Mumbai Pride 2020: Sedition Cases Against LGBTQ+ People
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Mumbai Pride 2020: Sedition Cases Against LGBTQ+ People

Th51 LGBTQ+ people have been booked for sedition for using pro-Sharjeel Imam slogans during the…

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Deepen Sharma Un-puzzles Fashion For The Binary and The Non-Binary
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Deepen Sharma Un-puzzles Fashion For The Binary and The Non-Binary

Deepen Sharma is a gender-fluid fashionista, from the city of Mumbai, India. He completed his Bachelor’s…

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The love affair between Makeup and Drag, and Zeeshan Ali
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The love affair between Makeup and Drag, and Zeeshan Ali

Drag is bold, drag is confident. It is sexy, sassy, and overall bewitching. The oozing…

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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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Decoding Culture through the LGBTQ+ lens, does it make a difference?
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Decoding Culture through the LGBTQ+ lens, does it make a difference?

Culture is an integral part of life. It helps construct your identity that is intertwined…

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10 Films You Should Watch From KASHISH 2019
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10 Films You Should Watch From KASHISH 2019

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is an annual LGBTQ+ event. The film festival screens…

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Transgender Rickshaw Driver With A Story To Melt Our Hearts
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Transgender Rickshaw Driver With A Story To Melt Our Hearts

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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Queer Love: The Song Of Dusk
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Queer Love: The Song Of Dusk

      It’s Sunday afternoon and I watch a quarrel of sparrows around my…

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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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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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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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Singing For Freedom and Love, India’s First LGBT Choir, Rainbow Voices Mumbai
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Singing For Freedom and Love, India’s First LGBT Choir, Rainbow Voices Mumbai

Rainbow Voices Mumbai (RVM) is India’s first and only LGBT choir. With members from all…

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EXCLUSIVE: Mumbai Pride Parade 2018 – in pictures
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EXCLUSIVE: Mumbai Pride Parade 2018 – in pictures

The Mumbai Pride Parade 2018, like Pride marches across the globe, is a political and…

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

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

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

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

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Karan Johar Adopting Twins Via Surrogacy Leads to a Homophobic Furore on Social Media
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Karan Johar Adopting Twins Via Surrogacy Leads to a Homophobic Furore on Social Media

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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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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‘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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What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger | Story of A Rape Survivor
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What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger | Story of A Rape Survivor

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche Living by these words, Sanket Sveronic –…

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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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My Journey: From A Woman To A Trans Man
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My Journey: From A Woman To A Trans Man

transgender n. a person whose self-identity does not conform unambiguously to conventional notions of male…

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Sexuality No Bar: Why Section 377 is Detrimental to All Humans
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Sexuality No Bar: Why Section 377 is Detrimental to All Humans

The one tenet that the Indian constitution has always sought to uphold is that of…

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Empowering The Transgender Community Through Art
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Empowering The Transgender Community Through Art

Poornima Sukumar, an Indian artist, launched Aravani Art Project in January 2016 with an aim to…

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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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“I Haven’t Met One Gay Person Who Hasn’t Amazed Me,” Says Our Next Ally Princeton From Mumbai
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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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No Entry For LGBT? Mumbai Restaurant Bars Person Over Sexual Orientation
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No Entry For LGBT? Mumbai Restaurant Bars Person Over Sexual Orientation

By Mayuresh Ganapatye A LGBT community member was denied entry in one of the famous resto…

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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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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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An Exclusive Interview With The Face Of Gucci India
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An Exclusive Interview With The Face Of Gucci India

By Aashna Bhatia Rabanne J started his tryst with modelling last year at the age…

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New Generation of Straight Indians Fighting For LGBTQIA Rights
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New Generation of Straight Indians Fighting For LGBTQIA Rights

STRAIGHT, NOT NARROW- An eye opener Rarely do we come across people, moreover straight people…

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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

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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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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Mumbai Photo Journalist, Anushree Fadnavis shares Transgender stories exclusively for FSOG
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Mumbai Photo Journalist, Anushree Fadnavis shares Transgender stories exclusively for FSOG

When you see her for the first time, in a local train compartment, typing away…

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Indian Photojournalist Anushree Fadnavis Takesover FSOG Social Media Feed
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Indian Photojournalist Anushree Fadnavis Takesover FSOG Social Media Feed

Mumbai-based photojournalist Anushree Fadnavis, 28, has been travelling in the city’s local trains for more…

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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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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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Rani, a transgender from North Mumbai
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Rani, a transgender from North Mumbai

The term “hijra,” in India, is used to refer to transgender women. Many hijras live…

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A story about a Gay Mumbaikar
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A story about a Gay Mumbaikar

Meet the openly gay Bollywood celebrity
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Meet the openly gay Bollywood celebrity

In a country like India, where being homosexual is considered a sort of crime or mental…

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Meet the 23-yr old gay musician, Savio Martin
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Meet the 23-yr old gay musician, Savio Martin

How can a society discriminate people on the grounds of sexual orientation? And to harass…

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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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