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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.

The Mall

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

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,...

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...

Messages from the Team

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

The Man in Your Mirrors

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

Anthem

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

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...

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...

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