Calcutta  /  Published 31.03.21

LGBT persons feel left out of polls

A brief mention in the party manifesto but not a single candidate in 294 seats. Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA) community on Tuesday gave a scat...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar , Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Entertainment  /  Published 30.03.21

World’s largest LGBTIQ+ digital campaign

In addition, a series of Covid-sensitive community film screenings and curated online or offline engagements was hosted by 10 LGBTIQ+ and allied communities, collectives and organisations across India...
By Aniruddha Biswas in

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.12.20

Tata Steel excels in LGBT+ inclusion

Global steel behemoth Tata Steel, which has its largest plant at Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, has been named a top employer for LGBT+ inclusion by India Workplace Equality Index (IWEI), the country’...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

World  /  Published 12.12.20

Bhutan MPs amend same-sex law

Bhutan’s parliament has voted to decriminalise same-sex relations, amending an existing law that penalised what it deemed “unnatural sex”. The amendment was approved on Thursday by ...
By AP via PTI in Guwahati

Calcutta  /  Published 04.12.20

Let the margins thrive

Perhaps the most important role in the journey of the LGBT community is played by allies. If you are a heterosexual person but one who believes that gay lives matter, you are their ally. “Your ...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake


Books  /  Published 08.09.20

Parmesh Shahani on his new book

In your book, you have quoted from the Harry Potter franchise while J.K. Rowling has been rightly been at the receiving end of social rants after her very controversial remarks admitting to being a TE...
By Shrestha Saha in

People  /  Published 29.08.20

No full stops

Checking of one’s privilege is an internal process, and very rarely is it pointed out successfully from the outside.  The concept of privilege can’t be simplified, the author feels, ...
By Shrestha Saha in

Entertainment  /  Published 19.08.20

Shruti on playing a homosexual woman

She made an impact in Season 2 of Breathe, co-starring Abhishek Bachchan, Nithya Menen and Amit Sadh, standing out for her refreshing portrayal of a gay woman who isn’t afraid to speak her mind ...
By Priyanka Roy  in

Opinion  /  Published 13.07.20

Bleached feelings: anti-gay propaganda in Russia

Sir — Russia might ban an ice cream with rainbow colours under its anti-gay propaganda laws because it may “make... children accustomed to that flag”. This step would be hilarious if...
By The Telegraph in

Style  /  Published 11.07.20

Femininity: path to inclusivity

Stylist Ankita Banerjee met Jonathan Marchese, an Italian freelance illustrator on his recent trip to India, at Trincas, and the two bonded over hair! “He was there with his friends and he came ...
By in


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