The LGBTQ+ Consumer Market- The Vastness and The Importance
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The LGBTQ+ Consumer Market- The Vastness and The Importance

How many of us know what part of the total population belongs to the LGBTQ+…

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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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Canada Puts Human over Religion, the dream turned reality!
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Canada Puts Human over Religion, the dream turned reality!

One more reason to be jealous of how amazing Canada is! As usual, the country…

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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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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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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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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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What Is Gay/ Transgender Panic?
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What Is Gay/ Transgender Panic?

What is gay/ transgender panic? This is a legal strategy that asks the jury to…

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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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Botswana Scraps Gay Sex Laws
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Botswana Scraps Gay Sex Laws

Botswana’s High Court is of the opinion to remove a law criminalizing with consent, same-sex…

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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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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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UK Supreme Court Rules In Favour Of Evangelical Baker
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UK Supreme Court Rules In Favour Of Evangelical Baker

The U.K. Supreme Court has ruled for a bakery run by evangelical Christians in a…

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6-Year-Old Children In London Made To Write LGBT Love Letters
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6-Year-Old Children In London Made To Write LGBT Love Letters

A British primary school was recently spotlighted by the BBC Radio Manchester, for making its students, some…

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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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Grindr Launches ‘Kindr’ To Combat Racism, Bullying On App
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Grindr Launches ‘Kindr’ To Combat Racism, Bullying On App

The social media company Grindr launched a new initiative this week to combat different forms…

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A Safe Sex Guide For The LGBT Community
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A Safe Sex Guide For The LGBT Community

 Historically when sex education was introduced to the general public, content was focused on puberty…

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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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The Miseducation Of Cameron Post & Gay Conversion Therapy
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The Miseducation Of Cameron Post & Gay Conversion Therapy

The Miseducation of Cameron Post, a moving new film based on the story of a…

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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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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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Finn Balor: Makes WWE LGBT Inclusive As Well
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Finn Balor: Makes WWE LGBT Inclusive As Well

 WWE star Finn Bálor has once again spoken out in support of LGBT+ inclusion saying “it should…

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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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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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Death Of A Nation: Dinesh D’souza Decried
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Death Of A Nation: Dinesh D’souza Decried

Trump’s new best friend in Hollywood and ultra right wing documentary filmmaker Dinesh D’souza has…

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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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Art Show Honours Murdered Transwomen
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Art Show Honours Murdered Transwomen

A multidisciplinary work by artist Jono Vaughan titled Project 42 memorialises trans-women whose lives were cut short by…

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Social Media Helps LGBT+ Come Out With Pride
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Social Media Helps LGBT+ Come Out With Pride

“We want to leave the world better than we found it,” said Tim Cook when…

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

Hate TRUMPs Love
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Hate TRUMPs Love

It’s not just the USA that’s reeling under Trumphobia, his policies have affected people, the…

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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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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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An LGBT Exhibition: Traces From Then and Now
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An LGBT Exhibition: Traces From Then and Now

Freedom is never free and who would know that better than those who have lived…

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10 Jews Who Inspire
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10 Jews Who Inspire

Shaan Surat Knan One of the most vocal and visible campaigners within and beyond the…

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

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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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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AGEING: New Challenges for the LGBT+ Community
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AGEING: New Challenges for the LGBT+ Community

As if being LGBT+ isn’t bad enough when it comes to social judgments and acceptance,…

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Why Is June Pride Month?  And How You Can Help
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Why Is June Pride Month? And How You Can Help

World over the month of June is celebrated as the commemorative PRIDE month where members…

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Virgin Embraces LGBT+
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Virgin Embraces LGBT+

The British LGBT community recently conferred a special recognition award to Virgin Atlantic for being…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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India’s First Gay Wedding
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India’s First Gay Wedding

India’s first gay marriage took place between, 40-year-old Hrishi Sathawane, an NRI techie, and his Vietnamese…

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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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The Best Parliamentary Proposal Ever!
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The Best Parliamentary Proposal Ever!

In a world where we are still debating about same-sex marriage and fighting for our…

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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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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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The Rainbow Wire | Today’s Top LGBT News From Around The World
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The Rainbow Wire | Today’s Top LGBT News From Around The World

Welcome to FSoG’s Rainbow Wire! Here are the crucial LGBT news from across the globe…

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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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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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I AM AN ALLY: Yashika From Dehradun Shares Why She’s a Straight Ally
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I AM AN ALLY: Yashika From Dehradun Shares Why She’s a Straight Ally

FSOG Blog Series: I AM AN ALLY- Straight Indians Fighting for LGBTQIA Rights. I have…

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

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

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

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

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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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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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