Divya Sood’s latest novel, Nights Like This, brings queer Indian women to life. The book tells the story of Jess, a writer in her 20s who writes fiction at Starbucks and lives with her girlfriend Anjali. One day, Jess meets Vanessa and falls wholeheartedly in love with her. Caught between the attention of both Anjali and Vanessa, Jess navigates heartbreak, betrayal, and a trip halfway around the world to find herself and discover what matters most.
It’s sometimes hard to identify businesses owned by lesbians or that are welcoming to queer women. However, a new website/directory called The Lesbian Business Community has set out to give such businesses visibility.