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Chrissy Teigen tweets apology to Courtney Stodden for harassing the TV personality years earlier
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Chrissy Teigen tweets apology to Courtney Stodden for harassing the TV personality years earlier

The 35-year-old Teigen, with more than 13 million followers on Twitter, was in her mid-20s when she harassed Stodden. That included tweets urging Stodden to end their life.

Eurovision Song Contest 2021: After an agonising wait, returning acts hope to capture last year's magic in their performances
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Eurovision Song Contest 2021: After an agonising wait, returning acts hope to capture last year's magic in their performances

Eurovision 2021 t is officially part of a series of Dutch government trials to see how to run large events in a safe way. The contestants will all have made prerecorded versions of their songs in case they catch COVID-19 and are unable to perform.

How a rise in TV adaptations has enabled diverse voices, overlooked writers to take centre stage
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How a rise in TV adaptations has enabled diverse voices, overlooked writers to take centre stage

While the entertainment industry was born hungry for adaptations — a 1908 version of The Count of Monte Cristo is early proof — today’s beneficiaries include writers of color, those in the LGBTQ community and women.

Former US reality TV show star Colton Underwood comes out as gay on ABC's Good Morning America
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Former US reality TV show star Colton Underwood comes out as gay on ABC's Good Morning America

Underwood told ABC that he became aware of his sexuality during adolescence but that while attending Catholic school he "learned in the Bible that gay is a sin."

Tom Roach's Screen Love is a questing, academic deep-dive into queer intimacies in the Grindr era
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Tom Roach's Screen Love is a questing, academic deep-dive into queer intimacies in the Grindr era

Roach believes that Grindr is an online avatar of older public cruising cultures that teach us “how to respectfully navigate foreignness in an increasingly polarised world”.

Amsterdam celebrates 20 years of world's first same-sex marriages; city's mayor says equality is still work-in-progress
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Amsterdam celebrates 20 years of world's first same-sex marriages; city's mayor says equality is still work-in-progress

Twenty years ago, the mayor of Amsterdam married four couples in City Hall as the Netherlands became the first country in the world with legalised same-sex marriage. It's now legal in 28 countries

Southern Baptist church's teachings on gender, sexuality come under scanner after Atlanta shootings
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Southern Baptist church's teachings on gender, sexuality come under scanner after Atlanta shootings

Purity culture focuses on abstinence outside traditional heterosexual marriage and dangers in girls’ and women’s sexuality. In particular, purity culture teaches that girls and women are responsible for boys’ and men’s sexuality and that they may cause boys and men to sin through expressions of their own sexuality.

Lambda Literary Awards: Douglas Stuart's Shuggie Bain, Samantha Irby's Wow, No Thank You featured in finalists' lists
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Lambda Literary Awards: Douglas Stuart's Shuggie Bain, Samantha Irby's Wow, No Thank You featured in finalists' lists

Garth Greenwell’s Cleanness and C Pam Zhang’s How Much of These Hills Is Gold have also been nominated for the "Lammys".

Why Turkey's activists and LGBTQ, Kurdish communities are rallying around the mythical figure of Şahmeran
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Why Turkey's activists and LGBTQ, Kurdish communities are rallying around the mythical figure of Şahmeran

The figure of Şahmeran, meaning “Ruler of Snakes,” goes back to pre-Islamic times. Depicted with the face of a beautiful woman wearing a crown in the upper half of her body and the form of a serpent from the waist down, she is at the heart of numerous folk tales.

'Only husband and wife make a family': Centre opposes same-sex marriage in Delhi HC
India

'Only husband and wife make a family': Centre opposes same-sex marriage in Delhi HC

The affidavit comes after four people from the gay and lesbian community urged the court to declare that marriages between any two persons irrespective of their sex be solemnised under the Special Marriage Act

Allahabad HC reinstates home guard fired in UP's Bulandshahr due to his sexual orientation
India

Allahabad HC reinstates home guard fired in UP's Bulandshahr due to his sexual orientation

The high court quoted an SC court order that had held that the sexual orientation of a person is an individual choice and any act of treating it as an offence interfered with the person’s right to privacy

Paurashpur wants to be progressive; instead, it has problematic takes on queer love, transness and the patriarchy
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Paurashpur wants to be progressive; instead, it has problematic takes on queer love, transness and the patriarchy

All those visuals in Paurashpur of a bare-chested Milind Soman with atmospheric lighting seem to be completely out of place, knowing that trans people’s bodies are perpetually watched, policed and violated in cis-heteronormative societies.

Joe Biden picks Pete Buttigieg as transport secy; ex-South Bend mayor to be first openly gay Cabinet member
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Joe Biden picks Pete Buttigieg as transport secy; ex-South Bend mayor to be first openly gay Cabinet member

Buttigieg, the former Democratic presidential rival of Joe Biden, is expected add a youthful dynamic to an incoming administration dominated by leaders with decades of Washington experience

Elliot Page, Oscar-nominated star of Juno, The Umbrella Academy, announces he is transgender
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Elliot Page, Oscar-nominated star of Juno, The Umbrella Academy, announces he is transgender

“I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self,” Elliot Page writes in a statement on social media

The Queer Take: When a community's lives are bigger than the law, celebrating legal 'victories' can feel like settling for 'enough'
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The Queer Take: When a community's lives are bigger than the law, celebrating legal 'victories' can feel like settling for 'enough'

If the Law must arbitrate on Life, then it must be bigger than it, or roomy enough to make space for it.

How films like Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare promote nuanced dialogue on trans identities and rights
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How films like Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare promote nuanced dialogue on trans identities and rights

The tangible shift in the manner in which Bollywood is maturing in articulating issues pertaining to gender dysphoria, trans identities and struggles lends one hope that the public discourse will also catch up with the same

A three-month-long fellowship program seeks to create a space for Dalit women and queer writers
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A three-month-long fellowship program seeks to create a space for Dalit women and queer writers

Through the course of the fellowship, Dalit women and queer journalists and writers will be mentored regularly, earn a generous stipend and work on myriad topics ranging from caste, gender and sexuality to environment, health, art and culture.

Two years after Section 377 decision, the queer narrative must make space for voices from semi-urban India
India

Two years after Section 377 decision, the queer narrative must make space for voices from semi-urban India

'Queer lives in small-town India are not visible enough for anyone to take notice. So, nobody knows what our stories look like.'

The Friday List: From Jashn-e-Qalam's tribute to Ismat Chughtai to Netflix's Class of '83, your weekly calendar of virtual events
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The Friday List: From Jashn-e-Qalam's tribute to Ismat Chughtai to Netflix's Class of '83, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.