Queer Identities

Illustration of Lili Elbe Illustration © Rosa Kammermeier

From its historical origins to its contemporary manifestations, the term "queer" has evolved to challenge societal norms and celebrate dissent and difference. India has had its own moments with queerness. For a time, queer seemed to suggest possibilities of sexuality outside the norm at its most powerful – to bring together all the bodies cast outside the norms of one book, one love, one gender, one idea of beauty. To bring together movements that fought such closures together; to make sexuality about more than L or G or B or T or XYZ.

What does it mean to be queer today? Where is queer seen? Who is queer? A brief journey through queer everyday life in India, Germany and around the world.

LGBTQ+ in Films and TV

Rainbow Kinship

Sandip Roy © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi

Sandip Roy

Sandip Roy is a writer, podcaster columnist and the author of the novel ‘Don't Let Him Know.’ In this video, he speaks about preserving and expanding sexual freedom and the importance of fighting for it.  

The Queer Voices