EORTV: India’s First LGBTQ OTT Platform Is Finally Here
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EORTV: India’s First LGBTQ OTT Platform Is Finally Here

EORTV is India’s first ever LGBTQIA+ community focused video streaming platform. The only aim of…

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Ritu Weds Chandini: A Children’s Book On Same-Sex Marriage
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Ritu Weds Chandini: A Children’s Book On Same-Sex Marriage

Where did homophobia originate from?  Obviously God did not program this information into our genes.…

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Meet India’s First Trans Couple To Ever Adopt A Child
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Meet India’s First Trans Couple To Ever Adopt A Child

Transwoman Padmashali Akkai and her husband Vasudevan have broken norms by adopting a child. They…

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Documentaries To Raise The Queer Activist In You
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Documentaries To Raise The Queer Activist In You

The struggle for our community is going on for a long time. We still think…

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Queer Villains That Are Praised By The LGBTQ Youth
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Queer Villains That Are Praised By The LGBTQ Youth

Throughout the history of Cinema, something has been catching our eye – How Queerness is…

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Periods Gone Public: Let’s Stand for Menstrual Equity
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Periods Gone Public: Let’s Stand for Menstrual Equity

With increasing awareness about menstrual hygiene, we realize menstrual equality is truly never accounted for,…

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How A Gay Marriage Bureau Scammed The LGBTQIA+
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How A Gay Marriage Bureau Scammed The LGBTQIA+

A “manipulative” matrimony agency, scammed several LGBTQIA+ Asians, who are looking for love. This fake…

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How Well Do you Know India’s Pride Movement History?
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How Well Do you Know India’s Pride Movement History?

The term ‘Pride’ is associated with LGBTQ+ pride movement marches now because of Craig Schoonmaker. He was…

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An Interview With Kabir – A Gay Muslim Who Is Dead Set On Saving Lives
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An Interview With Kabir – A Gay Muslim Who Is Dead Set On Saving Lives

Religion can be fragile. Religion is more than faith. It is more than just hope for…

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Richard Shane Hammish – A Gay Student’s Journey To Acceptance and Success
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Richard Shane Hammish – A Gay Student’s Journey To Acceptance and Success

Richard Shane Hammish is a 19-year-old man from the town of Hosur near Bangalore. He is…

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Kerala College Syllabus States ‘Homosexuality is a character flaw’
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Kerala College Syllabus States ‘Homosexuality is a character flaw’

Activists have called out a value education textbook published by St Berchmans College, Changanacherry, which states…

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Manvendra Singh Gohil – Gay Prince, LGBTQ Activist and A Necessary Leader
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Manvendra Singh Gohil – Gay Prince, LGBTQ Activist and A Necessary Leader

This week we had the amazing honor of interviewing Manvendra Singh Gohil. He is the…

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LGBTQ+ Movies That Actually Have Happy Endings
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LGBTQ+ Movies That Actually Have Happy Endings

Famous LGBTQ+ movies, although give out an important message, end on a sad note. Ofcourse,…

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Pride Night Jaipur: A Proud Party For The LGBTQ+ Community
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Pride Night Jaipur: A Proud Party For The LGBTQ+ Community

When FSOG first got a direct message on Instagram about a Pride Night (Priday Night…

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Priyanshu Talks About His Involvement In The LGBTQ Community
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Priyanshu Talks About His Involvement In The LGBTQ Community

Priyanshu took part in FSOG’s WhatsApp contest and was one of the runner-ups for the…

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Secrets Of Seenagers: A Documentary About Senior Gay Men
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Secrets Of Seenagers: A Documentary About Senior Gay Men

In the early years, India saw no celebration of queer lives. People saw no amendments…

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Disney’s First Animated LGBTQ Character To Feature In ‘Onward’
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Disney’s First Animated LGBTQ Character To Feature In ‘Onward’

Disney is releasing its first LGBTQ animated character. And they are really proud of it.…

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Bangalore Girl Arrested For Conveying Patriotism At Anti-CAA Protest
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Bangalore Girl Arrested For Conveying Patriotism At Anti-CAA Protest

The anti-CAA and NRC rally that took place at Freedom Park in Bengaluru was lit…

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Arnab Gets Candid About Family, Love And Much More
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Arnab Gets Candid About Family, Love And Much More

