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How this dancer overcame discrimination from the LGBT community and became a confident gay man

Asit Baran Biswas learns and teaches Odissi, embraces the androgyny on stage to spread awareness about the LGBTQIA+ community through his performances

Published on 29th June 2020
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How Kalki Subramaniam is building a wall of stories to bring to light the horrors transgenders live through

The Red Wall Project brings real experiences of transgender individuals through an art project — displayed in schools and colleges — that brings together stories of sexual harassment and bullying 

Published on 27th June 2020
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Being queer, intersex and a Muslim student in India: From assault and conversion therapy to acceptance

A 23-year-old intersex student from Bengaluru narrates their life story to us. They tell us how their family never fully accepts them even now

Published on 27th June 2020
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Behead me if you think it is a sin: Why Muhammed Unais wants to tell his students its okay to be queer

The younger generation, Unais feels, is more aware but there should be a formalisation of the education and awareness about the queer communities along with cultural representation

Published on 26th June 2020
2020-06-26

The horrors of conversion therapy for queer folk: Kerala doctor assures family of 'changing' girl's lesbian 'problem' 

The woman recorded the conversation between the doctor and her mother where they insist that she gets admitted to the hospital, take medication and undergo treatment

Published on 26th June 2020
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Meet the Fashion Design student from Odisha who's illustrating books covers with LGBTQIA+ motifs

Are you looking for a notepad? Then Nude should be your go-to place because they're covers are adorned with interesting LGBTQIA+ themed designs and come with infographics about the community too

Published on 26th June 2020
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This play performed on Zoom is about a professor's trials after he is forced to come out as gay

Titled No Spring Chicken, Theatre Jil Jil Ramamani's latest performance attempts to explore shared experiences of being queer in a questioning world

Published on 25th June 2020
2020-06-24

I couldn't accept menstruation: What transman Shreyas Mohanan thought when he got his first period

A female to male transgender person, Shreyas Mohanan tells us how difficult it was for him to be a menstruating transman and how he transitioned through college before finding the real him

Published on 24th June 2020
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Two years on, IIM Kozhikode's LGBTQ club still awaits recognition - but is going strong

Umeed was set up in 2017 as a resource group for the LGBTQIA+ community of IIM Kozhikode. Section 377 was decriminalised in 2018

Published on 23rd June 2020
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How this Dalit transwoman pharmacist and Karagattam dancer has risen above stigma and slurs to live her life positively

Swetha is also HIV positive but is fighting the big fight with all her heart and soul and there's nothing that can stop her from achieving her dreams

Published on 17th June 2020
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Asexual and proud: Meet author and asexual DU student activist Meghna Mehra

What does it mean to be asexual? Meghna Mehra, a Delhi University student explains it to us. She also talks about the bizarre things she's heard about it

Published on 22nd June 2020
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The British Council's Digital Pride Festival aims to celebrate diverse queer voices from India and the UK

Organised in partnership with The Queer Muslim Project, the initiative brings together various art forms by LGBTQIA+ artists from around the world

Published on 22nd June 2020
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What's it like to be a young girl with short, choppy hair in India?

Girls are told that hair is a matter of pride, even if they feel nothing of the sort. The pressure is immense, with many admitting that they would love to cut ther hair but won't because you know why!

Published on 3rd February 2018

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