Jenner – the former Olympic gold medalist and reality TV personality – is a Republican and supported Trump in 2016. She later criticized his administration for some discriminatory actions against transgender people, but has failed to convince many trans-rights advocates that she is a major asset to their cause.
The measure prohibits doctors from providing gender confirming hormone therapy, puberty blockers or surgery to anyone under 18 or referring them to other doctors who provide that care.
Arizona: Conservatives tighten sex education laws making parental permission mandatory for discussions on LGBTQ issues
The new proposal would essentially require a double opt-in for HIV/AIDS instruction that addresses sexual orientation or gender identity. Additional permission would be needed for LGBTQ discussions in any other class.
Same-sex marriage is now legal in 28 countries worldwide, as well as the self-governing island of Taiwan. That includes most of Western Europe. Yet its spread has been uneven — Taiwan is the only place in Asia to take the step; South Africa is the only African country to do so.
Calls for the magazine to replace her were mounting, with more than 20 Teen Vogue staff members posting a statement last week saying they had written management in support of readers and others alarmed by the now-deleted tweets.
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".
Teen Vogue: Ulta Beauty pauses ad spending following outcry against newly appointed editor-in-chief, Alexi McCammond
McCammond, 27, was a noted political journalist before Conde Nast announced earlier this month she’ll replace Lindsay Peoples Wagner at digital-only Teen Vogue. Soon after the announcement, since-deleted tweets stretching back to 2011, when McCammond was in college, resurfaced, including several using racist and homophobic stereotypes.
This World Before Zero Fahrenheit: Read an excerpt from Suhas Munshi's travelogue on Kashmir and its people
Munshi's narrative begins at a time when he found himself stuck in the region while visiting the poet Habba Khatoon's relic in Gurez. Article 370 was abrogated and curfew was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Queer Take: Viewing TikTok and Instagram as spaces of love and desire, where queer expression is realised
Why did TikTok feel like a queer space? Because it is.
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.'
Bisexuality in men revisited in new study; draws criticism for interpreting sexual orientation from genital arousal
The study is one of the first scientific attempts at differentiating between gay and bisexual men.
The Queer Take: Contemplating 'allyship', 'safe spaces' and my refusal of new-found properties in LGBTQ+ discourse
As I write this column just after Pride Month and I realise I haven’t always been this grumpy gay that doesn't want to join the parties and parades. So what changed?
Beyond the Kashish Film Festival controversy, members of Mumbai's queer community allude to a widening rift
The Kashish Film Festival row has brought to the fore differing opinions about whether Pride overlaps with political issues, as well as the discrimination that trans individuals face within the Indian queer community
Same-sex marriage gets a push in India, but some in queer community feel other rights require more urgent attention
The most prominent criticism against the campaign for the legalisation of same-sex marriage is that it doesn't top the list of priorities for the queer community, as opposed to job reservations or providing shelter to those abandoned by their birth families.
The Queer Take: Price of admission into bois locker room-like spaces is ability, willingness to dehumanise the other
The common defense of this straight male culture has been that it is a “safe space” for men to be themselves, to say the politically incorrect thing, to let it all hang out. It is their safety valve. In reality, if one reads through the messages on similar forums like the recent ‘bois locker room’ one could go as far as to say: these aren’t safe spaces at all.
Social distancing, self-isolation aren't just coronavirus-related terms, they've long marked everyday lives of queer, marginalised
'I know what you are thinking: Yet again, the — queer, femme, Black person — speaks of dirty things like desire at a time of disease and death. Well, it is difficult only for those who have made a division between the three.' | Joshua Muyiwa writes in #QueerTake
There’s been a lot of policing of bodies in this time of the coronavirus pandemic and LGBTQ+ influencers on social media have been especially calling out the community for not adhering to shutdowns ordered by public health ministries. Their logic: we should know better having been schooled and brought up in the post-AIDS/HIV times.
Indian law invisibilises, discriminates against queer people; one project reimagines legislation to make it more inclusive
A project titled Queering The Law, by the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, looks at the ways in which queer people can have better legal representation, in order to be able to better access the law and other civic institutions. It identifies laws that patently discriminate against the LGBTQ+ community, as well as ones that operate on the male-female binary, thereby invisibilising anyone whose identity does not fall within this binary
The Queer Take: In embracing the new, inclusive language project, what has been gained and what has been lost?
In domains like gender and sexuality, we have managed to demand more words and vocabulary and descriptions that allow more of us to name our selves, our desires, our milestones. This evolving language was allowing more of us to walk into more rooms, but also I could see those rooms still had the same rules, the same problems, writes Joshua Muyiwa in #QueerTake
Mumbai Police records statement of TISS student Kris Chudawala in sedition case for chanting pro-Sharjeel Imam slogans
A 22-year-old student, against whom a case of sedition has been registered for allegedly shouting slogans in support of jailed JNU student Sharjeel Imam at an event in Mumbai, on Wednesday appeared before the police, who recorded their (their preferred pronoun) statement, an official said.