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LGBTI Rights in India


ADDED ON: 12/22/2018

India’s lower parliament house passes bill banning same-sex surrogacy

India’s LGBTI community has denounced a new surrogacy bill that would ban same-sex couples from hiring surrogates. The bill limits the practice to infertile couples who have been legally married in India…

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ADDED ON: 12/21/2018

This billboard message on LGBT rights in Delhi was lost in censorship

It’s business as usual in the bustling lane of Connaught Place’s Block B. But something new catches one’s eye: three new billboards depicting the LGBTQ community in India, have recently been added…

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ADDED ON: 12/21/2018

Protests against transgender bill erupt in India

Transgender Indians on Wednesday (19 December) protested against a bill claiming to protect their rights. India’s lower house of parliament, the Lok Sabha, passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill on Monday. But, the…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2018

Transgender Indians blocked from temple take case to police chief

Four transgender pilgrims stopped by police on their way to a sacred temple in southern India took their case to the district police chief on Monday (17 December). The four transgender women…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2018

Likho Awards honours LGBTQ representation in media

The third edition of the Likho Awards for Excellence in Media were presented on Saturday, right after the second edition of the Likho Indian LGBTQ Media Summit. The awards in 10 categories…

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ADDED ON: 12/16/2018

A welcome move: Bharati Vidyapeeth hospital in Pune to start health services for LGBT community

Bharati Vidyapeeth Hospital and Research Centre has announced to start an all-inclusive medical service for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community in the city which will not only have a…

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ADDED ON: 12/16/2018

India launches first trans body building competition in Asia

Asia’s first trans body building competition launched in India this month. The International Bodybuilding Fitness and Federation India (IBFFI) will include a trans male category in its March 2019 competition, according to IBFFI General Secretary Akshay…

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ADDED ON: 12/10/2018

Bengaluru’s LGBTQIA+ Community Celebrates Namma Pride

When petitions were filed against the Aadhaar in the Supreme Court years half a decade ago, nobody could have guessed that it would have such an impact on the rights of sexual…

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ADDED ON: 11/28/2018

LGBTQ Movements Gain Energy Across SE Asia

Growing up as a transgender woman in Singapore, Sheila says she lived in fear of her parents "finding out who she is. As a result of me trying to express my liking of feminine…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2018

We’re Here, and We’re Queer’: Delhi’s LGBT Community Walks to Celebrate Freedom

With happy faces and bodies swaying to drum beats, rainbow revellers took over the heart of Delhi and celebrated 'pride' and their newfound independence, two months after the Supreme Court quashed a…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2018

Shedding the Last Layer: Gay India Awakens to New Freedom

In a country where nudity is neither commonplace nor commodity, the act of stripping publicly is often a political one — the same way the act of kissing, of hand holding, of…

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ADDED ON: 11/05/2018

Designer Rodricks’ Hotline for LGBTQ Community Gets Catholic Church Nod

After a lifetime seeing LGBT members of the Catholic Church become despondent over a lack of acceptance, acclaimed fashion designer Wendell Rodricks was moved to tears on Wednesday when Cardinal Oswald Gracias,…

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