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In Photos: Mumbai's First Pride March Post 377 Ruling

In Photos: Mumbai’s First Pride March Post 377 Ruling

The striking down of Section 377 had been a consistent demand in the previous marches. With that goal having been achieved, this year, Mumbai's first pride parade post the ruling, saw demands for equal marriage and adoption rights, and inclusion of Dalit, Muslim, and other minorities in the mainstream dialogue, among others.
The Violence Behind Outing Someone And The Fatality of Queer Silence

The Violence Behind Outing Someone And The Fatality Of Queer Silence

Outing a queer person without our knowledge and permission is violent and unethical, as it suggests that our freedom can be taken away as punishment for our romantic, sexual transgressions.
TransVision: Breaking Stereotypes And Myths Around The Transgender Communities

TransVision: Breaking Stereotypes And Myths Around The Transgender Communities

TransVision, along with spreading information and educating the public, aims to provide a means of livelihood for transgender people.
Indian LGBTQIA+ Magazine Gaylaxy Launches Queer Calendar

Indian LGBTQIA+ Magazine Gaylaxy Launches Queer Calendar

Gaylaxy, an Indian LGBTQ e-magazine, as part of its 9th Anniversary celebration launched a Queer Calendar on 13th January, 2019.
9 Things You Should Know Before Coming Out

9 Things You Should Know Before Coming Out

Even though everything turned out to be fine (eventually), looking back at the naive me, I wish there was someone to tell me the ins and outs of coming out.
4 trans people who document their transitions online

Meet 4 Trans People Who Documented Their Transitions Online

Transitioning can be an daunting process, with many legal, societal and medical hurdles in the way. These blogs that document the transitions of four trans people, explain the tricky processes involved, as well as tell their stories of transitioning. This list (which by no means is exhaustive) is intended as a resource to help navigate a world which feels increasingly isolating for a trans or genderqueer person that is considering transition.
Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

There are several competent queer writers and it’s only logical that The Hindu invite and give a platform to them, instead of letting more straight people teach me how to be queer.
How Nandini Krishnan's Book Hurts The Trans Men Community

How Nandini Krishnan’s Book Hurts The Trans Men Community

It could have been a learning experience for Nandini Krishnan had she dropped her arrogance hidden in the form of 'honest opinions' and changed the things the community are objecting to.
LGBT की भाषा अगर पल्ले नहीं पड़ती तो आपके लिए है ये वीडियो

LGBT की भाषा अगर पल्ले नहीं पड़ती तो आपके लिए है ये वीडियो

आयुषी ने इस वीडियो के ज़रिये बेहद सरल हिंदी भाषा में जेंडर और यौनिकता की परतों को उजागर करते हुए इसपर दर्शकों की समझ बनाने का सार्थक प्रयास किया है|
12 Best Queer Moments Of 2018

12 Best Queer Moments Of 2018

2018 has been a year of immense growth for the queer community in India in terms of celebrating historic and monumental achievements.

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The AR Rahman Controversy And Hijab As A Political Symbol

The AR Rahman Controversy And Hijab As A Political Symbol

The legendary musician AR Rahman‘s daughter made a public appearance wearing hijab, bringing hijab into the limelight with a lot of discourse around it.
Valentine’s Day At DU: Worshipping A Virgin Tree And Objectifying Women

Valentine’s Day At DU: Worshipping A Virgin Tree And Objectifying Women

Hindu College boys’ hostel organises the ‘virgin tree puja’ and the male students belonging to the Anga wing of the hostel in St. Stephen’s take the Angha oath on the night of Valentine’s Day, every year.

Don’t Let Marriage Hold You Back: In Conversation With Anita Peter

Anita Peter is a Mohiniyattam performer and the founder of Lasya Drutha, Center for performing and fine arts foundation in Telangana. In May 2017, she did an 8000 km expedition from Kashmir to Kanyakumari riding her Harley Street 750 to carry her social initiative ‘I Pledge- Awareness for change’.