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How films direct homophobia onto school kids

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How films direct homophobia onto school kids

The 2005 Malayalam film Chanthupottu showed the central character played by Dileep as a “cross dresser,” a man who developed feminine gestures because his grandmother raised him like a girl. And ultimately, he discovers his ‘masculine self.’ The film went on to win Dileep the Special Jury award at the Kerala State Film Awards that […]

Third Gender voters in Gujarat up 250% in  5 YRS

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Third Gender voters in Gujarat up 250% in 5 YRS

Gujarat assembly election 2017 is a special one for transgender voters. Many have/will be voting for the first time as the third gender and with a significant rise in their number on electoral count, the community is excited to cast their votes. What is expected is that the state government come up with positive policies […]

Playboy’s first TG Playmate!

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Playboy’s first TG Playmate!

Los Angeles: French model Ines Rau has become the first transgender model to become a Playboy playmate. Rau appears in a pictorial and centrefold in Playboy’s November/December issue, which pays tribute to its founder, Hugh Hefner, who died last month. The model previously posed in Playboy’s May 2014 “A-Z” issue, starring in a spread called “Evolution,” […]

Teenager, family assaulted by Homophobes

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Teenager, family assaulted by Homophobes

Now homophobia is becoming visible and violent in Delhi and its suburbs, if this incident can be  taken seriously. Some observers say that there is an undercurrent of hate being generated for LGBT groups because they are not naturally sympathetic to the patriarchal, right wing agendas of fundamentalist religious-political alliances. New Delhi, Oct 3 (PTI) […]

Delhi High Court has Six Survivors as clerks

Delhi High Court has Six Survivors as clerks

New Delhi:  Five acid attack victims and a (MTF) transgender today joined their jobs in the Delhi High Court, on Wednesday.  A source  said this was a “path-breaking initiative” by the high court, which could be an example for other institutions in the country to follow. Confirming the decision, a senior member of the high […]

Discrimination against LGBT is ‘deeply offensive’ says Supreme Court

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Discrimination against LGBT is ‘deeply offensive’ says Supreme Court

New Delhi: The right to privacy cannot be denied to members of the LGBT community merely because they have unconventional sexual orientation and form a miniscule fraction of the over 1.32 billion Indian population, the Supreme Court observed today. The 9-judge bench, which held that the right to privacy is a fundamental right, made this […]

Five transgender students cracked national medical entrance test

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Five transgender students cracked national medical entrance test

It is not long before India will have its first TG doctor and dentist. The first glass ceiling has been broken. Transgender people have been successful in a medical entrance test. Out of the eight transgender candidates who took the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017, five have cleared the exam, the result of which was […]

Special disaster relief camps for TG communities in Bihar

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Special disaster relief camps for TG communities in Bihar

Bihar grows more sensitive to the needs of Transgenders . At a recent meeting on disaster management, about a dozen transwomen were invited to air their views. Sharing their problems, the transgenders asserted  that the discrimina tion they face even more becomes pronounced in the event of natural disasters like floods, because just like the […]

Kashish LGBT Film Fest Grows stronger each year!

Kashish LGBT Film Fest Grows stronger each year!

The Rainbow unfurls over the Liberty cinema in Bombay as Kashish, South Asias’s biggest LGBT film festival will go on show from May 24-28. Anupam Kher, the ‘controversial right wing leaning’ Bollywood film actor has extended support in the form of prize money! With people from all sides of the political divide openly supporting LGBT […]

Rainbow Flag Maker, Adieu!

Rainbow Flag Maker, Adieu!

Gilbert Baker, the man who created the iconic Rainbow Flag which became a symbol for LGBT rights, died this weekend Friday March 31. Baker was 65. CBS News reported Baker died in New York. He had moved to New York City in 1994, according to a biography on his website. Gilbert Baker created the Rainbow Flag, […]

India’s Kashish: the focus of the world’s oldest LGBTQ Festival

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India’s Kashish: the focus of the world’s oldest LGBTQ Festival

LONDON — This March 2017, BFI Flare, London, one of the world’s oldest LGBTQ film festivals will have a special focus on South Asia’s biggest LGBTQ film festival KASHISH. Festival Director Sridhar Rangayan will be at BFI Flare to talk about contemporary Indian LGBTQ films. “It is an absolute honour that BFI Flare, one of […]

‘Sports must tackle Homophobia, ban Offenders’

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‘Sports must tackle Homophobia, ban Offenders’

Sport is not doing enough to tackle homophobic abuse and authorities should issue lengthy bans to offenders, according to a report. The report, published by the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee, in the UK wants sports authorities to adopt a zero-tolerance approach at all levels. In highlighting football (soccer), it said attitudes in sport […]

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