Arnab recently sent us a message on Instagram sharing his new Youtube Video on love.…

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Aditya Tiwari- Exclusive Interview With A Budding Queer Poet
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Aditya Tiwari- Exclusive Interview With A Budding Queer Poet

Aditya Tiwari is a budding poet and an author born and brought up in Jabalpur,…

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A Survivor’s Story: Abhijit Has Been Through A Lot & Came Out Victorious
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A Survivor’s Story: Abhijit Has Been Through A Lot & Came Out Victorious

Blind Date With FSOG- Valentine’s Day Special
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Blind Date With FSOG- Valentine’s Day Special

This week we decided to do something different for Valentine’s Day for the LGBTQ+ community. …

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This Valentine’s Day Binge On Asia’s First LGBTQ+ Streaming Platform
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This Valentine’s Day Binge On Asia’s First LGBTQ+ Streaming Platform

Asia released its first LGBTQ+ Streaming platform called GagaOOLala.  And it is already starting to…

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2019 Mr Gay India Runner Up: What It Means To Be Out At Work
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2019 Mr Gay India Runner Up: What It Means To Be Out At Work

In India. the LGBT+ community has only recently begun to have conversations about themselves and…

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Indian LGBTQ+ Couples’ Fashion Goals Will Make You Plan A Wedding
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Indian LGBTQ+ Couples’ Fashion Goals Will Make You Plan A Wedding

Gay weddings are the talk of the season. And we love scrolling through all these…

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Healing After A Heart Break: Mr Gay India Runner-Up Tells You How
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Healing After A Heart Break: Mr Gay India Runner-Up Tells You How

My name is Debendra Nath Sanyal. People usually call me Deb. I am no expert…

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LGBTQ Artists Share Their Stories At Sundance: Control Your Narrative
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LGBTQ Artists Share Their Stories At Sundance: Control Your Narrative

Harvey Guillén played a role in the television show named “What We Do In the…

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What Being Gay Means To An 18 Year Old From Kalamboli, Mumbai
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What Being Gay Means To An 18 Year Old From Kalamboli, Mumbai

Hello, all. I’m Shreedhar Sawant. Currently, I am pursuing my 12th from Commerce stream and…

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Man Dupes A Man To Transition Into A Woman
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Man Dupes A Man To Transition Into A Woman

India is a country that hones and promotes diversity. Even with the LGBT+ community, the…

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First Ever University For The Transgender Community In India
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First Ever University For The Transgender Community In India

The transgender community in India faces severe discrimination. And struggles to uplift themselves due to…

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Three Boys Support Gender Equality By Dressing In Saree
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Three Boys Support Gender Equality By Dressing In Saree

Gender equality is something that has caused a spark in social media for a while.…

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Transgender Lives Inside And Outside Perspective
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Transgender Lives Inside And Outside Perspective

The transgender community had many hidden stories to tell. But not all those stories have…

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Brokeback Mountain: The Stigmatised Reality
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Brokeback Mountain: The Stigmatised Reality

Brokeback Mountain is a movie that came out in 2005. It managed to hold captive…

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Movies That Every LGBT+ Individual Should Be Excited For In 2020!
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Movies That Every LGBT+ Individual Should Be Excited For In 2020!

Four Directors One Movie: Is Bombay Talkies Sheerly Underwhelming?
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Four Directors One Movie: Is Bombay Talkies Sheerly Underwhelming?

Indian cinema celebrates one hundred years with Bombay Talkies. This collaboration brings together four directors…

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Here is Why ‘Paris is Burning’ is more than just a Peek into Drag
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Here is Why ‘Paris is Burning’ is more than just a Peek into Drag

The 1990 movie, Paris is Burning is rated 8.2 on IMDb. In all likelihood, you…

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Evening Shadows A Simple Story Of Coming Out
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Evening Shadows A Simple Story Of Coming Out

Set in the backdrop of a town in Karnataka, Evening Shadows is a simple portrayal…

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LGBTQ Movies To Watch This Holiday Season
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LGBTQ Movies To Watch This Holiday Season

There has been an explosion of content related to the LGBTQ+ community and its individuals.…

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Brazilian Netflix Film Depicts Jesus As Gay
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Brazilian Netflix Film Depicts Jesus As Gay

