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13 Striking Portraits That Challenge Society’s Views of Sikh Men

1. Gurjeevan Singh Plahe

2. Magic Singh - Magician

3. Asa Singh - Highway Planner

4. Gurbir Singh - Polo Player

5. Chaz Singh Fliy - Creative Director

6. Ishtmeet Singh Phull - Student

7. Roop Singh - Sikh Storyteller

8. Darshan Singh Bhooi - Retired Businessman

9. Amanpreet Singh - Temple Volunteer

10. Hardeep Singh Kohli - Comedian, Writer, Presenter

Project by Amit & Naroop via Identities.Mic

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Pakistan has its first pro-LGBT children’s book. In February, Pakistani blogger and artist Eiynah ‘Nice Mangos’ created an illustrated blog post called “My Chacha Is Gay,” about a boy named Ahmed and his gay uncle. With the help of a crowdfunding campaign, she raised enough money to publish the post as a children’s book.

“The treatment of LGBTQ people in Pakistan is incredibly unjust, as is the treatment of most minorities, or anyone that doesn’t fit the expected mould,” Eiynah told BuzzFeed in an email. “The concept of LGBTQ rights does not exist in any large-scale mainstream way. People are isolated from family, friends and loved ones over things like this. It’s no way to live… Admittedly we are not as extreme as countries like Iran in our homophobia, but that doesn’t mean the situation is not horrendous. I’m still working on getting “My Chacha Is Gay” into Pakistan, but that is proving to be quite a challenge, not unexpectedly.”

View the whole book at BuzzFeed or order it here. This is seriously beautiful. 

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Mauri tat? First time I wanted a tattoo!

Mauri tat? First time I wanted a tattoo!

I can just imagine the pick-up lines from the former occupants: “come over and see my guns” (at Commanding Officer’s Quarters)

I can just imagine the pick-up lines from the former occupants: “come over and see my guns” (at Commanding Officer’s Quarters)

Too ostentatious for an apt.

Too ostentatious for an apt.

Nerdy Derby - Music style… (at Governors Island)

Nerdy Derby - Music style… (at Governors Island)

'Cept the moaning person next to me is not uhm'ing right. Hum not yum! (at The Flame Coffee House)

'Cept the moaning person next to me is not uhm'ing right. Hum not yum! (at The Flame Coffee House)

In my meditation place. (at The Flame Coffee House)

In my meditation place. (at The Flame Coffee House)

Friends can be awesome….and then you strangle them.

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I noticed her superwoman pants first. Go comic/superhero geek powers! (at Lobo Brooklyn)

I noticed her superwoman pants first. Go comic/superhero geek powers! (at Lobo Brooklyn)