Five Fabulous Movies of 2016 Based on Homosexuality.

​2016 was a year when bollywood came out with progressive movies based on the lives of gay men. Bringing gay rights into mainstream and exploring homosexuality in a righteous way, it did justice to the gay community of India. Here are the five excellent hindi gay movies of 2016!

1. ALIGARH

Cast: Manoj Bajpayee and Rajkummar rao.

Directed by Hansal Mehta and written by openly gay film editor Apurva Asrani, ALIGARH revolves around life of professor Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras who taught Marathi at Aligarh Muslim University. He was sacked from his position when some college boys intruded into his privacy and filmed him getting intimate with his lover. Later, professor Siras was found dead in his apartment.

The film had its world premiere at the 20th Busan International Film Festival, receiving a standing ovation. The film was released worldwide on 26 February 2016 to excellent critical acclaim. Manoj Bajpayee won national award for the role of professor Siras.
2. DEAR DAD


Cast: Arvind Swamy as homosexual father. Himanshu Sharma as his son.

Directed by Tanuj Bhramar, Dear Dad is one of the most realistic Indian movies to have ever graced the screens. 

After coming to terms with his sexuality, Nitin is getting a divorce from her wife. But his son Shivam is unaware of it. Hoping to break this news to him gently, Nitin decides to drive his son to his hostel. Nitin visits his parents on the way, where, much to our surprise, he reveals that he is actually not into women and is gay.
Shivam overhears this confession and becomes disgusted and really angry with his father. While Nitin feels that he is living a lie and must embrace his true self, Shivam feels that his father has cheated them all. As the story progresses, we find that the father and son enter into several fights and arguments. The rest of the story is about whether Shivam comes to accept his father for who he is.
It definitely inspired more people in India to come out of the closet and embrace their true nature.

3. FREDRICK


Cast: Prashant narayanan and Avinash Dhyani, Directed and written by Rajesh Butalia

For the first time in India, Homosexuality played a great role in action thrillers.
The story begins with a 16-year-old boy Manav, who seems just like all the other boys, except that he shares an unusual bond with another boy of his age. This bond is strongly opposed by his father.  
Manav witnesses his Dad killing his boyfriend. He has a violent reaction and ends up killing the father. Many years later, said boy helps out another young chap, a cop, in his investigation to crack a human trafficking gang, because said gang has the cop’s sister. Nobody knows who is the mastermind of the gang. However, people have heard his name it is Fredrick.  The story takes a surprising and an unimaginable turn.

4. DISHOOM


 In Rohit Dhawan-directed film “Dishoom” Akshay Kumar is seen as a homosexual. He has a cameo appearance in the film. It is just a comedy scene, but the scene has a deep meaning.  In our country, people think a homosexual is not a strong as a straight man. But Akshay Kumar as a gay man overpowers two straight men in the movie. Akshay kumar says about his role, “In our country we have athletes, who are gay men and we have shown homosexual is stronger than straight men.”
Director Rohit Dhawan also revealed that if the sequel of “Dishoom” comes up, he will rope in Akshay Kumar for the second part and with a bigger role this time.

5. KAPOOR AND SONS


Cast: Fawad Khan, Siddharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, Directed by Shakun Batra, Produced by Karan Johar

Last but not the least, the big hit of the year- Kapoor and sons.
Played by Fawad Khan, Rahul is a successful novelist in London and his brother Arjun is a bartender and an aspiring novelist in New Jersey.

Rahul has led the family to believe he’s been involved with a foreign woman while hiding his identity as a gay man. A key scene sees Rahul’s mother confront him about pictures she’s seen on his laptop, pictures that make clear his partner in London is a man.

When family discovers he’s gay, Rahul says, “I apologize for lying, but won’t apologize for who i am.”

Later, Rahul and his boyfriend are accepted in the family. The movie represents the situations that gay men in India are forced to face. Fawad did full justice to the role. 

 

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7 Reasons Why Every Straight Man Needs A Gay Best Friend

Just put your homophobia aside for a moment and see how a gay friend can make your life fabulous!

