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

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

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Transgender Dating App To Launch In India For The First Time
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Transgender Dating App To Launch In India For The First Time

It is not easy to find a date in India. Sneaky aunties, societal rules, and…

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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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Sexualities We’ve All Heard of, but Don’t Really Know About
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Sexualities We’ve All Heard of, but Don’t Really Know About

There are over 16 different types of sexualities and LGBTQ+ covers about half of them.…

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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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Should Prostitution Be Legalized?
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Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

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

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

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

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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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What Is Homophobia Like in India?
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What Is Homophobia Like in India?

By Kris Jupiter Homophobia in India is difficult to describe. It is not the type…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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A Conversation with Samir Narang: A Drag Queen with an MD
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A Conversation with Samir Narang: A Drag Queen with an MD

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Samir Narang, a doctor by day and…

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Lady Gaga Opens Up About Her Mental Illness To LGBT Youth
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Lady Gaga Opens Up About Her Mental Illness To LGBT Youth

  Lady Gaga recently visited the Ali Forney Center in New York City, which is…

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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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11 Countries that Will Kill You for Being LGBT
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11 Countries that Will Kill You for Being LGBT

By Nikola Potrebic No matter what level of development we reach as a society, it…

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All You Need To Know About HIV/AIDS Situation In India
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All You Need To Know About HIV/AIDS Situation In India

By Niharika Gaur HIV stands as the third most dangerous affliction in India after Tuberculosis…

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Why The Plus in LGBT+| A Radical Call for Recognizing Intersectionality
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Why The Plus in LGBT+| A Radical Call for Recognizing Intersectionality

By Aleksandr Chandra It is time to pivot the plus. The very symbol that has…

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The Five Stages of Grief for Parents of LGBT Children
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The Five Stages of Grief for Parents of LGBT Children

The following post is by Jason Bilbrey, Director of Pastoral Care at The Marin Foundation.…

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What Indian Men Want To Know About Lesbians On Quora
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What Indian Men Want To Know About Lesbians On Quora

By Snigdha Bansal In a country where all things sexual are taboo and the ever…

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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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What Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism really think of LGBT people will surprise you
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What Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism really think of LGBT people will surprise you

Hinduism Hindu views of LGBTI issues are diverse and different Hindu groups have distinct views.…

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Dear Ma and Pa ( A letter to parents who are trying to understand their daughter’s same sex orientation)
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Ridiculous Misconceptions About Sex Education In India
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Ridiculous Misconceptions About Sex Education In India

By Archeeta Pujari Why are we so scared of talking about sex? What kind of twisted…

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Transgender Woman on Loyola College Campus Raises Voice for Equality
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Transgender Woman on Loyola College Campus Raises Voice for Equality

For transgender students on educational campuses, it is no cakewalk. While some colleges have opened…

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VIDEO: Ssummier aka Pammi Aunty Talks About Feminism and Section 377
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VIDEO: Ssummier aka Pammi Aunty Talks About Feminism and Section 377

Actor and comedian Ssumier Pasricha, also known as Pammi Aunty, invited FSoG over for a…

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A Gay Australian’s Indian Love Story
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A Gay Australian’s Indian Love Story

The pivotal issue with homosexuality in India seems to revolve around the centrality and sanctity…

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Kerala Pride 2016: Dates, Theme and Pride Parade Route as Thousands Set to Attend
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Kerala Pride 2016: Dates, Theme and Pride Parade Route as Thousands Set to Attend

This is a crucial year in the struggles of LGBTQI people in Kerala and India. …

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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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Inclusivity at Workplace to be theme of Pune Pride Parade this year
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Inclusivity at Workplace to be theme of Pune Pride Parade this year

Every year, the Pune Pride March, walks with the purpose of highlighting an issue that…

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An Exclusive Interview with a Mother and her Gay Son
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An Exclusive Interview with a Mother and her Gay Son

Last week I had the opportunity to interview a prominent voice in the NYC South-Asian…

