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USA: 6 year old transgender school girl wins case

USA: 6 year old transgender school girl wins case

Toilet facilities for transgender kids in US Schools has become an issue in many states. In Colorado, a civil rights panel has said that a primary school discriminated against a…

Poisonous Anti-LGBT laws in Africa must go: Amnesty International

Poisonous Anti-LGBT laws in Africa must go: Amnesty International

Horrific attacks on queer people, condoned by certain governments in Africa have reached dangerous levels, says a report by Rights watchdog Amnesty International. Homosexual acts are still a crime in…

17 states of US officially protect Hijras from discrimination

17 states of US officially protect Hijras from discrimination

Transgender people are slowly but surely gaining recognition on the basis of gender identity in the United States through ‘Gender Identity Non-discrimination Acts. (Transgender people are those who undergo sex-reassignment surgery.…

Leading ‘ex-gay’ group apologizes to LGBT community, shuts down

Leading ‘ex-gay’ group apologizes to LGBT community, shuts down

” We’re not gonna control LGBT people anymore. We’re not gonna tell them how they should live. We’re not gonna be responsible for what they’re doing. It’s not our job. You…

Railway man casts away job and gender to be free

Railway man casts away job and gender to be free

When a Railway  police team from Patna rushed to Buxar to nab a suspected kidnapper yesterday, they were speechless to find the ‘kidnapped’ man wearing women’s clothes and singing happily…

SHIVANANDA DUNCAN GEORGE KHAN, OBE

SHIVANANDA DUNCAN GEORGE KHAN, OBE

Committed, passionate, inspiring, nurturing, visionary. Shivananda Khan was all of these, as he forged a pioneering path across the decades in helping achieve rights and equality for LGBT individuals and…

India supports Lesbian NGO at UN

India supports Lesbian NGO at UN

India was among the nations which voted in favour of giving consultative status to the Australian Lesbian Medical Association, despite ‘objections’ from Pakistan and other Islamist countries. In a historic…

Boy Scouts of America drop “gay ban”

Boy Scouts of America drop “gay ban”

It’s a landmark decision. In the face of Christian fundamentalist threats to sabotage funding, and other pressures, the Boy Scouts of America organisation has voted to welcome openly gay scouts,…

Shivanada Khan Mourned

Gay rights advocates in India and around the world are mourning the death of ‘committed, passionate, inspiring, nurturing, visionary’ activist Shivananda Khan, who passed away on Monday (20 May). ‘[Khan]…

Every Candle in the Wind is Important

Every Candle in the Wind is Important

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is observed worldwide today. On Sunday, 19th May 2001, some 150 citizens, among whom were Doctors Hai, Sita Mukhopadya, Sandeep and Dilip Sen, representatives from Holy…

France passes Marriage Equality Law

France passes Marriage Equality Law

PARIS: On Saturday, France became the 14th country to legalise same-sex marriage, joining a club of eight other European nations — the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Iceland and…

European LGBT reality: Fear, Isolation, Discrimination

European LGBT reality: Fear, Isolation, Discrimination

THE HAGUE: Almost two-thirds of Europe’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are still afraid to show their sexuality in public and most feel discriminated against, an EU report said…

Kouraj to stand up for Haiti’s M Community

Kouraj to stand up for Haiti’s M Community

 “The word ‘masisi’  has always been an insult. It makes people uncomfortable for us to use it, but in Haitian Creole, there is no other way for me to describe…

Gay Man sodomised, head bashed in: Hate crime in Russia

Gay Man sodomised, head bashed in: Hate crime in Russia

Moscow: He was beaten, stripped naked and sodomised with several beer bottles. His skull was smashed with a stone. His crime: he said ‘I am Gay’.  A 23-year-old man has…

Transgenders are citizens too, let’s speak up for them

Transgenders are citizens too, let’s speak up for them

Sudeep Shenoy, in this piece, talks about his first time – when he picked up the courage to speak to a Hijra… read on….  Mangalore: Just a small stroll on…

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