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A 'dream come true' for the transwoman winner; recognition for the entire trans community

If there was anything different about the third edition of the Miss Trans Queen India 2019, it was that all the participants could take heart from the fact that the winners represented the entire LGBTQ+ community.

Chennai's transgender priestess 'Ravi Amma' gets devotees flocking to the temple

Ravi Amma has been the head priestess of a temple in Chennai's Old Washermenpet locality for the last 13 years.


How religions are engaging with the queer community a year after the Supreme Court verdict

A year since Supreme Court read down Section 377, some religious organisations have begun working towards addressing homosexuality

Not easy to compete with cis women: Naaz Joshi, India's first transgender to win Miss World Diversity title thrice

Joshi, who underwent a sex reassignment surgery in 2013 and started her modelling career eventually, shares her journey with

After Bengal first rainbow wedding, murmurs of unhappiness, strong assertions of choice

The duo, who both underwent sex re-assignment surgeries, have tied the knot in a traditional Bengali ceremony earlier this month, grabbing headlines all across the world. As people across the globe cheered for their life together, within their community in the state, there has been criticism.

Lady Gaga fires up LGBTQ rally for Stonewall anniversary

Lady Gaga warm-up speech and a subsequent rally, part of a series of World Pride events in New York this week, commemorated the so-called Stonewall uprising of 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.

Ecuador's highest court approves same-sex marriage

With the 5-to-4 ruling, Ecuador joins a handful of Latin American nations _ Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Colombia and Uruguay _ that have legalized same-sex marriage either through judicial rulings, or less frequently, legislative action.

Brunei says it won't enforce gay death penalty after backlash

The small Southeast Asian country sparked an outcry when it rolled out its interpretation of Islamic laws, or sharia, on April 3, punishing sodomy, adultery and rape with death, including by stoning.

5 LGBTQ novels you should add to your bookshelf

From love stories to gay parenting and from friendship to politics, it is disheartening to read such stories. These complex tales don't only focus on sexuality but also on the experiences and struggles of the LGBT+community.