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‘First person to get transgender ID in Maharashtra’s tribal Nandurbar’, Vijaya Vasave now gives succour to others

November 12, 2022 12:51 pm

After struggling to identify with her male body for years, it was a workshop by an LGBTQIA activist that finally helped Vasave realise that she was not abnormal. Today, she has fully transitioned and is “at peace” with herself.

Vadodara royal family starts trial of cafe to be run by LGBTQI community

September 03, 2022 3:01 am

The Gajra Cafe, which aims to bring the LGBTQI community into mainstream society is backed by the Lakshya Trust patronised by Manvendrasinh Gohil of the Rajpipla royal family.

Pride Month 2022: A lexicon of 22 words to better understand the LGBTQI+ community

June 23, 2022 9:24 am

This Pride Month, we have put together a lexicon of words -- sourced exclusively from the Humsafar Trust -- that one ought to learn so they can educate others and keep the conversation going

'Support, encouragement and love can change the course of a person's life': Daniel Levy

March 28, 2022 12:18 pm

"And yet, for so many members of our beautiful LGBTQ+ community, those simple transformational acts of kindness aren't just an arm's length away," he said.

Same-sex doctors get engaged in Nagpur 'commitment ring ceremony', plan Goa wedding

January 10, 2022 4:06 pm

The couple recently got engaged in Nagpur in a “commitment ring ceremony” in which they vowed to spend their lives together. They are planning to have a wedding ceremony named “Civil Union” in Goa later this year.

AAP to launch LGBTIAQ cell in Pune to address issues faced by community

October 21, 2021 3:21 pm

Mukund Kirdat, Pune district head of AAP, said the decision to form the body was taken after the party decided to contest the upcoming civic polls.

Hundreds protest against rise in homophobic attacks in Madrid

September 12, 2021 3:10 pm

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Friday chaired an urgent meeting of ministers, community leaders and police to discuss how to reduce hate crimes, which have been growing by around 9 per cent a year since 2014.

Chennai: Madras HC orders govt to punish cops who harass LGBTQ+ people; 'huge win for community', say activists

September 07, 2021 7:45 am

The Madras High Court last Wednesday said that a specific clause is to be added in the Police Conduct Rules providing that any harassment by them to the persons belonging to the LGBTQ+ community and/or to the activists and NGO workers, will be treated as misconduct and will entail a punishment.

Rainbow over Wagah: First ‘India-Pak Pride Meet’ celebrates LGBTQIA+ community virtually

July 01, 2021 12:35 pm

The meet was a joint initiative of the India-Pak Pride Collective, an organisation of Indian and Pakistani Peacebuilders for LGBTQIA+ Equality and 'Queergarh' -- a Chhattisgarh based LGBTQIA+ initiative.

Vatican expresses deep reservations over gay rights bill in Italy

June 24, 2021 9:39 am

Church historians said the letter amounted to a unique escalation of Vatican attempts to influence the affairs of the Italian state.

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