Gaylaxy

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Gaylaxy
Editor Sukhdeep Singh
Categories LGBT
Frequency Bi-monthly
First issue January 2010
Country India
Language English
Website www.gaylaxymag.com/

Gaylaxy is a popular Indian lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) magazine based in Kolkata.[1]

History[edit]

Gaylaxy was founded by Sukhdeep Singh in 2010, a then eighth semester B.Tech student at the Indian School of Mines in Dhanbad. Singh is the current editor-in-chief. The initial team consisted mostly of the editor's close friends and contacts. The first issue was published in January 2010.[citation needed]

Publication and content[edit]

Originally a monthly magazine, since 2011 it has been a bi-monthly[2] publication, distributed online free of cost.[citation needed]

Founded only a few months after Delhi High Court decriminalized homosexuality in India, Gaylaxy is one of the few Indian LGBT magazines to be regularly published.[citation needed]

The magazine claims to have a world wide readership, with nearly 60% from India, followed by USA, UK, Pakistan and Canada. The magazine has contributors from all parts of India.[citation needed]

The magazine has covered a wide variety of issues pertaining to LGBT in India.[3]

The content is generally made up of

  • A cover story highlighting in detail various LGBT issues in the country.
  • LGBT news from India and around the world, details of film festivals, pride festivals, interviews.
  • Relationship advice, movie reviews, literature, fiction and poems sent in by readers, sexual health and safety, and tarot readings.
  • Personal articles sent by people about their opinions, lives and coming out.

Each issue of Gaylaxy also carries a list of NGOs across India working for LGBT issues with their contact details.

The magazine has covered issues from all around the world including the anti-gay bills in Uganda and Russia, California Proposition 8 and LGBT rights in Pakistan.

The magazine also publishes regular news articles on its websites about LGBT events in India.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sharma, Parvati. "Coming out soon". Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Shruti Nambiar, "E-zine Expressway", The Indian Express, 16 November 2011
  3. ^ Anna Leach, "Indian T-shirt brand apologies for gay rape joke", Gay Star News, 25 April 2013