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Gaylaxy is one of the most popular Indian lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) magazines. The magazine is based is based in Kolkata and is currently India's largest English language LGBT magazine.
Gaylaxy was founded by Sukhdeep Singh. In 2010, Singh was still an eighth semester B.Tech student at the Indian School of Mines in Dhanbad. Singh is the current editor-in-chief. and is currently a gay rights activist in India. The initial team consisted mostly of the editor's close friends and contacts. The first issue was published in January 2010, after India's "high court overturned a law that criminalized homosexuality." Later, in 2013 this law was again reinstated, making being in a same sex relationship in India illegal again.
Publication and content
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, including Pakistan.
The magazine has covered a wide variety of issues pertaining to LGBT in India.
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 also publishes regular news articles on its websites about LGBT events in India.
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