1. Gay guys have lots of hot girl-friends. They might introduce you to them and also set you up with anyone. 

2. A gay guy can guide u best in grooming, fashion or fitness. Gays have a wider knowledge about these things as they are very much concerned about their body and looks. And You’ll always get an honest opinion on your level of attractiveness.

3. They are sensitive to your feelings. Most of your buddies don’t want to hear your sad story. You can hug him whenever you need emotional support.

4. Gay men understand girls much better than you and they can help you in building a healthy relationship with ur girlfriend/wife. 

5. They can tell how to impress any girl because they can see u from a girl’s perspective. They can make you what a girl wants to see in you. They are kinda ‘luv gurus’. 

6. Gay men go through a lot of growing up and facing challenges, so they are mature enough to help u with coming through the troubles. 

7. A gay friend is the best person to talk about hygiene and also sexual health.

 So, next time you get to see a gay man, dont miss the chance of having an amazing friend.

Homophobic bars shut their doors for male couples on New Year Weekend.

​Bar Stock Exchange, Shiro’s in Mumbai and Summer House Café, Raasta in Delhi are among many bars and restaurants which are turning away gay couples for the new year weekend.

Some of these are allowing them only when they are accompanied by women. When a gay couple visited The Bar Stock Exchange at Kamala Mill, Lower Parel, they were stopped by the bouncers, saying male couples are not allowed. The couple held their hands and tried to convince them, but this was met with laughters among the staff of The Bar Stock Exchange. Lesbian couples get entry but just for entertaining straight men there. They are actually more vulnerable inside.

When the deputy editor of DNA, Yogesh Pawar called up the place, he was told that there are many other spaces where gay people can go, which shows Bar Stock exchange is a poor place with pathetic staff.
Another restaurant, Shiro’s in Worli, shut its door for gay couples. After DNA reports, it gave some hilarious and ridiculous excuses which is not even worth mentioning.
These people at Bar stock exchange, Shiro’s, Summer House and Raasta are sick, very sick. They are so full of hate and homophobia. But hatred can be cured with love. Wish these people get well soon. Send them red roses and write to them #GayWellSoon. 

Before that, give these restaurants zero ratings and poor feedback (at zomato, fb or anywhere) so that they would realize how miserable they are!

Censor’s chief deletes gay kisses from ‘Befikre’ movie

A song  ‘Labon ka karobar’ from befikre movie was initially released with  kisses between all kinds of couples, young, old, gay, straight. But Censor board’s chief Pahlaj Nihalani has cut the gay kiss scenes from the song in the movie. 

He says Indians will not accept this. Oh really? How could he decide this himself?  How could he force his regressive mindset over others? Mr. Nihalani, if you think Indians are as outdated and homophobic as you, its your biggest misconception.

This movie with extreme boldness and intimacy has been given a U/A certificate, why? Just Because it’s a heterosexual movie! And only heterosexuals can breathe in India.
Progressive movies on homosexuality  struggle to get released,  or are given ‘A’ certificate even if there is no intimacy at all. These are released with so many cuts and mutes that the movie’s soul is killed. 
Unfortunately the Indian censor board continues to be a reflection of regressive and homophobic society. Censor’s dictatorship must be stopped to make a progressive India!

Section 377: A big threat to HIV/AIDS prevention.

The National AIDS Control Organization had admitted in its affidavit that Section 377 acted as a “serious impediment” to successful public health interventions. “

MSMs are mostly reluctant to reveal same-sex behaviour due to fear of law enforcement agencies, keeping a large section invisible and unreachable and thereby pushing the cases of infection underground making it very difficult for public health workers to even access them. 

Social stigma forces many MSMs to deny their behaviour, thereby marrying or having sex with female partners and subsequently they too are at the risk of HIV/AIDS.

Healthcare systems who work with LGBTs are also vulnerable. UNAIDS said in a statement that the number of organizations providing HIV services to gay people rose more than 50 percent when homosexuality was decriminalized in 2009. 

After the 2009 ruling, we saw a jump in gay men coming to public health centers on their own, seeking medical advice or treatment. And according to WHO reports, there was a significant decrease in AIDS in 2009-13, while section 377 was dropped by delhi court.