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According to the survey, 76 per cent of people aged between 41 to 54 were solely attracted to the opposite sex and 81 per cent of 55 to 75 year old gave the same answer.(Unsplash)

Only half of young people attracted to opposite sex, says survey

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 06:56 PM IST
The surveys show changing ideas of sexuality and increasing acceptability towards different sexual preferences in both the countries.
People walk under the giant rainbow flag in front of the parliament building in Budapest downtown during the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pride Parade in the Hungarian capital. (AFP)
People walk under the giant rainbow flag in front of the parliament building in Budapest downtown during the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pride Parade in the Hungarian capital. (AFP)

In a win, UK census 2021 will allow people to enter their gender identity

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 05:08 PM IST
The census, which will be held on March 21 in all regions except Scotland, will include the question after asking for people's legal sex, Professor Sir Ian Diamond told BBC radio.
People who identify as non-binary - neither male nor female - can now select the gender-neutral title "Mx" on the White House website's contact page(Pixabay)
People who identify as non-binary - neither male nor female - can now select the gender-neutral title "Mx" on the White House website's contact page(Pixabay)

White House website adds gender-neutral pronouns as Biden meets LGBT+ demands

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:24 PM IST
People can now select gender-neutral pronouns when contacting the U.S. government, as President Joe Biden signed a raft of executive actions on his first day in office, including an order tackling discrimination against LGBT+ people.
Those who came out as bisexual were twice as likely as consistently-heterosexual participants to start smoking.(Pixabay)
Those who came out as bisexual were twice as likely as consistently-heterosexual participants to start smoking.(Pixabay)

Coming out as bisexual associated with increased risk of smoking: BU study

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 10:11 AM IST
A new study found that bisexuality is the identity most associated with smoking, especially around the time of coming out.
Gender neutrality in fashion isn’t an alien idea and six designers have cracked the concept
Gender neutrality in fashion isn’t an alien idea and six designers have cracked the concept

Man, I feel like a woman!

Hindustan Times | By Bharat Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 08:42 AM IST
Presenting the confessions of a gender-bending fashionista, who questions rigidity, but dislikes skirts.
The State must guarantee constitutional rights and ensure that a free choice to enter egalitarian legal partnerships is granted, upheld and protected(Shutterstock)
The State must guarantee constitutional rights and ensure that a free choice to enter egalitarian legal partnerships is granted, upheld and protected(Shutterstock)

For marriage ‘equality’ that is truly equal

Hindustan Times | By Dhamini Ratnam
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 05:44 AM IST
Marriage equality, at a bare minimum, must allow consenting adults to enter into this form of partnership, irrespective of their sexual orientation or gender identity, across castes and religions
Members and allies of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community take part in Delhi's 12th Queer Pride March from Barakhamba Road to Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on November 24, 2019.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Members and allies of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community take part in Delhi's 12th Queer Pride March from Barakhamba Road to Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on November 24, 2019.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

New draft rules for transpersons act issued, 30 days for giving suggestions

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Dhamini Ratnam
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 02:06 AM IST
The draft offers a list of suggested welfare schemes that the government could consider in access to health, education, housing, welfare measures, and economic support for transpersons.
(File photo/ Representative image)
(File photo/ Representative image)

16-year-old dies by suicide after being mocked on gender identity

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 03:02 AM IST
In a suicide note, the class 10 student said that they had the habits of a girl and self-identified as ‘kinnar’. The youngster also alluded to being mocked on their appearance.
The ruling comes as a major win for LGBTQ workers and their allies, many of whom have experienced discrimination at work or even been fired for being LGBT+, the ruling represents a watershed moment in gay rights. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The ruling comes as a major win for LGBTQ workers and their allies, many of whom have experienced discrimination at work or even been fired for being LGBT+, the ruling represents a watershed moment in gay rights. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

US Supreme Court rules gay and lesbian people can sue for workplace bias

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 08:47 PM IST
The US Supreme Court rules gay and lesbian people can sue for workplace bias under landmark civil rights law.
Scandinavian artist Olafur Eliasson, will return to the fair this year with another massive installation that uses light, reflection and scale. Seen here is a work from 2019 titled Dew Reflector.(Studio Olafur Eliasson)
Scandinavian artist Olafur Eliasson, will return to the fair this year with another massive installation that uses light, reflection and scale. Seen here is a work from 2019 titled Dew Reflector.(Studio Olafur Eliasson)

Headed to the India Art Fair? Here’s what you shouldn’t miss

Hindustan Times | By Dhamini Ratnam
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 10:27 AM IST
The 12th edition of IAF will open next week with gallery booths, interactive installations, workshops and film screenings, spread over four days.
Utah has became the 19th U.S. state to ban conversion therapy aimed at changing sexual orientation or gender identity in lesbian, gay, transsexual, bisexual and queer children.(Unsplash)
Utah has became the 19th U.S. state to ban conversion therapy aimed at changing sexual orientation or gender identity in lesbian, gay, transsexual, bisexual and queer children.(Unsplash)

