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Troy Deeney claims each football team has one gay player

15 Jun 2020

Troy Deeney claims each football team has one gay player

Watford captain Troy Deeney believes there is probably one gay or bisexual player in every football team.

Shocking! TikTok suppressed videos by disabled, fat, LGBTQ creators

07 Dec 2019

Shocking! TikTok suppressed videos by disabled, fat, LGBTQ creators

TikTok is in trouble again, this time for suppressing the videos of certain users.

Why is LGBTQ community suing YouTube, Google

18 Aug 2019

Why is LGBTQ community suing YouTube, Google

Several LGBTQ YouTubers are suing the video-sharing platform and its parent company Google for allegedly discriminating against their LGBTQ-themed videos.

Boys can wear skirts as Irish school introduces gender-neutral uniforms

06 Jul 2019

Boys can wear skirts as Irish school introduces gender-neutral uniforms

While most schools across the world where uniforms are mandatory, have strict guidelines conforming to gender roles, a primary school in County Wicklow, Ireland, will soon introduce a gender-neutral uniform policy.

Five iconic transgenders of 'firsts' in India to know about

10 Jun 2019

Five iconic transgenders of 'firsts' in India to know about

In India, transgender persons face discrimination, injustice, abuse, rejection, and isolation from society in almost every aspect of their lives.

London homophobic attack: Lesbian-couple brutally thrashed for refusing to kiss

07 Jun 2019

London homophobic attack: Lesbian-couple brutally thrashed for refusing to kiss

In a brutal homophobic attack in London, a lesbian couple was thrashed and robbed by some men on a bus after they refused to kiss.

#LoveIsLove: Pride parades across India since the first in 1999

05 Jun 2019

#LoveIsLove: Pride parades across India since the first in 1999

The month of June marks the Pride month to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots, which triggered the Pride movement globally. While Pride marches started off as early as 1970 in the United States, India had its first only in 1999.

Stonewall Forever: How Google is preventing erasure of LGBTQ+ history

04 Jun 2019

Stonewall Forever: How Google is preventing erasure of LGBTQ+ history

If you've been wondering why everything is rainbows and glitter suddenly, it's Pride Month, and a special one. It's the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which catalyzed the queer rights movement globally.

Hundreds of same-sex couples get married in Taiwan: Details here

24 May 2019

Hundreds of same-sex couples get married in Taiwan: Details here

Taiwan, which made history by becoming the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage last week, held another proud moment for the queer community this week.

Sprinter Dutee Chand reveals she is in same-sex relationship

19 May 2019

Sprinter Dutee Chand reveals she is in same-sex relationship

Sprinting champion Dutee Chand became the first Indian athlete to come out as queer. Chand (23) on Sunday revealed that she is in a same-sex relationship with a woman.

Bengaluru: Three men gang-rape two Manipuri transgender students

17 May 2019

Bengaluru: Three men gang-rape two Manipuri transgender students

Two transgender students were allegedly gang-raped in Bengaluru on Sunday evening by three men.

Theron says her elder-child, a trans, being raised as girl

20 Apr 2019

Theron says her elder-child, a trans, being raised as girl

Hollywood actor Charlize Theron, known for movies like Monster, The Devil's Advocate, Prometheus, and North Country, among others, recently revealed that her elder child, Jackson, is a transgender, and is being raised as a girl.

Youngsters compile 'The Pink List,' names LGBTQ-friendly Lok Sabha candidates

19 Apr 2019

Youngsters compile 'The Pink List,' names LGBTQ-friendly Lok Sabha candidates

Days after the Supreme Court dismissed a petition seeking civil rights for the LGBTQ+ community, a group of three friends have kick-started an initiative to ensure queer issues get political precedence.

Queerythm announces LGBTIQ theater, self-help group on Pride Day

19 Mar 2019

Queerythm announces LGBTIQ theater, self-help group on Pride Day

The roads of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, were painted 'rainbow' on Sunday as the first pride parade after reading down of Section 377 was organized in the state.

Practo faces criticism for featuring doctors who offer 'homosexuality cures'

25 Jan 2019

Practo faces criticism for featuring doctors who offer 'homosexuality cures'

The Supreme Court took a landmark decision last year as it read down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which criminalized gay sex.

Delta, India's first homegrown dating-app for LGBTQ community is here

10 Dec 2018

Delta, India's first homegrown dating-app for LGBTQ community is here

India, the country with its archaic laws has never made a welcoming environment for individuals belonging to the LGBTQ community.

FIR filed against KRK for vulgar comments on LGBTQ community

09 Dec 2018

FIR filed against KRK for vulgar comments on LGBTQ community

Kamaal R Khan, who is known for his problematic statements, has made it to the headlines for yet another controversy.

How has the fight of LGBT community turned against Hindutva

29 Nov 2018

How has the fight of LGBT community turned against Hindutva

Find what you love and let it kill you, for it is better to be killed by a loved one.

In a first, Netherlands issues gender-neutral passport

27 Oct 2018

In a first, Netherlands issues gender-neutral passport

The Netherlands has issued its first gender-neutral passport after a court ruled that forcing someone to identify as male or female amounted to 'violation of private life, self-determination, and personal autonomy'.

#HealthBytes: Tips for healthy and safe sex for same-sex couples

23 Oct 2018

#HealthBytes: Tips for healthy and safe sex for same-sex couples

A satisfying, healthy and safe sex life is vital to a couple's overall mental, physical and emotional well-being.

