Bengaluru Gets a Transgender Hero: All Hail Amrutha Akka
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Bengaluru Gets a Transgender Hero: All Hail Amrutha Akka

With the advent of monsoon comes joy in the Indian subcontinent, but more often than…

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Challenging Gender Norms: A Conversation with Filmmaker Harjant Gill
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Challenging Gender Norms: A Conversation with Filmmaker Harjant Gill

My recent conversation with Dr. Harjant Gill, professor of anthropology at Towson University in Maryland,…

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The Upper House of Parliament Passes Bill to Empower Transgenders
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The Upper House of Parliament Passes Bill to Empower Transgenders

The future looks good for the transgender community in India. In a move aimed at empowering…

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20 Year Old Boy From Ahmedabad Comes Out As Asexual
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20 Year Old Boy From Ahmedabad Comes Out As Asexual

“I give them time to come to terms with my asexuality.” The words invoke an…

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All You Need To Know About The New Revolutionary Dating Platform For Queer Indians
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All You Need To Know About The New Revolutionary Dating Platform For Queer Indians

What happens when someone queer wants to find a perfect pool of people who are…

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Caught Between Two Stools: Life Of An Indian-American Gay Man
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Caught Between Two Stools: Life Of An Indian-American Gay Man

A Field of Dreams “It’s an obligation” says my father before we visit my grandparents;…

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Visakhapatnam Police Denies First Ever Pride Parade In The City
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Visakhapatnam Police Denies First Ever Pride Parade In The City

The city’s first-ever Pride Parade by the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community scheduled…

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Visakhapatnam To Host Its First Pride Parade
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Visakhapatnam To Host Its First Pride Parade

Some call it the ‘City of Destiny’ or the ‘Jewel of the East Cost,’ Visakhapatnam or Vizag is…

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17 LGBTQ People Who Changed The World
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17 LGBTQ People Who Changed The World

They’ve been called a thousand names, demeaned, rejected, even shunned by our society, but LGTBQ…

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10 James Bond Moments You Didn’t Know Were Gay
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10 James Bond Moments You Didn’t Know Were Gay

The complete guide to 007’s secret gay life. Will there ever be a gay James…

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Kerala Government Announces Pension For Transgenders
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Kerala Government Announces Pension For Transgenders

Less than a year after Kerala became the first Indian state to have a Transgender…

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This Big Fat Gay Indian Wedding Will Melt Your Heart
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This Big Fat Gay Indian Wedding Will Melt Your Heart

The love story of Neeral and Anu shows the way the world is changing for the…

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Kerala: Kochi Metro To Offer Jobs to Transgenders
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Kerala: Kochi Metro To Offer Jobs to Transgenders

Kochi, a city in southwest India’s coastal Kerala state, in an upcoming metro rail service…

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Love.Sex.Durex. | All Your Questions Answered
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Love.Sex.Durex. | All Your Questions Answered

Let’s set the record straight. If you’re having sex, condoms are the only form of…

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The Party Must Go On: LGBT Nightlife In India
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The Party Must Go On: LGBT Nightlife In India

The Indian LGBTQ community has long been plagued by lack of facilities that make it…

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Meet The Androgynous Filmmaker From Pune
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Meet The Androgynous Filmmaker From Pune

Manoj Sunanda, a 29-year old LGBTQ rights activist and short film maker from Pune is…

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India’s Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Petition Challenging Section 377
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India’s Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Petition Challenging Section 377

India’s Supreme Court has refused to hear a petition challenging Section 377 of the Indian…

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MTV Splitsvilla Contestant, Gaurav Arora Spills The Beans About His Sexuality
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MTV Splitsvilla Contestant, Gaurav Arora Spills The Beans About His Sexuality

It usually takes unpleasant experiences to reveal to you the truth about yourself. Having the…

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In Photos: Gurgaon’s First Pride Parade
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In Photos: Gurgaon’s First Pride Parade

Gurgaon held its first-ever queer parade on Saturday, and it was full of colours and pride!…

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Karnataka To Provide Free Education for Transgenders
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Karnataka To Provide Free Education for Transgenders

The Karnataka State Higher Education Council, which includes top academicians, vice chancellors, has proposed to…

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Stand with Orlando: Vigil for Love held in Mumbai
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Stand with Orlando: Vigil for Love held in Mumbai

Members and supporters of LGBTQI community in Mumbai, including the US Consul General, Mr Thomas Vajda…

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Difference Between Trans Women And Drag Queens
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Difference Between Trans Women And Drag Queens

Many people do not know the difference between trans women and drag queens. There seems to…

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Myths and Facts about Sexual Orientation
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Myths and Facts about Sexual Orientation

Does being “different” sound like a positive or a negative experience to you? For LGBTQIA…

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Ramdev’s Cure For Homosexuality
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Ramdev’s Cure For Homosexuality

He is known for his simple, saffron coloured attire and his cheerfully done headstands while…

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Mumbai Photo Journalist, Anushree Fadnavis shares Transgender stories exclusively for FSOG
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Mumbai Photo Journalist, Anushree Fadnavis shares Transgender stories exclusively for FSOG

When you see her for the first time, in a local train compartment, typing away…

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Why The Pulse Attack Isn’t Another Act of Terrorism
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Why The Pulse Attack Isn’t Another Act of Terrorism

Late on Sunday night, Omar Mateen entered Pulse, a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, killing…

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Stand With Orlando: Vigils being held across India
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Stand With Orlando: Vigils being held across India

The mass shooting in Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, US, during the early…

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Coming Out Story of A Boy from North East India‏
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Coming Out Story of A Boy from North East India‏

From the bylanes of Darjeeling, one of North East India’s most prominent cities, hails 29…

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Indian Photojournalist Anushree Fadnavis Takesover FSOG Social Media Feed
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Indian Photojournalist Anushree Fadnavis Takesover FSOG Social Media Feed

Mumbai-based photojournalist Anushree Fadnavis, 28, has been travelling in the city’s local trains for more…

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Orlando Shooting Exploited by Leave EU campaign In ‘Shameful’ Brexit Tweet
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Orlando Shooting Exploited by Leave EU campaign In ‘Shameful’ Brexit Tweet

A group campaigning for the UK to leave the European Union has sparked a furious…

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Reports: Orlando Gunman Was a Regular at Pulse Nightclub, Ex-Wife Says He Was Closeted
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Reports: Orlando Gunman Was a Regular at Pulse Nightclub, Ex-Wife Says He Was Closeted

In what is being believed to be the deadliest mass shooting in the USA and…

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What is Intersex?
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What is Intersex?

“Intersex” is an umbrella term used for a variety of conditions in which a person…

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Everything We Know About Orlando Shooting
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Everything We Know About Orlando Shooting

A gun attack at a popular LGBT club in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning has been…

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Meet India’s first crossdresser- Rohit Verma
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Meet India’s first crossdresser- Rohit Verma

Young, urban men today prefer to accessorise their image with silk and satin rather than…

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Bihar Has A Thriving Gay Community
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Bihar Has A Thriving Gay Community

Amish Singh, 24, has furtive glance in his eyes. As he loiters around Gandhi Maidan…

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Depression and Sexual Orientation
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Depression and Sexual Orientation

Depression stalks LGBT youth in India. LGBT suicides are one of the leading causes of…

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Debunking the myths- Bisexuality
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Debunking the myths- Bisexuality

Bisexuality tends to be quite misunderstood. It is the tendency to be sexually attracted to…

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Debunking the myths- Pansexual vs Bisexual
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Debunking the myths- Pansexual vs Bisexual

Pansexuality seems very similar to bisexuality, and because everybody defines it in subtly different ways,…

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Debunking the myths- Lesbian
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Debunking the myths- Lesbian

Myth: Some lesbians want to be men. Fact: No. Lesbians who appear more masculine do…

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Delhi teen boy sexually assaulted and paraded naked in public
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Delhi teen boy sexually assaulted and paraded naked in public

  Four men brutally assaulted a 16 year old boy, stripped and paraded him naked…

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How a small town boy became Mr Gay World India
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How a small town boy became Mr Gay World India

“…and the dreams that you dare to dream, really do come true.” Anwesh Sahoo, native…

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A day in the life of an openly gay Bollywood celebrity
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A day in the life of an openly gay Bollywood celebrity

