First Legally Wed Trans Couple Sets Milestone In Kerala
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First Legally Wed Trans Couple Sets Milestone In Kerala

India is slowly inching towards a better acceptance of the LGBT community. A testament to…

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Story of a sex worker from Asia’s second largest red-light district
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Story of a sex worker from Asia’s second largest red-light district

Shaanti, 29, who identifies as a transgender lives and works at Kamathipura, Asia’s second largest…

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Indian Supreme Court Sets July Deadline To Outlaw Section 377
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Indian Supreme Court Sets July Deadline To Outlaw Section 377

Section 377 has been an ongoing struggle, the LGBTQIA+ community along with straight allies have…

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“Wearing Jeans Leads To The Birth Of Trans Kids” | A Regressive State Of Mind
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“Wearing Jeans Leads To The Birth Of Trans Kids” | A Regressive State Of Mind

“Yeah kids, it’s Jeans not GENES” Its surprising that we live in 2018 and there…

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Myths and Stereotypes About Gay Men In India
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Myths and Stereotypes About Gay Men In India

Thanks to Bollywood and pop culture, gay men are stereotyped into these over the top…

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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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Artist, Aspiring Surgeon and A Proud Transwoman, Trinetra!
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Artist, Aspiring Surgeon and A Proud Transwoman, Trinetra!

  Trinetra, an aspiring surgeon, artist and a proud trans woman. She is a fierce…

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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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Pakistan’s First Trans News Anchor, Marvia Malik
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Pakistan’s First Trans News Anchor, Marvia Malik

The Transgender Community To Be Recognized As An Independent Category In PAN Form
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The Transgender Community To Be Recognized As An Independent Category In PAN Form

Acceptance is the first step towards progress. The Indian Government has taken a great step…

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Malaysian University’s Forum To Convert ‘LGBT’ Students Receives Backlash
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Malaysian University’s Forum To Convert ‘LGBT’ Students Receives Backlash

There is nothing more traumatizing than going through treatment to change your identity. Keep in…

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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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The LGBT People Are Now Being Compared To ISIS
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The LGBT People Are Now Being Compared To ISIS

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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Lawyer By Day, Drag Queen By Night!
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Lawyer By Day, Drag Queen By Night!

Tearing Toxic Masulinity Down One Episode At A Time | Queer Eye
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Tearing Toxic Masulinity Down One Episode At A Time | Queer Eye

“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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The Dichotomic Life Of The Indian LGBT+ Community, Beautifully Depicted By The “Coy Mistress”
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The Dichotomic Life Of The Indian LGBT+ Community, Beautifully Depicted By The “Coy Mistress”

In a world filled with toxic masculinity, where there a enormous pressure placed on men…

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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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Makeup Specifically For The Trans Community! Finally!!
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Makeup Specifically For The Trans Community! Finally!!

Jecca overlooks gender and celebrates individuality. We’re not a brand that concentrates on just women,”…

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Queer Prom For The LGBT Community!
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Queer Prom For The LGBT Community!

‘We finally had a Prom we deserved’  Prom is one of the most significant and…

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Malaysian Newspaper Publishes “How To Spot A Gay” Checklist
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Malaysian Newspaper Publishes “How To Spot A Gay” Checklist

EXCLUSIVE: Mumbai Pride Parade 2018 – in pictures
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EXCLUSIVE: Mumbai Pride Parade 2018 – in pictures

The Mumbai Pride Parade 2018, like Pride marches across the globe, is a political and…

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Gay couple files lawsuit after one of their twins is denied US citizenship
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Gay couple files lawsuit after one of their twins is denied US citizenship

A gay couple filed a lawsuit this week after one of their twins was denied…

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An Open Letter To My Abuser
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An Open Letter To My Abuser

Sexual abuse unfortunately occurs to a large population in our country and the world. Abuse…

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Coming Out: Bringing Russia’s LGBT stories to London with special screening
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Coming Out: Bringing Russia’s LGBT stories to London with special screening

In June 2013, the Russian Parliament passed a law banning so-called ‘homosexual propaganda’. Since that…

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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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“Scrapping Section 377 Won’t Do Much” Says Kerala’s First Openly Gay Muslim
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“Scrapping Section 377 Won’t Do Much” Says Kerala’s First Openly Gay Muslim

Section 377 has been a heated topic of discussion off late, with the Supreme Court…

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The Biggest LGBT Event, Mr. Gay World India
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The Biggest LGBT Event, Mr. Gay World India

