“I think that one thing that has changed with Section 377 being read down, is more respect for us, and a willingness to try to understand us.”
The video featured prominent LGBTQ advocates and urged everyone to #StandWithPride.
“We’re seen as people who are either lying about our sexuality or going through a phase; that we’re not capable of committed relationships; that we’re confused or just plain greedy for sex.”
Queer and inclusive party LICK has now grown from a monthly club night to a permanent space. We were there for its launch night.
Porn, trial-and-error, Sidney Sheldon—LGBTQ+ youth tell us about their initiation into the world of sex and sexuality in a country where sex ed is either super-hetero or missing altogether.
The court also refused to direct the Central Government to create laws that would allow LGBTQ+ couples to get married or divorced, or adopt a kid.
In these conservative and orthodox pockets, LGBTQ communities find other ways to make their voices heard.
“Bhutan has never had a pride parade, and never will because it’s not just the queer community who fights for us, it’s everyone in the country.”
The Canadian YouTube celebrity of Indian Punjabi origin came out on Twitter this week, and some LGBTQ folks are calling it a “game changer.”
Why would a group of people who have historically experienced so much shame and stigma from society dole out that same kind of punishment to each other?
A new study could partly explain why gay and bisexual people run a higher risk of chronic health problems.