Gay Rights

BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 27: A woman shows a rainbow color heart during the Cristopher Street Day (CSD) parade on June 27, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. One day after the 'Yes' for same-sex marriage in the United States hundreds of thousands of people have celebrated the CSD in Berlin. The Christopher Street Day tuck place the first time in Germany named 'Gay Pride' in 1979 in West-Berlin. Similar marches are taking place in various cities around the world to commemorate the start of the gay rights movement. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

German Lawmakers Vote To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Germany's parliament on Friday passed legislation legalizing same-sex marriage ― a sudden landmark shift for LGBTQ rights in Europe's most populous country. The vote came days after Chancellor Angela...
LAHORE, PUNJAB, PAKISTAN - 2016/11/16: Pakistani Transgender community holding placards during protest against torturing a transgender in Sialkot, at outside Lahore Press Club as the prime suspect, Aijaz Alias Jajja, had allegedly stormed the house of a transgender, Phool, along with his accomplices a few days ago in sialkot. (Photo by Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Pakistan Issued Its First Passport Recognizing A Transgender Designation

The transgender community in Pakistan just achieved a major "milestone" in the struggle for basic rights. Pakistan's Ministry of Interior issued the country's first passport with the transgender desig...
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Whatever The ‘Final Verdict', We're Not Going Back In The Closet

Starting today, thousands of LGBT people will start coming together across the country to hold vigils to remind the Supreme Court that the curative petition on Section 377 before it isn't a mere document -- it contains the hopes and aspirations of countless people who are fighting for their right to live with dignity and respect. But this isn't our "last hope". It cannot be, considering how far we have come in just a few decades, despite legislative inaction and judicial dalliance.
The Guysexual

Dating In The Gay World: The Intern

He's wearing something you would see on a model at a fashion show. Suspenders and a broach over a crisp button-down navy blue shirt. Paired well with refined wing cap brogues, a shade of dark chestnut, with tan shoelaces- wait, is he wearing a bow tie? Yes. He's wearing a bow tie. What do gay men do best? They accessorize. But it's not caricaturish, like how it is in the movies or Armistead Maupin novels.
The Guysexual

A Tale Of First Dates, Part Three: The Performance Artist

We smile at each other, while our feet are engaged in a deep conversation under the table. I look at him closely as he bites into his slice of pizza. He's everything I could want. He's an architect, he's an old friend, he likes his beer, and most importantly, he likes me. Is he steps away from being the human rendition of Taylor Swift's highly dubious 'You Belong With Me'?
The Guysexual

A Tale Of First Dates, Part Two: The Entertainment Journalist

It's a quarter past five, and two weeks of speed-texting and one muffled phone call later, here we are. His eyes are piercing grey, his cheekbones high and hollow, like the insides of a psychopath's heart. He's not unattractive to look at, him with his close cropped hair and his arched eyebrows, and on a good day, I can sulk in the dark recesses of my mind and write a haiku about him.
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My Friend's Secret

RG was the most handsome guy in my German class. He was well dressed, intelligent and full of warmth and humour. He had finished his MBA and was working with a bank. RG was learning German because he wanted to move to Germany; he considered it the financial place to be! He wanted to taste all kinds of beers at an Oktoberfest, own a swanky Mercedes (he was Punjabi) and speed down the autobahn. He was the kind of guy you wanted as a boyfriend, and then a husband.
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Love Is A Bad Word In Our Society

Homosexuals are probably the most intensely loving individuals. Think of it, their love is so strong that even after 100 plus years of 'illegality' tagged against their natural being, they have continued to love their partners, families and never given up on an emotion that fosters peace, all virtually without any support system be it from the law or society.