Queer’s The Word
Unfiltered Queer Stories
Hosted by Mahir
The LGBTQIA+ Community, especially in India, has always lived in the shadows. Not because they’ve wanted to, but because the society at large has pushed them to be in the proverbial closet.
Through this show, Mahir, a 20-year-old queer writer, explores personal experiences of many people on the spectrum, journals their stories, and in return writes exclusive verses of poetry for each one of them.
Join Mahir as he tells these fabulous stories.
When We Rise | 09
We've told stories of real-life people, we've told stories of on-screen characters, and now it's time to look at an entire show that speaks about LGBTQ folks, and does a fabulous job of raising awareness.
In this episode, Mahir implores you[...]
Blanca Evangelista | 08
Another strong LGBTQ character from a television series explored in this episode - Blanca Evangelista, from Pose.
Mahir explores what makes this character so great, and the impact on the community at large.
Pray Tell | 07
Continuing our exploration of stories of on-screen characters and celebrities, who have positively represented the LGBTQIA+ community in mainstream media, in this episode, it's all about Pray Tell from Pose, played by American actor and singer Billy Porter.
David Rose | 06
With this episode, the show takes a slight turn - from stories of everyday people to those of on-screen characters and celebrities, who have positively represented the community in mainstream media. In this episode, it's all about David Rose from[...]
Update | 05
We take a mid-season break, Mahir goes on a mental-health break, and Prateek fills in.
Dipalie | 04
Dipalie is bundle of happy energy. Anyone who knows her can attest that she's always the life of the party. But behind this happy exterior, there's a mammoth struggle that she's had to endure to find herself, and to come[...]
Vipin | 03
Mahir narrates the story of Vipin - a dental student from Delhi. His story is of challenges he faced as a gay man in his college, his tryst with toxic masculinity since his early years, and how his father played a[...]
Swapna | 02
Swapna identifies as asexual, as someone who is on the "Ace Spectrum". Mahir explores what this means for Swapna, what motivated her to dig deeper into understanding and exploring her own identity, what influences she's had in her life, and[...]
Rishikant | 01
Mahir tells the story of Rishikant, a young queer artist from Mumbai. He explores how life a queer person has been for Rishikant. How they discovered their own queer identity, and how they defied societal norms to follow their heart.
Trailer – Queer’s The Word
I'm Mahir. A 20-year-old queer writer from Mumbai, India.
I reached out to many LGBTQ+ folks throughout the country and asked them to trust me with their humble stories, experiences and everything queer. In return, I penned down exclusive verses of[...]