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12 Hilarious, Emotional, Heartbreaking Stories of Coming Out by Text
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12 Hilarious, Emotional, Heartbreaking Stories of Coming Out by Text

FSOG brings to you some of the most entertaining coming out stories – good and bad…

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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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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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20 Year Old Boy From Ahmedabad Comes Out As Asexual
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20 Year Old Boy From Ahmedabad Comes Out As Asexual

“I give them time to come to terms with my asexuality.” The words invoke an…

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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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Visakhapatnam To Host Its First Pride Parade
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Visakhapatnam To Host Its First Pride Parade

Some call it the ‘City of Destiny’ or the ‘Jewel of the East Cost,’ Visakhapatnam or Vizag is…

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17 LGBTQ People Who Changed The World
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17 LGBTQ People Who Changed The World

They’ve been called a thousand names, demeaned, rejected, even shunned by our society, but LGTBQ…

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Kerala Government Announces Pension For Transgenders
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Kerala Government Announces Pension For Transgenders

Less than a year after Kerala became the first Indian state to have a Transgender…

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This Big Fat Gay Indian Wedding Will Melt Your Heart
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This Big Fat Gay Indian Wedding Will Melt Your Heart

The love story of Neeral and Anu shows the way the world is changing for the…

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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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India’s Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Petition Challenging Section 377
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India’s Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Petition Challenging Section 377

India’s Supreme Court has refused to hear a petition challenging Section 377 of the Indian…

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Karnataka To Provide Free Education for Transgenders
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Karnataka To Provide Free Education for Transgenders

The Karnataka State Higher Education Council, which includes top academicians, vice chancellors, has proposed to…

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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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Difference Between Trans Women And Drag Queens
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Difference Between Trans Women And Drag Queens

Many people do not know the difference between trans women and drag queens. There seems to…

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Ramdev’s Cure For Homosexuality
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Ramdev’s Cure For Homosexuality

He is known for his simple, saffron coloured attire and his cheerfully done headstands while…

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Why The Pulse Attack Isn’t Another Act of Terrorism
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Why The Pulse Attack Isn’t Another Act of Terrorism

Late on Sunday night, Omar Mateen entered Pulse, a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, killing…

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Stand With Orlando: Vigils being held across India
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Stand With Orlando: Vigils being held across India

The mass shooting in Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, US, during the early…

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Reports: Orlando Gunman Was a Regular at Pulse Nightclub, Ex-Wife Says He Was Closeted
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Reports: Orlando Gunman Was a Regular at Pulse Nightclub, Ex-Wife Says He Was Closeted

In what is being believed to be the deadliest mass shooting in the USA and…

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What is Intersex?
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What is Intersex?

“Intersex” is an umbrella term used for a variety of conditions in which a person…

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Debunking the myths- Bisexuality
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Debunking the myths- Bisexuality

Bisexuality tends to be quite misunderstood. It is the tendency to be sexually attracted to…

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Debunking the myths- Pansexual vs Bisexual
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Debunking the myths- Pansexual vs Bisexual

Pansexuality seems very similar to bisexuality, and because everybody defines it in subtly different ways,…

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Debunking the myths- Lesbian
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Debunking the myths- Lesbian

Myth: Some lesbians want to be men. Fact: No. Lesbians who appear more masculine do…

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How a small town boy became Mr Gay World India
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How a small town boy became Mr Gay World India

“…and the dreams that you dare to dream, really do come true.” Anwesh Sahoo, native…

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Everything You Need To Know About India’s First Transgender Band
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Everything You Need To Know About India’s First Transgender Band

The Six Pack Band has been scoring millions of YouTube hits and fame ever since…

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Genderfluid, Pansexual and Indian
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Genderfluid, Pansexual and Indian

Presenting 23 year old Lavanya Narayan, journalist at one of India's leading business newspapers in…

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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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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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The Triumph Of Colonial-Era Law Over India’s Very Own Constitution
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The Triumph Of Colonial-Era Law Over India’s Very Own Constitution

In 2013, the Supreme Court of India delivered an enormous blow to all Indians, men and…

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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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