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NYC pride parade is one of largest in movement's history

Marchers and onlookers took over much of midtown Manhattan with a procession that lasted hours and paid tribute to the uprising that began at the tavern when patrons resisted officers on June 28, 1969.

Give us our basic rights and equality: LGBTQ activist and director of Outcast by Birth

The 25-year-old independent filmmaker talks about the film, what the Pride Month means to her and what needs to be done to ensure that voices from the community are no longer ignored.


Start with education system for change, says intersex activist

Madurai-based Gopi Shankar’s work inspires court to direct Tamil Nadu govt to order a ban on sex reassignment surgeries on intersex children

Colombians stage kiss-a-thon in support of LGBT rights

The ``kiss-a-thon'' was held just days after two gay men in their early 20s were harassed at the Andino shopping center by a man who pushed the couple, screamed profanities at them and accused them of fondling each other in front of a group of children.

Law behind closed doors

An exhibition explores if India’s queer community has actually benefitted from their new-found legal freedom

A question for General

Can the Indian Army afford to lag behind society on gender equality and gay sex? Can it refuse to heed the call of history?


Holiday hiring in Brazil reaches out to transgender community

The hiring campaign draws attention to the difficulties confronting transgender Brazilians, who, despite recent decisions from the nation's top court recognizing trans rights, regularly face violence and discrimination.

LGBTQI: Books that teach your child about gender fluidity

What happens when the child fails to identify with his or her own gender or begins exploring its fluidity? Here are some of the books that address these issues, which can help parents and children understand gender better.

VIDEO: LGBT super choir sings outside UK parliament ahead of Brexit Bill votes

A performance was organized ahead of the EU Withdrawal Bill votes. The choir urged MPs to safeguard key human rights and equal protection rights for those belonging to the LGBTQIA community.

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

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.