For the first time in India, a court of law will decide whether a same-sex union is valid under the Hindu Marriage Act of 1955.
The woman who repeatedly kicked, punched and dragged a 22-year-transgender woman across a Baltimore McDonald’s floor in April was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison
The creators/organizers are asking for everyone to contribute any knowledge they may have about queer desi resources, publications, and so on. It seems that the South Asian countries they are including are Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka (and the diaspora), but there is no harm in contributing any knowledge of resources in the other South Asian countries.
A group of LGBT Iranians have posted videos of themselves on Facebook in a campaign to highlight the discrimination against sexual minorities in Iran where homosexuals are put to death.
Simi Garewal corners Karan about his Sexuality, much like Barbara Walters did with Ricky Martin. Their responses are not so surprisingly similar.
South Asia is not a predictable or cohesive collection of countries, especially in regards to queer people’s human rights. While India and Nepal are making strides in regards to LGBTQ human rights, there are other parts of South Asia where the threat to queer people’s danger is more blatant.
A while ago there was the gay Pakistani couple in New Zealand with family issues, but there doesn’t seem to have been too much drama going on in our world as of late. Trust that I’m pleased, but I find that hard to believe, so let me know if I’m missing any important news!
From the Executive Producer of the acclaimed documentary?series, “Intervention” comes a new series about people who are living?double lives. We are searching for people who are tired of keeping their secret?from their family, friends, and loved ones. We are only looking for?people who are genuinely interested in finding healing in their lives. ?
What would you do if you witnessed a parent berating their child in public for being gay?
The 20th anniversary issue of Bombay Dost – India’s first gay magazine – features Imran Khan on the cover. In a candid interview, Imran talks about the success of Delhi Belly, his new films with Katrina and Kareena and why he "locked lips'' with dost Ranbir Kapoor on Karan Johar’s show.
Famous Tamil Star and Actor Sarath Kumar ( Radhika's Husband), is playing a role of Transgender in upcoming Telugu movie, Kanchana.
The media, especially gay media abroad, have jumped on the story. ‘Lesbian Newlyweds Flee Honor Killing Threats’ makes for good headlines. It has all the ingredients of a masala story. The illicit, secret love affair. The girl forced into an arranged marriage. The runaway couple. The patriarchal khap panchayat and its honour killings. Enter the sympathetic judge.
This is pretty awesome if it goes through.
With the myriad and sometimes ambiguous rules concerning birth sex, passport, birth certificate, doctors certificate, therapists letters, blah blah blah and with …
Showcasing movies with themes of "Lesbian Acts" (Girlfriend) and "Gay Love" (Dostana) along with movies that had "Violent rape scenes", "Incest", "Mindless Violence" is not very sane!
Please sign the online petition protesting the treatment of Hijras by Indian Railways. Please encourage friends, families and allies to sign.
Navin Manglani & Navin Dargani, aka “Navin & Navin” are a Manhattan couple who have been together 6 years. They got married among hundreds in New York.
MTV Splitsvilla is a show where larke and larkiyaan fight for love in, of course, Goa. This not so classy article discusses the supposed plans for the fifth season. Unfortunately a google search yielded no other articles. Despite the lack of quality sources on this I decided to go ahead and write about it anyway because it’s too intriguing.
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I came across an article on Gawker regarding the strange ban of queer, undocumented, and Muslim people from a garage sale …
The use of the word "eunuch" is deplorable. Like a million trans folks and a billion Indians in this world, I am personally very offended by the use of this word.
A must see video on Chennai Pride 2011 produced by 2bproduction.net