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People do not need to be legally or genetically connected to become a family.
Taiwan's Constitutional Court just ruled in favour of same-sex marriage.
The court gave two years for legal amendments to allow the change.
Many transgender students lack formal education and are forced into sex work, begging, or dancing at weddings to make ends meet.
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On the brother-sister bond—and how to be open about love.
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A historic reform – but only a stepping stone.
The Indian government had the historic opportunity to uphold our constitutional moralities at an international stage. But instead of being on the right side of history, the government only ended up exposing its hypocrisy.
Once it was just called gay. Then it became gay and lesbian. Then LGBT. Then LGBTI. LGBTQI. LGBTQIA. As the alphabet soup thickened, so did the confusion. The recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Ind...
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It's important not to reduce this conversation to the banalities of religion, gun control and terror. These are, of course, important issues and deeply linked to this crime. However, it's crucial to recognize this as a hate crime -- one that shakes humanity but most deeply affects us, the LGBTI community.
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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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BHUBANESWAR -- Odisha government today decided to accord BPL (below poverty line) status to transgenders in the state. "The state government has decided to accord BPL status to the transgender persons...
Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, or rather Yuvraj Shri Manvendra Singhji Raghubir Singhji Sahib, the crown prince of one of India's oldest royal families made a public announcement in 2006 that made head...
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This article is from Open Magazine. By Shahina KK Kerala will soon have a taxi service run by transgenders. The launch of G-Taxi or Gender Taxi, set to go operational this March, was announced by the...
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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.
On 2 February, the Supreme Court will decide whether it wants to rethink its decision of keeping Section 377 in the statute books. The law effectively renders as “criminal” all lesbians, gays, bisexua...
A lot of gay men may have found their first non-judgmental friends in women. Probably that's why TV shows and movies love to show the "gay best friend". A flamboyant gay sidekick for the progressive,...
The love that dares not speak its name lived up to its name in Parliament. Gay rights remain a no-no chhi-chhi area for Indian parliamentarians in general. Amending Section 377 is not even a questi...
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On 7 April 2007, 62-year-old Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras was found dead in his room in Aligarh. A day back, the professor of modern Indian languages in the Aligarh Muslim University had returned to the...
In a landmark move, Congress member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor is all set to introduce in the Lok Sabha this Friday a private member's bill to decriminalise homosexuality. According to a report in t...
The fight between Shivy and his parents started in mid-June this year when he wanted to cut his hair short but his conservative Indian-American parents were completely against it. It was because ninet...
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...
The advertisement begins with two women getting ready. Looking for a kaajal here, choosing an earring there. They discuss how the parents of one of them should be there soon. But that's where the simp...
Every Sunday the pullouts of Indian newspapers are filled with incredibly ambitious people seeking life partners mostly out of their league. What you don't see every day are advertisements welcoming m...
Have your own opinions on the Kardashians clan, sure, but it's hard not to commend Jenner for his bravery and taking advantage of the opportunity that such a television show has provided him with.
NEW DELHI — In a rare legislative action, a private member's Bill seeking to protect the rights of transgenders was passed unanimously by voice vote in Rajya Sabha today. The "Rights of Transgender P...
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A doctor at a prestigious medical institution was compelled to kill herself after allegedly being harassed for dowry and being unable to bear that her husband was gay. In today's world, where there are a million resources - support organisations (for both LGBT and women), the internet, professional counselling and so much more - what propelled Priya to her untimely death? What sort of desperation drove her to not seek help but instead kill herself? Why did she not walk out of the marriage and seek a divorce?
As citizens of a secular, inclusive democracy, it is disheartening to see India support a socially regressive cause and stand alongside countries that are infamous for their human rights records... But if India had voted against the resolution, it would have been hypocrisy, albeit of another kind.