“Inclusive, Diverse and Very Gay” Not just another pageant but a search for global LGBT…

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India’s Gay Prince Opens His Palace To LGBT People
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India’s Gay Prince Opens His Palace To LGBT People

India’s first openly gay prince, Manvendra Singh Gohil has opened up his 15- acre palace…

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Supreme Court To Re-think The Constitutional Validity Of Section 377
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Supreme Court To Re-think The Constitutional Validity Of Section 377

It’s surprising to see that it’s 2018 and we are STILL fighting for equal rights.…

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Here’s An Alternate World To Make You Realize How Rampant Sexism Is!
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Here’s An Alternate World To Make You Realize How Rampant Sexism Is!

Sexism has been engrained into our lives so much so that we fail to realize…

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Misconceptions and Stereotypes That Dehumanize LGBT People Must Be Challenged
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Misconceptions and Stereotypes That Dehumanize LGBT People Must Be Challenged

The march towards equality in a society relies heavily on bringing forth facts and challenging misconceptions about…

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LGBT Inclusion In Sports
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LGBT Inclusion In Sports

2018 is off to a great start, inclusion is of utmost importance no matter what…

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Rainbow glows in Kolkata Pride despite poor weather
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Rainbow glows in Kolkata Pride despite poor weather

Be it the smog in New Delhi or the unseasonal rain in Kolkata, nothing can…

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Religious Freedom V/S Anti-Discrimination, The US Supreme Court torn
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Religious Freedom V/S Anti-Discrimination, The US Supreme Court torn

In a tolerant world should intolerance be tolerated? The US supreme court is divided between…

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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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10th Annual Pride Parade at Delhi in Pictures
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10th Annual Pride Parade at Delhi in Pictures

Every year our hearts swells with pride, (Ha! get it?) for the love that is…

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How moving countries can force you back into the closet
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How moving countries can force you back into the closet

Aged 15 years old, I started coming out to my family and friends, which changed…

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A Safe Haven for LGBTQIA people
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A Safe Haven for LGBTQIA people

People from the LGBTQIA community are happy beautiful unicorns but the kind of treatment they…

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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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It’s confirmed! Wonder Woman is in fact Bisexual!
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It’s confirmed! Wonder Woman is in fact Bisexual!

It was about time we finally acknowledge the pink elephant in the room, it has…

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Pick Your ‘Shipname’ for LGBT Icons ‘Pennywise’ and ‘The Babadook’
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Pick Your ‘Shipname’ for LGBT Icons ‘Pennywise’ and ‘The Babadook’

‘Pennydook’ or ‘Babawise’ pick your shipname and get ready for 2017’s most loved Gay Icons.…

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A Match Made In Heaven!
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A Match Made In Heaven!

Section 377 might have a chance to become a part of history rather than stay a reality
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Section 377 might have a chance to become a part of history rather than stay a reality

It almost feels unreal, but there is a real chance for change here. On Thursday,…

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A YouTube Channel Dedicated To Trans-Education, TransVision.
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A YouTube Channel Dedicated To Trans-Education, TransVision.

This sector of people are usually shunned from society for being different from the cis-gender…

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A Beautiful Way To Encapsulate Transition
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A Beautiful Way To Encapsulate Transition

The period of transitioning is always rather difficult but Charlie Peck decided to make his…

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Times are changing for India and it looks like a fabulous rainbow!
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Times are changing for India and it looks like a fabulous rainbow!

  India is slowly inching its way towards becoming a more progressive country by the…

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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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Right to Privacy Judgment: What It Means & How It Affects You
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Right to Privacy Judgment: What It Means & How It Affects You

In a historic judgment, the Supreme Court on August 24 declared privacy a fundamental right. The nine-judge…

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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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#IAMANALLY | ‘The youth of India must unite for this cause’ Says Tara Kaushal
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#IAMANALLY | ‘The youth of India must unite for this cause’ Says Tara Kaushal

Back in the day, when homosexuality was still a taboo, Tara Kaushal, then 16, befriended…

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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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Nayana Udupi’s Struggle to Live an Ordinary Life | FSOG #TransIsBeautiful
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Nayana Udupi’s Struggle to Live an Ordinary Life | FSOG #TransIsBeautiful

While growing up in Udupi, Karnataka, some 400 kilometers away from the capital Bangalore, Nayana…

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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 Life as a Muslim Desi Drag Queen – Humza Mian
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My Life as a Muslim Desi Drag Queen – Humza Mian

