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Aditya Tiwari, Poet

We The People: Growing Up Queer In Jabalpur And In Search For A More Diverse India

24-year-old queer poet from Jabalpur, Aditya Tiwari’s, short take on growing up queer in small town India, has been selected from encouraging popular responses to Outlook’s special Independence Day series, which...

19 August 2022

LGBT pride 3D flag

Gay And Happy With India Inc? Corporates Take Pride In An Inclusive Workplace

In addition to representing LGBTQIA+ community members as part of their campaigns, companies need to engage and support them by organising job fairs or community-based events 


Hiten Noonwal is one of India's upcoming crop of drag artists

India's Queens: Why Drag Performances Are Not Just For The Queer

With a massive following, drag has become very competitive in India. Budding and veteran artists talk about the challenges they faced in their quest to become India's top drag queens and the future of the art of drag.


A representative image of pride walk.

'Leave Your Caste Identity At Home': Queer Dalits Lack Space In Indian 'Pride'

The ‘pride’ space in India is monopolised by the upper caste people. There is an overwhelming number of upper caste queer people that organise pride parades in different cities as a part of any committee.

02 August 2022

Dalit Queerness

The queerness in the Dalit world

Stories have been the oldest and staunchest allies of Dalits, where ideologies and governments have failed, our storytellers have preserved the most honest of our memories. Our stories, in our hands, have paved the way for a...


Love on Brokeback Mountain.

Pride On Screen: Love and Loathing On Brokeback Mountain

This Pride Month, here are a few recent gems from world cinema on LGBTQ themes that are heartbreaking, visceral and humane.

30 June 2022

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Male Models Drape Themselves In Whole 6 Yards Of Fabrics, Bust Stereotypes

Busting stereotypes, two male models in the city have draped themselves in six yards of fabric creating a buzz.

02 July 2022

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This year, The Chennai pride parade was back with grandeur and much fervour

Chennai Sky Soaring High With Pride Flags After Two Years

The Tamil Nadu Rainbow Coalition along with several NGOs celebrated the 14th year of the pride parade this year

27 June 2022

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23 June 2022
Pride Month: Celebs Talk On Social Media Helping In Increasing Awareness Around LGBTQ+ Community

Pride Month: Celebs Talk On Social Media Helping In Increasing Awareness Around LGBTQ+ Community

TV Celebs speak up on the ongoing Pride Month, which is celebrated every year in the month of June to raise awareness around the LGBTQ+ community.


17 June 2022
Saudi Arabia Bans Rainbow-Coloured Toys During Pride Month As They 'Poison Mind Of Youth'

Saudi Arabia Bans Rainbow-Coloured Toys During Pride Month As They 'Poison Mind Of Youth'

Officials in Saudi Arabia claim the recent banning of rainbow toys amid the ongoing Pride Month is aimed to protect the sanctity of the nation's youth and...


28 June 2022
Arriving At Awareness And Acceptance Of One’s Sexual Orientation During A Sex Crime

Arriving At Awareness And Acceptance Of One’s Sexual Orientation During A Sex Crime

Protest and consent are two sides of a coin and in the absence of one, the other becomes a choice, albeit in the garb of coercion. For the LGBTQAI+ community...


12 June 2022
LGBTQIA+ Friendly Tour Operators In India For Your Next Vacation

LGBTQIA+ Friendly Tour Operators In India For Your Next Vacation

Partner with these tour operators that are providing a safe, fun and discrimination-free travel experience to the queer community


10 June 2022
Amazon India Dedicates Month To LGBTQIA Community

Amazon India Dedicates Month To LGBTQIA Community

In June, Amazon boxes being dispatched from fulfilment centres in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru will carry the special tape with the pride flag of 11 colours,...


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06 June 2022
These Collectives Are Providing A Platform To India's Queer Community

These Collectives Are Providing A Platform To India's Queer Community

From Kerala to Manipur, these organisations are ensuring safe spaces to the LGBTQAI+ community in India by providing them with support and representation


21 May 2022
Why Are Terms Like ‘Lesbian’ And ‘Sodomy’ Still Mentioned As Sexual Offences In Medical Syllabus?

Why Are Terms Like ‘Lesbian’ And ‘Sodomy’ Still Mentioned As Sexual Offences In Medical Syllabus?

Lesbianism is still being considered a sexual perversion in medical terminology which is against the 2014 Supreme Court order.


10 May 2022
Fairy Tales of the Outcastes With Mahi Gupta

Fairy Tales of the Outcastes With Mahi Gupta

Mahi Gupta from Bihar says she realised in 2012 that she was a woman inside. When she changed her gender, neighbours in her village planned to kill her, but...


15 April 2022
'I Fought The Toughest Battle Of Life Alone And Succeeded': Story Of A Trans Model

'I Fought The Toughest Battle Of Life Alone And Succeeded': Story Of A Trans Model

It is my request to the Bollywood fraternity that instead of giving the role of 'trans' in movies to any male or female actors, give it to a real transgender...


01 April 2022
The Exile Within: The Search For Home In Transgender Poetry And Art

The Exile Within: The Search For Home In Transgender Poetry And Art

'The etymology of the word ‘Hijra’ can be traced to its Arabic root ‘Hijr’ which means departure or exodus from one’s tribe. There’s poetic justice...


27 February 2022
How I Navigate My Sexuality As A Bisexual Woman

How I Navigate My Sexuality As A Bisexual Woman

The protagonist of my first novel is bisexual, but not ashamed of being one. She is neither defined nor restricted by her sexuality. In crafting her, I have...


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24 February 2022
Insurers Expand Health Insurance Covers To Include LGBTQ Persons

Insurers Expand Health Insurance Covers To Include LGBTQ Persons

Companies as well as health insurers now offer health covers to LGBTQ persons. Consider your needs, the cost of treatment and network hospitals available...


16 February 2022
The Transgender And Unemployment In India

The Transgender And Unemployment In India

Often trans people are denied jobs and opportunities in economic activities. And those who, land up with opportunities, earn way lesser than their co-workers....


30 January 2022
Five Transwoman Celebrities Who Are An Inspiration To Many

Five Transwoman Celebrities Who Are An Inspiration To Many

For the longest time, India's transgender community has remained isolated from society. Here is a list of five famous transwomen who have served as inspiration...


25 January 2022
Same-Sex Love: Commitment Issues And The Matter Of Marriage

Same-Sex Love: Commitment Issues And The Matter Of Marriage

Parental pressure and social ostracisation have long kept gay men from getting into long-term relationships. However, a change is afoot.


15 January 2022
Love Story | Beyond The Gender Binary

Love Story | Beyond The Gender Binary

A quest to find someone to talk to during the lockdown made me install a dating app. A chance match had me rethinking my heteronormative assumptions. They/Them...


27 December 2021
LGBTQIA+ Community Should Be Addressed In More Dignified Manner: Madras HC Asks TN Govt To Prepare Glossary

LGBTQIA+ Community Should Be Addressed In More Dignified Manner: Madras HC Asks TN Govt To Prepare Glossary

There must be a beginning where persons belonging to this (LGBTQIA+) community are addressed in a more dignified manner, Justice Anand N Venkatesh of the...


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