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Kareena says she will ensure she talks about the LGBTQ community with sons

Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan with their sons Taimur and Jeh. 
Published on Oct 12, 2021 01:57 PM IST

And they came out: Hollywood stars open up about identifying with LGBTQ+

Actors Jameela Jamil, Rick Cosnett and Elliot Page are among those Hollywood stars who revealed they identify as LGBTQ.
Published on Dec 11, 2020 01:21 PM IST

Your sexuality can make you enemy of the state in Poland

Polish bishops have called for the creation of counseling centers to counter “behaviors that until recently were considered unacceptable and morally reprehensible.”
Updated on Nov 22, 2020 01:02 PM IST

Love, loneliness and violence

It is often the case that stories of lesbian love written by men cause fewer ripples. Rajendra Yadav’s Prateeksha seems to have caused none of the furore of, say, Ismat Chughtai’s Lihaaf.
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 04:38 AM IST

India is yet to become tolerant towards the LGBTQ community, says French photographer, Magali

A photo on display at the Intimate Être exhibition
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 05:56 PM IST

Vicky Kaushal on homosexuality: ‘When you’re growing up, you don’t know which side you fall on’

Vicky Kaushal at the trailer launch of Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship.
Updated on Feb 07, 2020 12:53 PM IST

Ayushmann Khurrana says true patriotism doesn’t mean blind love, but ‘improving your country’

Ayushmann Khurrana reveals the one thing he loves and despises about India.
Updated on Jan 24, 2020 04:36 PM IST

‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is about embracing LGBTQ community,’ says Ayushmann Khurrana

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan stars Ayushmann Khurrana with Jitendra Kumar.
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 06:27 PM IST

Over 1,000 LGBTQ members hold pride parade in New Delhi

More than 1,000 members of the LGBTQ community and their supporters marched through New Delhi on Sunday to celebrate India’s sexual diversity.
Updated on Nov 25, 2019 04:22 PM IST

National Coming out Day: The celebrities who mustered courage to come out of the closet

Lilly Singh arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Updated on Oct 11, 2019 12:45 PM IST

Year after India gay ruling, a battle to change attitudes

A year ago on Friday India’s Supreme Court overturned a British colonial-era law that had criminalised gay sex as “against the order of nature”. Section 377 was often used to threaten, abuse and blackmail members of the LGBTQ community.
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 12:56 PM IST

Essay: Demolishing the women’s ghetto

Kamala Das reading from her work on 19 July, 1990.
Updated on Jul 27, 2019 03:07 PM IST

LGBTQ community still fights for equal rights, acceptance: Survey

The biggest issue LGBTQ community face today is that of securing equal rights and social acceptance.
Published on Jul 04, 2019 04:54 AM IST

1 in 3 LGBTQ Indians finding love through dating apps: Survey

1 in 3 LGBTQ Indians finding love through dating apps: Survey
Updated on Jun 30, 2019 12:37 PM IST

LGBTQ community supports Mumbai-based sculptor who was sexually assaulted in Goa

Some members of the LGBTQ community have called it a human rights issue.
Updated on Jun 10, 2019 12:39 AM IST

‘Dating apps beneficial for LGBTQ community in India’

The survey suggests that dating apps have helped the LGBTQ community discover diversity in terms of dating in India.
Updated on May 15, 2019 04:51 PM IST

Risheeta Agrawal: Naughty Amelia Jane was my coming out story to my family, to let them know who I was

Risheeta Agrawal (left), a still from Naughty Amelia Jane.
Updated on May 01, 2019 02:42 PM IST

Review plea filed in SC for civil rights of homosexuals

The plea had raised the issue of “non-recognition of same-sex marriages” under the Special Marriages Act, 1954) and denial of adoption and surrogacy rights to the members of the LGBTQ community members.
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 08:18 PM IST

From Fire to Made In Heaven, Shabana Azmi lauds the acceptance of homosexuality

Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das’ Fire was met with a lot of protests in 1996 and Amazon’s show Made in Heaven is one of the best critically received web series of the country in 2019.
Updated on Mar 17, 2019 02:07 PM IST

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

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.
Updated on Mar 09, 2019 03:15 PM IST

Beyond ‘Lihaaf’: Queer literature out of closet now

Visitors at Queer Literature Fest in Lucknow.
Published on Feb 09, 2019 05:56 PM IST

Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host 2 days after he was appointed

US comedian and actor Kevin Hart abruptly withdrew from hosting the Oscars on December 6, 2018, amid flack for past homophobic and anti-gay tweets.
Updated on Dec 07, 2018 03:46 PM IST

At 64, Sahitya Akademi is making bold moves to engage new readers

Bibliophiles indulged in reading joy at Kashmere Gate metro station's book store in New Delhi.
Updated on Oct 07, 2018 07:31 AM IST

‘Pink dollar’ to boost India’s economy after gay sex legalised

Members of the LGBT community celebrate after the verdict by Supreme Court of India which stuck down part of Section 377.
Updated on Sep 12, 2018 10:19 AM IST

After section 377 verdict, India’s first transgender bureaucrat wants to get married

Born as Ratikanta Pradhan in Kanabagiri village of Kandhamal district, Aishwarya entered into Odisha Financial Services in 2010 with her gender identified as Male
Updated on Sep 10, 2018 07:47 AM IST

Sec 377: SC has signalled a fresh phase in the evolution of rights jurisprudence

The Supreme Court verdict on Section 377 decisively restores to members of the LGBTQ community, long due access to the experience of full citizenship. This is a moment to be savoured by the LGBTQ community, finally, full citizens of India
Updated on Sep 07, 2018 07:10 PM IST

LGBTQ community welcomes SC verdict on same-sex acts with tears of joy

Members and well-wishers of the LGBTQ community celebrate the Supreme Court verdict. (Raj K Raj/ HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2018 03:02 AM IST

Supreme Court says ‘history owes apology to LGBT community’: Top 10 quotes

File photo of a gay rights activist outside Supreme Court. India’s top court decriminalised Section 377 in a verdict on September 6, 2018.
Updated on Sep 06, 2018 01:40 PM IST

Meet the Hyderabad dancer who is unboxing gender, one step at a time

Sastry uses masks, scarves and elements of Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi and Odissi in his performances. His audiences range from college students to young dance enthusiasts and members of the LGBTQ community.
Updated on Aug 05, 2018 10:40 AM IST
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