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LGBTI Rights in India


ADDED ON: 08/03/2020

Relief eludes transgender gharanas of Bhopal

Their income has dried up due to COVID-19 restrictions. “They came for men and women but not us,” lamented Devi Singh, 30, from the Mangalwara gharana [family] of Bhopal’s transgender community. Sitting…

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ADDED ON: 08/03/2020

This Lesbian Policewoman Couple in Gujarat Fought for Their Right to Be Together

Gujarat’s Mahisagar – known for the discovery of dinosaur eggs and fossils in the 1980s – in the news once again, this time for a courageous story of same-sex love. Two female…

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ADDED ON: 07/20/2020

Hong Kong’s transgender community faces workplace discrimination, leading LGBT campaigner to launch company guidance scheme

When Liam Mak Wai-hon began a part-time bartending job at a steakhouse in Hong Kong’s Tsuen Wan earlier this year, he did not sense anything amiss at work. Mak, born a female,…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2020

From Kenya to Canada, support grows worldwide for homosexuality

Acceptance of homosexuality is rising broadly across the world, according to a survey published on Thursday, even as sharp divisions persist by region and economic development. Support has grown from as far…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2020

A lonely and dangerous lockdown for LGBTQ Indians

In conservative India, many in the LGBTQ community hide their real selves. But being stuck inside with their families for months in the coronavirus lockdown has made this hard to keep up…

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ADDED ON: 06/20/2020

Gay Indian comic busts biases without judgment

Indian stand-up comic Vasu Primlani does not shy away from her sexuality in her gigs - even though until very recently, being gay put her at odds with the law. One popular…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2020

India: They’re putting the B in LGBT

Natasha was in her first year of college when she made a new female friend that she liked — a lot. “Up until that point, I was very much with guys and…

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ADDED ON: 05/13/2020

‘No one wants to be tested:’ Social stigmas are crippling coronavirus containment

Public health officials around the world have agreed that testing and contact tracing are vital to containing the coronavirus pandemic. But for many people, coming forward to get tested -- let alone…

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ADDED ON: 05/13/2020

LGBT community hit hard by COVID-19 lockdown in Lakhimpur

The LGBT community in Assam’s Lakhimpur district is hit hard by the impact of nation-wide COVID-19 lockdown. The victims are four transgender persons in the district who are facing starvation due to…

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ADDED ON: 05/11/2020

From Sex Worker Mothers to Lesbian Parents: The Changing Face of Motherhood in India

'You’re not complete as a woman unless you become a mother.’ With these brilliantly misleading words that every woman in India must have heard at some point of her life begins Pooja…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2020

In Ganjam’s quarantine centres, no separate provision for the transgender community

Due to the lack of separate arrangements for transgender persons at a quarantine centre, Prasant*, an 18-year-old transgender person, had to spend a 14-day quarantine period, till April 29, with a group…

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ADDED ON: 04/26/2020

Lockdown, religion, migrant, survival, and more

The good thing about this Chinese virus is that it has knocked the stuffing out of religion. Where are monotheism, polytheism, in fact theism itself? What about God, Jehovah, Allah and the…

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