The Conundrum of Boris Johnson and the LGBT+ Agenda
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The Conundrum of Boris Johnson and the LGBT+ Agenda

Okay, so the American elections have almost achieved a bipartisan on their stance on the…

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LGBT Rights: National Level and the Global Level
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LGBT Rights: National Level and the Global Level

This article is by FP Global Thinkers. In September 2018, LGBT people in India celebrated…

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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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“The ChinkyHomo Project” by North East Queer Indians
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“The ChinkyHomo Project” by North East Queer Indians

Chinkyhomo: Chinkyhomo is a digital media initiative by Kumam Davidson and Pavel Salgolsem from northeastern queers…

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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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Recent hapennings in Russia – LGBT edition
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Recent hapennings in Russia – LGBT edition

They took their sons to the hospital for a suspected case of appendicitis. What happened…

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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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Nepal: Always in the forefront of LGBTI rights?
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Nepal: Always in the forefront of LGBTI rights?

A National LGBTI Census: Advocates of LGBTI rights in Nepal have recently started asking for…

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Poland: LGBTQ+ continues to experience backlash
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Poland: LGBTQ+ continues to experience backlash

Poland is one among 28 European Union states, with a population of about 38 million.…

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Safety Feature on Tinder for LGBTQ+ Users
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Safety Feature on Tinder for LGBTQ+ Users

Tinder is a location-based social dating app, which allows users to like and dislike and…

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Things You Should Know About Conversion Therapy
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Things You Should Know About Conversion Therapy

Conversion therapy is the practice of trying to change an individual’s sexual orientation from homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual using psychological or spiritual…

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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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European elections: sex and religion dominate campaigning in Poland
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European elections: sex and religion dominate campaigning in Poland

Campaigning in Poland for the European elections has descended into a war of words over…

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Dutee Chand Becomes India’s First Openly Gay Athlete
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Dutee Chand Becomes India’s First Openly Gay Athlete

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has recently revealed she is in a same-sex relationship, becoming the…

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Cuba Cancelled It’s LGBTQ Pride Parade
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Cuba Cancelled It’s LGBTQ Pride Parade

The government of Cuba announced Tuesday that it has canceled this year’s edition of a…

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

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

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Elderly Lesbian Couple Denied Residency At A Retirement Home By the Court
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Elderly Lesbian Couple Denied Residency At A Retirement Home By the Court

It has been a while since same-sex marriage has become legal in the US but…

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Shelter For The Homeless Lgbt Population
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Shelter For The Homeless Lgbt Population

About 40% of the people living on the streets or shelters are identified as LGBT.…

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Maharashtra State Sets Up Transgender Welfare Board
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Maharashtra State Sets Up Transgender Welfare Board

Its good news for the transgender community of Maharashtra. The Maharashtra Govt. has formed a…

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Amazon Signed Against Anti-LGBT Bill
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Amazon Signed Against Anti-LGBT Bill

Tennessee legislators are presently debating over an anti-LGBT bill. This bill would ban same-sex couples…

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

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

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Say Hello To Tokyo Rainbow Pride Fest
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Say Hello To Tokyo Rainbow Pride Fest

Pride week or the pride parade is an event celebrating the LGBT+ communities social and…

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Congress Extends Support To LGBTQ Community In India
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Congress Extends Support To LGBTQ Community In India

“The Congress manifesto includes LGBTQ rights and our party president feels strongly about it. The…

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Petition Seeking For LGBT Rights Dismissed By The Supreme Court Of India
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Petition Seeking For LGBT Rights Dismissed By The Supreme Court Of India

On 6th September 2018, the supreme court of India legalized consensual gay sex and LGBT…

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Mormon Church Dropped Anti-LGBT Policies
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Mormon Church Dropped Anti-LGBT Policies

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, widely known as the Mormon church, is repealing…

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

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

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

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

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First African-American Gay Woman To Be Elected As Mayor
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First African-American Gay Woman To Be Elected As Mayor

Lori Lightfoot became the first African American female and open gay person to be elected…

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Church Sued For $2.3 Million For Not Hosting An LGBT Event
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Church Sued For $2.3 Million For Not Hosting An LGBT Event

An Oregon business has filed a complaint against a church. The reason was that they…

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Malaysian Women Caned For Being Lesbian
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Malaysian Women Caned For Being Lesbian

Two Malaysian women have been caned after an Islamic law court convicted them of having lesbian sex.…

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60 Years Old Lesbian Came Out To Her Children
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60 Years Old Lesbian Came Out To Her Children

Born Jewish in 1933, Sandy Warshaw was a feminist from the start only. By 24,…

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4th Grader LGBT essay rejected by School Director
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4th Grader LGBT essay rejected by School Director

South Carolina high school director Elizabeth Foster is being persecuted by a fourth-grade student and…

