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A culture war between Hungary and Europe escalates over LGBT Bill

June 24, 2021 10:34 am

The law, which would ban the depiction or promotion of homosexuality to those under 18 years of age, an addition to legislation targeting pedophiles, has been approved in Hungary’s Parliament

India's first transgender international beauty queen wins Empress Earth 2021-22 title

June 05, 2021 12:07 pm

Naaz Joshi, a Delhi-based transgender female, won the title in a virtual contest

Author Naomi Wolf defends LGBT+ history book accused of inaccuracy

February 09, 2021 4:40 pm

The row over the book's accuracy has reignited questions over the historic treatment of gay men as Britain marks LGBT+ History Month and popular TV programmes such as It's A Sin shine a light on past homophobia.

Pride Month 2020: A virtual allyship challenge to celebrate LGBT+ inclusion movement

May 30, 2020 11:17 am

The challenge, which kicks off on June 1, will see a series of 21 mini-challenges spread over a period of 21 days in the month of June, also called the Global Pride Month.

My daughter taught me that motherhood is all about caring: Gauri Sawant

December 29, 2019 3:28 pm

When Gauri Sawant adopted a five-year-old girl in 2008, her only intention was to save her from getting sold into the infamous red-light area of Sonagachi in Kolkata.

To sensitise children, parents need to understand gender issues first

December 11, 2019 8:58 am

The lack of acceptance of gender diversity mainly stems from ignorance. Despite growing awareness, there remain people who continue to condemn homosexuality as a mental illness, while others ridicule anyone who behaves in a way that doesn't conform to gender stereotypes.

LGBT Pride Month: 'Time to make LGBTQI community nation's pride, not burden'

June 12, 2018 5:41 pm

The law which criminalises any sort of homosexual activity, is not only archaic and unreasonable but a "hangover of post-colonial guilt". Accepting same-sex couples must not be labelled "progressive" as it is a reality that has always existed.

Transgender community terms govt's Bill as 'regressive', launches nationwide protest movement

December 09, 2017 9:09 am

Terming the ministry’s Transgender Persons Bill as ‘trans-exclusionary and regressive’, the protests, through social media campaigns, letters to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and the Ministry of Social Justice, will culminate in a national protest march at Parliament Street on December 17.

Gay couple denied baby through surrogate challenges Utah law

September 13, 2017 8:07 am

A gay couple denied the chance to have a baby using a surrogate challenged a Utah law's reference to heterosexual parents, which illustrates the legal complications LGBT couples can face when starting families amid a national patchwork of surrogacy laws.

To be gay or lesbian is a basic human right, says Sonam Kapoor

May 26, 2016 5:53 pm

Sonam Kapoor extended her long-continuing support to the LGBT community at the inaugural event of the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival.


In Pictures: Pride month celebrations across the globe

June 07, 2021 7:00 pm

The month of June is celebrated is Pride Month across the world in support of the LGBTQ+ communities. As Covid-19 restrictions ease in some parts of the world, pride parades and celebrations are in full swing.