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DelhiQueerPRIDE 2017: A Defiant Celebration of Dignity, Diversity and Resilience

DelhiQueerPRIDE 2017: A Defiant Celebration of Dignity, Diversity and Resilience

Hundreds marched in India’s 10th DelhiQueerPRIDE celebration today braving the smog and anti-LGBT laws. The colors were fabulous and the mood was celebratory, but as the day progressed the undercurrent of proud defiance became increasingly evident. Tish Anand, who wore a wig Times of India that he was inspired by the Disney Channel character Hannah Montana. […]

India Breaking Barriers: Transgender Woman Marries

India Breaking Barriers: Transgender Woman Marries

In what is described as a first, Meghna, a transgender woman and a gentleman named Basudev from Bhubaneswar, India were married Friday in a traditional Hindu ceremony. “I am very happy today and would like to thank Basudev for taking such a bold step to marry a transgender. People think transgender’s people can’t get married […]

Trans Activist Akkai Padmashali Takes on India’s Anti Gay Law

Trans Activist Akkai Padmashali Takes on India’s Anti Gay Law

Transgender activist Dr. Akkai Padmashali is using recent legal advances in a first of a kind fight for the rights of all of India’s LGBT people. She is absolutely correct in her ideology, together we stand divided we fall. The NDI government recently abstained from a UN vote to appoint an independent investigator to help […]

One Indian Trans Beauty Pageant a Protest Against Section 377

One Indian Trans Beauty Pageant a Protest Against Section 377

India’s transgender community isn’t standing idly by as gay and lesbian people suffer under the 2013 Supreme Courts ruling criminalizing same sex relations. The Northeast community has transformed their last beauty pageant into a Protest Against Section 377 This is not the first transgender beauty pageant to be held in the country – the first one […]