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“I have come to Miss Universe Nepal to show the diversity of people in the society,” Lama, 21, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, who will compete against 17 other finalists.(Instagram)

First trans beauty pageant finalist makes history in Nepal

Kathmandu | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 10:32 AM IST
When Angel Lama sashays down the catwalk in the Miss Universe Nepal finals on Wednesday she will make history as the first transgender woman to be a finalist in the Himalayan nation’s most glamorous annual event.
An ethnic Bunun, Vilian is among a handful of indigenous drag queens who use their performances to fight against the double stigma of being part of the LGBTQ+ community and of the island’s historically oppressed indigenous minority.(Reuters)
An ethnic Bunun, Vilian is among a handful of indigenous drag queens who use their performances to fight against the double stigma of being part of the LGBTQ+ community and of the island’s historically oppressed indigenous minority.(Reuters)

Taiwanese indigenous drag queens fight stigma one wig at a time

Taipei | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 06:26 PM IST
At a rowdy gay bar in Taipei, 28-year old Vilian ends a Friday night drag show by putting on a traditional tribal tunic over his white silk negligee and dancing to an aboriginal song that has become a rallying call for Taiwan’s indigenous minority.
People hold signs as they participate in a queer liberation march for Black Lives Matter and against police brutality, Sunday, June 28, 2020, in New York.(AP)
People hold signs as they participate in a queer liberation march for Black Lives Matter and against police brutality, Sunday, June 28, 2020, in New York.(AP)

Pride 2020: In NYC, marking 50th anniversary of Pride amid Covid-19 pandemic, no matter what

New York City | By Associated Press | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 06:17 PM IST
With the city’s massive Pride parade cancelled, Sunday’s performances were virtual, the flags flew in emptier than normal spaces and the protesters were masked.
More than 1,000 members of the LGBTQ community and their supporters marched through New Delhi on Sunday to celebrate India’s sexual diversity.
More than 1,000 members of the LGBTQ community and their supporters marched through New Delhi on Sunday to celebrate India’s sexual diversity.

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

Associated Press | By Associated Press, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 04:22 PM IST
Carrying rainbow flags, balloons and placards and dancing to the beat of drums, they demanded self-identification in any gender for legal recognition rather than first registering as a transgender and then providing proof of surgery to authorities, as suggested by a government bill.
The parade in the capital Sarajevo ended peacefully despite fears of violence prompted by aggressive hate speech online in a country where anti-gay sentiment can often be heard in public.(Unsplash)
The parade in the capital Sarajevo ended peacefully despite fears of violence prompted by aggressive hate speech online in a country where anti-gay sentiment can often be heard in public.(Unsplash)

Bosnians march in first Gay Pride under tight police protection

SARAJEVO | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 03:44 PM IST
The parade in the capital Sarajevo ended peacefully despite fears of violence prompted by aggressive hate speech online in a country where anti-gay sentiment can often be heard in public.
Deepika Padukone walked the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival and Met Gala earlier this year.(Instagram)
Deepika Padukone walked the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival and Met Gala earlier this year.(Instagram)

Deepika Padukone’s Cannes, Met Gala looks inspire pride parade in Vadodara, she says ‘they look absolutely stunning’. See pic

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 11:27 AM IST
Deepika Padukone shared a picture from Vadodara pride parade, where a group of people are seen dressed in clothes inspired from her looks from Cannes Film Festival and Met Gala earlier this year.
Millions lined the streets of New York on Sunday to wave rainbow flags, celebrate the movement toward LGBTQ equality.(PTI Photo)
Millions lined the streets of New York on Sunday to wave rainbow flags, celebrate the movement toward LGBTQ equality.(PTI Photo)

Millions celebrate LGBTQ pride in New York amid global fight for equality

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 04:46 AM IST
Some 150,000 parade marchers and an estimated 4 million spectators commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising that triggered the modern LGBTQ movement, with corporate sponsorship and police protection that would have been unthinkable half a century ago.
While the Pride Parade was devised as a way for those who are afraid to be in public to occupy public spaces and become unafraid of being visible, the concept of straight pride requires that social sanction be granted to the notion that the heteronormative majority’s rights to public space have somehow been curtailed(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
While the Pride Parade was devised as a way for those who are afraid to be in public to occupy public spaces and become unafraid of being visible, the concept of straight pride requires that social sanction be granted to the notion that the heteronormative majority’s rights to public space have somehow been curtailed(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

The misplaced idea of straight pride

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 08:20 PM IST
Perhaps it needs an academic approach to understand the insecurities and discomforts of majorities in order to explain to these dominant groups that equality and social justice are not threats, but something to be aspired for
An Indian-American was arrested in the US for threatening a person with a BB gun and causing a stampede during an LGBTQ pride parade.(AFP)
An Indian-American was arrested in the US for threatening a person with a BB gun and causing a stampede during an LGBTQ pride parade.(AFP)

Indian-American held for brandishing gun, causing stampede at pride parade

Washington, USA | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2019 12:53 PM IST
Chaotic scene were seen in downtown Washington DC after word spread like a wildfire among the thousands of participants of the LGBTQ pride parade that someone was carrying a gun.
Gay pride is celebrated around the world in June, with some parades set around June 28 to mark the anniversary of a 1969 police raid at the Stonewall Inn gay bar in New York.(AP File Photo / Representative iamge)
Gay pride is celebrated around the world in June, with some parades set around June 28 to mark the anniversary of a 1969 police raid at the Stonewall Inn gay bar in New York.(AP File Photo / Representative iamge)

Several injured in Washington, DC, pride parade from gun scare

By Reuter
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 10:27 AM IST
Seven people were taken to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries after a man with a gun had fired shots.
A rainbow flag is seen in front of the Parliament building during a Gay Pride parade in Athens, Greece on June 9.(REUTERS)
A rainbow flag is seen in front of the Parliament building during a Gay Pride parade in Athens, Greece on June 9.(REUTERS)

See pics: Rainbow flags fly across Europe at Gay Pride parades

Bucharest | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2018 01:58 PM IST
Peaceful parades took place across European cities including the capitals of Italy, Greece, Latvia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania and Poland.
Prejudice and discrimination still exist- it’s just more subtle and difficult to detect.(Shutterstock)
Prejudice and discrimination still exist- it’s just more subtle and difficult to detect.(Shutterstock)

People from LGBT community face subtle discrimination even in ‘gaybourhoods’

Asian News International, Washington DC | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 10:29 AM IST
Straight people living in neighbourhoods mostly populated by LGBT folks say they support gay rights in theory, but their street interactions contradict those sentiments.
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