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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 […]

Does Sri Lanka encourage discrimination against LGBT minorities ?

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Does Sri Lanka encourage discrimination against LGBT minorities ?

Colombo: Sri Lanka once again failed to address the issue of stigmatization and victimisation of LGBT people.  Sri Lanka’s cabinet has in fact, rejected a proposal to end discrimination based on sexual orientation,  because it could ‘legitimise homosexuality’, a government minister said (Jan 18). Sri Lanka’s 1883 penal code, a legacy of its British colonial […]

Pakistan Census to include Transgender people

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Pakistan Census to include Transgender people

LAHORE: After Nepal and India,  Pakistan will count transgender people in its national census for the first time when it surveys its population in March this year following a top court ruling on Monday. The Lahore High Court issued the order to the government, National Database and Registration Authority, and the interior ministry with a […]

Bollywood should shed Gay sterotyping: Chang

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Bollywood should shed Gay sterotyping: Chang

Mumbai, Jan 7 : Actor-singer Meiyang Chang, who will be playing a gay character in a web series, feels Bollywood needs to handle such portrayals with more sensitivity. In the web series “Untag”, Chang plays the role of Nischay Barbara and he has made sure he doesn’t play the role in a stereotypical way. “My […]

Pseudo Science and Lies to spread LGBTQ hate: Be Aware!

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Pseudo Science and Lies to spread LGBTQ hate: Be Aware!

‘Pseudoscience’ and lies have long been the favourite tactics of anti-LGBTQ extremists, but now that the incoming U.S. president is highly influenced by hate groups, fake news purveyors, and far-right publications that peddle such misinformation, these smoke and mirror tactics are well-positioned to harm LGBTQ equality. Right-Wing Sites Regularly Peddle Anti-LGBTQ Junk Science For decades, […]

By George! He became an LGBT icon

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By George! He became an LGBT icon

George Michael, who has died at the age of 53, was one of the UK’s greatest and most soulful singers and songwriters of the last 35 years. Here are six key songs that shed light on his life and career. Yes, he eventually became another Gay Icon and an LGBT hero! Careless Whisper (1984) This was […]

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Third sex ignored in Gold directive?

Why does the government continue to ignore the existence of the ‘third sex’ which now has a legal identity? On Thursday, the central government, in the form of a clarification, reminded people of the ceiling on gold they can legitimately hold without attracting a seizure and stringent tax. But in this exercise, a section of […]

Fidel: sending Gays to labour camps, deep injustice!

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Fidel: sending Gays to labour camps, deep injustice!

Fidel Castro is no more. Love him/hate him. Whatever. The world cannot ignore him, especially in death. He was one of India’s greatest supporters during the non-aligned movement. He was also, undoubtedly, one of those are world leaders who later in life, publicly denounced his government’s homophobia and his own ‘neglect’ of LGBT persecution. In […]

Will Taiwan legalize same sex marriage?

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Will Taiwan legalize same sex marriage?

Tens of thousands of people sashayed through the streets of Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, to participate in Asia’s biggest gay pride parade. Many of those who attended carried placards calling on the government to legalise same sex marriage. Dressed in colourful costumes and carrying rainbow flags, they paraded in front of Taiwan’s presidential palace. Taiwan is more […]

Right wing US Governor saps LGBT pride

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Right wing US Governor saps LGBT pride

A  special report  in ‘The Charlotte Observer’ investigated the extent of anti-LGBT discrimination in North Carolina  (USA) in the wake of the state’s discriminatory House Bill 2 (HB 2), finding that LGBT people have “for years been subjected to bullying, harassment, discrimination and sometimes violence” and that HB 2 “heightens fear in North Carolina.” The […]

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