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New Year’s gift: Hindi edition of LGBT magazine launched

in INDIA, 02/02/2014

While the English media has much to offer the LGBT community, many have complained of the paucity of queer writing in Indian languages such as Hindi. To plug the lacunae, LGBT magazine Gaylaxy has launched its first Hindi edition on New Year's Day.

"The gay movement has been called 'elitist' by some critics as only English-speaking queers can benefit from the materials and resources available. Though commendable work has been done to address LGBT issues in regional languages, a void exists when it comes to finding material in Hindi. When a Gaylaxy reader sent an email lamenting the lack of resources in Hindi, I thought it was time to launch a magazine in Hindi," says Sukhdeep Singh, chief editor, Gaylaxy.

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