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2012: A Mixed Year For India

Sukhdeep Singh reviews what the year 2012 meant for India 2012 has been a mixed year for India’s LGBTs. On a lighter note, we know that the world didn’t end as it was supposed to, but we also know that neither has the homophobia. The year began on... Read More...
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2012 – The Year of Gay Rights

2012 is going to be remembered as the year of gay civil rights, writes Bharathi People said when 2012 started that the world is going to end this year. But it was the hate mongers world that ended this year. 2012 is going to go down in history as ... Read More...
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A Political Turn

Gay rights activists agree that the time has come for the LGBT movement to start asserting itself politically, writes Sukhdeep Singh The political scene in India is heating up day-by-day. Not only are the Lok Sabha elections of 2014 nearing up, bu... Read More...

Friendship Walk 1999

The 11th Gay Pride Parade in Kolkata this year saw over 1500 participants. Owais Khan, one of the participants of the first pride march of India, had penned down his feelings, thoughts and experience of being part of history. We reproduce below that ... Read More...
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Living on the Fringe

Despite decriminalistion of homosexuality, Delhi hasn’t become a safe city and  crimes against gays keep happening. Dr. Himadri Roy writes about some cases that received wide media coverage Ever since homosexuality was decriminalized in 2009 by De... Read More...
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Love Conquers All

Sumi and Buli are Physical Education teachers in a school and have been in a relation for over a decade, and live together in South Kolkata. Sukhdeep Singh talks to them to find out the various challenges they have faced, and what has kept them going... Read More...
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Love Birds

While Dr. Himadri Roy is an Associate Professor with School of Gender and Development Studies of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi; Shiv Sahoo is an Academic Co-ordinator with Alliance Francaise de Delhi. The two recently ce... Read More...
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A Positive Effect: Blog Contest Results

In November, we held a month long AIDS Awareness drive, released posters on various social media sites to raise awareness on the issue; held a blogging contest and on 1st Dec- World AIDS Day- joined millions over twitter to spread out awareness and ... Read More...

A Positive Effect

-Sonam Dembla Radha was taking off the red ribbon from her saree when she looked into the mirror to travel back in time…. Sitting on the damp bed struggling to carefully remove the ribbon from her saree Radha was riveted by the shadow of a photo of ... Read More...

A Positive Effect

-Dharshan Das Radha was taking off the red ribbon from her saree when she looked into the mirror to travel back in time.... It all came back to her, filling her mind like a heady draught of memories of things long gone but their vestiges stuck to t... Read More...
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Social Media celebrates World AIDS Day

Agnivo Niyogi writes how various social media platforms were abuzz with activities on World AIDS Day Until a few years ago, spreading awareness about AIDS was an uphill task for social workers and organizations. TV ads, columns in newspapers or road ... Read More...

A Positive Effect

- Dr. Himadri Roy Aakash was taking off the red ribbon from his shirt when he looked into the mirror to travel back in time… He could see how after his fun-tastic college days he did get through IIMC for pursuing PG Diploma in Advertising and Publi... Read More...