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MHA seeks separate jail wards for transpersons

There are currently 70 transgender prisoners lodged in jails in India, National Crime Records Bureau data show.
Published on Jan 11, 2022 11:03 PM IST

Training material on LGBTQIA+ pulled for review: NCERT to HC

In the previous hearing held on December 6, the judge said that NCERT rightly posted material on its website to sensitise teachers but “in a very shocking development”, it was taken down within hours of its publication due to pressure from some quarters. (File/Representative use)
Published on Dec 29, 2021 04:18 AM IST

Swiss to permit simple legal gender transition from Jan. 1

Under the new rules written into Switzerland's civil code, anyone aged 16 and above who is not under legal guardianship will be able to adjust their gender and legal name by self-declaration at the civil registry office.
Published on Dec 26, 2021 08:21 PM IST

Ayushmann reveals how his dad helped a trans man

Ayushmann Khurrana talks about his first exposure to the trans community back when he was 13.
Updated on Dec 18, 2021 02:05 PM IST

Chile President signs historic law to legalize same-sex marriage

Chile has long had a conservative reputation even among its strongly Roman Catholic peers in Latin America.
Published on Dec 10, 2021 04:51 AM IST

Kid comes out as trans via letter, his mom tweets funny and wholesome response

The letter that the kid, Crow, made for his mom to come out as trans. 
Published on Nov 19, 2021 05:16 PM IST

Who is Saurabh Kirpal, advocate who may become India's first openly gay judge?

Saurabh Kirpal has been recommended for the elevation as a Delhi high court judge.
Published on Nov 16, 2021 09:49 PM IST

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

In Pics: Pride Parades brings thousands of people on the streets to celebrate

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Marchers, who chanted slogans such as "Gay rights are human rights!," made their way in a joyful atmosphere from Pantin which is on the outskirts of Paris to Place de la Republique on the city's Right Bank, amid rainbow flags and colourful placards.
Updated on Jun 27, 2021 04:11 PM IST

Lucknow students Pride Business Conclave gives LGBTQ+ community a platform

Lucknow students Pride Business Conclave gives LGBTQ+ community a platform
Published on Jun 22, 2021 10:16 AM IST

LGBTQ activists in Japan plan Tokyo Olympics as 'turning point' for gay rights

Dozens of LGBTQ activists and supporters of equal rights laws gather at the Shibuya district on Sunday, June 6, 2021, in Tokyo. Dozens of sexual minority activists and supporters rallied for equal rights outside the main Tokyo station Sunday in an effort to gain public support to get their long-sought equality law enacted before the Olympics amid thinning hope because of the conservative governing party's resistance. (AP Photo/Mari Yamaguchi)
Published on Jun 09, 2021 04:02 PM IST

His 73-year-old neighbour came out, he did this to celebrate. Watch

The video has prompted people to share love-filled comments.
Published on Jun 02, 2021 08:32 AM IST

US President Biden says 14% of his 1,500 agency appointees identify as LGBTQ

File Photo of an LGBTQ community march in New York City (PTI)
Published on Jun 01, 2021 09:53 PM IST

Demi Lovato's debut podcast to explore art, LGBTQ rights, nature, mental health

Demi Lovato's debut podcast to explore art, LGBTQ rights, nature, mental health
Updated on May 13, 2021 01:35 PM IST

Apurva Asrani announces separation from Siddhant after 14 years

Apurva Asrani poses with partner Siddhant.
Published on Apr 03, 2021 02:46 PM IST

'Tragic': LGBTQ Catholics in US react to Vatican's rebuff of same-sex unions

'Tragic': LGBTQ Catholics in US react to Vatican's rebuff of same-sex unions
Updated on Mar 16, 2021 10:08 AM IST

European parliament to debate on declaring 27 member bloc an LGBT 'freedom zone'

The resolution says the fundamental rights of LGBT people have been “severely hindered” recently in Hungary due to a de facto ban on legal gender recognition for trans and intersex people. It cites problems in Latvia, and notes that only two member states Malta and Germany have banned “conversion therapy,” a controversial and potentially harmful attempt to change a person's sexual orientation.
Published on Mar 10, 2021 05:56 PM IST

Star and Disney India introduces new group for women and LGBTQ employees

Star and Disney India introduces new group for women and LGBTQ employees
Updated on Mar 09, 2021 10:19 AM IST

Gender identity bill divides Spain's feminists, left-wing

Changing her legal identity at a civil registry office in Barcelona will allow Martínez to update her passport and driver's license and to carry a health card that correctly states she is a woman.
Published on Feb 13, 2021 02:56 PM IST

Russian LGBTQ audience welcomes queer online romantic series amid gay ban

Russian LGBTQ audience welcomes queer online romantic series amid gay ban
Updated on Feb 10, 2021 08:41 AM IST

Biden calls for expanded efforts to protect LGBTQ rights globally

LGBTQ activists and supporters block the street outside the U.S. Supreme Court as it hears arguments in a major LGBT rights case on whether a federal anti-discrimination law that prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of sex covers gay and transgender employees in Washington, U.S. October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo
Published on Feb 05, 2021 09:57 AM IST

Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein cancel grant to Polish 'LGBT-free zone'

The grant was withdrawn in September, but the decision only came to light on Tuesday when a Polish LGBT activist published on his website three letters exchanged between Norwegian and Polish officials.
Published on Feb 03, 2021 01:44 PM IST

She came out to her dad, post on his reaction has sparked funnily cute thread

The post has gathered more than 9 lakh and the numbers are quickly increasing. (representational image)
Published on Feb 01, 2021 08:47 AM IST

Brazilian lawmaker proposes quota for trans employees in big firms

A Brazilian lawmaker announced a bill on Friday that would require big companies to reserve 3% of their jobs for transgender employees, a step he said would help trans people escape poverty and marginalisation.
Published on Jan 30, 2021 01:23 PM IST

Mike Mosallam's Hollywood romcom 'Breaking Fast' busts myths around gay Muslims

Mike Mosallam's Hollywood romcom 'Breaking Fast' busts myths around gay Muslims
Updated on Jan 29, 2021 10:06 AM IST

New York City opens billions in contracts to LGBT+ business

New York City has opened $25 billion worth of contracts to bids from LGBT+-owned businesses as part of a pledge to widen access to a raft of benefits already offered to other minorities, from women to Black entrepreneurs.
Updated on Jan 21, 2021 04:07 PM IST

Study: Pandemic eats into LGBTQ representation on network TV

The percentage of regularly seen LGBTQ characters on streaming as well as prime-time broadcast TV and cable during the 2020-21 season fell.
Published on Jan 15, 2021 02:54 PM IST

Fashion designer Shaine Soni shares her journey from Delhi studio to bring crowned Miss Trans Queen India 2020

Shaine Soni on rising from Delhi studio to Miss Trans Queen India 2020
Updated on Dec 20, 2020 05:42 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

Positive news alert: Karnataka’s first trans-woman doctor, Trinetra, shares her inspiring journey

Karnataka’s first trans-woman doctor, Trinetra, shares her inspiring journey
Updated on Nov 24, 2020 05:29 PM IST
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