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Members and supporters of LGBT community during a pride march in Delhi | Representational image | Atul Yadav | PTI

LGBTQ couples seek live streaming of hearings to recognise marriage, HC asks Modi govt’s reply

Senior advocate Neeraj Kishan Kaul, representing the applicants, said live streaming of proceedings is essential as it concerns 7-8% of the country's total population.
Saurabh Kirpal | Photo via Twitter

Lawyer Saurabh Kirpal could be India’s first gay HC judge after SC collegium clears his name

Kirpal is 1st advocate from LGBTQ community whose name has been cleared by apex panel for appointments to higher judiciary. Name will now go to Union law ministry for clearance.

Karva Chauth ad withdrawn due to ‘public intolerance’, Justice Chandrachud says

Speaking on women empowerment, Justice Chandrachud said if one has to find an answer to the deprivation of women rights, the origin must be in changing the mindset of both men and women.

You can be LGBTQ and patriarchal. Dabur Fem’s Karva Chauth ad shows that

The onus of breaking patriarchal stereotypes of the society doesn’t lie on the shoulders of the LGBTQ+ community.

Dabur Fem’s ad plays on fairness obsession. But it got Indians talking about LGBTQ at least

Dabur Fem's Karva Chauth ad might be rainbow-packaged conservatism. But chatter on LGBTQ+ community is key.
LGBTQ pride flag | Representational image | Pxhere

The Bangladesh ‘machete killings’ case of LGBTQ+ activists in which 6 Qaeda affiliates will hang

The judge, while pronouncing verdict in the 2016 case, said the death penalty was to 'set an example' that 'militancy or terrorism in any form' will not be tolerated in Bangladesh.
LGBTQ flag (Representational Image) | Commons

SubscriberWrites: India needs to work on LGBTQ rights and first step is legalising same-sex marriage

Right to marriage and all spousal privileges is the next battleground for LGBTQ in India after decriminalisation, writes Balaji Alagurajan.
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The Vatican is opposing Italy’s LGBTQ bill. It can learn a lot from India

The Vatican and the Italian State are at loggerheads over the ‘Zan Bill’ that criminalises discrimination against the LGBTQ community.
Narthaki Nataraj, Bharatnatyam dancer and transwomen | Image: narthakinataraj.com

Narthaki Nataraj, transgender artiste — ‘Disowned’ at 11, Padma Shri in 2019, now role in TN govt

The transgender Bharatnatyam dancer has received many honours in the past. Now, as member of the TN State Development Policy Council, she wants to focus on healthcare & jobs for transwomen.
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This is how Madras HC judge, who claimed he wasn’t ‘woke’, plans to ensure LGBTs are protected

Justice Anand Venkatesh issued the order while considering a writ petition filed by two women who sought protection from their families. Read full order here.

Omicron needs 3 evolutionary surprises to wreak havoc

Scientists have been so surprised by the number of mutations in omicron that they’ve been calling it 'insane', but they don’t yet know what they mean.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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