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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.

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.

Father helps transgender son shave in emotional new Gillette ad

30 May 2019

Father helps transgender son shave in emotional new Gillette ad

For far too long, popular brands with wider male customer bases have marketed products by catering to toxic masculinity.

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.

Starring Ayushmann Khurrana, 'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan' features gay romance

10 May 2019

Starring Ayushmann Khurrana, 'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan' features gay romance

Following the success of Shubh Mangal Savdhan, a 2017 film that deals with erectile dysfunction, producer Aanand L. Rai brings to you a sequel titled Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan.

Can we talk about cricketer James Faulkner's revolting 'boyfriend' post?

30 Apr 2019

Can we talk about cricketer James Faulkner's revolting 'boyfriend' post?

Yesterday, Australian cricketer James Faulkner took to Instagram where he seemingly "came out of the closet."

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.

Google cancels AI Ethics board one week after forming it

06 Apr 2019

Google cancels AI Ethics board one week after forming it

As Artificial Intelligence can open both good and bad possibilities, Google had established an ethics board to oversee its AI development and ensure that its technologies aren't misused.

World's first 'Vagina Museum' coming soon: Details here

28 Mar 2019

World's first 'Vagina Museum' coming soon: Details here

After a penis museum in Iceland, the world is ready to explore the mysteries of female genitalia.

History, roots, leaders and ideology: Know all about BJP

26 Mar 2019

History, roots, leaders and ideology: Know all about BJP

Nearly 51% of Indians live in states ruled by Bharatiya Janata Party. Before the saffron party led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi lost elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan in December 2018, the aforementioned figure was 71%.

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.

Tumblr's porn ban backfires, loses 30% of its traffic

16 Mar 2019

Tumblr's porn ban backfires, loses 30% of its traffic

People have started ditching Tumblr in the wake of its recent ban on pornographic content.

Donald Trump calls Apple CEO Tim "Apple", Internet LOLs hard

07 Mar 2019

Donald Trump calls Apple CEO Tim "Apple", Internet LOLs hard

According to US President Donald Trump, the last name of Apple CEO is "Apple" and not "Cook", and we aren't making this up.