The partially scrapping of Section 377 has been a long time coming, and unfortunately, due to this, the general homophobic, misogynistic and patriarchal mindset that most cis-het Indians have had for centuries, has not changed much.
We believe this campaign will help change minds in Bangladesh by promoting a level of understanding and awareness of our community, which in Bangladesh currently, is desperately missing.
This February, Uber brings to you an emoji to celebrate inclusivity.
The year has not been completely bereft of its share of homophobia as well. From a Kolkata girls’ school accusing ten of its students of ‘indulging in lesbianism’, to Kamaal R Khan making homophobic and transphobic comments on his Youtube channel, to the death of Sridevi, a desi queer icon for most of us Bollywood loving gaysis, 2018 has not been an year of complete euphoria.
2018 has been a good year for the LGBTQ community worldwide and now that the year is coming to a close, let’s take a moment to revisit all the milestones we have made as a community.
THERE'S A NEW LESBIAN MOVIE IN TOWN AND IT'S RELEASING JUST BEFORE BOMBAY PRIDE AND IT STARS SONAM KAPOOR AND JUHI CHAWLA AND ANIL KAPOOR.
Here's a glimpse into the wonders that were - in a hope to relive and rekindle the passion with which we have continued to fight and will go ahead with in the coming years.
First published in the Urdu literary journal Adab-i-Latif, Lihaaf became one of the most controversial texts of its time, with Chughtai being called to trial on charges of obscenity.
Shals Mahajan, a writer, and a queer feminist fellow who lives in Bombay had to withdraw from a Children’s Writing Festival they were invited to because the organisers of the fest did not approve of the bio they submitted.
With a sizeable list of 145 films from 45 countries, the opening ceremony of Kashish felt like a gush of wind strong enough to pull closet doors open.
The media coverage of this incident has been cruel, to say the least, towards the queer community.
The fact that these students were forced to 'own up' to their feelings almost points out to the fact that instead of supporting and aiding the growth of the child, schools now focus on what is 'moral' and 'immoral'.
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.
Even today, very little has changed for the trans community. While the landmark Supreme Court judgment issued directives to central and state governments to institute policy changes, the central government has not issued uniform procedures or demonstrated accountability.
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This year marks the 10th milestone of the LGBTQ+ community’s collective struggle to fight back against homophobia, transphobia, shame and stigma.
Equality and privacy cannot be separated. Violate one, and you violate the other.
Sensibility and intelligence have finally prevailed in our country, and there’s hope that IPC 377 will not be upheld any longer.
A lot of these organisations offer professional counselling, family counselling and helpline services.
Globally, more than 30% of all new HIV infections are estimated to occur among youth aged 15 to 25 years. People aged 15-29 years comprise almost 25% of the India’s population but account for 31% of the country’s AIDS burden.