I almost jumped at the chance of reviewing this magazine. I had to. It was probably destined. I will not get all mush about it, because there is no reason to. If anything, there is a reason to celebrate that such a varied magazine exists – something which the LGBT Community can relate to and something which is of most importance in times such as ours.
Gaysizine is broad, it is open and more than anything else it is empathetic. It is a bundle of perspectives. A lot of them for that matter – from someone exploring her first love to a bittersweet piece on Family Planning (though that is not what it seems), the pieces just fit together perfectly. The intent was not to write the review today, given in the wake of things, however it just happened to be. Now back to the zine.
There are nineteen pieces in all and while I liked all of them, there were some that I loved. The Crazy Indian Dyke had me in splits and at the same time touched a chord. Fixations was a beautiful piece by Mayank on what it feels like to admire from a distance. I felt eighteen all over again.
The writing is strong and unapologetic and that is how it should be. The writing is brave and honest. The writing is well – just human. Something that I would encourage everyone to read. Because I honestly think it is time, we get to know the other side, even if you do not want to accept, you cannot ignore the community. You have to know. That is all there is to it. Gaysizine is a wonderful and laudable effort. Something that I will constantly hoot for.
The Gaysizine is available at almost all major book and magazine outlets.