Sex education is particularly important for a county like India, which has an alarmingly high rate of child marriages like many other developing economies of south Asia and countries of sub-Saharan Africa.
I am gay and it has been a roller-coaster ride. It is really tough to understand yourself when you know, unfortunately at a very naïve and tender age, that things are not going to be all jolly and smooth for you.
From the disgusted looks on the faces of their parents at the time of their birth to the discrimination faced by them at workplace, intersex people have to go through a lot of discrimination.
The knowledge on sexuality for most of today’s Indian youth is (sadly) limited to Internet porn and those few giggly high school biology classes. We question the norms and stereotypes.
Sex has always been a taboo topic, but lately things are changing. This change is for the better, in the long run, but the transit stages have some very questionable stops.
In India, the situation of human rights is a complex one, as a result of the country's large size and tremendous diversity, its status as a developing country and a sovereign, secular, democratic republic, and its history as a former colonial territory.
“MSM (Men having Sex with Men) is unnatural and not good for India. It is a disease which has come to India from other countries where men have sex with men”—Ghulam Nabi Azad, India’s Union Health Minister.
The movie “Suddenly, last winter” portrays the struggle of a gay couple in Italy during the time when Family Laws were being revised in Italy, in the year 2007.
Each of us has a separate identity and we should not only respect ourselves but other individuals as well. We live in a democratic country and hence we have the right to lead our lives the way we want to, others have no right to impose their own views and ideas upon us.
Ever wondered at why our judicial machinery leaks and squeaks when it comes to nabbing the powerful, politician, celebrity or anyone with power, but is rather efficient at making lives miserable almost anyone who’s a commoner with an ounce of accusatory evidence.
Of late, there has been a surge of support groups, collective organisations and digital magazines to cater to India's LGBT community and provide them with avenues for free conservation without any hindrances. We find out more.
The third edition of the gay pride parade - the first after consensual homosexual relationships was decriminalized in the country - in the Capital on Sunday was an unusual display of confidence by the lesbian-gay bisexual-transgender (LGTB) community.
When a child is born he/she does not know anything about his orientation. The parent also loves the child unconditionally till the ideal marriage age, when they start becoming concerned about their kid’s attraction to the opposite sex. It is then, that these young adults come out with the truth about themselves. When the parent hasn’t treated the kid differently yet, then why later?