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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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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How Silicon Valley Supported The Indian LGBTQ+ Movement?
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How Silicon Valley Supported The Indian LGBTQ+ Movement?

Decriminalising homosexuality may have come as a huge relief to the LGBTQ community in India.…

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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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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

“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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Love Is Everything: Meet The Couple Behind 377!
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Love Is Everything: Meet The Couple Behind 377!

On September 6th, 2018, India gave witness to history. The colonial-era law of the Indian…

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Mumbai’s Dedicated LGBTQ+ Health Clinic!
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Mumbai’s Dedicated LGBTQ+ Health Clinic!

After supporting the LGBTQ+community for over 20 years, Mumbai based Humsafar Trust has recently opened…

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Bhopal Celebrates Their Third Pride Parade!
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Bhopal Celebrates Their Third Pride Parade!

Bhopal had their annual Pride Parade today, Sunday 14th July. The Pride Parade has been…

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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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India’s New Gay Anthem: Love Is Love!
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India’s New Gay Anthem: Love Is Love!

It’s been around 10 months since the Supreme Court of India decriminalized Section 377 and…

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Punjab’s 1st Pride Parade: Bleed Colour!
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Punjab’s 1st Pride Parade: Bleed Colour!

Punjab witnessed their first ever LGBTQ+ Pride March. The march took place on the 23rd…

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5 Queer Festivals Held Across India
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5 Queer Festivals Held Across India

While the Supreme Court recently decriminalised homosexuality and queer sex, there’s still a long way…

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The Banging Queer Nightlife Across India
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The Banging Queer Nightlife Across India

If you haven’t already realized, the queer party is the best type of party. Though…

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Path For Healthier Parenting To Support The LGBT
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Path For Healthier Parenting To Support The LGBT

Since the decriminalizing of Section 377, there have been multiple people ready to get married…

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GagaOOLala – Asia’s first LGBT Film Streaming Platform
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GagaOOLala – Asia’s first LGBT Film Streaming Platform

On Friday, June 14th, Asia’s first LGBT film streaming platform, GagaOOLala, finally came. The Taiwanese…

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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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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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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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Capturing Raw Vulnerability In Bedrooms & Bathtubs
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Capturing Raw Vulnerability In Bedrooms & Bathtubs

“It’s always been about the face.” Calling in from her home in Manila, Regine David is on…

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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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This Gay Toy Story Themed Wedding Is Going Viral
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This Gay Toy Story Themed Wedding Is Going Viral

Two grooms’ wildest childhood dreams came true last month when they had the lavish Disney-themed wedding…

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Why Should Queer Places Exclude Asexuals?
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Why Should Queer Places Exclude Asexuals?

Content warning: This article contains mentions of corrective rape and assault. As we approach another…

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Singapore’s Anti-Gay Law Gets 109,000 Signatures
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Singapore’s Anti-Gay Law Gets 109,000 Signatures

In what is a clear reminder that true equality for LGBTQ people all over the…

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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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Watch Trixie Mattel Revealing The RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 Lineup
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Watch Trixie Mattel Revealing The RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 Lineup

Trixie Mattel has provided her opinion on the rumored cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race All…

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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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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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Sec377 Abolished; Love Wins!
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Sec377 Abolished; Love Wins!

In a historic judgment, the Supreme Court today has abolished the vexed Section 377. For…

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Sushant Divgikar ‘Pills The Beans On Drag’
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Sushant Divgikar ‘Pills The Beans On Drag’

Vitamin Stree by Supari Studios ‘Pills the Beans’ with Sushant Divgikar on Drag Fashion is of major interest to…

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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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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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Malaysia Convicts Lesbian Couple To Caning
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Malaysia Convicts Lesbian Couple To Caning

Two women in Malaysia have been convicted for attempting to have lesbian sex. They will…

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

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

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

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

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

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The Truth About Polyamory | FSOG Exclusive
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The Truth About Polyamory | FSOG Exclusive

India, a land of paradoxes, the land of the Kamasutra, yet we don’t talk about…

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

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

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The City Came To Life At The Hyderabad Pride Parade 2018
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The City Came To Life At The Hyderabad Pride Parade 2018

The city of Hyderabad celebrated Pride on Sunday afternoon. The 2018 Hyderabad pride parade rally or…

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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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Coming Out At The Age Of 30!
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Coming Out At The Age Of 30!

As people of the LGBTQIA community, we have to go through the process of “coming…

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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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#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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India’s First LGBTQ Radio Show Celebrates Coming Out Stories
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India’s First LGBTQ Radio Show Celebrates Coming Out Stories

Being a prominent LGBT activist, appearing on radio shows is a common affair for Harish…

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‘I Am A Female Trapped In A Male Body’
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‘I Am A Female Trapped In A Male Body’

In India, we always assume that our metropolitan cities are far, far ahead of their…

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Meet The World’s First Openly Gay Prince from India
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Meet The World’s First Openly Gay Prince from India

In 2006, the Prince of Rajpipla, one of India’s oldest royal families made a public…

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Indian Heterosexual Author Writes Bisexual Love Story
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Indian Heterosexual Author Writes Bisexual Love Story

“If a story is in you, it has to come out” -William Faulkner Medha Patel,…

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India’s First Queer Love Story To Premier At Cannes?
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India’s First Queer Love Story To Premier At Cannes?

Having already studied script writing and direction, Faraz Ansari embarked on his journey to produce…

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

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

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

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

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How Was 2016 for LGBT+ Indians | Section 377 And More
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How Was 2016 for LGBT+ Indians | Section 377 And More

Why We Need To Accept And Respect LGBTQIA
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Why We Need To Accept And Respect LGBTQIA

Author Lehman Strauss states that “God never created man with a so-called “homosexual need.” No…

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

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

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

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

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Indian Androgynous Model On Gender Roles, Nude Photography and Section 377
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Indian Androgynous Model On Gender Roles, Nude Photography and Section 377

By Snigdha Bansal In India, we tend to view those different from us through extremely…

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

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

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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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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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Trans-forming journey: An Interview With An Asian Indian Transevangelist
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Trans-forming journey: An Interview With An Asian Indian Transevangelist

By Aleksandr Chandra In a world where identities are hailed for us and power is…

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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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Gay India: An Exclusive Interview With A Gay Couple From Mumbai
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Gay India: An Exclusive Interview With A Gay Couple From Mumbai

By Aashna Bhatia This week we had the pleasure of interviewing another gay couple in…

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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In Photos: Gurgaon’s First Pride Parade
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In Photos: Gurgaon’s First Pride Parade

Gurgaon held its first-ever queer parade on Saturday, and it was full of colours and pride!…

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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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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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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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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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Delhi teen boy sexually assaulted and paraded naked in public
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Delhi teen boy sexually assaulted and paraded naked in public

  Four men brutally assaulted a 16 year old boy, stripped and paraded him naked…

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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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A day in the life of an openly gay Bollywood celebrity
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A day in the life of an openly gay Bollywood celebrity

Sushant Divgikar, a well known face in India and a role model for the LGBTQ…

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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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Inspiring Story of a Male Rape Survivor- Harrish Iyer
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Inspiring Story of a Male Rape Survivor- Harrish Iyer

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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“Straight Privilege Is A Real Thing”- Meet Our Ally From Gwalior
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“Straight Privilege Is A Real Thing”- Meet Our Ally From Gwalior

By Niharika GaurWe still live in a society where straight people have more rights, power,…

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