Porta dos Fundos a Brazilian YouTube comedy group released a movie this Christmas. What made…

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Aligarh: An Attempt at Cracking The Dawn of Indian Cinema
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Aligarh: An Attempt at Cracking The Dawn of Indian Cinema

Released in the year 2015, Aligarh struck up a conversation about the LGBT+ like never…

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Margarita With A Straw: Distinction Beyond Disability
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Margarita With A Straw: Distinction Beyond Disability

Ask Kalki Koechlin for movies with substance, and she will give them to you channeling…

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Tradition And Change In Movie Causes Violence
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Tradition And Change In Movie Causes Violence

Tradition, gender and sexuality are usually the factors that create tension on social media platforms.…

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LGBT+ Movie Review: Chitrangada, The Crowning Wish
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LGBT+ Movie Review: Chitrangada, The Crowning Wish

Chitrangada, a Bengali movie that came out in the year 2012. And the movie woke…

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Tata Steel Marches Into Progressive LGBT+ Workplace Policies
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Tata Steel Marches Into Progressive LGBT+ Workplace Policies

India is not a country that welcomes change very easily. And let’s be honest, the decriminalisation…

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India Passes The Transgender Protection Bill. And It’s Not Good.
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India Passes The Transgender Protection Bill. And It’s Not Good.

One would automatically assume that the Transgender Protection Bill is aimed to protect transgender individuals.…

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Taipei Ready for Asia’s Largest LGBTQ+ Film-making Summit
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Taipei Ready for Asia’s Largest LGBTQ+ Film-making Summit

The GOL Summit is Asia’s Largest LGBTQ+ Filmmaking Conference. And it is now ready for launch…

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Christmas Cheer and LGBTQ+ Pride, All Neatly Wrapped into this Christmas Movie
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Christmas Cheer and LGBTQ+ Pride, All Neatly Wrapped into this Christmas Movie

Netflix has come up with back to back LGBT+ inclusive TV series and movies. And…

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Hyderabad’s First Ever DragCon has Us Squealing!
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Hyderabad’s First Ever DragCon has Us Squealing!

On the 26th of October, 2019 something revolutionary called DragCon happened in the city of…

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What’s it Like To Date A Indian Bisexual Girl?
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What’s it Like To Date A Indian Bisexual Girl?

This time, we decided to get stories from the most common voices we could think…

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LGBT Rights: National Level and the Global Level
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LGBT Rights: National Level and the Global Level

This article is by FP Global Thinkers. In September 2018, LGBT people in India celebrated…

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Miss Trans-Queen India Announced It’s Third Winner!
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Miss Trans-Queen India Announced It’s Third Winner!

Yes, yes, yes! The third Trans-Queen India Pageantry has finally brought home a winner and…

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Top Transgender Movies to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube
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Top Transgender Movies to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube

Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Youtube have really upped its game when it comes to LGBT…

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Indian LGBTQ+ YouTube Videos That Are Queerly Wholesome
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Indian LGBTQ+ YouTube Videos That Are Queerly Wholesome

We often have breaks that are too small to enjoy, but too precious to not.…

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FSOG LGBTQ+ Survey: Are Straight People Affected By Section 377?
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FSOG LGBTQ+ Survey: Are Straight People Affected By Section 377?

Yes yes, anniversary. It is true, it’s been a year. A lot has happened over…

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The Indian LGBT Plays You Probably Did Not Know About
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The Indian LGBT Plays You Probably Did Not Know About

Are theatre and plays making a comeback? Take a look through literature and skim through…

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A year After Section 377, Does the LGBTQIA+ Community have All it’s Rights?
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A year After Section 377, Does the LGBTQIA+ Community have All it’s Rights?

Last Year, 6th September 2018, an important verdict would change the future of the country.…

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Celebrating Queer Fashion Through The Years..
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Celebrating Queer Fashion Through The Years..

FSOG is celebrating Pride Month. And we are excited to talk about Queer Fashion! Fashion has…

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“Walk for Dignity”- Women walk 10,000 km to end sexual violence in India!
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“Walk for Dignity”- Women walk 10,000 km to end sexual violence in India!