With the LGBTQIA community finding their voice and finding new ways to express their individuality,…

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Stories Of Indian Parents Who Discovered Their Kids Were Gay Or Lesbian
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Stories Of Indian Parents Who Discovered Their Kids Were Gay Or Lesbian

By Monalisa Das Amidst the sea of people at Bengaluru’s Pride March in November 2015 were…

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Coming Out As Gay: When My Parents Tried To Cure Me
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Coming Out As Gay: When My Parents Tried To Cure Me

By Niharika Gaur I had the opportunity to share an extensive conversation with Abhiram Sridhar,…

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Heartwarming Story Of A Married Indian Lesbian Couple
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Heartwarming Story Of A Married Indian Lesbian Couple

By Sreemoyee Piu Kundu A month back, I happened to chance upon a much-liked picture that…

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My Story: What Was It Like Coming Out Gay In 2000s In India
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My Story: What Was It Like Coming Out Gay In 2000s In India

30 year old Jasmeet “Jassi” Singh shares his journey about coming out of the closet…

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‘Fashion is a source of Liberation’- Deepen Sharma on Fashion Industry Stereotypes
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‘Fashion is a source of Liberation’- Deepen Sharma on Fashion Industry Stereotypes

In today’s world where every profession comes with its own share of stereotypes, there are…

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What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger | Story of A Rape Survivor
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What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger | Story of A Rape Survivor

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche Living by these words, Sanket Sveronic –…

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Mumbai Pride 2017 | India’s Biggest Pride Parade In Photos
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Mumbai Pride 2017 | India’s Biggest Pride Parade In Photos

January 28 witnessed one of the biggest pride parades in India. More than 14,000 people including…

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Growing Up Gay In Germany: How LGBT+ Are Linked Worldwide
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Growing Up Gay In Germany: How LGBT+ Are Linked Worldwide

More than you may think, for starters young LGBT+ students struggling for acceptance. Growing up…

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My Journey: From A Woman To A Trans Man
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My Journey: From A Woman To A Trans Man

transgender n. a person whose self-identity does not conform unambiguously to conventional notions of male…

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What’s So Bad About a Boy Who Wants to Wear His Grandma’s Blouse?
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What’s So Bad About a Boy Who Wants to Wear His Grandma’s Blouse?

As I was helping my grandmother clean out her basement one Saturday afternoon, she handed…

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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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How Lack Of Sex Education Almost Ruined My Life
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How Lack Of Sex Education Almost Ruined My Life

Although we fail to consider it a serious problem, lack of proper sex education in…

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PHOTOS: Delhi’s LGBTQIA Community Marches Seeking ‘A Life Without Fear’
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PHOTOS: Delhi’s LGBTQIA Community Marches Seeking ‘A Life Without Fear’

The 9th edition of the Delhi Queer Pride Parade held on Nov. 27 saw thousands of…

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Bangalore Pride Parade 2016 In Pictures
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Bangalore Pride Parade 2016 In Pictures

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet- the vibrant colors were showcased across the streets of…

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Is It Time For Mandatory Sex Education In Indian Schools?
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Is It Time For Mandatory Sex Education In Indian Schools?

By Niharika Gaur Anwesh Sahoo has already impressed many with his remarkable feat of becoming…

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My Story: Being Gay in the World’s Largest Democracy
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My Story: Being Gay in the World’s Largest Democracy

Darshan Mandhana is an HR professional, hailing from a small village in Maharashtra. Darshan, 30, recounts…

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“OPEN UP”- Inspiring Story of A Child Abuse Survivor
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“OPEN UP”- Inspiring Story of A Child Abuse Survivor

By Aashna Bhatia So what’s so special about Ishank Chibber? Is it because he works…

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Gay Indian Man Pens Heartbreaking Essay About Being Trapped In A Sham Marriage
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Gay Indian Man Pens Heartbreaking Essay About Being Trapped In A Sham Marriage

“I hail from a small district in Rajasthan,” an unnamed 37-year-old Indian man writes in a…

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Anwesh Sahoo: ‘Being Gay In India Isn’t Half As Bad’
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Anwesh Sahoo: ‘Being Gay In India Isn’t Half As Bad’

By Anwesh Kumar Sahoo Contrary to the reaction that I often receive from people, being…

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How I Came Out To My Sikh Family
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How I Came Out To My Sikh Family

By Aleksandr Chandra This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Mandeep Jangi, a self-identified gay Sikh man…

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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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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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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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‘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

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