Saturday, Oct 01, 2022

Queer Community


Familial relationships may take form of domestic, unmarried partnerships or queer relationship: Supreme Court

August 29, 2022 7:21 am

It said that these manifestations of love and families may not be typical but they are as real as their traditional counterparts and equally deserving not only of protection under the law but also of the benefits available under social welfare legislation.

Explained: How Singapore is walking a tight rope decriminalising gay sex

August 22, 2022 8:30 pm

While Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said it was time to repeal the law, he maintained that it would be done in a way that does not amend the constitution to allow same-sex marriage.

Singapore will decriminalise sex between men: PM Lee Hsien Loong

August 22, 2022 9:16 am

But he added the government had no intention of changing the city-state's legal definition of marriage - that is, between a man and a woman.

India’s abortion law progressive but excludes us, say trans men

July 30, 2022 10:23 pm

Trans men say they are also among those who may need to end pregnancies but under gendered abortion law they have to face constant discrimination.

Sunday Long Reads: Filmmaker Onir on normalising queer discourses, Harshavardhan Kulkarni on his film 'Badhaai Do', and more

June 20, 2022 9:51 am

Pride Month special: Don't miss out on what filmmakers have to say about queer stories and spaces, treatment of the LGBTQ community, and such

From a sex worker to a pioneer in decriminalising homosexuality, here’s the story of Akkai Padmashali

June 13, 2022 7:17 am

Born in Bengaluru, Akkai Padmashali (38) grew up in challenging circumstances dotted with fear.

Of gender identity and sexual preferences: What it means to come out as queer in the Tibetan community

June 12, 2022 9:03 pm

Pride Month 2022: Very few Tibetans living in India publicly identify as queer. Coming out, says a 24-year-old, is not a celebration when you are part of a community that doesn’t even talk about it. Some new-age Tibetans, however, are trying to change this attitude

'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.

'We need to start normalising queer characters in films': Indian screenwriter Mrittika 'Mou' Sarin

March 14, 2022 12:18 am

"I’m proud of the strides that Bollywood has been making to represent the LGBTQIA+ community in movies like 'Super Deluxe' and 'Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui'," she said

'The internet is what has brought together whole communities of queer people over the past decade': Vikram Phukan

September 10, 2021 7:36 pm

In his latest play Dry Ice, Vikram Phukan looks at love and loss, grief and mourning, through the lens of online queer communities


Pride Month 2022: What celebrations look like in India and around the world

June 20, 2022 7:32 pm

Pride Month is celebrated every year in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan