Growing Up As A Muslim Intersex Person In India: Mohammed
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Growing Up As A Muslim Intersex Person In India: Mohammed

Hello, my name is Mohammed and I’m a 23 year old muslim from Bangalore. I…

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Kween Mallika: Meet Toronto’s Favourite Bollywood Queen!
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Kween Mallika: Meet Toronto’s Favourite Bollywood Queen!

The word ‘drag’ refers to an art which is full of high energetic performance. It…

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Veer Misra Relating Queerness With Art
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Veer Misra Relating Queerness With Art

When art meets queerness, it’s almost as if something magical is created. This is the…

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Queer, Desi and Killing It – Introducing Alyy Patel
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Queer, Desi and Killing It – Introducing Alyy Patel

The problems faced by the queer community are unique to the country they reside in.…

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Meet Pooja: Bisexual By Birth And Vegan By Choice
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Meet Pooja: Bisexual By Birth And Vegan By Choice

Hello! I’m Pooja Rathore, a 25 year old bisexual from Pune. I’m also a vegan…

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Life As A Lesbian In The Middle East
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Life As A Lesbian In The Middle East

Countries like India, USA, Germany, Australia have legalised same sex marriages in the recent years.…

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Meet Ayushman: Lawyer By Day And Lush Monsoon By Night
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Meet Ayushman: Lawyer By Day And Lush Monsoon By Night

Hello, my name is Aishwarya Ayushmaan, 28 years old, from Ranchi. I am a lawyer and…

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Gender non-conforming in my terms: Vineet Anand
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Gender non-conforming in my terms: Vineet Anand

In my teen years, especially high school, I always hesitated dressing up sexy, or even…

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Sapna Moti Bhavnani – A Life Filled With Art, Self-Expression And Inspiration
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Sapna Moti Bhavnani – A Life Filled With Art, Self-Expression And Inspiration

Sapna Moti Bhavnani is a person who embodies a sort of fearlessness that is hard…

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This Lesbian Couple Found Love On Tinder
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This Lesbian Couple Found Love On Tinder

If you tell me that you never once wondered, about finding true love, in your…

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Meet Amit: LGBTQ Ally And Queer Community Counselor
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Meet Amit: LGBTQ Ally And Queer Community Counselor

Mental health issues are nothing unheard of when it comes to human beings. Especially in…

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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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This Transman Is Helping LGBTQ+ Stuck In Toxic Environments Amid COVID-19
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This Transman Is Helping LGBTQ+ Stuck In Toxic Environments Amid COVID-19

Amid the coronavirus lockdown, family is THE safest place for most heterosexual cisgender people. But…

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Vivek Kishore, A Happily Ever After!
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Vivek Kishore, A Happily Ever After!

Vivek Kishore is a 24 year old asexual who is currently residing at Gurgaon with…

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Vaibhav and Parag: A Love Story That Will Restore Faith
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Vaibhav and Parag: A Love Story That Will Restore Faith

This week we interviewed Vaibhav Jain, a cisgender, gay man, who currently lives at White Plains,…

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Lex Chandra’s Trans Experience – A Life Unlimited
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Lex Chandra’s Trans Experience – A Life Unlimited

This week, we interviewed Alexandra Chandra, a 23-year old woman of trans experience based out of…

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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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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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Voice Of The Community: A Transgender Woman Reaching Out To Thailand
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Voice Of The Community: A Transgender Woman Reaching Out To Thailand

LGBT Survey: Was 2019 A Good Year For The LGBT+ Community In India?
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LGBT Survey: Was 2019 A Good Year For The LGBT+ Community In India?

In the past year, we saw a lot of changes that affected the LGBT+ community…

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The Indian LGBTQ+ Community Share Their Experiences
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The Indian LGBTQ+ Community Share Their Experiences

Last week we held a contest through WhatsApp messages. We sent out a bunch of…

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The mind behind Hyderabad’s First-Ever DRAG-Con
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The mind behind Hyderabad’s First-Ever DRAG-Con

Hyderabad recently witnessed their first-ever DRAG-Con and we had the opportunity to speak to the…

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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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What it Takes to Become A Transqueen, A Transgender Woman Tells You
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What it Takes to Become A Transqueen, A Transgender Woman Tells You

A majority of the Indian population has interacted with transgender on a daily basis. On…

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The Stylistic Changes of Millennial Parenting and Effects of LGBTQ+
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The Stylistic Changes of Millennial Parenting and Effects of LGBTQ+

Millennials are individuals roughly between the ages of 38 to 23. The millennials have undergone…

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Here’s How to Share Your Stories with Fifty Shades of Gay WhatsApp!
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Here’s How to Share Your Stories with Fifty Shades of Gay WhatsApp!

Taking Bisexuality out of its Niche, with Dipalie Mehta
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Taking Bisexuality out of its Niche, with Dipalie Mehta

What is bisexuality? Attraction towards two different genders. Simple enough. Yes? Good. Now, let’s further…

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Deepen Sharma Un-puzzles Fashion For The Binary and The Non-Binary
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Deepen Sharma Un-puzzles Fashion For The Binary and The Non-Binary

Deepen Sharma is a gender-fluid fashionista, from the city of Mumbai, India. He completed his Bachelor’s…

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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 Outsider’s Perspective to Drag
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The Outsider’s Perspective to Drag

Yes, I am Queen, a Short Film with a Remarkable Take-Back from Drag
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Yes, I am Queen, a Short Film with a Remarkable Take-Back from Drag

When Anmol Singh Gulati began his short film about the art of Drag, little did…

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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

The love affair between Makeup and Drag, and Zeeshan Ali
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The love affair between Makeup and Drag, and Zeeshan Ali

Drag is bold, drag is confident. It is sexy, sassy, and overall bewitching. The oozing…

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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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Teaching Underprivileged Kids about LGBTQ+
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Teaching Underprivileged Kids about LGBTQ+

In areas of the country, where education itself is a challenge, to teach about, gender,…

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Peeking behind curtains of Mr Gay India, with Debendra Nath Sanyal
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Peeking behind curtains of Mr Gay India, with Debendra Nath Sanyal

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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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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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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Top 5 Destinations for Lesbians in 2019
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Top 5 Destinations for Lesbians in 2019

Watch out for these destinations to enjoy a vacation with your girlfriend. Travelling can be…

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

MU Revolution: JOIN US!
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MU Revolution: JOIN US!

The makeup industry is due a revolution and we think it’s time the LGBTQ community…

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When The ‘Straight Pride Flag’ Flutters ‘Commotion’ Stirs In Boston!
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When The ‘Straight Pride Flag’ Flutters ‘Commotion’ Stirs In Boston!

A plan by a group in Boston, US, to hold a ‘”straight pride” march in…

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‘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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Taylor Swift Surprises Gay Couple At Their Engagement
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Taylor Swift Surprises Gay Couple At Their Engagement

On February 23, Taylor Swift made a surprise appearance at the engagement party of gay…

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Pride In Hull To Be Back Bigger, Brighter, Bolder And Prouder
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Pride In Hull To Be Back Bigger, Brighter, Bolder And Prouder

Pride events are incomplete without diversity and colour. These are one of those events that…

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6 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are Gay, Bisexual Or Lesbian
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6 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are Gay, Bisexual Or Lesbian

While some stars come out as LGBT+ to big fanfare, there were others who may…

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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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Trans Children Find Hope At Chilean School For Transgenders
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Trans Children Find Hope At Chilean School For Transgenders

More than two dozen pupils find it very safe at “Les niñes”, Latin America’s first-of-its-kind…

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Anjali Siroya: I’m Who I’m Supposed To be
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Anjali Siroya: I’m Who I’m Supposed To be

Society is a funny thing, so is patriarchy. It has always been portrayed that a…

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Bud Light Introduces Rainbow Beer To Celebrate World Pride
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Bud Light Introduces Rainbow Beer To Celebrate World Pride

It looks like the LGBT sandwich isn’t the only pride based initiative on the platform.…

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Asia Gears Up For Its First Same-Sex Marriage
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Asia Gears Up For Its First Same-Sex Marriage

Debates on legalizing same-sex marriage has been going on throughout Asian countries for quite a…