Sushant Divgikar, a well known face in India and a role model for the LGBTQ…

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Everything You Need To Know About India’s First Transgender Band
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Everything You Need To Know About India’s First Transgender Band

The Six Pack Band has been scoring millions of YouTube hits and fame ever since…

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Rani, a transgender from North Mumbai
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Rani, a transgender from North Mumbai

The term “hijra,” in India, is used to refer to transgender women. Many hijras live…

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A story about a Gay Mumbaikar
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A story about a Gay Mumbaikar

Meet the openly gay Bollywood celebrity
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Meet the openly gay Bollywood celebrity

In a country like India, where being homosexual is considered a sort of crime or mental…

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50 Shades of Gay features Mr Gay World India 2016
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50 Shades of Gay features Mr Gay World India 2016

"Hell is better than heaven without dignity was what I was taught way back in…

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Meet India’s first drag queen from Kerala, Maya
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Meet India’s first drag queen from Kerala, Maya

During the day he is Alex Matthew, a Bangalore based, 27 year old Quality specialist…

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Meet the 23-yr old gay musician, Savio Martin
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Meet the 23-yr old gay musician, Savio Martin

How can a society discriminate people on the grounds of sexual orientation? And to harass…

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Meet India’s first trans woman and celebrity hair stylist – Sylvie Rodgers
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Meet India’s first trans woman and celebrity hair stylist – Sylvie Rodgers

Dr. Sylvester Rodgers also known as Sylvie is a very well known celebrity hair stylist…

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Genderfluid, Pansexual and Indian
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Genderfluid, Pansexual and Indian

Presenting 23 year old Lavanya Narayan, journalist at one of India's leading business newspapers in…

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Presenting Mumbai’s One and Only Gay Comedian
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Presenting Mumbai’s One and Only Gay Comedian

This week in FSoG we examine freedom of choice. Choice is central theme of the LGBTQ…

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Rape and Police Abuse of Trans Indians in Bangalore
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Rape and Police Abuse of Trans Indians in Bangalore

Understanding Sexuality in Contemporary India
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Understanding Sexuality in Contemporary India

In schools, universities and colleges across India, we are often taught of the importance of…

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The Man Behind Mysuru’s First Gay Matrimonial Advert
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The Man Behind Mysuru’s First Gay Matrimonial Advert

India has evolved in its emotional capacity towards the idea of love and companionship. The…

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“I don’t know if I am gay or not”
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“I don’t know if I am gay or not”

We live in an era where self-acceptance is the order of the day. Mottos like…

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‘Closets are for clothes’ says Varun Singhal
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‘Closets are for clothes’ says Varun Singhal

The right to life, freedom and the pursuit of happiness is a universally granted right.…

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Inspiring Story of a Male Rape Survivor- Harrish Iyer
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Inspiring Story of a Male Rape Survivor- Harrish Iyer

The Triumph Of Colonial-Era Law Over India’s Very Own Constitution
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The Triumph Of Colonial-Era Law Over India’s Very Own Constitution

In 2013, the Supreme Court of India delivered an enormous blow to all Indians, men and…

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Imran Khan says he is open to being gay on screen
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Imran Khan says he is open to being gay on screen

“We’re going to wonder how homophobia even existed?” Homophobia is the hatred or fear of homosexuals…

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Celina Jaitly- the Bollywood actress who is empowering the LGBT
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Celina Jaitly- the Bollywood actress who is empowering the LGBT

A Woman of substance, an Indian Bollywood actress, a former beauty queen and winner of…

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What Indian parents can learn from Padma Iyer
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What Indian parents can learn from Padma Iyer

According to statistics, 70% of gay Mumbaikars are married to straight women. When will Indian…

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Former United Nations High Commissioner reflects on 50 years of fighting for equal human rights
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Former United Nations High Commissioner reflects on 50 years of fighting for equal human rights

Born into poverty in South Africa to Tamil parents, Navi Pillay was the first South…

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“Straight Privilege Is A Real Thing”- Meet Our Ally From Gwalior
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“Straight Privilege Is A Real Thing”- Meet Our Ally From Gwalior

By Niharika GaurWe still live in a society where straight people have more rights, power,…

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