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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.

Editor’s Note

Dear Reader, Welcome to our Pride Issue which was supposed to be the first print edition of Outcast Magazine!

Sweekar: The Rainbow Parents Group

Aruna Desai talks about Sweekar, an LGBT support group for the parents by the parents based in Mumbai, with the goal...

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...

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...

Anthem

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

Messages from the Team

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

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,...

Through

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

The Man in Your Mirrors

Words slash your jug’lardraining love from pleading eyes.I see my monster.

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