LGBTQ Magazines & Publishers

Bombay DostBombay Dost is India’s LGBTQ magazine, with the tag-line ‘bolder than ever’ — the ‘boldness’ has to do with the forthrightness with which LGBT cultural expression is showcased. Bombay Dost is a standard bearer for the growing confidence and artistic alacrity displayed by India’s LGBT people. Source
Gaylaxy MagazineGaylaxy is India’s leading gay e-magazine. The magazine covers events of gay importance happening in India. The articles range from health, cinema, major LGBT news from India and the world, user stories to issues of importance for the LGBT people. Source
Gaysi FamilyGysi – the Gay Desi. A space where the Desi-Gay community comes together and shares personal stories, their triumphs and failures, their struggles and their dreams, their hopes and despair. And in doing so, gives other gaysis a sliver of hope too. Source
Fifty Shades of Gay (FSoG)FSOG is an Equal Rights Campaign striving to end discrimination against LGBTQ people and foster a society free of prejudice, harassment, and violence. Source
Queer InkQueer Ink specialises in publishing and producing content that reflect LGBTQIA/Queer India. It is an e-commerce site for books (print and e-books) and merchandise from aspiring queer Indians. Source
The CakeYouth Ki Awaaz’s section to represent the multiplicity of young, feminist, queer people’s experiences through original reporting and features. Cake provides sustained focus to issues that matter most to them. All done while keeping it inclusive, interesting and fun! Source
Pink PagesIndia’s first premier LGBT magazine and media resource. Source
Varta PublicationsVarta Trust promotes dialogue on gender and sexuality in India through publishing, public events, research, advocacy, training and services referrals
Queer Chennai Chronicles குயர் சென்னை க்ரோனிக்கிள்ஸ்Queer Chennai Chronicles is a Queer literature forum and publishing platform based in Chennai. The current literati in Chennai is cis-hetero-centric and it intends to bridge that gap and bring out Queer-centric narrative from the city.
In PlainspeakTARSHI’s magazine is a digital adaptation of In Plainspeak, which was TARSHI’s quarterly publication created as part of the South and Southeast Asia Resource Centre on Sexuality from 2005 to 2009. The purpose of the Magazine is to generate dialogue among people in the digital world as well as to create content on issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Global South.
Tales by Queers‘Tales by Queers’ is an online platform for queer writers, poets, and playwrights. The space is dedicated to all types of writing genres such as essay, fiction, fantasy, historical, political and religious.
MayaMaya is an initiative of the LGBTQI community of O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat. It aims to serve as a platform for queer visibility and engagement.
India Queer observerIndia Queer Observer is an opinion Indian LGBTQ+ digital magazine focused on current affairs- in particular- Culture, Politics, Human rights, Free Expression, and Equability.
Mushmush is a bi-monthly newsletter that celebrates the very idea that queer lives are worth sharing and celebrating.
Zubaan BooksZubaan is a leading independent publishing house based in New Delhi with a strong academic and general list. It was set up in 2003 as an imprint of India’s first feminist publishing house, Kali for Women, and continues to publish books on, for, by and about women in South Asia.
SCRIPTSSCRIPTS is the queer zine published by LABIA Queer Feminist LBT Collective, since 1998.
Loud & OutWe are India’s Lgbtqa+ Digital Magazine, focusing on History, Health, Motivation, Travel, Business, Love, Forums and many more to understand about the Queer community.
Burnt RotiUK’s South Asian magazine Burnt Roti is a platform for young creatives to showcase their talent, find safe spaces and destigmatise topics around mental health and sexuality, amongst others. Website:
স্বকণ্ঠে (IN OUR OWN VOICE)স্বকণ্ঠে (In Our Own Voice), is Sappho for Equality’s bi-lingual (Bengali and English), bi-annual magazine published in January and June every year. Starting from academic articles, the newsletter is a concoction of fiction, narratives, poetry, interviews, dialogues, art display, comic strips and articles on sexuality and queer issues.
ChakGay! IndiaIt is published once a month by QueerDesi, a student run organisation .
Bol MagazineIt is a digital publication committed to sharing the perspectives of Indian* women, lgbtq+ and non-binary people.
MayaThe magazine is an initiative of the LGBTQI community of O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, with aim to serve as a platform for queer visibility and engagement. Website:
The Rights Collective Zine The Rights Collective Zine not only seeks to centre the lived experiences within our communities, but also to invite dialogue, critical thinking and introspection with those who engage with it. Website:
South Asian TodayIt is Australia’s first media organisation for South Asian women, non-binary peoples.
The SwaddleIt is a Mumbai-based independent media company deeply committed to the diversity of perspectives in media narratives.
Feminism In IndiaIt is an award-winning digital intersectional feminist platform to learn, educate and develop a feminist consciousness among the youth. Website:
Trans NewsE-magazine by Transgender Resource Center. An initiative by transgender community to share their point of view to the society. Website:
UnspokenThe magazine gives all those unspoken voices a platform to share their stories with the world. It is published by C.R.R.S.S a multidisciplinary non-profit think tank Website:
Aniyam MagazineTamil monthly queer e-magazine published by Aniyam foundation Website:
SamapathikMarathi annual magazine dedicated to LGBT community. Source
Love MattersIndia’s digital Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) information platform catering to the needs of young people. Website:
LikhoThe Likho website is a media platform for citizen journalists to tell LGBTQI+ stories from India and SouthEast Asia. Website:
Point of ViewThey amplify women’s voices & remove barriers to voice, speech & expression. Using media, education, technology and art, they work at the intersection of gender, sexuality and violence
Agents of IshqAgents of Ishq is a multi-media project about sex, love and desire.
The Queer MuslimIt uses digital advocacy, storytelling and visual arts to create avenues for young people from underserved communities to express themselves, build community and forge creative collaborations. 
BoyishIt is a monthly newsletter discussing how gender stereotypes affect boys in India and telling inspirational stories of Indian 🇮🇳 men who defied these stereotypes.
The PhospheneA quarterly art and expression, print and e-magazine by the south Asian queer youth.
TiltRun by QueerAbad, a collective from Ahmedabad, it publishes South-Asian LGBTQ narratives.
The Queer Publishing HouseAn initiative by Trans Rights Now Collective with 50 titles on and by transgender people.Source