“Dignity March” held in Delhi included hundreds of survivors of sexual abuse in India. The…

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Everything You Should See from the KIMCHI Event
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Everything You Should See from the KIMCHI Event

Kimchi’s Fat-fem-Asian tour hit the floors of Bangalore on the 31st of August. The popular…

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“Cross Border Love”- Inside the Wedding Ceremony of Bianca and Saima
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“Cross Border Love”- Inside the Wedding Ceremony of Bianca and Saima

It feels like yesterday when the Supreme Court of India struck down Section 377 of…

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1st Indian state to ban ‘normalising’ surgery on intersex infants
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1st Indian state to ban ‘normalising’ surgery on intersex infants

Tamil Nadu’s state government has passed an executive order that bans any unnecessary sex-change surgeries…

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Exploring the World of Teaching through the Homosexual Eye
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Exploring the World of Teaching through the Homosexual Eye

Welcome back, comrades! This is the Side B to the cassette by an anthropology lecturer…

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The Importance of Language in Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
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The Importance of Language in Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

Planning for your next Queer Wedding ? Here are a few tips…
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Planning for your next Queer Wedding ? Here are a few tips…

Everything about Faraz Arif Ansari’s Upcoming Queer Drama Movie – “Sheer Kurma”
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Everything about Faraz Arif Ansari’s Upcoming Queer Drama Movie – “Sheer Kurma”

Bollywood is known to have a lot of glam, dance, stunts and beautiful songs. In…

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Hephzibah Smith’s People’s Choice Cafe is A Queer Haven in Hyderabad
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Hephzibah Smith’s People’s Choice Cafe is A Queer Haven in Hyderabad

There aren’t many cafes in India that are LGBTQIA friendly. However, that hasn’t stopped Hephzibah…

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Dehradun Waves the Rainbow Flag Again!
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Dehradun Waves the Rainbow Flag Again!

Do we still need pride parades? After Section 377 was abolished, and being LGBTQ+ is…

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A Dance and a Drag, with the gorgeous Betta Naan Stop
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A Dance and a Drag, with the gorgeous Betta Naan Stop

Drag, bold, colorful, raunchy, and extremely fun to witness. But how many of us have…

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Understanding Polyamory in India and Why it Affects the LGBTQ+
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Understanding Polyamory in India and Why it Affects the LGBTQ+

Shocking Revelations: What Indian Men Think About Gender Roles
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Shocking Revelations: What Indian Men Think About Gender Roles

Recently, in June, a team of Penn State University researchers conducted a study. The paper studied the…

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How Freedom Transforms Among you and your Partner
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How Freedom Transforms Among you and your Partner

As we celebrate India’s 73rd Independence Day, FSOG explores personal liberty in New India and…

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School Syllabus now includes LGBTQ+ history!
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School Syllabus now includes LGBTQ+ history!

Educating children about the LGBT+ community is important. And several countries across the globe have…

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Plan on coming out at your work place? Try these tips
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Plan on coming out at your work place? Try these tips

Coming out at a workplace can be a daunting challenge to one. But it can resolve…

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How to Date, LGBTQ+ edition with Ishaan Sethi
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How to Date, LGBTQ+ edition with Ishaan Sethi

Decoding Culture through the LGBTQ+ lens, does it make a difference?
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Decoding Culture through the LGBTQ+ lens, does it make a difference?

Culture is an integral part of life. It helps construct your identity that is intertwined…

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This expert from Kerala can cure homosexuality
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This expert from Kerala can cure homosexuality

As the LGBTQ community gains traction and support, some have developed the ideology that homosexuality…

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A Transgender Wedding under the Kolkata Rainbow
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A Transgender Wedding under the Kolkata Rainbow

We’ll get to the wedding, but here’s a quick context of the political situation of…

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“The ChinkyHomo Project” by North East Queer Indians
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“The ChinkyHomo Project” by North East Queer Indians

Chinkyhomo: Chinkyhomo is a digital media initiative by Kumam Davidson and Pavel Salgolsem from northeastern queers…

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Queerness, Culture and Everything in Between with Durga Gawde
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Queerness, Culture and Everything in Between with Durga Gawde

The world of LGBTQ+ in India has seen a remarkable change after section 377 was…

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Is Gender-Cool Clothing the Way Ahead?
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Is Gender-Cool Clothing the Way Ahead?

Clothes make up a big part of gender identity. We have seen gender division in…

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Harnaam Kaur – “The youngest girl with a beard”
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Harnaam Kaur – “The youngest girl with a beard”

Harnaam Kaur, is a pansexual British model, anti-bullying activist, body-positive activist, life coach, and motivational…

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“Vividh”- A Diversity Job Fair Held in Mumbai
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“Vividh”- A Diversity Job Fair Held in Mumbai

Vividh, as the name reflects, is not just a job fair but a celebration and…

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The Third Eye Cafe – that “employs” Transgender Waiters
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The Third Eye Cafe – that “employs” Transgender Waiters

A Guide – To find a Right LGBTQ+ Therapist
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A Guide – To find a Right LGBTQ+ Therapist

Finding a good therapist who fits your needs and makes you comfortable enough to be…

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Don’t Miss Bangalore’s 10th Queer Film Festival
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Don’t Miss Bangalore’s 10th Queer Film Festival

The Bangalore Queer Film Festival (BQFF) is a yearly tradition that has been celebrated for…

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LGBTQ – Captured by 5 Indian Photographers
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LGBTQ – Captured by 5 Indian Photographers

We have seen the pictures of pride parades, the extravagant performances, and the colourful makeup.…

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LGBTQ+ books that are perfect to read to your kids
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LGBTQ+ books that are perfect to read to your kids

Comic books have always been a favorite reminder of one’s childhood. Fairy tales, colorful pictures,…

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Emirates airlines to screen Indian LGBTQ+ movie
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Emirates airlines to screen Indian LGBTQ+ movie

Indian cinema is inching towards LGBTQ+ inclusive movies. Over the past few months, scripts and…

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One more step towards Workplace Inclusivity for Indian LGBT+
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One more step towards Workplace Inclusivity for Indian LGBT+

In the past, Companies in India worked towards diversity in the workplace. However, it was…

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Love Is Everything: Meet The Couple Behind 377!
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Love Is Everything: Meet The Couple Behind 377!

On September 6th, 2018, India gave witness to history. The colonial-era law of the Indian…

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Indian Parents Of LGBTQ+ Kids Have Something To Say!
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Indian Parents Of LGBTQ+ Kids Have Something To Say!

Parents play an important role. They help and support you to grow as best as…

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Mumbai’s Dedicated LGBTQ+ Health Clinic!
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Mumbai’s Dedicated LGBTQ+ Health Clinic!

After supporting the LGBTQ+community for over 20 years, Mumbai based Humsafar Trust has recently opened…

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Corrective Rape in India and Around The World
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Corrective Rape in India and Around The World

Corrective rape is a hate crime in which one or more people are raped because…

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Get Into Some Gay Action With These Gay Apps!
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Get Into Some Gay Action With These Gay Apps!

India has slowly become a progressive country. More so since the decriminalization of Section 377.…

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India’s First LGBTQ+ Job Fair!
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India’s First LGBTQ+ Job Fair!

India had its first-ever LGBTQI+ job fair on July 12th, 2019 in The LaLit Ashok…

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India’s First LGBTQ+ Influencer Platform is Here!
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India’s First LGBTQ+ Influencer Platform is Here!

Bhopal Celebrates Their Third Pride Parade!
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Bhopal Celebrates Their Third Pride Parade!

Bhopal had their annual Pride Parade today, Sunday 14th July. The Pride Parade has been…

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Indian Campuses That Support The LGBTQ+
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Indian Campuses That Support The LGBTQ+

As human beings, our first points of contact are our parents. We learn from them,…

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India’s New Gay Anthem: Love Is Love!
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India’s New Gay Anthem: Love Is Love!

It’s been around 10 months since the Supreme Court of India decriminalized Section 377 and…

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Graces’ Cricket Club Hitting It Out Of The Boundary
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Graces’ Cricket Club Hitting It Out Of The Boundary

We Say Goodbye To Avinshu Patel
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We Say Goodbye To Avinshu Patel

We are still in celebration of the decriminalization of Section 377, but the truth stays…

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Inter-Culture Lesbian Wedding Proves Love Can Be Anywhere!
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Inter-Culture Lesbian Wedding Proves Love Can Be Anywhere!

Being in love is a wonderful feeling. But seeing your favourite person, walk down the…

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Delhi High Court Declines LGBTQ+ Plea
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Delhi High Court Declines LGBTQ+ Plea

On Monday, July 8th, the Delhi High Court gave dismissal to a petition. The petition…

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Delhi Commission For Women: Transgender Cell
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Delhi Commission For Women: Transgender Cell

The Delhi Commission for Women or the DCW is one of the many statutory bodies…

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Punjab’s 1st Pride Parade: Bleed Colour!
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Punjab’s 1st Pride Parade: Bleed Colour!

Punjab witnessed their first ever LGBTQ+ Pride March. The march took place on the 23rd…

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India, Are We Still In This Together?
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India, Are We Still In This Together?

5 Queer Festivals Held Across India
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5 Queer Festivals Held Across India

While the Supreme Court recently decriminalised homosexuality and queer sex, there’s still a long way…

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Indian LGBTQ+ Influencers: Make India Better!
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Indian LGBTQ+ Influencers: Make India Better!

Indians belonging to the LGBT+ community face discriminations, inequality, suppression and everything regressive. Few cases…

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10 Films You Should Watch From KASHISH 2019
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10 Films You Should Watch From KASHISH 2019

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is an annual LGBTQ+ event. The film festival screens…

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Tinder Introduces Sexual Orientation: Get Swiping!
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Tinder Introduces Sexual Orientation: Get Swiping!

Tinder has taken the world by storm after its introduction in 2012. By 2014, it…

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Reworking The Role Of LGBTQ+
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Reworking The Role Of LGBTQ+

After the decriminalisation of the IPC Section 377, filmmakers, magazine, newspapers and the internet have…

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Vadodara’s Samman Yatra: Pride Parade
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Vadodara’s Samman Yatra: Pride Parade

LGBTQ+ Pride Parade has been occurring in the state of Gujarat since 2013. The first…

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The Banging Queer Nightlife Across India
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The Banging Queer Nightlife Across India

If you haven’t already realized, the queer party is the best type of party. Though…

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Indian Companies Allying With The LGBTQ+
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Indian Companies Allying With The LGBTQ+

It’s been months since the abolishment of Section 377. The penal code was taken down…

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Launda Naach: The Boys Who Dance
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Launda Naach: The Boys Who Dance

What is Launda Naach? Launda Naach translates to Boy Dance, wherein launda is an expletive.…

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Chennai Celebrates 11th Pride Parade
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Chennai Celebrates 11th Pride Parade

There are around 21 LGBTQ+ parades that take place through the course of the year…

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5 Places In India That Are LGBTQ+ Friendly
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5 Places In India That Are LGBTQ+ Friendly

Travelling, in general, is quite a tedious task, from booking hotels to finding landmarks and…

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Same-Sex Representation In Ancient India
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Same-Sex Representation In Ancient India

We know India to be a very conservative country.  It has constantly been in opposition…

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What Is Gender Neutrality and Gender Fluidity?
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What Is Gender Neutrality and Gender Fluidity?

With more people opening up about their true sexualities, there has been a surge in…

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Abortion In India: What Are Your Rights?
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Abortion In India: What Are Your Rights?

Before 1971, abortion was criminalized under Section 312. It was described as deliberately causing miscarriage.…

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Path For Healthier Parenting To Support The LGBT
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Path For Healthier Parenting To Support The LGBT

Since the decriminalizing of Section 377, there have been multiple people ready to get married…

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GagaOOLala – Asia’s first LGBT Film Streaming Platform
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GagaOOLala – Asia’s first LGBT Film Streaming Platform

On Friday, June 14th, Asia’s first LGBT film streaming platform, GagaOOLala, finally came. The Taiwanese…

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Things To Know About Transitioning
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Things To Know About Transitioning

Transitioning is the process of changing one’s gender presentation. This is done so that one’s inner…

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Things You Should Know About Conversion Therapy
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Things You Should Know About Conversion Therapy

Conversion therapy is the practice of trying to change an individual’s sexual orientation from homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual using psychological or spiritual…

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LGBT: Indian Movies Doing Justice To It!
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LGBT: Indian Movies Doing Justice To It!

