Wednesday, 17 August, 2022
TopicLGBTQ community

Topic: LGBTQ community

Monkeypox spreads with close physical contact, not limited to gay sex, clarifies WHO

In an earlier statement, WHO said a few cases were reported in clinics located in LGBTQ communities, triggering panic.

‘Rights are paper tigers unless given teeth by courts’: Full text of Justice Chandrachud speech

Speaking at an event in King's College, London, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud discussed the Supreme Court's role in the protection of human rights for various sections of India.

Netflix’s Cobalt Blue isn’t flawless. But its queer heart beats the shortcomings

Cobalt Blue talks of a world where loving a person of the same gender was still a crime. It's a poignant portrayal of love and sexual awakening.

How Covid spelled doom for LGBTQI+ characters on TV

The GLAAD organisation, which includes creators like Shonda Shonda Rhimes, says Covid-19 may be partly to blame for the declining LGBTQI+ presence on TV.

NCP sets up LGBT cell to ‘bring community into mainstream’ & address their social problems

NCP leader Nawab Malik says the cell will act as a bridge between the demands of the LGBT community and the govt, and will address their social problems.

Grindr, PlanetRomeo, Gayglers — corporate queerness reached India. But many still in closet

In ‘The Pink Line’, Mark Gevisser explores how the conversation around gender & sexuality has shaped communities across the world in the twenty-first century.

Google Doodle closes Pride Month by honoring LGBTQ+ activist Marsha P. Johnson

Marsha P. Johnson played a major role in the Stonewall uprising that took place on 28 June 1969. The event became a turning point for the LGBTQ+ community.

Acceptance of LGBTQ people has risen worldwide: Pew survey

The report by Pew Research Center also found that people in wealthier countries were generally more accepting of homosexuality than people in less developed countries.

JK Rowling has always been tone-deaf. Just look at the Harry Potter Universe

One look at Rowling’s Harry Potter franchise can tell you how embarrassingly undiverse it is — afterthought postscript revelations about characters do not count.

Tata Steel introduces new company policy for LGBTQ+ employees

The new Tata Steel policy has asked LGBTQ+ employees to list their partners with the company to avail benefits such as health check-ups, medical aid, adoption leave, new-born parent and child care leave.

On Camera

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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