Holding a No Board to LGBTQ+Refugees!
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Holding a No Board to LGBTQ+Refugees!

The Home Office is the Ministerial Department of the United Kingdom. Furthermore, it is responsible for…

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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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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

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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Transgender steps in Transphobic Steps out -“Victoria Secret”
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Transgender steps in Transphobic Steps out -“Victoria Secret”

Victoria’s Secret is an American designer, manufacturer, and marketer of women’s lingerie, womenswear, and beauty…

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Transgender Athletes can participate in Cross-Fit Games
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Transgender Athletes can participate in Cross-Fit Games

The Crossfit games is an athletic competition sponsored by Cross Fit Inc and Reebok. The competition…

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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

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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Poland LGBTQ+ Community Deserves Better
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Poland LGBTQ+ Community Deserves Better

The Polish LGBTQ+ community desperately needs our help. As of yesterday, Saturday 20th July, Poland…

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

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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What Happened 50 Years Ago At Stonewall
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What Happened 50 Years Ago At Stonewall

During the summer night of ’69, the world witnessed the most monumental happenings of the…

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Armpit Hair: A New Embrace
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Armpit Hair: A New Embrace

Throughout history, women have always been exceptionally subject to societies prejudice. Told what to wear,…

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Ukraine Witnesses Largest Pride March
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Ukraine Witnesses Largest Pride March

Ukrainian Capital saw thousands march by for its annual gay event. It has been the…

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Make America Straight Again
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Make America Straight Again

An anti-gay minister in Orlando has been planning for a “Make America Straight Again” conference…

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Love Always Wins: Costa Rica’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban will be Lifted In 2020
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Love Always Wins: Costa Rica’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban will be Lifted In 2020

Costa Rica’s highest court published a 287-page ruling, stating that Costa Rica’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional…

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Netflix Finds An ‘ELITE’ Way To Keep Homophobes Away
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Netflix Finds An ‘ELITE’ Way To Keep Homophobes Away

Netflix has proven that it isn’t going to tolerate bigoted comments on its Instagram page in…

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Lublin (Poland) Dares A Pride March Amidst Tremendous Opposition
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Lublin (Poland) Dares A Pride March Amidst Tremendous Opposition

The Polish city of Lublin held its first ever Pride parade on 13 October despite counter…

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New York Islanders Embrace The LGBT Network
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New York Islanders Embrace The LGBT Network

The New York Islanders and LGBT Network are joining forces to launch an anti-bullying partnership…

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Uganda: Plan For LGBT Centre Declared Criminal Act
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Uganda: Plan For LGBT Centre Declared Criminal Act

Activists trying to open Uganda’s first centre for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people received…

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Remembering Matthew Shepard: A Young Life Lost To Hate
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Remembering Matthew Shepard: A Young Life Lost To Hate

Twenty years ago this week, a gay University of Wyoming student was offered a ride from…

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UK Announces Vital Funding For LGBTI Inclusion
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UK Announces Vital Funding For LGBTI Inclusion

Last year, the UK government carried out a survey of LGBTI people in the UK,…

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Singaporeans Torn On LGBT Acceptance
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Singaporeans Torn On LGBT Acceptance

An article by Singaporean Professor Tommy Koh was disturbing not just for its conclusions but,…

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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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Why Bisexual Visibility Week Is Important
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Why Bisexual Visibility Week Is Important

When I was 15, I confided in my psychiatrist that I was questioning my sexuality.…

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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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Parents Turn Into Bullies: Transgender Kid Harassed
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Parents Turn Into Bullies: Transgender Kid Harassed

A couple of weeks ago, news trickled out of a small town in Oklahoma about…

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Amazon Falters In LGBT Inclusivity
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Amazon Falters In LGBT Inclusivity

Many Amazon employees felt uncomfortable following a series of recent defacements on LGBT “Pride” posters hanging in…

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‘Gay Cure’ Therapy: Fights For Survival Against Australia’s Labour Party
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‘Gay Cure’ Therapy: Fights For Survival Against Australia’s Labour Party

On one hand Australia’s longest running soap opera Neighbours is all set to air the…

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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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10 LGBT Magazines: Dead But Impactful
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10 LGBT Magazines: Dead But Impactful

Magazines now long dead and gone, that helped make the world a much better place.…

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‘&Proud’ Myanmar’s LGBT Choir: Making Musical Moments
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‘&Proud’ Myanmar’s LGBT Choir: Making Musical Moments

This Burmese Choir hopes to challenge the attitude of society towards the LGBT community by…

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Queen Honours LGBT+ Activists
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Queen Honours LGBT+ Activists

 A Jewish lesbian who is working to welcome members of the LGBT community into the…

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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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LGBT And The Winds Of (Legal) Change
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LGBT And The Winds Of (Legal) Change

2018 was predicted to be the ‘year of the courts’ as far as LGBT rights…

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I Grew Up With A Gay Parent: Kids Speak
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I Grew Up With A Gay Parent: Kids Speak

 Even as adults, acceptance of loved ones coming out of the closet is a huge…

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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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PM Netanyahu U-Turns On Surrogacy Law
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PM Netanyahu U-Turns On Surrogacy Law

Israel was a shining beacon of LGBT+ rights in the Middle East, having enacted LGBT…

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Light In The Water: LGBT in Sport
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Light In The Water: LGBT in Sport

A documentary ‘Light in the Water’  tells the story of a group of gay men…

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

Businesses That Grow With Pride
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Businesses That Grow With Pride

Being LGBT friendly is not just good for a company’s image but it grows their…

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And…..The Best {Trans}Woman Wins
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And…..The Best {Trans}Woman Wins

It seemed like poetic justice for Angela Ponce, a Spanish Trans-woman, who had lived a…

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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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LGBT STEM Day: Lets Celebrate Inclusion In Every Field
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LGBT STEM Day: Lets Celebrate Inclusion In Every Field

For the very first time yesterday, 05 Jul 18 was celebrated as LGBT STEM Day;…

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Tears Flow In Phillippines While Tear Gas Shells Roll In Istanbul
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Tears Flow In Phillippines While Tear Gas Shells Roll In Istanbul

LGBT Ghettoisation: Inclusion Or Discrimination?
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LGBT Ghettoisation: Inclusion Or Discrimination?

