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Sunday, May 09, 2021



'It is life-saving': Elliot Page opens up about surgery

May 01, 2021 12:39 pm

Page came out as transgender in December, an announcement that was widely greeted as a watershed moment for the trans community in Hollywood. He told Winfrey the decision was “imperative” in light of the violence against transgender youth.

'Constant process of judging yourself is exhausting': Designer Saisha Shinde after undergoing hormone replacement therapy

April 10, 2021 1:39 pm

In January 2021, the designer took to social media to thank people for the “support and love” she received after coming out as a transwoman

‘They have no one’: At 88, a transgender icon combats loneliness among seniors

April 03, 2021 8:51 am

For older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, who came of age in a different era and might have been rejected by their relatives, the isolation can be even worse

Explained: Why the EU has been declared an 'LGBTIQ Freedom Zone'

March 15, 2021 10:16 am

The European Parliament has symbolically declared the entire 27-member bloc as an "LGBTIQ Freedom Zone". A majority of countries in the EU (23/27) recognise same-sex unions, with 16 legally recognising same-sex marriage.

10th Pune Pride March deferred: LGBTIQ community dismayed over Centre’s stand on same sex marriages

February 27, 2021 2:34 am

The foundation that organises the Pune Pride March, will however have to defer it due to the Covid related restrictions. The 10th Pride March was to be held in the last week of March and among the demands were a similar Special Marriage Act for same sex marriages

Ankara calls student protesters 'LGBT perverts' amid artwork controversy

February 04, 2021 4:19 pm

Clashes between students from Bogazici University and Turkish police show no sign of abating. Many students have been arrested, while the interior minister has lashed out with homophobic hate speech over an artwork.

First trans beauty pageant finalist makes history in Nepal

December 30, 2020 1:20 pm

Nepal ranks among fewer than a dozen countries in the world that accept trans contestants in their national pageants and only the third in Asia after Myanmar and Mongolia, according to LGBT+ activists.

'Simmering discontent between LGBTIQ members and parents leads to crisis cases'

December 23, 2020 10:57 pm

Stressing on why LGBTIQ members go through a tough time, Dr Arvind Panchanadikar, psychiatrist, said, “When the families are finding it difficult to make ends meet, they unfortunately treat LGBTIQ members as a burden. In such cases, it is likely that there is violence.”

Boy’s letter to Santa asking if God loves him even though he's gay sparks debate

November 25, 2020 1:56 pm

The letter written by a child named Will was found by a Twitter user on the The United States Postal Service’ Operation Santa website.

Councilwoman tells man 'she's a proud lesbian' in video that is a hit on the internet

September 18, 2020 4:38 pm

The councilwoman sat through a barrage of criticism over the rainbow flag being publicly displayed outside a government building before she responded to those criticising the move.


Rainbow flags, balloons & placards: What Gandhinagar's first pride parade looked like

February 10, 2020 7:35 am

This was the first queer pride parade to be held in Gandhinagar.

More than 1,000 LGBTQ members hold pride parade in Delhi

November 25, 2019 7:16 am

The members of LGBTQ community and their supporters marched through New Delhi on Sunday to celebrate India's sexual diversity, which they said is progressing but still has a long way to go to become a more accepting place for them.

Under the Rainbow: Rohit Bal, Namrata Joshipura and others dress up transgender models for a unique fashion show in Delhi

December 30, 2017 4:13 pm

Kitty Su, one of the most famous night clubs in Delhi, organised 'Under the Rainbow', a unique fashion show featuring transgender models, drag queens and differently-abled people. Designers like Rohit Bal, Namrata Joshipura, Pallavi Mohan and others lend their support.


Sec 377 profiles: I was afraid of telling my parents I’m bisexual. I thought I will be disowned.

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

One of the petitioners challenging the constitutional validity of section 377 in the Supreme Court spoke with The Indian Express about his journey, how he told the truth to his parents, girlfriend and friends.