Utah bans LGBTQ conversion therapy for children

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 01:09 PM IST
The ban in the Republican-dominated state, which took effect on Wednesday, exempts members of the clergy, lay pastors, and spiritual counsellors not licensed by the state from the ban.
Facebook’s monitoring systems do a better job with nudity than with hate speech, extremism and misinformation.(Unsplash)
Facebook’s monitoring systems do a better job with nudity than with hate speech, extremism and misinformation.(Unsplash)

Does the naked body belong on Facebook? It’s complicated

San Francisco | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 10:42 AM IST
A video of childbirth might show genitalia. Should what someone considers a celebration of life be censored?
L-R: Fall Winter 2020 looks from Zegna, Giorgio Armani and Gucci.
L-R: Fall Winter 2020 looks from Zegna, Giorgio Armani and Gucci.

Fall Winter 2020 Menswear: Meet the season’s coolest coat crusaders

Hindustan Times | By Manish Mishra
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 10:20 AM IST
Fall Winter 2020 menswear shows put the spotlight on statement outerwear.
The neutral pronoun “they” has been voted word of the decade by US language experts. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The neutral pronoun “they” has been voted word of the decade by US language experts. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Neutral pronoun ‘they’ chosen as word of the decade

New York | By Agence France Presse
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2020 10:50 PM IST
The 131-year-old society includes linguists, lexicographers, etymologists, grammarians, historians, researchers, writers, editors, students and scholars.
Cambodia has no legislation that deals specifically with LGBT+ people. Same sex marriages are neither criminalised nor officially recognised by the state.(Unsplash)
Cambodia has no legislation that deals specifically with LGBT+ people. Same sex marriages are neither criminalised nor officially recognised by the state.(Unsplash)

Cambodia to teach LGBT+ issues in schools to tackle discrimination

Reuters | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 04:17 PM IST
From grade seven, around age 13, modules covering sexual orientation and gender identity will be part of sex education in schools.
Back in April, the dictionary added more than 640 new words like ‘snowflake’ and ‘garbage time’ (representational image).(Unsplash)
Back in April, the dictionary added more than 640 new words like ‘snowflake’ and ‘garbage time’ (representational image).(Unsplash)

Dad Joke, vacay among new words in Merriam-Webster dictionary in September

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 05:18 PM IST
These new additions range from “serious to the playful, from the technical to the informal.”
A member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community looks on while taking part in a Pride Parade in Kathmandu.(Prakash Mathena/AFP)
A member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community looks on while taking part in a Pride Parade in Kathmandu.(Prakash Mathena/AFP)

Study reveals transgender students experience more mental health problems compared to other students

Washington DC | By ANI
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 10:30 AM IST
The study found that students whose gender identity differs from the sex assigned to them at birth are more likely to experience mental health problems.
FILE PHOTO: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a joint press conference(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a joint press conference(REUTERS)

Australia Prime Minister joins transgender policy backlash

Sydney | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 11:39 AM IST
While the “Elite” policy demands that trans women must reduce their testosterone levels over a 12-month period to compete in women’s cricket, the “Community” policy requires only a nomination of a gender identity.
A sample of 266 participants filled questionnaires about individual and team diversity, their satisfaction with their teams and authorship practices, and perceptions of the frequency of data sharing.(Unsplash)
A sample of 266 participants filled questionnaires about individual and team diversity, their satisfaction with their teams and authorship practices, and perceptions of the frequency of data sharing.(Unsplash)

Workplace relationships: The positives and negatives of diversity in teams

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 06:23 PM IST
The findings of the study published in the journal PLOS ONE indicated that participants with more underrepresented demographic characteristics (e.g., black women, gay men not born in the U.S.) perceived their team climate or attitudes and expectations on the team to be more negative.
Much has changed around the 2000-born in the last 20 years – politically, environmentally. But there have also been changes in lifestyles.(Illustration: Malay Karmakar)
Much has changed around the 2000-born in the last 20 years – politically, environmentally. But there have also been changes in lifestyles.(Illustration: Malay Karmakar)

20@20: Looking back at the first two decades of the millennium

Hindustan Times | By Poulomi Banerjee
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 09:35 PM IST
The generation born in 2000 will turn 20 next year. As these Gen Z youngsters leave their teenage years behind, a look at 20 ways in which the world around them has changed
This is the first time that transgenders are casting their votes under the category after Supreme Court had declared them as the “third gender” in 2014. Earlier they had to cast their votes as male or female.(PTI)
This is the first time that transgenders are casting their votes under the category after Supreme Court had declared them as the “third gender” in 2014. Earlier they had to cast their votes as male or female.(PTI)

