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By Kanika Katyal: Singer-actor Monica Dogra, recently let out a ‘call-to-action’ for her new project, Shiver, which aims to appeal to “legislators all over the world to decriminalise all consensual acts of sex regardless of gender identification“. By means of ...
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By Abhishek Jha:  It is not surprising to see BJP rant against homosexuality. That 377 is their preferred position is no surprise either. Their primary allies, the Sangh Parivar, their Hindutva vote bank cosies up to this one position. Therefore, ...
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By Susmita Abani:  In 2012 president Barack Obama in the United States expressed solidarity with marriage equality supporters. In May 2015, Ireland’s vote for marriage equality came as a surprise to many. The deeply Catholic nation shook off the weight ...
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BJP’s Subramanian Swamy has remarked that his “party position has been that homosexuality is a genetic disorder”, even as the US Supreme Court decriminalised same-sex marriage earlier this week. If only India adopted similar LGBTQI+ friendly laws, PM Modi’s #SelfieWithDaughter ...
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By YKA Staff:  The Supreme Court in the United States of America has legalised gay marriage in the entire country. This landmark judgement came after Jim Oberfell from Ohio filed a case to have his name written on the death certificate ...
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By Abhishek Jha: According to a report published this Wednesday in India Today, several doctors in the national capital have been found practicing the impossible art of curing homosexuals. In a personal narrative, Sangeeth Sebastian narrates how his sister, who is ...
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By Pamela Eapen: in the crusade for gay rights. Recently, Ireland made history as the first country to approve same-sex marriage through a referendum, or popular vote. The significance of this becomes even greater when one considers how strongly the ...
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By Shambhavi Saxena: Why would you want it ‘cured’ anyway? Before we get to whether this is true or not, let’s first ask what homosexuality is. Etymologically, “homo” = same (Greek), and a homosexual is a person who is sexually ...
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Submitted Anonymously: “So how did you figure out that you’re …gay?” The first time someone asked me this, I was in the 10th grade and I had just come out to my best friend. We had a free study period ...
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By Devesh Narayanan: “What are you working on?” “I’m writing about homosexual acceptance.” “Couldn’t you find anything nicer to write about?” Apparently, I barely have to look beyond my own family to get a glimpse of the stigma around the ...
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By Archeeta Pujari: Why are we so scared of talking about sex? What kind of twisted logic drives some of our parents, teachers, and education ministers to protect children from sex education, and perpetuate the vicious cycle of cultural taboo and ...
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By Moumita Ghosh: Remember the basic premise of X-men: The Last Stand (2006), where a major pharmaceutical company found a “way” to suppress the mutant X gene and called it a “cure”? Well, something along those lines happened in our ...
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By Rafiul Alom Rahman: Markandey Katju, Chairman of the Press Council of India and Former Supreme Court Judge on Friday (26 December, 2014) condemned gay marriage and rights in a Facebook post titled ‘Gay Relationships and Gay Marriages’. He cited ...
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By Shivani Makkar: A ‘heterosexual matrix’; that is how Judith Butler, a post-modern feminist scholar, describes the grid that is produced through the institutionalised practices and discourses in the society that affix human beings into a two-sex model, with each ...
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By Krittika Biswas: A lot has been said about love, songs sung, and poems written. Love is blind, they say, but “they” are wrong. Love isn’t blind in society. In society, you are expected to love somebody “proper”, someone who ...
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By S. Vaishnavi: Ever since gay rights have been brought into the limelight, there have been constant debates as to whether it’s a gift of God or gift of society. Homosexuality, if inherent from birth, is seen as significantly more ...
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By Sarabjeet Singh: I still remember when the 11 December ’13 verdict came out. While many people of all orientations were sad and expressed shock at the verdict and at how the state felt it within its ambit to control ...
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By Rahul Sen: Ever since the United Nations released its first ever Bollywood music video in support of LGBT rights, featuring Celina Jaitley, it has gone viral on the internet, on the various social networking sites and on YouTube, where ...
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The students from Tagore International School lead the way in sensitization about ‘alternate’ sexuality. The students have formed a group for awareness on the LGBTQI community, they even have a dedicated section in the library for literature related to LGBTQI ...
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As a part of Free & Equal campaign, the United Nations presents the first-ever Bollywood music video for gay rights, featuring Bollywood star and former Miss India, Celina Jaitly. It’s a beautiful reminder that everyone should be warmly welcomed by ...
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By Akhil Kumar: The News: In a landmark judgement this morning, the Supreme Court in the NALSA transgender rights case has said that transgenders are citizens of the country and have equal rights to education, employment and social acceptability. The recognition of the ...
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By Adya Vac: Sex and love are two subjects that we can never seem to exhaust. But us humans, with our glib convictions and phony double standards, we laud love, the idea of it, but when it comes down to ...

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