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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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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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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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Lipscomb University Hires A LGBT+ Liaison Official
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Lipscomb University Hires A LGBT+ Liaison Official

In a step toward further acknowledgment of the LGBTQ+ student population, Lipscomb University has hired…

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Romanians To Vote On Same-Sex Marriage Rights
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Romanians To Vote On Same-Sex Marriage Rights

Romanians will be asked this weekend whether they want to redefine marriage as only being…

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Gay Love In The Land Of The ‘Happiness Quotient’: Bhutan
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Gay Love In The Land Of The ‘Happiness Quotient’: Bhutan

In Bhutan the Penal Code’s Sections 213 and 214 state that homosexuality is against nature…

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New Bill Plans To Get Rid Of Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination In Tokyo
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New Bill Plans To Get Rid Of Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination In Tokyo

Tokyo is aiming to remove anti-LGBTQ discrimination before it hosts the Summer Olympics Games in…

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50 Things That Annoy Gay/Bi Men
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50 Things That Annoy Gay/Bi Men

Raise your hand if you can relate! There are a number of things in this world…

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Studio 54; A Boogie Wonderland
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Studio 54; A Boogie Wonderland

Legendary events, when viewed through the rosy lens of nostalgia, tend to be exaggerated. But…

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UK’s First Bisexual Dating Show To Be Hosted By Courtney Act
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UK’s First Bisexual Dating Show To Be Hosted By Courtney Act

Drag Race star and Celebrity Big Brother winner Courtney Act announced this weekend that she’ll host the UK’s…

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11 Fun And Happy Gay Films
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11 Fun And Happy Gay Films

There are a lot of important gay movies that don’t have the happiest endings for…

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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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Sridevi; An Icon For The LGBT Community
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Sridevi; An Icon For The LGBT Community

September 6, 2018 was a historic day for India as the Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality…

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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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Russia Still Strongly Anti-LGBT
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Russia Still Strongly Anti-LGBT

Russian activists announced the first government-permitted Gay Pride march, but less than 24-hours later, local officials said…

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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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Transgenders As Security Guards
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Transgenders As Security Guards

A spate of sexual assaults in girls and women’s care homes of late, has rocked…

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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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LGBT Hangouts In Delhi: SafeHavens
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LGBT Hangouts In Delhi: SafeHavens

Until the Sec 377 is decriminalised by the Supreme Court Homosexuality will continue to be…

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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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Same-Sex Partners In India: Not A Crime
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Same-Sex Partners In India: Not A Crime

“No one can influence one’s choice of partner other than the individual himself/herself. Neither law…

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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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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

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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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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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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Belize: Leading The Way For LGBT
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Belize: Leading The Way For LGBT

    A tiny little nation on the Central American coastline, Belize, is a shining…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Taiwan celebrates first pride after same-sex marriage ruling
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Taiwan celebrates first pride after same-sex marriage ruling

Taiwan celebrated 15 years of pride on Saturday, with over one lakh people from more…

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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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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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Inclusiveness is a big step in the forward direction: Abhishek Azad
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Inclusiveness is a big step in the forward direction: Abhishek Azad

While growing up in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, Abhishek Azad knew very little about homosexuality, and absolutely…

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The Rainbow Wire | Today’s Top LGBT News
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The Rainbow Wire | Today’s Top LGBT News

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

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Meet India’s first transgender college principal, Dr Manabi Bandopadhyay
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Meet India’s first transgender college principal, Dr Manabi Bandopadhyay

In a world where even following your passion is considered to be a defiant move,…

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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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#YourVoiceMatters- Seeking Participants For Survey On Sec 377 And Well-being
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#YourVoiceMatters- Seeking Participants For Survey On Sec 377 And Well-being

Sharanya Rao, an undergraduate student at Mary Baldwin University, USA, is seeking participants for a research…

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My Story: ‘I Simply Had To Stop Denying My Homosexuality’
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My Story: ‘I Simply Had To Stop Denying My Homosexuality’

In conversation with Petteri, a gay man from a small town in Lapland, Finland. We look…

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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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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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“I Haven’t Met One Gay Person Who Hasn’t Amazed Me,” Says Our Next Ally Princeton From Mumbai
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Pammi Aunty Becomes an Ally: ‘I Am a Straight Punjabi Woman with Gay Pride’
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Pammi Aunty Becomes an Ally: ‘I Am a Straight Punjabi Woman with Gay Pride’

In India, you’d expect a 50-something Punjabi Aunty to sit at home all day gossiping…

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VIDEO: Actor Ssumier Pasricha Talks Feminism, LGBT Rights And Equality In India
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VIDEO: Actor Ssumier Pasricha Talks Feminism, LGBT Rights And Equality In India

By Snigdha Bansal We cannot possibly stress enough how important it is for celebrities and well-known…

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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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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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