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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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How NLS professor Kunal Ambasta being gay and proud prompted the law varsity to start a queer alliance

What it is like to be gay and a professor in college? Kunal Ambasta, an Assistant Professor at NLSIU tells us of what he did when he was called Gay by his students at the college

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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This Kerala college syllabus is getting flak for teaching students that 'Homosexuality is a character flaw'

Queer activists are calling out a value education textbook published by St Berchmans College, Changanacherry

Published on 2nd April 2020
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Valentine's Day: Why this gay Afghan author's love story is the dash of romance you need

Afghan-born author and activist Nemat Sadat talks to us about his debut book 'The Carpet Weaver' and how it is to live as a gay man in Afghanistan

Published on 14th February 2020
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Meet the gay couple that asked the Kerala High Court to legalise gay marriage

Sonu and Nikesh Pushkaran got married at the Guruvayoor temple in July 2018, two months before SC decriminalised Section 377

Published on 28th January 2020
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Meet Kaushal Bodwal, a queer DSE student who was trolled on social media for his looks at anti-CAA rally

Kaushal's photograph from an anti-CAA protest was tweeted by Hindutva idealogue Shefali Vaidya and DU Professor Balaram Pani

Published on 13th January 2020
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This transgender short film is on an award-winning spree. Here's why  

En Aval is a Tamil short film is the second short film of Tiruppur-based Parthiban Anbarasu that revolves around the events in the life of a man after he undergoes a sex reassignment surgery  

Published on 1st January 2020
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Here's why this young feminist's art lab in Bhopal is questioning societal norms

Kokila Bhattacharya works best with ideas and colours. Here's how her fascination with creating meaningful art began and how it has grown to help her comment on contemporary social issues

Published on 7th December 2019
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Govt must protect our rights: Why the Namma Pride March will oppose the new Transgender Person’s Bill 

The new bill states that the penalty for rape of people from LGBTQIA+ community will be only six months to two years

Published on 23rd November 2019
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Ayodhya Verdict: Who are the 5 SC judges and what other landmark judgments do they have to their credit?

The members of the five-judge constitution bench include CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justices SA Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer. We look at some of their landmark judgments

Published on 9th November 2019
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Why Bengali poet Suman Sadhu is talking love, gender and politics in his latest anthology

The poems address the taboo associated with being a part of the community that is considered to be a fringe of the society. Suman wants to be their voice  

Published on 18th September 2019
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Why you should read Parmesh Shahani's book 'Queeristan: LGBTQ Inclusion in Corporate India'

On September 6, 2018, a five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court unanimously decriminalised part of the 158-year-old colonial law under Section 377 of the IPC

Published on 9th September 2019
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This Kerala filmmaker's docu 'Marubhumiyile Mazha' portrays the struggles of transgender people

Jesu Joseph James directed the documentary 'Marubhumiyile Mazha' portraying the lives of three transgender people who overcame all their struggles  

Published on 21st August 2019
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Homophobic attack leaves Hyderabad man with an injured leg

Almost a year has passed since section 377 was read down by the Supreme Court in September 2018, however the violence subjected to the LGBTQI community has not died down

Published on 29th July 2019

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