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Added on: 02/07/2019
02/05/2019
For Vinodh Philip, there couldn’t be a better tribute than his wedding reception to the city that embraced him and saw him through his toughest turmoil. Nearly…

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Added on: 02/06/2019
02/05/2019
Bebo Kinnar, a transgender from Jamshedpur, grew up as a subject of ridicule and discrimination. But today, her initiative – Dava Daan Jeevan Daan – started in…

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Added on: 02/05/2019
It started with a homophobic post on social media. Dr. Prasad Raj Dandekar, a radiation oncologist based in Mumbai, was scrolling through his Facebook feed one evening…

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Added on: 02/04/2019
02/02/2019
The commercial capital of the country celebrated its first Pride Parade after the Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality in September last year on Saturday. Hundreds of people were…

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Added on: 02/02/2019
02/01/2019
A Bollywood movie about a family accepting their daughter is a lesbian was hailed on Friday (Feb 1) for pushing the boundaries of cinema in socially conservative…

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Added on: 01/28/2019
01/27/2019
The fate of LGBT community of Chandigarh swiveled into a different alley when Dhananjay Chauhan, a transgender student, led the campaign on Panjab University campus for a…

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Added on: 01/25/2019
01/22/2019
Apsara Reddy this month became the first transgender person to be appointed as general secretary of the Mahila Congress, the party’s women’s wing. Before plunging into politics,…

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Added on: 01/21/2019
More than two centuries ago Mary Wollstonecraft laid the foundations for feminist thought with a simple premise: lack of equal opportunity diminished individual self-worth and hobbled social…

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Added on: 01/19/2019
Bollywood makes a lesbian rom-com, a transgender woman bags a key opposition party post and judges green light same-sex couples living together – just some of the…

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Added on: 01/15/2019
01/12/2019
Months after Supreme Court decriminalised consensual gay sex between adults, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat has reignited the debate around gay rights by insisting that homosexuality is…

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Added on: 01/13/2019
01/11/2019
India’s army chief drew flak on Friday for saying gay sex would not be tolerated among soldiers, months after the country scrapped a colonial-era ban on same-sex…

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Added on: 01/11/2019
When the news broke that India’s Supreme Court had struck down a colonial-era law making gay sex illegal, the reaction in Delhi was jubilant, with public celebrations erupting across the capital. Fast…

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Added on: 01/10/2019
Boby has lost track of the precise number of times she has been gang-raped. She thinks it is between eight and 10. “Every time it has been…

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Added on: 01/08/2019
01/07/2019
Transgender Indians and their allies have been urgently rallying against a transgender bill. They want the bill to be overhauled before it is considered by the upper…

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Added on: 01/04/2019
01/03/2019
A lesbian from India who was allegedly held against her will by her husband and parents has won the right to live with her girlfriend. The High Court…

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Added on: 01/02/2019
12/31/2018
The decriminalisation of gay sex was arguably the biggest news story of 2018 in India. So, it wasn’t surprising when it became a hotly debated topic at…

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Added on: 01/01/2019
12/30/2018
On Monday, December 18, the Lok Sabha passed the problematic Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016, ignoring 27 recommended amendments from activists, trans community members and allies….

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Added on: 12/28/2018
12/27/2018
Members of the trans community in Mumbai, India have protested a bill which was designed to protect their rights. The bill has been highly controversial among the trans, intersex,…

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Added on: 12/25/2018
12/24/2018
At the office of the Shaan Foundation, which works with the LGBT community in the district, transgender persons begin a gathering early in the day, holding a…

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Added on: 12/24/2018
12/23/2018
Members of the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community thronged streets as they rejoiced in colours of love and pride. As we passed this test with…

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Added on: 12/22/2018
12/21/2018
India’s LGBTI community has denounced a new surrogacy bill that would ban same-sex couples from hiring surrogates. The bill limits the practice to infertile couples who have…

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Added on: 12/21/2018
12/21/2018
It’s business as usual in the bustling lane of Connaught Place’s Block B. But something new catches one’s eye: three new billboards depicting the LGBTQ community in…

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Added on: 12/21/2018
12/19/2018
Transgender Indians on Wednesday (19 December) protested against a bill claiming to protect their rights. India’s lower house of parliament, the Lok Sabha, passed the Transgender Persons (Protection…

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Added on: 12/17/2018
12/17/2018
Four transgender pilgrims stopped by police on their way to a sacred temple in southern India took their case to the district police chief on Monday (17…

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Added on: 12/17/2018
12/16/2018
The third edition of the Likho Awards for Excellence in Media were presented on Saturday, right after the second edition of the Likho Indian LGBTQ Media Summit….

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Added on: 12/16/2018
Bharati Vidyapeeth Hospital and Research Centre has announced to start an all-inclusive medical service for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community in the city which…

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Added on: 12/16/2018
12/14/2018
Asia’s first trans body building competition launched in India this month. The International Bodybuilding Fitness and Federation India (IBFFI) will include a trans male category in its March 2019 competition, according…

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Added on: 12/10/2018
When petitions were filed against the Aadhaar in the Supreme Court years half a decade ago, nobody could have guessed that it would have such an impact…

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Added on: 11/28/2018
Growing up as a transgender woman in Singapore, Sheila says she lived in fear of her parents “finding out who she is. As a result of me trying to…

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Added on: 11/26/2018
11/25/2018
With happy faces and bodies swaying to drum beats, rainbow revellers took over the heart of Delhi and celebrated ‘pride’ and their newfound independence, two months after…