Bihar should embrace transgender achiever

Bihar should embrace transgender achiever

Sir, I went through a column of the newspaper highlighting the transgendered, once a suppressed section, are participating in the society. A ray of hope is seen to some extent for a fraction of country’s population-some transgenders in India are freely expressing their gender identity and exercising basic rights. Society is also moving in favour […]

Nepal: LGBT rights leader in Asia?

Nepal: LGBT rights leader in Asia?

Kathmandu, Nepal : After striking down laws that discriminated against Gays, Lesbians and transgendered, and officially recognizing the third gender, Kathmandu is considering saying yes to same-sex marriage. A report on CNN has indicated that the Nepal government is actively considering giving its nod to same sex marriages. If this is happens, it will become the first South […]

Anti- LGBT Hate mongers picket Biden funeral

Anti- LGBT Hate mongers picket Biden funeral

The Westboro Baptist Church, a notorious fundamentalist and anti-human rights group, picketed the funeral of Joseph Beau Biden – the son of US Vice President Joe Biden in Delaware this week. Mr Biden previously served as Attorney General of Delaware, and like his father was a staunch defender of LGBT rights, worked to successfully introduce […]

Future ‘Mr Holmes’ praised Cameron for marriage stance

Future ‘Mr Holmes’ praised Cameron for marriage stance

British actor and veteran campaigner for Gay rights, Sir Ian McKellen has praised Tory Prime Minister David Cameron for pushing through on same-sex marriage. The actor and veteran Stonewall campaigner told Sunday Times Magazine that Mr Cameron had “dragged” his party forward on the issue. He said: “It’s astonishing for a Tory Prime Minister to […]

WHO WILL LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE?

WHO WILL LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE?

Did you know that in Chhapra, Bihar, essential anti-retroviral treatment medicines have dried up at the ART centre, and if the regime is not available for even a day, the lives of the children are severely threatened?

Raping lesbians: fair game in Kingston Town

Raping lesbians: fair game in Kingston Town

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Jamaica may sound so cool and fun-loving on a Harry Belafonte album, but Kingston town can be a dark horror story for non-straight people. Equal rights activists say that queer people are often the victims of violent sexual attacks as ‘punishment’ for not fitting social norms. It is an attitude all too common […]