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Pride Issue

In this issue you will find works that range across a wide spectrum of themes that cover love, pride and queer lives in all their dimensions written by storytellers and poets from around the world.

Jimmy and Me

Young Jimmy has a circle around him at one end of the bar, and I have one around me, where I am...

Borderline

crossing overthe borderinto the night no passportnor visaat hand determinationdesire to go intoanother land

Our Love

Two desert jewels,radiant pink and violet,emerge from the groundto blossom anew.Stems entwined,hugging close,the leaves of oneshielding the otherfrom the torching sun for...

Messages from the Team

Sania Bilwani Prose Editor Working with Outcast has been a great...

Self Validation

Who are you? a rainbowa coat of seven coloursa...

The Mall

Crowds of humans sacrifice their humanityWhen they cross the binary checkpoints of the mall entranceNot as humans, but as men and womenAnd...

Anthem

From the margins we come, dancing. This poem is a dance floor. We fill it: with our bodies; with our love; with...

To J.

I’m by the pool, immersed in the blue memoryof the sea. And he is there,in shorts, half hidden in the beach umbrella,...

Pride

i think i always knewwho i was,but i was too afraid to saylest i hurt someonewith my mereexistence;but i am done sitting...

Through

When on days you undress like trees, whenit is autumn, you become one of them; like a stranger, I...

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