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India's LGBTQ Community Released Their Own Version of the National Anthem for Independence Day

The video featured prominent LGBTQ advocates and urged everyone to #StandWithPride.
Shamani Joshi
2 days ago
LGBTQ

Inside the World's Only Islamic School for Transgender Students

We meet three people who've found acceptance and education at Indonesia's Waria al-Fatah boarding school.
Nicole Di Ilio
8.6.19
LGBTQ

Like a Lot of India, I Used to Have a Problem With Gay People And Didn't Even Know That Was a Problem

Ten years ago, I accidentally stopped a friend from coming out for a very long time, even to herself. Today, I acknowledge how I may have been a part of oppression of the LGBTQ+ community without even realising it.
Pallavi Pundir
8.2.19
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India’s Supreme Court Seems Very Reluctant to Appoint a Gay Judge

A report by the Intelligence Bureau declared the man “a security risk,” while others say it's got a lot more to do with his sexual orientation.
Pallavi Pundir
7.29.19
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China to Start Human Testing for a Vaccine That Will Cure HIV

With no known cure for HIV until today, the vaccine is being seen as a promising antidote to the HIV virus if it’s successful on the 160 volunteers.
Pallavi Pundir
7.23.19
LGBTQ

Photos of This Pride Parade Show How Homophobic India is Slowly Changing

The pride parade in Patna on July 14 had to swap the Pride Flag for the Transgender Pride Flag, but hundreds of people showed up to support the queer community.
Javed Sultan
7.16.19
LGBTQ

We Asked Queer Indians How They First Learned About Sex

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.
Pallavi Pundir
7.15.19
LGBTQ

I Was Bullied as a Gay Teen and It Also Made Me Want to End My Life

For several queer Indian youth, growing up means developing a thick skin against bullies. But not everyone gets past them.
Navin Noronha
7.10.19
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An Indian High Court Dismisses Plea to Recognise LGBTQ+ Relationships

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.
Shamani Joshi
7.10.19
LGBTQ

How Homophobic Small Towns in India Celebrate Pride

In these conservative and orthodox pockets, LGBTQ communities find other ways to make their voices heard.
Pallavi Pundir
7.5.19
Drugs

How I Lost Myself to India's Chemsex Scene and Overdosed, But Survived to Tell the Story

Inside the dark world of drug-fuelled sex parties where an increasing number of gay Indians want to feel belonged, drug abuse is more than just a health hazard.
Sadam Hanjabam
7.5.19
LGBTQ

Three Artists Tell Us What It’s Like To Be Queer, Muslim and Pakistani

Aziz Sohail, Abdullah Qureshi and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Jr are working together to give more visibility to the voices from the LGBTQ community of their country.
Pallavi Pundir
6.27.19
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