India has the third largest HIV epidemic in the world. In 2017, HIV prevalence among adults (aged 15-49) was an estimated 0.2%.
Sathrangi is a trans-feminine Indian livelihood venture that aims to create employment opportunities for transgender and queer people with a vision to create a inclusive society, "a society for all".
True to his fascinating method- Borja travels to the destinations and goes on dates in the destination to discover it in the best way possible.
We spoke to a few people who identify themselves in the non-binary spectrum to share stories that celebrate the (very) valid gender identities that exist.
When I set out to meet Samarpan Maiti, who is quite the celebrity now having bagged the second runner-up prize at Mr. Gay World 2018 held in South Africa, I quite expected to meet a ‘star’.
A large body of his work revolves around LGBTQ+ and women rights and perusing through his work, one might pick up on his strong belief in the power of tales that celebrate sexuality, gender, human rights as well as mundane tales of growing up and the world around.
By being there for each other & loving each other the way we do, I don’t think we have to prove it to anyone. We are stronger together and people see that.
Everything is a bit out of the box for me as a person. My message through my music has always been just to be who you are, be authentic and real and believe in yourself.
That time, the term ‘faggot’ was extremely prevalent. It was supposed to mean the highest disgrace ever and was just thrown on people who had guts to come out as gay.
As the generation matures and newer generation comes in, such discussions shouldn't attract undue attention and should be a part of daily conversations/lifestyle.
We had around 500+ people come to the festival in the span of three days. We were really happy as we were only expecting an audience of about 200 to 250 people.
From a young age I learned that the world thought it knew who I was better than myself. Racism is many things, but part of it is a crisis of imagination.
Our mythology defines us – and it’s more ‘pop’ than you think!
There are two main ways Quebec aims to promote LGBT rights internationally and, as such, contribute to the improvement of the social and cultural situation for LGBTQ+ people.
I am from a small town called Kamshet (Lonavala), where being open about your sexual orientation is considered a sin and people never accept it.
Social work is being commercialized. We even call it social work rather than social service… helping others is not a kind of business.
For a long time, I prayed to God that I become a girl the next day and that people forget I was ever a boy -- because for me, to love a man, it was necessary to be a woman!
There are many facets of south-Asian societies that are less concerned with how men behave, how colourful their clothes are or if they are holding hands with male friends or simply laying their heads on their friend’s shoulder.
The response I get from friends, marchers, onlookers during pride walks, where I march in different attires. It gives me a boost, and makes me proud for being out and talking about it.
As a more feminine woman, I have often had people assume I am straight.