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Odisha registers first lesbian marriage, bride's father blames black magic

Both the girls work in a private firm at Cuttack and were in a relationship for more than four years. They claimed in the affidavit that they have taken the decision to get married on their own

Published on 14th January 2019
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Five reasons why the LGBTQIA+ community finds the Transgender Bill 2018 offensive and undemocratic

The bill also criminalises begging and "whoever compels or entices a transgender person to indulge in the act of begging"

Published on 27th December 2018
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Queer groups from 34 Indian colleges condemn 'homophobic' bills passed in Parliament, to organise public stir

A collective statement against the 'anti-LGBTQIA+ legislations in India' was signed by 34 student queer communities and individuals in support of the nationwide protest 

Published on 27th December 2018
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Hear, hear. This Stanford leadership programme is for the queer

This Stanford University leadership programme for the LGBTQIA+ community is showing them the way up the ladder

Published on 26th December 2018
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Over 2,000 differently-abled youth turned up for this super-inclusive dance festival in Bengaluru

Tandav, an inclusive dance festival organised by the NGO Smileys India, is held in Bengaluru every year in December

Published on 25th December 2018
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Chuppi Tod app launched in Bihar against child marriage, sexual harassment

Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, the first openly gay prince in India, also lauded the Chuppi Tod strategy and said that he missed the much needed safe space being provided

Published on 19th December 2018
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How Gaysi Family changed queer representation in India by creating a safe space for LGBTQIA stories

The founder of the Gaysi Family talks about the importance of queer representation and how it has evolved over the years

Published on 15th December 2018
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Queer on Tinder: Dating app adds 23 sexuality options like transgender, gay for Indian users to choose from

Along with making the gender-display option on the profiles opt-in, the new app update would allow users to type any word that describes their gender identity

Published on 13th November 2018
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Beyond bistros: Nirvana Bistro in Hyderabad serves homely food and also promoting arts and music 

Kapil Kanchibotla, Co-founder of Nirvana Bistro, Hyderabad, talks to us about his six month-old space

Published on 5th November 2018
Kolkata Durga Puja news update

This Durga Puja is going to be extra special for Kolkata's queer community, and these are the people responsible for it

Just like saline is used to stabilise the diseased, one installation tries to pump in the light of knowledge through projections and 700 saline bottles

Published on 10th October 2018
Women rights news update

Sometimes women have to fight for the right to do push-ups: US Deputy Chief of Mission MaryKay Carlson 

Women, people of other genders and those who are discriminated against have to stand up for their rights and the way forward is through education, 

Published on 3rd October 2018
Problems faced by Transwomen

This transwoman student of a Mumbai College was crowned Rose Queen, but still can't reveal her sexuality in her locality

Ajay came out to his mother two years back. But even after Section 377 was struck down, the student of Ramnarain Ruia College keeps her cover intact so that her brother's marital prospects are intact

Published on 24th September 2018
LGBT Pride

Why is pride associated with homosexuality? Understanding the terms queer, gay and bisexual

Who is called a straight person? The word ‘straight’ is used to refer to a person who is heterosexual, that is, anyone who has a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite of sex

Published on 22nd September 2018
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Work of law schools across globe helped SC verdict on section 377

OP Jindal Global University Vice Chancellor C Raj Kumar said the fact that the apex court has cited research work of the faculty members is a testament to the institutions' commitment and contribution

Published on 17th September 2018
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Send a 'shut-it' tape: Meet the Kerala women who are saying #VaayaMoodal to PC George

The brains behind the #VayamoodalCampaign talk about why it is time for MLA PC George to shut up

Published on 10th September 2018

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