LGBTQIA

Hanging out with Pride

Cafes in Hyderabad are working towards ensuring that the Pride community also has a good time, and enjoys food, music, privacy and love.

published on : 13th November 2021

NCERT's gender-neutral training manual no longer available on its website

There was no response from NCERT officials about whether the manual had been taken down after National Commission for Protection of Child Rights sought rectification of "anomalies" in the document.

published on : 5th November 2021

Medical colleges asked to amend unscientific information about LGBTQIA+ in textbooks

The NMC advisory was issued on the lines of Madras HC judgment that said medical courses in India reaffirm queerphobia and discrimination against LGBTQIA+ communities and called for necessary reforms.

published on : 14th October 2021

Tamil Nadu's Police Conduct Rules to be amended to enable punishment for mistreatment of LGBTQIA persons

Referring to guidelines for sensible media reporting on LGBTQIA+ community, the AAG informed the court that a ‘style guide’, if developed by a media house, could be used by everyone.

published on : 5th October 2021

The responsibility of representation

Early this June, Justice Anand Venkatesh of the Madras High Court delivered a landmark judgment in the direction of creating a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community.

published on : 27th September 2021

"A long way to go": Indian Queers on three years of Section 377 repeal

After the landmark decision of the Indian Supreme Court to revoke Section 377, which has its roots in “the act of buggery as an unnatural offence” dating back to the British Raj, India was freed.

published on : 12th September 2021

I want to live in my country and not be stoned for loving a man: Afghan queer rights activist Nemat Sadat

On the day that the Taliban took over, Ahmadullah, a young gay Afghan, risked meeting his boyfriend. Later that day, his boyfriend was beheaded, Nemat narrates. 

published on : 8th September 2021

Axis Bank forms policies favourable to its customers, employees from LGBTQIA community

The lender said that its policies will ensure account holders from the LGBTQIA+ community people are able to nominate their partners in their bank accounts.

published on : 6th September 2021

Prejudice against pansexuality within the queer community

Pansexuality is a term to describe the sexual, romantic, or emotional attraction towards people, regardless of their sex or gender.

published on : 2nd September 2021

Medical courses in India reaffirm queerphobia: Madras HC

National Medical Commission, Indian Psychiatric Society told to revamp curriculum

published on : 2nd September 2021

Madras HC tells cops to protect, not harass queer woman fleeing kin

The issue pertains to a plea moved by a queer woman who was forcibly married to a male by her parents when she was 17 years old.

published on : 7th July 2021

Allyship, representation and queer pride 

Large corporates also take over Pride to establish the “wokeness” of their brands. The LGBTQIA+ community becomes the cultural capital to score brownie points with

published on : 29th June 2021

A big push for LGBTQIA storytelling

Pratilipi has put up LGBTQIA stories to mark the Pride Month and communicate a powerful message of inclusivity.

published on : 25th June 2021

Kubbra Sait curates session for LGBTQIA+ community members  

Actor Kubbra Sait has curated an interactive online session called LGBTQIA+ For Dummies, wherein she interviews four prominent members from the community.

published on : 8th June 2021

'Provide gender-neutral bathrooms': Madras HC judge counsels on LGBTQIA+ issues

The court issued guidelines to the State and Union government to ensure the protection of LGBTQIA+ persons in consensual relationships, including to ban conversion therapy.

published on : 7th June 2021
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