Arshad Khan on making Abu, the documentary about his relationship with his father, through which he also came to terms with his sexual orientation
This manual attempts to help LGBTQI individuals by providing information on how they can change their identity documents, as well as guidelines about mental and sexual health
Hyderabad Pride march 2018: Queer people, allies talk about need to extend debate beyond Section 377
At the Hyderabad Pride march, there were rousing discussions about acceptance by parents and the need to help those community members who suffer from depression | #FirstCulture
Shanavi Ponnusamy, and the fight for trans-inclusive workplaces in India's public and private sector
After being denied a job at Air India and receiving no response from the airline, Shanavi Ponnusamy has asked to be euthanised. In her struggles lies the seed for a larger movement about inclusive workspaces | #FirstCulture
Queer Azaadi Mumbai is as much about coming together as a community as it is about individual stories | #FirstCulture
Out and Proud: Meet Aruna Desai, mother and ally who helps young LGBTQ people to come out to their families
Aruna Desai's stubborn optimism and drive has made her a go-to person for young members of the LGBTQI community, when they need assistance or want to come out to their parents | FirstCulture
Pallav Patankar works hard to bring happiness into the lives of LGBTQ people
Samarpan Maiti, who is the winner of Mr Gay World India 2017, wants to focus on the socio-economically backward sections and raise awareness about acceptance of LGBTQI individuals | #FirstCulture
10 years of pride, the monumental Right to Privacy judgment, the acceptance of Intersex people — much was achieved in terms of LGBTQI rights | #YearInReview
Even as #MeToo spread like wildfire, several men and women ridiculed and criticised the social media campaign as well as feminism and people who fight for women's rights
A presumption of harassment of the husband should not prevent the State from legitimising the right of the wife to seek justice for flagrant violations against her body
"Let’s work on something more constructive, like freeing those who are tangled in the web of deceit in Chechnya." - Harish Iyer
First dates can be intimidating. What if you smile too much? Or talk about the ex too much?
Harrish Iyer writes an open letter to new parent, Karan Johar. "One fear to have clouded your mind would be, 'how would the world treat my children?' But here's the thing; children don’t judge. Discrimination is learned and is transmitted through bigots."
Students from the LGBTQI community in the Tata Institute of Social Sciences have complained of being harassed and discriminated against
After years of deliberating on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/Aids) (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014, the Union Cabinet has finally approved it
The bill prohibits unfair treatment and the denial of services to HIV patients or their caretakers
What marks this Section 377 petition is that for the first time we have faces to the issues that we confront on a daily basis and a factual recounting of the discrimination this so-called “minuscule minority” faces.
Shashi Tharoor speaks to Firstpost about Section 377, its implications and the battle ahead