Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Topic: LGBTQ

It’s Pride Month and on Netflix, Hotstar, LGBTQ stories are growing. Here’s a checkout list

From Pose to Queer Eye to Ajeeb Daastaans — here's how LGBTQ community can Feel Good in Pride Month 2021.

Less than 4% vaccinated – Transgender Indians have been ‘othered’ by vaccines and forms

Many transgender persons are immuno compromised – putting them at a higher risk of Covid. But transphobia in healthcare have made them vaccine hesitant.

Not woke on same-sex relationships, says Madras HC judge, wants ‘psycho-education’ session

Madras High Court's Justice N. Anand Venkatesh says psycho-education will help him better understand homosexuality, had also ordered petitioners & families to undergo counselling.

Where are India’s queer parents? Having a family is not even an option for many Indians

The fight that started with de-criminalising Section 377 must not end there – it is a battle half won. Many queer couples in India want to raise children but can’t.

‘Rainbow wave’ of LGBTQ candidates run and win in 2020 US election

Candidates and LGBTQ rights were both on the ballot in the 2020 election, either explicitly or implicitly. And they are winning.

‘Marriage will protect our rights, affirm commitment’ — why same-sex couple moved Delhi HC

Kavita Arora and Ankita Khanna moved Delhi HC last week with a plea to allow registration of marriages of same-sex couples. In an interview to ThePrint, they explain why.

SC seeks Centre’s reply on plea for equal protection to transgenders in sexual offences

The PIL urged the top court to issue an order directing the respondents to pass an Anti-Discrimination Bill that penalises discrimination and harassment on the basis of gender.

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.

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’.

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.

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


A Centurion tank used by the Indian Army | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Centurion tank, other weapons used in 1965 & 1971 to add historical flavour to 26 Jan parade

These armoured vehicles and artillery pieces will symbolise battles fought by Indian armed forces over the past decades as part of celebration of 75 years of independence.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.