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The authorities told her parents to get her treated for her 'disease'.
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The Bangalore couple says they're not even married.
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A majority believed that religion (47%) should take precedence over science (33%).
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Being gay is not criminalized, gay sex is. Johar’s fear is founded on fallacy.
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Are you just plain confused about the "new" developments in the sexual behaviour of your fellow countrymen and countrywomen? Do you get labelled a homophobe or a moron and get schooled about your spelling and grammar when you try to have a "healthy debate" about it on Facebook? If you answered “yes” to the first two questions, then you are in the right place! I have all the answers. I am that Social Justice Warrior you didn't know you wanted.
For members from the LGBTQ community, coming out can prove a challenging experience. It can prove even more testing in India, a country that still outlaws same gender sex. Moreover, despite the increa...
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Anil Kapoor, who has adapted the international version of the hit TV series 24 for Indian audiences, has some serious plans for the next adaptation he’s doing. Kapoor is remaking the wildly popular, m...
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Conversion therapy, which aims to "convert" a queer person into a heterosexual, is sought not only by parents but also by LGBTQ individuals who see it as an escape from the social stigma that surrounds their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. This, more than anything, speaks volumes about the discriminatory environment in our society, and how damagingly this is internalized.
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Sir Ian McKellen, the English Shakespearean actor best known for his roles in The Lord Of The Rings trilogy and the X-Men films, is in Mumbai. On Monday, he spoke at the National Centre For Performing...
A day after it was revealed that some of Bollywood's biggest male stars refused Fawad Khan’s role in Kapoor and Sons, apparently because it was of a homosexual character, Saif Ali Khan has reached out...
"Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code criminalizes 'unnatural' sex acts. This includes homosexuality," a message on the screen reminds you, before the movie even begins. On the surface, it seems like an obvious reminder--something nearly everyone knows by now--but once you're there, sitting in the darkness with only the above words blinking at you and then watch Professor Siras's story slowly unfold before you, you realise how real this reminder is, and how utterly terrifying.
Aligarh--part character study, part courtroom drama laced with powerful social commentary--features a deeply nuanced performance from Manoj Bajpayee. Playing the challenging part of Prof. Siras, Bajpayee succeeds in capturing the complexities of a wounded man ostracized by a hypocritical, self-righteous society which is guilty of embracing dogmas in the name of morality while rejecting humanistic values such as love and compassion.
As per reports, Hansal Mehta's Aligarh, starring Manoj Bajpayee and Rajkummar Rao, is not playing in theatres in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. While this 'ban' is not official, a Times Of India report says...
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The last time Deepu Sebastian Edmond spoke to Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, the professor of Marathi in Aligarh Muslim University who was persecuted for his sexual orientation, it was with some amount o...
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By Rohini Banerjee Editorial Note: Every time around Valentine's Day we celebrate only one kind of love -- the heterosexual kind -- and queer love is hardly mentioned. Not all romantic love occurs bet...
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Filmmaker Sudhanshu Saria’s debut feature, LOEV, has been selected to be a part of this year’s prestigious South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival, scheduled to take place from March 11-19 in Austin,...
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Now that the Supreme Court has made up its mind about reopening the issue of Section 377, will the government have to do the same? In the wake of the court decision to have a five-judge Bench examine...
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Youth Ki Awaaz reached out to various prominent individuals, asking them why it's important that the SC reconsider its decision. Here are their responses. Make sure that these voices reach thousands across the country! In the fight for equal rights, this is the first step we can all take together.
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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.
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It's in common knowledge that moral policing has been a persistent menace to individual freedom in our society. Now add homophobia to it and you get a dangerous mix of ignorance and violence aimed at...
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Two top leaders of BJP and Congress on Saturday unanimously came out in support of gay rights, saying that the Supreme Court ought to relook its 2013 judgment upholding Section 377 that criminalizes g...
In June, The Swaddle held a panel discussion on sex education in India. Ever since, we've wondered -- what do parents really think about sex education? What are we really telling our kids? We've put together a short, completely anonymous, survey to find out. Please take it and share with the other parents you know.
NEW DELHI— Same-sex marriage in India maybe illegal but dancing isn't. Amidst lots of Bollywood-style dancing, a group of youngsters Delhi organised the first queer flash-mob for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay,...
Last month, Manjinder Singh Sidhu, a UK-based LGBTQI activist, uploaded a video showing his mother talking openly about homosexuality to parents of transgender children. The idea behind the conversati...