Is there easy access to healthcare for lesbians and bisexual women?
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender are referred to as LGBT. They are labels used to identify a person's gender identity or sexual orientation. The Supreme Court ruled on September 6, 2018, in a long-awaited decision, that consensual sexual relations between adults of the same gender are not a crime in India. In spite of this landmark judgment, there is still a whole lot of stigma and non-acceptance that the community faces.
Indo-Lankan lesbian lovers threaten suicide if not allowed to go to India
On Monday, the Indian woman, arriving in Sri Lanka on tourist visa, had gone to Akkaraipattu, 220 km from Colombo, and had stayed overnight at her friend's house. The father of 33-year-old local woman, who is married with one child, had objected to the relationship and complained to the local police station in Akkaraipattu.
Ahmedabad to witness first ever LGBTQIA cultural fest on July 2
GQPF founder Rahul Upadhyay told IANS, "We have been working for this foundation for five years now and we have noticed a positive change in people's mindset. We organise community meetups every month. We have also started inviting the parents in the meetups too who insist on involving them so that they can make their children's lives easier."
First transgender woman competes in LIVA Miss Diva 2021
Beauty Pageants have long been a stage for the representation of the binary, however, that is set to make a historic and a progressive change with 24-year-old Dipanjali, who has set her foot as a participant of the coveted title. The winner of LIVA Miss Diva 2021 will represent India at the Miss Universe 2021 and LIVA Miss Diva Supranational 2021 will represent the country at the Miss Supranational 2021.
India will prosper immensely when all genders have equal opportunities: Kalki
Kalki was one of the major campaigners in advocating legal rights recognition for transgender people, which the Supreme Court upheld in April 2104. She has addressed the Harvard University and many such prestigious institutions. She lives in Pollachi in Tamil Nadu. Ahead of the 75th anniversary of India's Independence, Kalki speaks exclusively to IANS on her idea of India@75
Survey shows increasing support for LGBTQ+ rights
The apex Indian court, in 2018, passed the landmark decision of scrapping Article 377, which decriminalized homosexuality. The Ipsos LGBTQ + Pride Survey of 19,069 global citizens says that at least 4 in 10 (44 per cent) urban Indians believe same sex couples should be allowed to marry legally and 14 per cent feel same sex couples should be allowed some legal status but not marry.
Need to de-gender performing arts, entertainment: Shiva Raichandani
This month, Raichandani's was the opening act of the second edition of one of South Asia's largest virtual celebrations of Pride Month Digital Pride festival, hosted by TQMP and Instagram. The Festival was supported by the British Council, whose Director Arts India Jonathan Kennedy, says that the festival to mark Pride Month shows how we are connected through sharing stories and artistic collaboration.
Pride Month: Of men and the rainbow hues of make-up
For gay activist and make-up and beauty enthusiast, Sanyam Sharma, makeup has always been a form of self-expression. Speaking on the practice of men experimenting with beauty products, he says that slowly things are changing, more and more creators are venturing and embracing the concept of "guy beauty".
Miss Diva 2021 calls on transwomen to participate
The Miss Diva beauty pageant is all set to make history as it calls on transwomen to participate in the contest this year. The ninth edition of Liva Miss Diva will be held in a virtual format for which auditions have already started. The selection process of these finalists entails an online registration process inviting specific audition task submissions on India's leading short video platform -- MX TakaTak.
Let's Talk About It
Durex led The Birds and Bees Talk launches 'Let's Talk About It', a campaign to empower adolescents in the north-east region. The catchy tune of the campaign's music video aims to empower adolescents with critical lifesaving information that promotes healthy behaviours to grow into responsible, healthy adults. The programme has launched its theme song-- 'Let's talk about it', to mark its second year, and to celebrate Pride Month.