+lyrical+and+musical+references+to+her+ conclusion+when+she+gleefully+howls+‘Drive,+bitch!+ past+pop+up,+giving+you+a+triumphant+taste+of+some + And+while+you’re+at+it,+die+bitch!‘.+Classic+ classic+M>DNA. Madonna! It’s+difficult+to+ignore+the+flaws+when+you+listen+to+ ‘I’m+Addicted‘+is+the+next+highlight,+a+surging+ ‘MDNA‘+for+the+first+time.+Synthetic,+rehashed+ dance>pop+club+banger.+Watch+out+for+a+nod+to+ sounds,+occasionally+banal+and+insipid+lyrics+ Madonna’s+1989+classic+‘Like+A+Prayer‘,+as+she+ (especially+songs+like+‘B’Day+Song‘)+,+MIA+and+Nicki+ declares+‘Something+happens+to+me+when+I+hear+ Minaj’s+unrelated+and+underwhelming+presence,+ your+voice+and+I+have+no+choice‘.+Slickly+produced+ Madonna’s+signature+taunts+towards+religion..+the+ by+the+Benassi+Brothers+and+The+Demolition+Crew,+ album+is+not+cohesive+at+all.+It+lacks+the+sheer+ this+song+is+defiant+nod+to+the+sound+of+her+ brilliance+of+2005ns+‘Confessions+On+A+Dance+Floor‘+ ‘Confessions..‘+days. TQC MAY12 19 Nicki+Minaj+makes+a+second+appearance+on+‘I+Don’t+ +‘MDNA‘+is+an+album+that+represents+fun.+After+a+ Give+A‘,+an+Electro/Hip>Hop+production+that+is+ couple+of+listens,+it’s+impossible+to+not+get+ probably+directed+at+Madonna’s+ex+husband,+Guy+ addicted+to+some+of+the+tunes+on+the+album.+The+ Ritchie.+Although+the+song+starts+off+on+a+tepid+ very+fact+that+the+album+has+already+topped+every+ note,+it+gradually+builds+up+to+a+crescendo,+when+ credible+chart+in+the+world+with+Madonna’s+best+ Nicki+Minaj+delivers+her+signature+verses,+and+ first>week+sales+seen+since+2000ns+‘Music‘,+without+ defiantly+growls+‘There’s+only+one+Queen,+and+ any+promo+apart+from+the+Super+Bowl+ that’s+Madonna..BITCH!!‘+during+the+song’s+ performance+shows+that+yet+again,+Mademoiselle+ conclusion.+A+worthy+inclusion+on+the+album. Madonna+Louise+Ciccone+has+delivered. Madonna’s+stunning+introspective+balladry+turns+ Overall,+‘MDNA‘+may+have+its+flaws.+Madonna’s+ out+to+be+the+album’s+biggest+highlight+for+me.+The + voice+may+not+sound+the+same+as+it+did+30+years+ Golden+Globe+winning+‘Masterpiece‘+from+her+ ago.+The+music+maybe+calculative+and+ directorial+début+‘W.E‘+is+her+most+poignant+ manipulative+under+a+general+veil+of+plasticity.+And + moment+on+the+album,+and+Madonna+delivers+ it+may+sound+far+less+triumphant+from+anything+ vocally+on+this+song.+Ironically+with+dance+music+ that+she’s+ever+done+before.+In+short,+it’s+not+a+ being+her+forte,+Madonna’s+longest+running+#+1+ perfect+album.+But+‘MDNA‘s+sheer+energy+and+the+ single+on+the+Billboard+Hot+100+is+actually+the+ unstoppable+Queen+Of+Pop’s+shrewd+confidence+ incredibly+lush+power>ballad+‘Take+A+Bow‘.+Just+ makes+it+an+album+that’s+rapturous,+euphoric+and+ shows+that+this+woman+can+really+truly+do+it+all! fun,+and+there’s+quite+literally+no+other+album+out+ there+that+sounds+anything+like+‘MDNA‘.+ Unfairly,+‘I+Fucked+Up‘,+another+mid>tempo+ introspective+number,+finds+itself+on+the+deluxe+ In+short,+it’s+a+true+Madonna+album+that+has+been+ edition+of+‘MDNA‘.+A+rare+song+showcasing+a+ created+with+an+agenda,+and+that+is+to+bend+the+ vulnerable+and+apologetic+Madonna+that+sounds+ rules+with+a+defiant+display+of+the+middle>finger.+ rather+good+after+a+few+listens.+Although+not+ She+did+it+back+then,+when+she+dared+to+break+the+ worthy+of+a+single,+this+is+the+kinda+song+that+holds + rules.+And+she’s+still+doing+it+now,+30+years+after+ an+otherwise+non>cohesive+album+together.+Again,+ her+arrival.+Deal+with+it. TQC a+reference+to+Madonna’s+2005+classic+‘Sorry’+(‘I’m + sorry,+Je+suis+desolee’)+on+this+one. The+rest+of+the+album+boasts+of+some+catchy+club+ and+pop+cuts,+which,+in+spite+of+being+a+little+ hollow+and+devoid+of+the+slick+groove+of+a+dynamic+ club+anthem,+sound+just+fine.+Like+the+Martin+ Solveig+produced+‘Turn+On+The+Radio‘,+the+William+ orbit+produced+‘Love+Spent‘,+and+‘I’m+A+Sinner‘,+ that+sounds+like+a+throwback+to+her+1999+single+ ‘Beautiful+Stranger‘. 