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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.

Virgin to mark 50th anniversary of NYC's Stonewall Uprising with 'Pride Flight'

The flight, which is scheduled for June 2019 to coincide with World Pride 2019, will be staffed entirely by LGBT+ pilots and cabin crew. It will depart from London's Heathrow on June 28, 2019, flying directly to NYC's Newark Airport.


For the LGBTQI community living in small town India, there’s a long road to acceptance

Section 377 might have been struck down, but social acceptance and financial stability often evade those who live in small town India.

TISS gay community slams personal attack by student on queer member

"This is a classic case of cisgender heterosexuality oppressing people who do not bow to the binaries of gender," the Queer Collective group said in the statement.

Same-sex relationships would lead to natural calamities: Tamil Nadu-based pastor

The pastor created a flutter in a court complex in Coimbatore on Monday, raising slogans against the SC'S landmark judgement decriminalising consensual gay sex which, it said, violated the constitutional right to equality and dignity

Now, we can say we are not criminals, deserve to be treated like equal citizens: Pune LGBTQI community

Members of Pune LGBTQI community celebrating the judgment said the fight for their rights has just begun, "Marriage, adoption and anti-discriminatory laws are the major fights in the coming years."