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People during a Queer Pride march in New Delhi | PTI File Photo

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.
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LGBT+ inclusive economies are likely to recover better from Covid-crisis

A positive correlation exists between LGBT+ inclusion and economic resilience, and cities that embrace diversity may reap an ‘inclusion dividend’.
RISE (Reimagining Inclusion for Social Equity) LGBTQ+ job fair at The Lalit, New Delhi | by special arrangement

New Delhi’s latest LGBTQ+ job fair proves career and identity don’t have to remain separate

Asia’s largest LGTBQ+ job fair brought in the top names in the corporate world to create diverse workplaces & tap into India’s burgeoning pink economy.
A still from Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan | YouTube

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan review: Perfect primer for Indians to talk about homosexuality

This Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar-starrer will make you laugh out loud and think twice about how accepting Indian parents really are.
File photo of the Pride Parade in Mumbai | Twitter

Fear of anti-CAA protest pushes Mumbai Pride Parade out of 11-year-old venue

As Mumbai Police denies permission amid fears of anti-CAA, NRC, NPR sloganeering at August Kranti Maidan, a solidarity gathering will be held at Azad Maidan Saturday.
12th Queer Pride Parade | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

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.

‘Even the definition is off the mark’ — why transgenders are upset with Modi govt bill

Members of the community say the Modi government’s Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill overlooks several of their grievances. 
Representational image | An activist waves a pride flag in front of the Supreme Court | Photo: Kamal Kishore | PTI

ICJ suggests decriminalising sex work & making RTE Act gender-neutral in report on LGBTQ

The International Commission of Jurists released a report Saturday, recommending several measures to ensure that the LGBTQ community doesn’t face discrimination.

Hey #MeToo activists, there’s a lot you don’t know about sex and assault in India

Members of the LGBT community tell ThePrint how they grapple with sexual assault and harassment in the times of #MeToo.
Sonam K. Ahuja in a still from the film | YouTube

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga shows Bollywood is finally understanding sexuality

It is not the task of Sonam Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao-starrer 'Ek Ladki...' to break all stereotypes about sexuality, but it has set the ball rolling.

On Camera

Modi govt must consider auctioning loss-making Coal India mines too: Naveen Jindal

India must become ‘Atma Nirbhar’ in coal production. If govt auctions CIL’s loss-making mines, pvt sector can ensure the national exchequer adequately gains.
The logo of Reliance Jio, the mobile network of Reliance Industries Ltd., is displayed at a store in Mumbai, India. | Photographer: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Google is in advanced talks to invest $4 billion in Jio Platforms

Google would join Facebook & slew of PE firms piling into Mukesh Ambani’s venture, which has already attracted nearly $16 billion of investments since April.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India-China corps commanders talks today to focus on Pangong, to be toughest round yet

India and China have serious differences at Pangong and Depsang Plains, even though they have moved ahead with disengagement at other points of conflict along LAC.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.