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LGBT activist Lyra McKee Shot Dead In A Gunfire
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LGBT activist Lyra McKee Shot Dead In A Gunfire

Lyra McKee, a 29-year-old journalist and LGBT-rights advocate from Northern Ireland, was shot dead on April…

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Pretty Little Liars Actor Tyler Blackburn Comes Out Bisexual
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Pretty Little Liars Actor Tyler Blackburn Comes Out Bisexual

Former Pretty Little Liars actor Tyler Blackburn recently came out as bisexual. The actor has…

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Banned Lesbian Film Won Award In Africa’s Largest Film Festival
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Banned Lesbian Film Won Award In Africa’s Largest Film Festival

Africa’s largest film festival has awarded a Kenyan actress for her depiction of a lesbian…

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Trump’s Controversial Ban On Transgendered Troops Came Into Force
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Trump’s Controversial Ban On Transgendered Troops Came Into Force

US President Donald Trump‘s controversial ban on transgender Americans in the military came into force on Friday. Followed…

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Everything You Need To Know About Brunei And Its Harsh Sharia Laws
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Everything You Need To Know About Brunei And Its Harsh Sharia Laws

Last week, the Southeast Asian nation of Brunei implemented harsh sharia laws, which means that homosexual…

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Women Who Are Breaking All The Stereotypes – International Women’s Day
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Women Who Are Breaking All The Stereotypes – International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements while calling for gender…

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Naughty Amelia Jane – A Perfect Satire On Homophobia
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Naughty Amelia Jane – A Perfect Satire On Homophobia

It’s tricky to make a movie about the queer community—even if the filmmakers responsible are…

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5 Best LGBT Characters In Your Favorite TV Shows
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5 Best LGBT Characters In Your Favorite TV Shows

LGBT characters on TV shows are starting to become far more mainstream in recent years.…

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The Memoir Of A Gay Muslim In A Straight Marriage
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The Memoir Of A Gay Muslim In A Straight Marriage

As archaic as it might sound, even with all the media hype, touting celebratory strides…

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True Love Stories Of LGBT People
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True Love Stories Of LGBT People

In an age where people, places and moments are too easily replaced, I often wonder…

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Love Story Of Neil Patrick Harris And David Burtka
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Love Story Of Neil Patrick Harris And David Burtka

Certain Hollywood couples give us hope when it comes to the concept of everlasting love…

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The First And Only Nudist Restaurant In Paris Is Forced To Close Its Shop
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The First And Only Nudist Restaurant In Paris Is Forced To Close Its Shop

It has been only 15 months since Paris’s nudist restaurant O’naturel opened its doors and it…

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Transgender Activist Julia Grant Died Aged 64
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Transgender Activist Julia Grant Died Aged 64

Julia Grant took her last breath at the age of 64 on 2nd January following…

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Sick Of Swiping On Fake Selfies? This Indian LGBT Dating App Is Changing The Game
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Sick Of Swiping On Fake Selfies? This Indian LGBT Dating App Is Changing The Game

FSoG On Danish Radio Speaking On Maaya 2
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FSoG On Danish Radio Speaking On Maaya 2

Sec 377 has been abolished and while the LGBT+ community celebrates its heart out the…

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Is polyamory finally ready to become an open secret in India?
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Is polyamory finally ready to become an open secret in India?

Polyamory is about equity and egality: any person in a relationship has the same rights,…

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Tejeshwar Sandhoo: Breaking Stereotypes And Flying High
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Tejeshwar Sandhoo: Breaking Stereotypes And Flying High

“Every gay guy is not necessarily effeminate neither a fashion designer nor stylist.“ FSoG meets…

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The Life Of Alizeh Khan: Girl With A Beard
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The Life Of Alizeh Khan: Girl With A Beard

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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“And That’s How You Grow” : Anwesh Sahoo
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“And That’s How You Grow” : Anwesh Sahoo

From a shy, scared and bullied boy confused about his sexuality in school to a…

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Life Moves On For Gender Fluid, Lavanya Narayan  |  FSOG Exclusive
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Life Moves On For Gender Fluid, Lavanya Narayan | FSOG Exclusive