University of Sheffield is giving LGBT students a place in which they can be themselves…

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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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Against Death Defying Odds
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Against Death Defying Odds

Despite state-sponsored repression and social stigma, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the…

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Happy NY PRIDE March Proposal
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Happy NY PRIDE March Proposal

A lesbian proposes to her lover at the New York Pride Parade. While the land of the…

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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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If Only One Could Turn Back Time
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If Only One Could Turn Back Time

Watch LGBT elders read letters to their younger selves.   Being LGBT 40, 50 or…

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Poland’s Supreme Court Stands Poles Apart
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Poland’s Supreme Court Stands Poles Apart

While the Polish football team battles it out in Russia and hopes for its sinking…

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12 LGBT ‘Angelic Troublemakers’
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12 LGBT ‘Angelic Troublemakers’

  Although the LGBT movement is gaining steam today and several countries and societies are…

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Same-Sex Wedding: A First For The British Monarchy
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Same-Sex Wedding: A First For The British Monarchy

History will be made this summer when the British royalty will have its first same-sex…

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Historic LGBT Landmarks In New York City
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Historic LGBT Landmarks In New York City

It’s impossible to consider the history of the LGBTQ movement without thinking about New York…

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I Grew Up With A Gay Parent: Kids Speak
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I Grew Up With A Gay Parent: Kids Speak

Time To Embrace The Vets
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Time To Embrace The Vets

All through the Cold War the US Army mandatorily conscripted youth to fight it’s wars.…

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Corporates: In Solidarity With LGBT+
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Corporates: In Solidarity With LGBT+

Last Sunday, Jack Dorsey the CEO of Twitter came under fire for posting a tweet…

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Trans Trail Blazer: Marsha P. Johnson
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Trans Trail Blazer: Marsha P. Johnson

This article is written to serve as a tribute to all those people before us…

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1950s Lavender Scare: LGBT Persecution In The US State Department
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1950s Lavender Scare: LGBT Persecution In The US State Department

The 1950s saw the US State Department persecute its public servants indiscriminately by methodically scanning…

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Country with the Most LGBT Murders: Brazil
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Country with the Most LGBT Murders: Brazil

On Tuesday May 15, Brazil’s Ministry of Human Resources established a national LGBT-PoV (violence against…

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MILK: The Spirit of Pride
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MILK: The Spirit of Pride

May 22 every year, is celebrated by the LGBTQIA community, the world over, as ‘Milk…

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“God Made You Like This”: Pope Francis  | FSOG
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“God Made You Like This”: Pope Francis | FSOG

In a surprising and unprecedented development today, Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church…

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Women Still Not Allowed At Temples, Perpetually Sub-Par  |  FSOG Exclusive
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Women Still Not Allowed At Temples, Perpetually Sub-Par | FSOG Exclusive

While we may speak of equal rights to all and discuss issues on the LGBTQIA…

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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 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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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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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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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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Mumbai Pride 2018 to be held on Feb 3
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Mumbai Pride 2018 to be held on Feb 3

  The Mumbai Pride, one of India’s biggest pride events, will be held next year…

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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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Watch: This Vicks Ad About Trans Acceptance Will Make You Tear Up
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Watch: This Vicks Ad About Trans Acceptance Will Make You Tear Up

Cold and cough brand, Vick’s new advertisement is celebrating motherhood beyond biological ties, normalising trans…

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How LGBT Friendly Are Bangalore Clubs?
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How LGBT Friendly Are Bangalore Clubs?

Insensitivity is shown either directly or indirectly. People often choose ways of the latter 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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Desi (Indian) LGBT Movies To Watch
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Desi (Indian) LGBT Movies To Watch

Making a film with LGBT characters and themes is no easy task, especially if you’re…

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Two Of A Kind: Can You Tell Which Twin Is Gay?
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Two Of A Kind: Can You Tell Which Twin Is Gay?

Mankind is split apart. The world is undecided and divided in what it chooses to…

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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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Five Reasons You Should Not Support Donald Trump
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Five Reasons You Should Not Support Donald Trump

The first debate of the 2016 presidential campaign has concluded. The zingers were flying, the…

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In Conversation With The Director Of India’s First Silent LGBT Film
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In Conversation With The Director Of India’s First Silent LGBT Film

From Reel to Real By Sarthak Chand Faraz is a storyteller at heart. From a…

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“Born Straight Refuse To Hate”- Meet Our Ally From Dehradun
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“Born Straight Refuse To Hate”- Meet Our Ally From Dehradun

FSOG Exclusive: A Fireside Chat with Psychologist Deepak Kashyap
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FSOG Exclusive: A Fireside Chat with Psychologist Deepak Kashyap

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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I AM AN ALLY: Straight Indians Fighting for LGBTQIA Rights
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I AM AN ALLY: Straight Indians Fighting for LGBTQIA Rights

“I am straight. I don’t think that should make a difference.” These are the words…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Understanding Sexuality in Contemporary India
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Understanding Sexuality in Contemporary India

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

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

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

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