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'Your Name Engraved Herein': How love is treasured forever

10 Jan 2021

'Your Name Engraved Herein': How love is treasured forever

Romance has a sex-laden perspective nowadays, with filmmakers putting a straight couple through steamy chemistry on-screen to justify intimacy.

YouTuber CarryMinati to appear on Kareena's show 'What Women Want'

17 Dec 2020

YouTuber CarryMinati to appear on Kareena's show 'What Women Want'

Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan has resumed shooting for her celebrity talk show What Women Want.

'Juno' star announces he's transgender Elliot Page, Hollywood lends support

02 Dec 2020

'Juno' star announces he's transgender Elliot Page, Hollywood lends support

The Juno actor, who hogged headlines for playing a teenager tackling an accidental pregnancy and got an Oscar nomination for the performance, has come out as transgender.

LGBTQ film 'Happiest Season' starring Kristen Stewart coming on Hulu

23 Oct 2020

LGBTQ film 'Happiest Season' starring Kristen Stewart coming on Hulu

LGBTQ family drama, Happiest Season, starring Kristen Stewart will skip the theater run for a streaming platform.

Avengers 'assemble' after Twitter challenge calls Star Lord 'Worst Chris'

21 Oct 2020

Avengers 'assemble' after Twitter challenge calls Star Lord 'Worst Chris'

Is Chris Pratt the worst of all Chris-es?

Comedy Central India chops 'Schitt's Creek' gay-kiss, Dan Levy fumes

12 Oct 2020

Comedy Central India chops 'Schitt's Creek' gay-kiss, Dan Levy fumes

Comedy Central India has recently become a topic of hot debate for editing out a kissing scene between two men.

#ComicBytes: The best teenage superheroes in Marvel comics

08 Oct 2020

#ComicBytes: The best teenage superheroes in Marvel comics

Since Peter Parker's debut as Spider-Man in Marvel comics, teenage superheroes have become an important part of the comic-book giant's legacy.

Kate Winslet "regrets" working with #MeToo accused Woody Allen, Polanski

19 Sep 2020

Kate Winslet "regrets" working with #MeToo accused Woody Allen, Polanski

Actor Kate Winslet recently said that she "regrets" working with veteran filmmakers Woody Allen and Roman Polanski, both of whom have been named in the #MeToo movement.

JK Rowling's book 'Troubled Blood' slammed for 'hurting' trans community

15 Sep 2020

JK Rowling's book 'Troubled Blood' slammed for 'hurting' trans community

Celebrity author JK Rowling has got embroiled in another controversy, this time surrounding the content of one of her latest books.

Javicia Leslie to set new benchmarks with 'Batwoman' Season 2

14 Sep 2020

Javicia Leslie to set new benchmarks with 'Batwoman' Season 2

Ruby Rose won't be seen throwing in that sassy Batwoman suit anymore.

Our culture doesn't recognize same-sex marriage: Centre to Delhi HC

14 Sep 2020

Our culture doesn't recognize same-sex marriage: Centre to Delhi HC

Same-sex marriages are not a part of our culture, the Centre told the Delhi High Court on Monday while opposing a plea demanding the recognition of same-sex marriage rights under the Hindu Marriage Act 1955.

"Diverse global population" mandatory for 'Best Picture' nomination: Academy Awards

09 Sep 2020

"Diverse global population" mandatory for 'Best Picture' nomination: Academy Awards

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is taking the diversity angle seriously.

#ComicBytes: Facts about Loki that MCU should definitely use

05 Sep 2020

#ComicBytes: Facts about Loki that MCU should definitely use

The God of Mischief, prince of lies, and a master of sorcery and deceptions, Loki is pretty legendary.

Lifetime's 2020 Christmas slots feature LGBTQ+ and other diverse storylines

07 Aug 2020

Lifetime's 2020 Christmas slots feature LGBTQ+ and other diverse storylines

Lifetime is going to make your Christmas a very special one this year.

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.

After Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson condemns JK Rowling's 'anti-trans' tweets

11 Jun 2020

After Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson condemns JK Rowling's 'anti-trans' tweets

After Harry Potter author JK Rowling's "anti-trans" tweets surfaced, many celebrities including Daniel Radcliffe, who played the titular hero in the blockbuster movie franchise, have come out to openly criticize her.

JK Rowling row: Daniel Radcliffe apologizes to 'Harry Potter' fans

09 Jun 2020

JK Rowling row: Daniel Radcliffe apologizes to 'Harry Potter' fans

Harry Potter author JK Rowling was recently criticized for making a series of comments against the transgender community.

'The Song We Sang' trailer: A happy escape for women

07 May 2020

'The Song We Sang' trailer: A happy escape for women

As a society, our people and our cinema have long struggled to do justice to our women.

Indira Gandhi, Amrit Kaur named TIME's 'Women of the Year'

06 Mar 2020

Indira Gandhi, Amrit Kaur named TIME's 'Women of the Year'

To make reparations for a century of mostly men on its covers, the TIME magazine named 100 'Women of the Year' for each year starting 1920.

