English artist Jonathan Monk, Clown, 2011 (Yvon Lambert Gallery)
Lhasa, Tibet, woman and prayer flags
On a sailboat to Turtle Island, Haïti,1997 by Jean-Claude Coutausse
In December, India’s Supreme Court overturned a lower court’s previous decision that had decriminalized homosexuality. The top court’s ruling declared same-sex intercourse and marriage illegal again, ending a four-year period of gay freedom.
Kisses, a new video from Grapefruit Productions filmed at the Bangalore Queer Film Festival in February, tells the Indian government exactly what people think of the ban on same-sex love.
اللَّهُمَّ أَعِنِّيْ عَلَى ذِكْرِكَ وَشُكْرِكَ وَحُسْنِ عِبَادَتِكَ
Allahumma a’inni ‘ala dhikrika wa shukrika wa husni ‘ibadatika
O Allah! Assist me in remembering You, in thanking You, and in worshipping You in the best of manners.
[Sahih Ahmad 5:245, Sahih abu Dawud 2:86, an-Nasa’i].
Michael Peter Ancher (1849-1927) - Fishermen hauling Nets at Skagen