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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...