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Added on: 10/19/2023
10/18/2023
India’s top court has declined to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriages, drawing criticism from LGBTQ rights activists, who dubbed the verdict “regressive”. “The court has failed its…

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Added on: 10/18/2023
10/17/2023
India’s top court on Tuesday refused to legalize same-sex marriages, passing the responsibility back to Parliament in a ruling that disappointed campaigners for LGBTQ+ rights in the…

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Added on: 10/16/2023
10/15/2023
It wasn’t love at first sight when Aditi Anand met Susan Dias at a book club in Mumbai. “We didn’t get along with each other at all,”…

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Added on: 10/04/2023
10/03/2023
When his mother fell ill, Karan, a 25-year-old gay man from New Delhi, hurried to donate blood. But as he filled out the mandatory form for donors,…

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Added on: 10/02/2023
CHENNAI: Two transwomen have been creating a silent revolution in their classrooms by opening the eyes of their students about the dangers of untouchability. The two of…

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Added on: 09/18/2023
09/17/2023
Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital opened up India’s first transgender Outpatient Department (OPD) on Sunday inching towards an inclusive and easily accessible healthcare system in the country. Professor…

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Added on: 09/12/2023
09/11/2023
The city authorities informed the Delhi High Court on Monday that over 100 toilets have been built for exclusive use by transgender people in the Capital. “A…

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Added on: 09/05/2023
09/04/2023
September 3rd marked four months since the state of Manipur has been grappling with ethnic violence. Till August, the death toll had reached close to 190 and…

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Added on: 09/04/2023
In an incident showing brazen attitude on the part of celebrated Tibetan transgender model Tenzin Mariko, the model and friends got into a scuffle with police in…

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Added on: 08/29/2023
08/28/2023
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion to the state of Haryana and its functionaries on a petition seeking directions to include the…

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Added on: 08/28/2023
08/27/2023
As I sit here, writing this article, I can’t help but reflect on the incredible journey that brought us here to this moment. Growing up, I never…

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Added on: 08/17/2023
08/16/2023
Dismissing a petition challenging the filing of a criminal case for alleged abetment to suicide of a person of the LGBT community, the High Court of Karnataka…

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Added on: 08/01/2023
07/31/2023
For the first time in the country, the Kerala government will implement a “Queer-friendly hospital initiative” to protect the rights of the queer, transgender community and to…

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Added on: 07/31/2023
07/30/2023
India’s first openly gay prince said his parents tried to make him undergo conversion therapy in a interview with Sky News. Speaking from Jaipur, India, on Friday, Prince Manvendra…

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Added on: 07/29/2023
07/28/2023
Widely discredited around the world, conversion therapy – which aims to change someone’s sexual orientation – is still legal in India but the practice of it by…

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Added on: 07/29/2023
07/27/2023
India could soon become only the second nation in Asia to legalise gay marriage. As the world’s fast-growing democracy, it is a hugely significant moment for LGBTQIA+…

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Added on: 07/24/2023
07/23/2023
A first of its kind trans-health clinic in Lucknow is instilling confidence among intersex people to search for their own identity. ‘Sabrang’, the clinic, claims to be the…

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Added on: 07/09/2023
07/08/2023
When the Indian Supreme Court earlier this year started hearing a case to legalize same-sex marriage, matchmaker Kamakshi Madan suddenly received an increase in enquiries from parents…

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Added on: 05/09/2023
05/08/2023
Amburi Roy, 37, and Aparna Saha, 36, two lesbian women from the Indian state of West Bengal, fell in love in 2007 while they were enrolled in…

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Added on: 05/04/2023
05/03/2023
Since at least 1980, there have been hundreds of stories of same-sex couples in India getting married unofficially by religious rites, according to gender studies expert and…

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Added on: 05/03/2023
05/02/2023
Shabnum Subhan’s house is tucked in the bylanes of Srinagar’s downtown, the most densely populated area of Kashmir’s capital city. In the three-story house, 44-year-old Subhan, who…

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Added on: 05/02/2023
05/01/2023
During the initial part of the pandemic, when the world went into sudden lockdown, Angel, who identifies as a non-binary bisexual person, found themselves all alone in…

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Added on: 05/01/2023
04/30/2023
For many transgender individuals, the very spaces that are meant to provide safety and refuge – their own homes and private spaces – can be hotbeds of…

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Added on: 04/29/2023
4/28/2023
As the Indian Supreme Court continues to hear petitions seeking to legalise same-sex marriage, it’s becoming evident just how complex the issue is. Earlier, lawyers for the…

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Added on: 04/23/2023
04/23/2023
With more than 10,000 persons from the LGBT community living in Goa, they are struggling for their right of ‘Same Sex Marriage since the last two decades…

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Added on: 04/19/2023
Last week, the Indian government made its opposition to same-sex marriage be known by urging the country’s Supreme Court to reject petitions filed by same-sex couples. The…

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Added on: 04/18/2023
04/18/2023
The Indian government has expressed its vehement opposition to the legalisation of same-sex marriage, calling it an “urban elitist concept” that undermines religious and social values, as…

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Added on: 04/18/2023
Margerita Afom
Alturi Contributor
There is no formal definition of third-gender identity in India, and people who identify as neither men nor women are referred to as Hijra. Which, in Western…

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Added on: 04/08/2023
It was the night of February 24th when an Indian model and designer Nin Kala landed at the Muscat International airport to explore the city on a…

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Added on: 03/27/2023
Ziya Pavel always wanted to be a mother; Zahad not so much. But the funny thing about love is that it makes you do things that you…