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A poster of the Allahabad Queer Film Fest to be organised in Prayagraj on September 21-22.

In a first, Allahabad Queer Film Fest on September 21-22

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar, Prayagraj
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 09:18 AM IST
The festival will be organised under the banner of the ‘Resistive Alliance for Queer Solidarity’ (RAQS) and the Humsafar Trust.
Vivek Raj Anand, CEO of the trust, said the campaign on mental health was held to mark International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia(The Humsafar Trust/Facebook)
Vivek Raj Anand, CEO of the trust, said the campaign on mental health was held to mark International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia(The Humsafar Trust/Facebook)

Volunteers to provide mental health advice to LGBTQ community members

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Yesha Kotak
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2019 12:58 PM IST
A session was conducted by the group last Friday to discuss mental health issues such as anxiety and stress with outreach volunteers, especially for members of the LGBTQ+ community
A patient gets tested at India’s first holistic LGBTQ clinic and community-based HIV clinic at Humsafar Trust, Santacruz, Mumbai, on Thursday, March 7, 2019.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
A patient gets tested at India’s first holistic LGBTQ clinic and community-based HIV clinic at Humsafar Trust, Santacruz, Mumbai, on Thursday, March 7, 2019.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

India’s first LGBTQ clinic and HIV treatment centre inaugurated in Mumbai

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2019 03:15 PM IST
Based out of the Humsafar Trust’s office jn Mumbai, the centre will give free counselling and provide Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) to the LGBTQ community.
The vocabulary of sexual orientations is expanding to suit individual emotions and desires that are beyond not just the heterosexual majority, but also that of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer(LGBTQ) community.
The vocabulary of sexual orientations is expanding to suit individual emotions and desires that are beyond not just the heterosexual majority, but also that of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer(LGBTQ) community.

New, and expanding, hues of the rainbow

Hindustan Times | By Poulomi Banerjee
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2019 06:14 PM IST
If you thought not all desires could be put in words, think again. The vocabulary of sexual orientations is growing and everyone ‘fits in’. Well, almost
The pride march was taken out from August Kranti Maidan to Girgaum Chowpatty on Saturday(HT Photo)
The pride march was taken out from August Kranti Maidan to Girgaum Chowpatty on Saturday(HT Photo)

Mumbaiites come out with all pride, no prejudice

Hindustan Times | By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2019 12:46 AM IST
This was the 14th edition of the pride march and the first one after the historic Supreme Court verdict, which struck down Section 377
Shreya Reddy attended an education fair in Vile Parle on Sunday, to apply to foreign universities. She wants to do research and subsequently work in fields related to family sensitisation from a reputed foreign university.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Shreya Reddy attended an education fair in Vile Parle on Sunday, to apply to foreign universities. She wants to do research and subsequently work in fields related to family sensitisation from a reputed foreign university.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

‘Mumbai accepts you when you begin to accept yourself’

Hindustan Times | By Sukanya Datta
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 09:10 AM IST
Reddy, 30, a transgender activist and capacity building officer with Humsafar Trust, chats about growing up in Dharavi, raised by a single mother; reservations for transgenders; working at a call centre; dancing at a dance bar; and how she wishes she had a better skin regimen
LGBT rights activists participate in protest in New Delhi. The caste atrocities faced by a Dalit transperson have a different history from the gender-based atrocities that a same-sex desiring woman faces. But both experiences are dehumanising.(Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times file)
LGBT rights activists participate in protest in New Delhi. The caste atrocities faced by a Dalit transperson have a different history from the gender-based atrocities that a same-sex desiring woman faces. But both experiences are dehumanising.(Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times file)

SC to begin hearing Section 377 petitions today: ‘minuscule fraction’ stands up for its dignity

By Dhamini Ratnam
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2018 11:01 AM IST
On Tuesday, 35 individual petitioners who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender will stand before the court with the plea that Section 377 not be applied to consenting adults
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