Two years after coming out publicly to the world and her parents, life still continues…

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The Truth About Polyamory | FSOG Exclusive
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The Truth About Polyamory | FSOG Exclusive

India, a land of paradoxes, the land of the Kamasutra, yet we don’t talk about…

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The Difficulty Of Finding A Queer Community In China | FSOG Exclusive
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The Difficulty Of Finding A Queer Community In China | FSOG Exclusive

You are not alone! When studying in cold and windy Finland, it was quite easy…

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Registrations Open for India’s First Drag Rage
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Registrations Open for India’s First Drag Rage

Register now for India’s most anticipated reality show! Click here to register and we will get…

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Being Trans In The Sikh Community, Manpreet Singh | FSOG Exclusive
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Being Trans In The Sikh Community, Manpreet Singh | FSOG Exclusive

In a exclusive interview with FSOG, Manpreet Singh, a Trans man of the Punjabi decent…

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“Toxic masculinity affects not just women but men alike” | WOMEN’S DAY EXCLUSIVE
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“Toxic masculinity affects not just women but men alike” | WOMEN’S DAY EXCLUSIVE

Feminism gets a bad rep these days as the majority assumes that all feminism is,…

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Singing For Freedom and Love, India’s First LGBT Choir, Rainbow Voices Mumbai
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Singing For Freedom and Love, India’s First LGBT Choir, Rainbow Voices Mumbai

Rainbow Voices Mumbai (RVM) is India’s first and only LGBT choir. With members from all…

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Where next? The spread of same-sex marriage in Asia
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Where next? The spread of same-sex marriage in Asia

  After Taiwan legalised same-sex marriage last year as the first country in Asia to…

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Coming Out At The Age Of 30!
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Coming Out At The Age Of 30!

As people of the LGBTQIA community, we have to go through the process of “coming…

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A candid chat with Manuel and Bud – aka – Two Gay Papas
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A candid chat with Manuel and Bud – aka – Two Gay Papas

In a world that gives a lot of importance to privacy, two parents from Spain…

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30 Pictures From Bengaluru Pride ’17 That Capture What Pride Is All About
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30 Pictures From Bengaluru Pride ’17 That Capture What Pride Is All About

The garden city, the silicon valley of India, Bengaluru became a city full of colors,…

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Trans-forming lives one day at a time, Dhananjay Chauhan
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Trans-forming lives one day at a time, Dhananjay Chauhan

  Over two decades ago, Dhananjay Chauhan had to give up on studies. Not because…

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Being Bisexual (Queer) in a Bigoted World!
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Being Bisexual (Queer) in a Bigoted World!

Sanchita Sharan, a dreamer, writer, artist and a full time unicorn; shares her experience of…

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Shining a spotlight on perception through film making | FSOG Exclusive
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Shining a spotlight on perception through film making | FSOG Exclusive

22-year-old Riya Kulkarni was utterly horrified when she learned that a close friend had been…

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The Secret Life Of Indian Male Sex Abuse Survivors | FSOG Exclusive
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The Secret Life Of Indian Male Sex Abuse Survivors | FSOG Exclusive

Every time it comes to visiting parks, 21-year-old Abhhydday Pathak breaks out in cold sweat.…

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Mumbai’s KC College Promotes Acceptance and Inclusion
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Mumbai’s KC College Promotes Acceptance and Inclusion

Heenal Shah, 20, is of curious nature. A sociology student from Mumbai’s Kishinchand Chellaram (KC)…

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Here’s How This Online Condom Store is Encouraging Indians to Have Safe Sex
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Here’s How This Online Condom Store is Encouraging Indians to Have Safe Sex

When Chennai-based writer Lavanya Narayan learned from a friend about an online store sending condoms for…

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In Conversation with the Owner of China’s First Gay-Friendly Hostel
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In Conversation with the Owner of China’s First Gay-Friendly Hostel

Wang Liang (25) is the founder and manager of China’s first gay-friendly youth hostel. Born…

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India’s Top 5 LGBT Dating Apps
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India’s Top 5 LGBT Dating Apps

Nothing has changed the world of online dating more than dating apps, especially for lesbian,…

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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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