Sexual Minorities

LS polls 2019: Kerala's first intersex candidate to contest elections from Ernakulam

Chinju, a resident of Angamaly, aims to reform societal acceptance of LGBTQ individuals and to implement the rights of his community, through positive and constructive activism.

published on : 5th April 2019

Ostracised, dejected for years, this Jogappa finally gets recognition

Sixty-one-year-old Jogati Manjamma is from Kallukamba, Kurugodu taluk in Ballari, and is one of the recipients of the Kittur Rani Chennamma Award for her contributions to art.

published on : 9th March 2019

PIL seeks education, jobs quota for transpersons

Petitioner prayed for a directive to the State government to frame and implement a reservation policy for transgenders and intersex persons in education and public employment on horizontal basis

published on : 7th March 2019

LGBTQ entitled to all civil rights, says Dravidar Kazhagam

The Dravidar Kazhagam (DK) has supported the LGBTQ communities by stating that they are entitled to all civil rights just like others.

published on : 6th March 2019

Daniel Mendonca: The intersex social worker who campaigned for the first gender-neutral toilet in an Indian college

An intersex person, Daniel is now a social worker, working towards the upliftment of the LGBTQIA+ community. 

published on : 23rd February 2019

Tennis veteran Martina Navratilova dumped by LGBT group over transphobic comments

In an article for a British newspaper, Navratilova had written that it was 'cheating' to allow transgender women to compete in women's sport as they have unfair physical advantages.

published on : 21st February 2019

Five reasons why the LGBTQIA+ community finds the Transgender Bill 2018 offensive and undemocratic

Grace Banu, a Dalit transgender activist, speaks about the 'most offensive' features in this Bill.

published on : 27th December 2018

Rejected by family, US lesbian athlete thankful for community support

When her mother came upon photos of her relationship on social media, her parents demanded she return home to the Rochester suburbs and attend counselling - or be disowned by the family.

published on : 22nd November 2018

Gender queer children still not visible in Bengaluru

There isn’t a single university student enrolled under the ‘others’ or third sex category in the city despite the provision being made nearly five years ago.

published on : 15th November 2018

In Mexico caravan, LGBTQ migrants stick together for safety

"Sweet little thing!" ''Baby, where you going?" ''How much do you charge?" These all-too-familiar jeers are spewed at them as they make their way with the caravan of several thousand.

published on : 13th November 2018

LGBT fans defiant in face of threats before Russia World Cup

While larger Russian cities do have LGBT scenes and communities, violence against gays and homophobic rhetoric in the country regularly make global headlines.   

published on : 6th June 2018