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'It's perfectly natural': College students across Chennai feel Section 377 should be reformed

When the hearing in the case of Section 377 at Supreme Court concluded, college students across the city felt that its high time that the archaic law criminalising homosexuality is reformed

Published on 20th July 2018
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This queer Tamil student's comic Puu is smashing gender and religion stereotypes. Check it out!

Nabi's 'Puu' is a web-comic series about sexuality, gender, race, language, religion and its collective politics. But above all, 'Puu' is a story of unabashed love

Published on 17th July 2018
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Don't miss Queerala's Homomorphism II, an art exhibition on same-sex intimacy in Kochi 

Homomorphism II, the exhibition at Kerala History Museum explores same-sex intimacy through art 

Published on 14th July 2018
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Facebook increases the rate of hiring women and members of under-represented communities

The social media giant has increased its intake of women by 5 percent, and has also taken the initiative to hire more members from the Black, Hispanic and LGBTQ communities

Published on 13th July 2018
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Do away with your prejudices about people at The Human Library in Bhubaneshwar, courtesy Bhubaneswar Poetry Club

BPC has arranged for an interesting range of human books which will help you chase away all your prejudice 

Published on 7th July 2018
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Chennai's LGBTQIA+ community is coming out in order to take down Section 377 

The Tamil Nadu LGBTQIA community and Sahodaran gathered together on Indian Coming Out Day on July 2 to create awareness among the public on why the Sectio 377 should be revoked ASAP

Published on 4th July 2018
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Tamil Nadu based Sathyasri Sharmila becomes India's first transgender lawyer

36-year-old Sathyasri Sharmila from Tamil Nadu became the first transgender lawyer in India, enrolling herself in the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry

Published on 1st July 2018
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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

Published on 1st July 2018
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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 

Published on 29th June 2018
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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 

Published on 28th June 2018
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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

Published on 27th June 2018
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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

Published on 28th June 2018
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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

Published on 27th June 2018
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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

Published on 30th June 2018
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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

Published on 29th June 2018

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