India doesn't discriminate tourists based on sexual orientation: Minister Alphons

17 Sep 2018

India doesn't discriminate tourists based on sexual orientation: Minister Alphons

India doesn't discriminate against tourists based on their sexual orientation and everyone is welcome to the country, Tourism Minister KJ Alphons said today.

#Section377Verdict: Apurva Asrani celebrates '11 years of togetherness' with boyfriend

10 Sep 2018

#Section377Verdict: Apurva Asrani celebrates '11 years of togetherness' with boyfriend

'Aligarh' writer Apurva Asrani is beaming with joy after reading down of Section 377 and has lauded the Supreme Court's decision.

Section 377 based on Britain's Buggery Act of 1533: SC

08 Sep 2018

Section 377 based on Britain's Buggery Act of 1533: SC

The Supreme Court, which unanimously struck down part of the British-era law that criminalized gay sex, has traced the history of the 158-year-old provision in its judgment back to the reign of King Henry VIII in 1533.

#ClosetsNoMore: Mumbai man's Facebook post on coming out goes viral

07 Sep 2018

#ClosetsNoMore: Mumbai man's Facebook post on coming out goes viral

It was all cheers and happy tears in the compound of Supreme Court and the country, in general, on Thursday as the apex court declared homosexuality was no longer a crime in India.

#Section377: How global media organization reported on this landmark judgement

06 Sep 2018

#Section377: How global media organization reported on this landmark judgement

The world media today hailed the overturning of a colonial-era law in India that criminalized gay sex, saying the landmark ruling was a boost for gay rights not only in the world's largest democracy but also the world.

#LoveIsLove: How not to be a homophobic person

06 Sep 2018

#LoveIsLove: How not to be a homophobic person

Now that the honorable Supreme Court has decriminalized gay sex, it's time for all of us to throw homophobia out of our lives.

Malaysian PM Mahathir denounces caning of women for lesbian sex

06 Sep 2018

Malaysian PM Mahathir denounces caning of women for lesbian sex

Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad today denounced the caning of two women convicted of having lesbian sex in violation of strict Islamic laws after the punishment sparked a storm of criticism.

Homosexuality not a crime, but same-sex marriage is unnatural: RSS

06 Sep 2018

Homosexuality not a crime, but same-sex marriage is unnatural: RSS

Homosexuality is not a crime, the RSS said on Thursday, while maintaining that it doesn't support same-sex marriage as it was "not natural".

These 6 activists are risking all to fight Section 377

06 Sep 2018

These 6 activists are risking all to fight Section 377

All eyes are set on the Supreme Court as it will, in a short while, give judgement on Section 377. The hearings lasted for four days in July, and the constitutional bench headed by CJI Dipak Misra had reserved the verdict then.

Malaysia: Two Muslim women to be caned for 'lesbian sex'

15 Aug 2018

Malaysia: Two Muslim women to be caned for 'lesbian sex'

Two Malaysian women have been sentenced to caning after they admitted to having sex in contravention of strict Islamic laws, an official said yesterday.

'Batwoman' Ruby Rose quits Twitter amidst bizarre fan backlash

13 Aug 2018

'Batwoman' Ruby Rose quits Twitter amidst bizarre fan backlash

When CW Network announced 'Batwoman', the first openly gay superhero lead, Ruby Rose of 'Orange is the New Black' fame mentioned that she'd been cast for the role.

Section 377: SC reserves order after a week of hearing

17 Jul 2018

Section 377: SC reserves order after a week of hearing

The SC has reserved its order on the constitutionality of Section 377, arguments on which began on July 10.

Why should you read about Justice Indu Malhotra?

12 Jul 2018

Why should you read about Justice Indu Malhotra?

Indu Malhotra is the first woman to be directly appointed as the Supreme Court judge and has recently expressed her support for the LGBTQ community's "Right to Live".

These arguments made in favor of Section 377 are appalling

12 Jul 2018

These arguments made in favor of Section 377 are appalling

The sane minds of India are rallying together to make Section 377 a thing of the past. But the arguments being given by supporters of the archaic law shows it won't be an easy battle.

Things one should understand, before judging the LGBTQ community

11 Jul 2018

Things one should understand, before judging the LGBTQ community

For the longest time now, the LGBTQ community has been judged by heterosexual people. Why, you ask? Because, judging people different from us comes naturally to humans.

On decriminalizing Section-377, Centre leaves judgment to 'wisdom of SC'

11 Jul 2018

On decriminalizing Section-377, Centre leaves judgment to 'wisdom of SC'

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court began hearing plea on decriminalization of Section 377. While there are renewed hopes from these proceedings, there were many concerns about the Centre's position on it.

These 6 activists are risking all to fight Section 377

10 Jul 2018

These 6 activists are risking all to fight Section 377

The SC today began hearing a batch of petitions challenging Section 377 and demanding the recognition and dignity for gay people.

SC reconsiders gay rights laws: New hope this time

10 Jul 2018

SC reconsiders gay rights laws: New hope this time

Rejecting the Center's request for a postponement, the SC has begun hearing pleas challenging Section 377.

This organization is changing the lives of LGBT Muslims

24 Jun 2018

This organization is changing the lives of LGBT Muslims

While June is celebrated around the world as Pride Month, Muslims also spend days fasting during Ramzan.

Pope Francis compares abortion to the Nazis' 'purity' obsession

17 Jun 2018

Pope Francis compares abortion to the Nazis' 'purity' obsession

Speaking off-the-cuff at a meeting, Pope Francis on Saturday likened abortions to the Nazi obsession with "pure race," and said children should be accepted as they are since they are God's gift.