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Section 377

My son is not a criminal anymore: How this Mumbai couple embraced their son's sexuality will move you to tears

Rather than being distraught and stressed about their gay son's life choice, this couple educated themselves about LGBTQ rights and gave the warmest welcome to their son after Sec 377 was struck down

Published on 7th September 2018
Section 377

Life beyond Section 377: And we finally saw the sun

History owes an apology to LGBT persons for ostracisation, discrimination, noted the judgment stating that this judgment has to be considered in all pending prosecutions

Published on 6th September 2018
Fundamental Rights

Verdict on Sec 377 is rubbish, says LGBT activist and academic Ashley Tellis

The educator believes that the historic verdict does not deserve the fanfare that it has received and says that it won't make the difference that is really needed

Published on 6th September 2018
LGBT

#Section377: IIM Kozhikode's LGBT forum hopes that administration will now 'recognise' them

Himanshu Singh, the founder of Umeed - IIM Kozhikode tells us that the group enjoys full support from the faculty, but has not been recognised by the management

Published on 6th September 2018
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Meet Navin Noronha, India's first openly gay stand-up comedian who is also an engineering graduate

For Navin Noronha, getting on stage and doing comedy, be it for five people or for 500 people, is a therapeutic experience

Published on 11th August 2018
Puu

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
Facebook

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
Sahodaran

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
Transgender

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
Laya

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
KaranVig

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
Pride

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
Ankit Bhuptani

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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