Pride Unprejudice

Besides transgenders, India does not recognise other queers as they don't have a 'physical condition'

Transgenders are the only members of the community that are recognised and given special benefits by the country — because they have a biological condition exacerbated by societal stigma

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01 Jul 2018

Seven kickass Tamil movies that normalise LGBTQIA+ on the silver screen

In the movie 'Taramani', the protagonist's husband, Jacob, is shown to be gay and is not judged for his orientation

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30 Jun 2018
'My Son is Gay' is is the first Indian feature film on homosexuality to be awarded the U/A certificate
While Krishnan is the name she was given at birth, she changed her name to Divya but also retained the Krishnan as a second name

Meet transgender Divya Krishnan, who cleared TET but hasn't been given a job for over 2 years  ​

The 34-year-old transwoman from Salem has been fighting against the system for ages for a dream she has cherished since she was 9 - to become a teacher

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29 Jun 2018

Transgender model Laya tells us what was right and wrong about Njan Marykutty

Laya Maria Jaison talks about how Malayalam flick Njan Marykutty portrayed transgenders in the right spirit while pointing out the film's shortcomings at the same time 

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29 Jun 2018
Laya is happy about Ranjith Shankar's Jayasurya-starrer Njan Marykutty
Rafiul founded The Queer Muslim Project, a Facebook page to address the amount of misinformation he saw around him. Credit: Village Voice

How The Queer Muslim Project is allowing LGBTQ Muslims find inner peace and acceptance 

Rahman, founder of the Queer Muslim Project speaks about LGBTQ identities within the Islamic world and the importance of embracing your identity

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29 Jun 2018

Gaydio Ga Ga: How Ishq FM's show on LGBT issues is sensitising the airwaves

The Gaydio Show is the first radio programme for LGBTQ audiences, which is all about exploring the power of radio to bring about change

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29 Jun 2018
The show deals with important LQBTQ issues and stories on a weekly basis
Karan Vig is a London-based designer

London Calling: How designer Karan Vig went to study abroad and burst out of the closet

25-year-old Karan Vig is already a big name in the fashion industry for two reasons — for his designs and for his it's-none-of-your-business attitude towards being gay 

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28 Jun 2018

Meet the people who are getting Churches to welcome the LGBTQIA+ community into their fold

The National Council of Churches in India, along with queer christian members has been trying to get religious communities and leaders in the country, to accept LGBT individuals

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28 Jun 2018
Queer Christians are increasingly trying to build dialogue with religious leaders, in order to make christian institutions inclusive | All pictures are representative and taken by TNIE
Ankit Bhuptani is the founder of GALVA, Mumbai

Meet the Mumbaikar who's making Hindu groups understand the LGBTQIA+ way of life 

Ankit Bhuptani's GALVA, Mumbai recently got Art of Living to sport the Pride Parade display colour on their FB display page — quite an achievement

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27 Jun 2018

How Pratik Sarkar breezed through Boys School and NIFT without being bullied for being gay

Obviously, there was some name calling here and there, but because he was a topper and went on to study at NIFT, he was safe. The fashion designer tells us there are safe campuses for the queer

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27 Jun 2018
For this 25-year-old gay fashion designer coming out of the closet was quite natural and effortless
Rōmal Lāisram is the founder of Queer Arts Movement, India (QAMI)

What I learnt growing up as a gay person in the Indian education system

If we are able to teach young Indians to respect all genders and sexualities instead of leaving them to learn from slyly accessed porn clips, then we would have truly made progress

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26 Jun 2018