Donald Trump mentions 'DDLJ' and 'Sholay' in speech

24 Feb 2020

Donald Trump mentions 'DDLJ' and 'Sholay' in speech

On his maiden trip to India as the President of United States, Donald Trump brought up topics such as Bollywood and cricket, clearly to forge a connection with the Indian milieu.

Iowa caucus: Gay US presidential candidate Buttigieg takes early lead

05 Feb 2020

Iowa caucus: Gay US presidential candidate Buttigieg takes early lead

The Democratic candidate for United States President, Pete Buttigieg, took an early lead in Iowa's caucuses, as per partial data released for Monday's caucus tallies.

JK Rowling slammed for her transphobic tweet: Details here

20 Dec 2019

JK Rowling slammed for her transphobic tweet: Details here

In case you didn't already know, Harry Potter author JK Rowling is problematic.

Channel removes LGBTQ+ ad after Conservative backlash; invites more backlash

16 Dec 2019

Channel removes LGBTQ+ ad after Conservative backlash; invites more backlash

Recently, the Hallmark Channel aired a commercial with a same-sex couple. The broadcast commercial was for a wedding-planning company called Zola featuring a lesbian wedding where the two brides kiss.

Facebook accused of running misleading ads about HIV prevention

12 Dec 2019

Facebook accused of running misleading ads about HIV prevention

Facebook's ad policies have been in question for all the wrong reasons.

Russian man sues Apple after iPhone app 'turns him gay'

04 Oct 2019

Russian man sues Apple after iPhone app 'turns him gay'

In a bizarre lawsuit against Apple, a Russian man has accused the Cupertino-based tech giant of "turning him gay."

The best shows on Netflix that you should binge-watch

06 Sep 2019

The best shows on Netflix that you should binge-watch

Ever since Netflix burst into the entertainment scene, it has become an undeniable part of our lives.

Kerala's first transwoman journalist makes debut with Chandrayaan-2 report

03 Sep 2019

Kerala's first transwoman journalist makes debut with Chandrayaan-2 report

As the Vikram lander separated from the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter on Monday, a 22-year-old journalist from Kerala, Heidi Saadiya, delivered a live report on the moon mission, making history as she did.

Six shows to watch if you are an 'OITNB' fan

01 Sep 2019

Six shows to watch if you are an 'OITNB' fan

Orange Is the New Black, one of Netflix's noted Original series, chronicles the lives of incarcerated women in a minimum-security federal prison, later shifted to a maximum-security one.

'Protect children from gays': Schoolgirls made to join homophobic campaign

31 Aug 2019

'Protect children from gays': Schoolgirls made to join homophobic campaign

Yesterday, a group of 50-odd female students of the Avvai Home Higher Secondary School, Chennai, paraded with placards carrying messages apparently intended towards women's safety.

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.

Tumblr just got sold to WordPress owner for peanuts

13 Aug 2019

Tumblr just got sold to WordPress owner for peanuts

Tumblr, the popular microblogging and social networking site owned by Verizon, is being sold to Automattic Inc., the company that owns blogging tool WordPress.

Shabana on joining 'Halo': It can't get bigger than this

06 Aug 2019

Shabana on joining 'Halo': It can't get bigger than this

Shabana Azmi has been roped in for the highly-anticipated Showtime web-series Halo, which will be produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment.

Tinder's new feature will protect LGBTQ community from being criminalized

28 Jul 2019

Tinder's new feature will protect LGBTQ community from being criminalized

A month ago, Tinder introduced the option to let people reveal their sexual orientation on the dating platform.

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.

Uttar Pradesh: Same-sex marriage of cousin girls shocks Varanasi

04 Jul 2019

Uttar Pradesh: Same-sex marriage of cousin girls shocks Varanasi

A temple in Varanasi witnessed a peculiar event on Tuesday, after two cousins, dressed in jeans and t-shirts, married one another.

Will support if my children are gay, says Prince William

30 Jun 2019

Will support if my children are gay, says Prince William

At a recent event, the Duke of Cambridge was asked about his reaction, as a parent, if any of his children turns out to be gay.

Why doctors at AIIMS Delhi wore bandages while treating patients

14 Jun 2019

Why doctors at AIIMS Delhi wore bandages while treating patients

Earlier this week, an unruly mob attacked two doctors in Kolkata. They claimed an elderly patient died due to "medical negligence".

These celebs were invited to Sonam Kapoor's 34th birthday bash

09 Jun 2019

These celebs were invited to Sonam Kapoor's 34th birthday bash

Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor turns 34 today. The actor, known for her forever envious fashion game, celebrated her birthday with friends and family.

US embassies in India hoist Pride flag, defying Trump administration

09 Jun 2019

US embassies in India hoist Pride flag, defying Trump administration

Despite the United States Department of State's rejection of all embassy requests to hoist LGBTQ+ rainbow flags to mark Pride month, several US diplomats around the world, are doing it anyway.

#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.