20 TQC MAY12 21 KASHISH 2012 needs EVERYONE to contribute WHAT IS ‘KASHISH’? KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the first and only LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) film festival in India to be held in a mainstream theater and the only such festival to receive clearance from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The festival is organized by Solaris Pictures and Bombay Dost in association with The Humsafar Trust. The theme for the third edition of the festival, KASHISH 2012, to be held from May 23-27th is ‘FOR EVERYONE’. The festival will make a special effort to program films and have panel discussions that appeal not only to the LGBTQ community but also those that relate to families and friends of LGBT people. The festival is open FOR EVERYONE and it is a FREE event. WHY IS ‘KASHISH’ FUNDRAISING? The festival is a not-for-profit event. We don’t charge ticket prices or registration fee. It is open to EVERYONE free of charge. With no government support or much corporate sponsor support, we rely heavily on individuals, organizations and corporates to make the festival happen. We are crowd-funding the festival this year through Wishberry and LGBT Supports. All the money collected is used to cover festival expenses like venue costs, printing and stationery, promotional materials, trophies and awards, travel and stay for filmmakers, etc. HOW CAN YOU HELP ‘KASHISH’? EVERYONE can contribute, to help us organize this festival that offers EVERYONE a better understanding about LGBTQ people, their issues, their pain and problems, their joys and victories; not only in India but across the world. You can support the cause in your own big or small way! We have some exclusive incentives to show our gratitude FOR EVERYONE who contributes. Support 3rd KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival with a contribution • Personal contributions: http://www.wishberry.in/Kashish-International-Queer-Film-Festival-2012Personal-13359 • Corporate contributions: http://www.wishberry.in/Kashish-International-Queer-FilmFestival-2012-Corporate-13358 • Personal contributions http://www.lgbtsupports.org/kashish-mumbai-international-queer-filmfestival/ For more information about the festival visit Website: www.mumbaiqueerfest.com , Blog: http://kashishmiqff.blogspot.com , Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Kashish.MIQFF Twitter: http://twitter.com/Kashish2012 22 TQC The winner of the Kashish 2012 Poster Contest is S AYYAPPA, a young graphic design student from Vijayawada. THE FRONT ROW Summer Storm Summer+Storm+is+a+2004+German+coming>of>age+film+ directed+by+Marco+Kreuzpaintner.+The+story+is+set+to+the+ background+of+a+rowing+regatta,+which+climaxes+into+a+ summer+storm. Teams+from+all+across+Germany+descend+on+a+quiet+ camping+ground+for+a+week+of+training+leading+up+to+a+final+ rowing+competition.+The+plot+follows+the+members+of+the+ RSC+rowing+club+from+southern+Germany+as+they+train. The+boys+are+excited+by+the+prospects+of+camping+with+a+ female+rowing+team+from+Berlin.+However,+by+a+stroke+of+ fate,+the+Berlin+girls'+team+cancels+and+is+replaced+by+ Queerschlag+("Queerstrokes"),+a+gay+youth+rowing+team,+ and+these+boys+are+out+proud+and+camp+it+up+to+their+full+ potential. Amidst+the+sometimes+tense+interactions+between+the+ members+of+his+team+and+those+of+Queerschlag,+Tobi+is+ himself+forced+to+confront+his+long>time+feelings+for+his+ friend+and+team>mate+Achim,+who+is+already+romantically+ involved+with+his+girlfriend+Sandra.+Spurned+by+Achim,+Tobi+ is+devastated,+but+is+partly+consoled+by+his+new+friendship+ with+Queerschlag+member+Leo+. The+tension+between+the+members+of+the+two+teams+ culminates+in+a+scene+set+to+the+backdrop+of+a+summer+ storm,+during+which+Leo+confronts+Tobi+about+his+ homosexuality+in+front+of+his+fellow+team>mates.+Tobi+ denies+being+gay,+and,+in+an+attempt+to+defend+him,+one+of+ his+team>mates+tells+Tobi's+girlfriend+Anke+(Bachleda>CuruĹ›)+ to+tell+the+rest+of+his+team>mates+so.+Anke,+the+only+person+ to+whom+Tobi+has+confided+his+secret,+remains+silent. Ultimately,+Tobi+comes+out+to+his+fellow+team>mates+and+ his+rowing+team,+who+seem+to+accept+Tobi+no+matter+what,+ and+they+go+on+to+compete+with+Queerschlag+in+the+finals. 24 TQC Disclaimer:$The$photographs$and$video$are$used$only$ to$popularize$the$movie.$Content$is$copyrighted$and$ property$to$their$respective$owners. MAY12 25 for the morning after - SHRIMP SALAD WITH MANGO & AVOCADO 26 TQC Ingredients • 3+tablespoons+fresh+lime+juice • 2+tablespoons+vegetable+oil+ • 1+tablespoon+sugar+ • 2+large+firm>ripe+mangoes+(2+lbs.+ total)+ • 2+medium+firm>ripe+avocados+(1+ lb.+total)+ • 2/3+cup+each+thinly+sliced+green+ onion+and+chopped+cilantro+ • 1/2+tsp.+dried+red+chili+flakes • 1+pound+(70+to+110+per+lb.)+peeled+ cooked+shrimp+ Preparation& • In+a+large+bowl,+whisk+together+ lime+juice,+oil,+and+sugar+until+ sugar+dissolves. • Dice+mangoes+and+avocados+into+ 3/4>in.+cubes;+add+to+bowl.+ • Add+green+onion,+cilantro,+chile,+ and+shrimp.+ • Mix+gently.+Serve+or+cover+and+ chill+for+up+to+1+hour. TQC MAY12 27 ADVERTISEMENT