Bombay Dost, India ’s first registered LGBT magazine, was launched in 1990. The magazine eschews any notion of ‘them and us’, and mirrors the inclusiveness that we would expect in a more egalitarian society. Bombay Dost targets a much larger demographic than just the urban homosexual man. For a lot of people, gay identity consists of maybe a few behavioural traits, superficial characteristics or even psychological symptoms. For many it is merely a ‘sex thing’.
Bombay Dost seeks to break out of these limiting notions, it is not just about sexuality, or gender constructs, but about the people- men, women and transgenders- we adore, the lives we live, the cultural experiences that shape us- everything around us.