Should Prostitution Be Legalized?
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Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

Prostitution has always been a very controversial and highly debated topic. Though it’s been one…

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Transgender Rickshaw Driver With A Story To Melt Our Hearts
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Transgender Rickshaw Driver With A Story To Melt Our Hearts

‘Queen Harish’: Memories Shall Be Etched On Our Hearts For A Lifetime
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‘Queen Harish’: Memories Shall Be Etched On Our Hearts For A Lifetime

Famous folk dancer Harish Suthar, aka Queen Harish, and three others of his dance troupe were…

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Odisha Girl Tied To A Tree And Trashed For Being In A Lesbian Relationship
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Odisha Girl Tied To A Tree And Trashed For Being In A Lesbian Relationship

On 6 September 2018, India decriminalised consensual homosexual sex between consenting adults saying sexual orientation…

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Dutee Chand Becomes India’s First Openly Gay Athlete
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Dutee Chand Becomes India’s First Openly Gay Athlete

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has recently revealed she is in a same-sex relationship, becoming the…

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First Transgender Owned Hotel Opens In India
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First Transgender Owned Hotel Opens In India

Over the past decade, the LGBT+ community in India has gained a considerable amount of…

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Maharashtra State Sets Up Transgender Welfare Board
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Maharashtra State Sets Up Transgender Welfare Board

Its good news for the transgender community of Maharashtra. The Maharashtra Govt. has formed a…

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Congress Extends Support To LGBTQ Community In India
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Congress Extends Support To LGBTQ Community In India

“The Congress manifesto includes LGBTQ rights and our party president feels strongly about it. The…

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Petition Seeking For LGBT Rights Dismissed By The Supreme Court Of India
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Petition Seeking For LGBT Rights Dismissed By The Supreme Court Of India

On 6th September 2018, the supreme court of India legalized consensual gay sex and LGBT…

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This Indian Company Is Extending Benefits To It’s LGBT Employees
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This Indian Company Is Extending Benefits To It’s LGBT Employees

Companies in India reflect the larger sentiment by not being ‘LGBT-friendly’. LGBT employees face a…

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Sisak – The First Indian Silent LGBT Film
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Sisak – The First Indian Silent LGBT Film

Sisak, India’s first silent LGBTQIA love story has floored audiences globally. It has already won…

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LGBT Video Streaming Platform Described As “Gay Netflix” All Set To Enter India
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LGBT Video Streaming Platform Described As “Gay Netflix” All Set To Enter India

Southeast Asia’s first LGBTQ-focused online video streaming service, Gagaoolala is reportedly planning to enter India…

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Bengaluru Techie, Suresh Ramdas Became Mr Gay World India 2019
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Bengaluru Techie, Suresh Ramdas Became Mr Gay World India 2019

Beauty pageants are often equated with patriarchy or the idea that women are objects whose…

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First Pride Parade After Decriminalization Of Section 377
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First Pride Parade After Decriminalization Of Section 377

On Saturday, thousands of people gathered at August Kranti Maidan for Mumbai’s first pride parade…

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5 LGBT Stars Making It Big In The Entertainment Industry
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5 LGBT Stars Making It Big In The Entertainment Industry

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aesa Laga has finally hit the screen. Exploring the lesbian…

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What It’s Really Like To Be A Bisexual Girl
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What It’s Really Like To Be A Bisexual Girl

There is a lot of confusion about the concept of bisexuality. Many people are gay…

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Narthaki Natraj Became First Trans Person To Receive Padma Shree
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Narthaki Natraj Became First Trans Person To Receive Padma Shree

India set a new example on Republic Day by awarding Padma Shree to Bharatnatyam dancer…

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Indian Armed Officers Open Up About The New Republic India
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Indian Armed Officers Open Up About The New Republic India

Republic Day in India is celebrated annually as a National Festival all over the country…

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Decriminalization of Sec 377 Not Valid For The Indian Defence Force
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Decriminalization of Sec 377 Not Valid For The Indian Defence Force

Decriminalization of section 377 brought hopes for the LGBT+ community to live with dignity and…

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Apsara Reddy Becomes First Transgender Office-bearer In Congress’s History
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Apsara Reddy Becomes First Transgender Office-bearer In Congress’s History

On 8th January, Congress made history by appointing transgender Apsara Reddy as national general secretary…

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Shake With Abhishek Ft. Anwesh Sahoo
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Shake With Abhishek Ft. Anwesh Sahoo

Fatwa Issued Against Women Using Nail Polish
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Fatwa Issued Against Women Using Nail Polish

