Saturday, 20 August, 2022

Topic: LGBTQ

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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Ex-Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa (file photo) | Twitter | @BSYBJP

Yediyurappa just keeps proving why he is indispensable to BJP

The inclusion of BS Yediyurappa in the BJP parliamentary board comes after his removal as Karnataka CM and denial of MLC ticket to his son. So what makes BSY so important?
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.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.

Remember a convicted ‘non-guilty’ IAS officer, HC Gupta, when fretting over stalled economic reforms

The 2010-13 season of scandal-mongering still casts a shadow on Indian politics, and the victims are those at the lowest end of the decision-making chain.