Transgender voters jubilant after voting under chosen gender identity

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2019 05:54 PM IST
This is the first time that transgenders are casting their votes under the category after Supreme Court had declared them as the “third gender” in 2014. Earlier they had to cast their votes as male or female.
Krishnam had contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Sambhal in west UP on the Congress ticket. He is the head of Kalki Peeth in Sambhal.(HT Photo)
Krishnam had contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Sambhal in west UP on the Congress ticket. He is the head of Kalki Peeth in Sambhal.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Will initiate talks for temple after polls, says Congress candidate

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Will initiate talks for temple after polls, says Congress candidate
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2019 09:38 AM IST
The previous BJP government at the centre had said that it did not have a majority and will make the temple once they form a majority government.
Anjan Joshi, of NGO SPACE, said that most of the transgender voters are still male or female in their documents.(HT Photo)
Anjan Joshi, of NGO SPACE, said that most of the transgender voters are still male or female in their documents.(HT Photo)

Trans community vote in one voice: ‘We exist, treat us as equals’

Hindustan Times, NEW DELHI | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2019 09:20 AM IST
Wearing a trendy round pair of sunglasses with mustard colour top tucked in her printed pants, Nisha was attending a transgender community meeting in Kashmere gate on Friday
Some of the women speak at India Habitat Centre.(Sourced)
Some of the women speak at India Habitat Centre.(Sourced)

Suppression is commonplace for women in informal sector

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kainat Sarfaraz
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2019 03:05 AM IST
Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), which works to empower workers of the informal sector, organised an event that sought to change how people think about informal workers and initiate a dialogue between them and their employers.
In response to a petition filed by a former transgender student seeking to change name and gender on education records, a bench had, on February 20, expressed displeasure with the CBSE and DU for declining her request.(Picture for representation)
In response to a petition filed by a former transgender student seeking to change name and gender on education records, a bench had, on February 20, expressed displeasure with the CBSE and DU for declining her request.(Picture for representation)

DU officials, students may meet CBSE on trans rights issue

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2019 02:49 AM IST
Delhi University (DU) officials and students may soon meet with officials of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to discuss the possibility of allowing transgender students to change names and gender in their educational records.
A transperson needs to have pre-existing proof that already establishes the correct name and gender identity while applying for a voter’s card.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
A transperson needs to have pre-existing proof that already establishes the correct name and gender identity while applying for a voter’s card.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘Life will be hard if trans bill is passed’, says first time voter

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Dhamini Ratnam
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2019 07:27 PM IST
Mohul Sharma, who identifies as a transman, cannot get a voter ID card made, because, in a conundrum that is peculiar to the transgender community, he does not have “proof” of his gender identity.
Coming to her aid, a bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao expressed displeasure with the CBSE and DU for declining to change her name and gender(HT File)
Coming to her aid, a bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao expressed displeasure with the CBSE and DU for declining to change her name and gender(HT File)

Transgender seeks name, gender change in education records: HC asks CBSE, DU to help her

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2019 10:29 AM IST
The Board has taken the stand that request for such changes in its records would be entertained only if it is made before publication of the 10th or 12th results, while DU norms say that for change of name and gender, the same have to be first altered in the CBSE records.
Apsara Reddy was born into a conservative South Indian family.(G Venkatram)
Apsara Reddy was born into a conservative South Indian family.(G Venkatram)

Apsara Reddy speaks on her journey as a transwoman, and why she is champion for more than one community

Hindustan Times | By Dhamini Ratnam
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 11:40 AM IST
Reddy, a transwoman, has been as appointed as national general secretary of the Congress Party’s women’s wing
New Delhi, India - Dec. 17, 2017: Supporters and people belongiong to the transgender community protest against TG bill,and and other demands at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, December 17, 2017. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Dec. 17, 2017: Supporters and people belongiong to the transgender community protest against TG bill,and and other demands at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, December 17, 2017. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Trangender IDs caught in a tangle

New Delhi | By Dhamini Ratnam
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2019 10:46 PM IST
Like thousands of transgender people across the country, Gangabhavani is no stranger to the process of obtaining ID documents.
Members and supporters of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community shout slogans during a protest to stop the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, December 28(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Members and supporters of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community shout slogans during a protest to stop the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, December 28(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

The Rajya Sabha must amend the Transgender Persons Bill

By Gautam Bhatia
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2019 04:29 PM IST
It must amend the Trangender Bill in a manner that furthers the constitutional rights of dignity, autonomy, and equality
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