Darul Uloom Deoband has recently issued a fatwa against Muslim women using nail polish. One…

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VIDEO: Sikh Mother Of A Gay Son Explains What Homosexuality Is To Parents
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VIDEO: Sikh Mother Of A Gay Son Explains What Homosexuality Is To Parents

This article was first written on October 4, 2016 before Section 377 was abolished. It…

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Sabrimala Devotees In Contempt Of Supreme Court Of India Verdict
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Sabrimala Devotees In Contempt Of Supreme Court Of India Verdict

Two journalists of the New York Times, were pelted with stones by so called ‘devotees’…

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Queer Love: The Song Of Dusk
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Queer Love: The Song Of Dusk

      It’s Sunday afternoon and I watch a quarrel of sparrows around my…

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Meet FSoG’s Founder: Shubham Mehrotra
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Meet FSoG’s Founder: Shubham Mehrotra

Shubham Mehrotra was already a pretty impressive person before she created the FSoG. It went on to…

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Sridevi; An Icon For The LGBT Community
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Sridevi; An Icon For The LGBT Community

September 6, 2018 was a historic day for India as the Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality…

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9 Artists Expressing Their Pride On Their Sleeve
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9 Artists Expressing Their Pride On Their Sleeve

With the recent denouncement of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, the country’s LGBTQIA…

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Employee Fired For Homophobic Comments
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Employee Fired For Homophobic Comments

A Mumbai tech company has fired a member of staff after a former employee sent her an…

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Sec377 Abolished; Love Wins!
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Sec377 Abolished; Love Wins!

In a historic judgment, the Supreme Court today has abolished the vexed Section 377. For…

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LGBTQ Academic Module: Now In India
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LGBTQ Academic Module: Now In India

India’s first openly gay prince Manvendra Singh Gohil has pioneered South Asia’s first academic module on…

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Freedom To Come Out At The Workplace
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Freedom To Come Out At The Workplace

The Right to Privacy judgement attributed sexual orientation as an essential attribute of privacy, but…

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Transgenders As Security Guards
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Transgenders As Security Guards

A spate of sexual assaults in girls and women’s care homes of late, has rocked…

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Yogendra + Nishant. Gay Twins By Birth; Proud By Choice
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Yogendra + Nishant. Gay Twins By Birth; Proud By Choice

This is the story of twin brothers, Yogendra and Nishant Mule. Both gay and loving…

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Change Is My Only Constant: Bonita
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Change Is My Only Constant: Bonita

I am Bonita. I wish to be recognised for my work, my creativity, my opinions &…

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From Feeble & Forlorn  To Femme Fatale
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From Feeble & Forlorn To Femme Fatale

 When you first hear Bonita speak over the phone, you can easily visualise a strong,…

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India’s First Transwoman Advocate
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India’s First Transwoman Advocate

Same-Sex Partners In India: Not A Crime
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Same-Sex Partners In India: Not A Crime

“No one can influence one’s choice of partner other than the individual himself/herself. Neither law…

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Sec 377: To Be Or Not To Be
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Sec 377: To Be Or Not To Be

Finally the moment that millions of Indians have been waiting for is here. The Supreme…

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PRIDE Debuts At Vadodra
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PRIDE Debuts At Vadodra

Otherwise known for its splendid, joyous and equally colourful Navratri celebrations, another colourful spectacle unfolded…

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Online Help For LGBT In India
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Online Help For LGBT In India

Everything from relationship counselling to legal aid, help is now just a click away for…

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Frogs May Wed; Same Sex Humans May Not
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Frogs May Wed; Same Sex Humans May Not

Meet The World’s First Openly Gay Prince from India
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Meet The World’s First Openly Gay Prince from India

In 2006, the Prince of Rajpipla, one of India’s oldest royal families made a public…

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My Journey As A Lesbian Muslim
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My Journey As A Lesbian Muslim

The author of this story wishes to remain anonymous, but also wants to inspire and…

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Indian Heterosexual Author Writes Bisexual Love Story
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Indian Heterosexual Author Writes Bisexual Love Story

“If a story is in you, it has to come out” -William Faulkner Medha Patel,…

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Empowering The Transgender Community Through Art
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Empowering The Transgender Community Through Art

Poornima Sukumar, an Indian artist, launched Aravani Art Project in January 2016 with an aim to…

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