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LGBT community

Mumbai police disallows queer march

Mumbai police PRO Pranay Ashok said, “We will take action if we find them doing anything wrong and rules will be followed.”

30 Jan 2020 7:17 AM

Challenging ‘normal’

A desi queer horror zine named Normal brings together a collection of horror stories and illustrations from a queer perspective.

23 Sep 2019 12:00 AM

Beauty lies in diversity

Is the LGBT community safe in our society?

09 Apr 2019 11:05 PM

In Indonesia, transgender women find haven in Islamic boarding school

Rights activists say hardline Islamist groups are fast eroding the country’s long-standing reputation for tolerance of minorities.

16 Oct 2018 11:47 AM

After 377, opening up to a new imagination

The five-judge bench in the Navtej Singh Johar case did just that: it decriminalised homosexuality in India.

18 Sep 2018 12:04 AM


Is smutty ‘gay love’ poetry now kosher?

If men were going to be so unidirectional, women too were beginning to experience things they called freedom.

15 Sep 2018 12:05 AM

LGBTQ: Social verdict still a mirage?

The preceding point may be supported by drawing attention to another, largely ignored issued.

12 Sep 2018 12:08 AM

377: Need a real change in State, society norms

Events have been moving in this direction for nearly a decade.

10 Sep 2018 12:55 AM

SC makes history, but ‘gay’ prejudices linger

The LGBT community would want to rightly press on with the logical implications, leading to issues of gay marriage, adoption and inheritance.

07 Sep 2018 7:03 AM

Emotional celebrations hail Supreme Court verdict

Pavan Dhall, an activist who has been a part of the queer movement for two decades, said the feeling was sinking in.

07 Sep 2018 2:27 AM


Gay sex not a crime in India: Supreme Court decriminalises Section 377

Strikes down parts of Section 377, which criminalised consensual homosexual acts.

07 Sep 2018 2:18 AM

Two Malaysian women caned for lesbian sex, incident condemned

The duo pleaded guilty last month to breaking Islamic laws and were sentenced to six strokes of the cane each and fined 3,300 ringgit.

03 Sep 2018 1:52 PM

Malaysia Islamic court postpones caning of women for lesbian sex

The women, aged 22 and 32, were arrested in April by Islamic enforcement officers after they were found in a car in a public square.

28 Aug 2018 12:36 PM

Cubans to join public debate on new constitution recognising private enterprise

The debate also opens the door to same-sex marriage, a major demand of Cuba's LGBT community.

14 Aug 2018 2:44 PM

Political fashion comes under fire

The fashion industry often highlights socio-political issues. But is it always sensitive to the deeper emotional impact of the issues?

05 Jul 2018 7:50 AM


UK to ban gay conversion therapy after survey reveals ‘wrong activities’

The plan was drawn up using data from an online survey that received 108,000 responses, making it the largest ever national survey of LGBT.

03 Jul 2018 3:57 PM

Rainbow flags and high heels: South Korea holds debut drag parade

While homosexuality is not illegal in South Korea, same-sex marriage is not recognised.

27 May 2018 10:57 AM

Gender, no bar in modeling

There is an increasing trend of casting transgender persons as models by ad agencies and production houses.

01 May 2018 12:37 AM

New Zealand passes law to withdraw historic gay convictions

Homosexuality was decriminalised in 1986, but men who were convicted before then still had the offence listed on their official records.

04 Apr 2018 2:10 PM

Thai drag queens hope new TV show brings LGBT acceptance

Thailand’s tourism authority promotes the country as a friendly destination for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) tourists

26 Mar 2018 5:12 PM