West Bengal  /  Published 08.08.22

Tata Steel's bid for diversity

It hasn’t been a cakewalk. “Believe me, the first 2-3 years were spent trying to convince ourselves that we needed it. I got so tired of answering why we were doing this that I started ret...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

India  /  Published 31.07.22

Monkeypox: Physical contact can be spreader

Monkeypox can spread from close physical contact regardless of sexual orientation or race and scapegoating or demonising the entire LGBTQ community as 'spreaders' will be a repeat of the mista...
By PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 29.07.22

Transgender teen helms commission for child rights protection for a day

Some of her demands came from Shivam’s own experiences. With a friend’s help, Shivam went to Bihar as a dancer where she was “sexually exploited,” and finally after two-and-a-h...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 26.07.22

At every step of way, discrimination lurks for transgenders in Kolkata

One would not get a ready passport without shelling out a fat bribe. Another faced discrimination even in a doctor’s chamber. A third was harassed by a traffic cop in daylight. Many stories of ...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

Lifestyle  /  Published 15.06.22

Flaunt your #pride with these LGBTQ+-friendly collections

This Kolkata-based luxury fashion brand’s new collection, Colour, celebrates queer identities & folklore through their quirky prints and vivid use of hues. The prints are abstract and unlike...
By Aatreyee Mohanta


Places  /  Published 13.06.22

Six queer-friendly cities and travel destinations in India

The country’s IT hub, Bengaluru’s diverse population of professionals has opened doors for the southern city to be more inclusive. The Pride march has been an annual event since 2008, and ...
By Rumela Basu

Opinion  /  Published 08.06.22

Acceptance of LGBTQ community in society

Hand in hand Sir — June is celebrated as Pride Month around the world to commemorate the struggles and achievements of the LGBTQIA+ community. In recent years, social acceptance of queer people...
By The Editorial Board

Lifestyle  /  Published 29.05.22

Looking with Empathy

Sotus (2016) (Content Warning: Hazing) A cult classic and one of the earliest BLs that had caused a stir, you will often catch BL fans recommending it. The story is set at the Faculty of Engineering...
By Hannah Nicole D’souza and Sudarshana Ganguly

News  /  Published 15.04.22

TISS launches India’s first academic-corporate fellowship for trans community

The programme will offer transgender people between the age of 18 and 25 years an opportunity to build a corporate career ...
By Our Correspondent

Opinion  /  Published 09.04.22

Oscars: Still talking about Chris & Will

Starry night Over 16 million people watched the Oscars 2022, which was a 58 per cent increase from last year. It has been almost two weeks since the actor, Will Smith, physically assaulted the comedi...
By Suhashini Sarkar


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