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Ending decades of speculation, Scooby Doo’s Velma steps out of the closet

As the crime-fighting heroine in 100s of Scooby-Doo cartoons and movies for decades, Velma Dinkley was perfect material to show up as a lesbian, but the studio wasn’t ready for her transition, even though the screenwriter James Gunn was ready to showcase her as one. Acceptance of LGBT in Hollywood is a welcome sign as it perhaps is a reflection of the transitioning society that’s inclusive and equal.

  • Thursday, 06 Oct 2022
Monkeypox can spread from close physical contact regardless of sexual orientation, race, say experts
Monkeypox can spread from close physical contact regardless of sexual orientation, race, say experts

"Even AIDS was called a gay-related disorder because it was believed to spread in gays only. But even heterosexuals can have multiple partners.

Bhubaneswar Pride Parade 2022
Let's be proud of 'Pride'

In the month of June, one can see streets are painted with rainbow hues, people marching with painted faces and flags in their hands and mass gatherings of people whose hearts are filled with love and acceptance.

Delhi HC
Same-sex marriage: Centre opposes in Delhi HC plea for live streaming of proceedings

The Centre opposed the application and sought its dismissal saying live streaming can be allowed only after the framing of a comprehensive framework by way of rules, including for the protection of data.

  • Tuesday, 17 May 2022
FM channel spearheads LGBTQIA+ sensitization campaign

New Delhi: Setting up a platform for educating the masses, specially kids at a younger age, about the pride community, a prominent FM channel has launched a brand new initiative – ‘Pride Ki Side’ to celebrate the first anniversary of the repeal of Section 377. The initiative will provide a platform to share the stories […]

SC dismisses review plea seeking same-sex marriage, adoption, surrogacy for LGBTQ

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea seeking review of its order which had rejected a petition seeking various civil rights such as same-sex marriage, adoption and surrogacy for the LGBTQ community. A three-judge bench headed by Justice N V Ramana, in an in-chamber decision on July 11, dismissed the review plea filed […]

Tinder Launches New Safety Feature For LGBTQ Users

New Delhi: Global online dating app Tinder on Thursday announced a new safety feature for members of the LGBTQ community aiming to protect them from the risk of using dating apps in nearly 70 countries where the LGBTQ status still remains criminalised. Called the “Traveler Alert”, the in-app feature would appear in such hostile countries […]

  • Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021
'Dating apps beneficial for LGBTQ community in India'

New Delhi: Accepting that the stigma around their community has drastically lessened in the last five years, 73 per cent of the LGBTQ adults believe that online dating apps have benefited their community in a positive way in India, data from dating app Tinder showed on Tuesday. As part of an internal survey, Tinder found out […]

LGBTQ community raise objections against Transgender Bill

Kolkata: Urging for equality and freedom of expression, members of the LGBTQ community raised their objections against the recently passed Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill. “The problem is that it talks about a screening body for us. It makes begging an offence for us,” Mumbai-based transgender activist, Gauri Sawant, who was a petitioner in […]

Apple removes app claiming homosexuality is 'sin'
Apple removes app claiming homosexuality is 'sin'

San Francisco: Apple has removed a religious app from App Store after a petition by an LGBTQ rights organisation called for its removal as the app portrayed homosexuality as “sickness” and “sin”. According to a report in Fortune on Sunday, the app was created by Living Hope Ministries, a Texas-based religious group. The app sought […]

Op-Ed: SC deserves nation’s gratitude for annulling Sec 377

It came 68 years too late. But Thursday will certainly go down in history as a landmark in India’s progress towards becoming a modern, liberal democracy. In reading down the obnoxious Sec 377 of Indian Penal Code (IPC), a relic of the Victorian era, in a unanimous 5-0 verdict, the Supreme Court has righted a […]

Twitter censors 'bisexual' hashtag, apologises to users

San Francisco: Twitter which updated its policies last week to fight abuse in an efficient way has come under fire for censoring LGBTQ terms like “bisexual” on its platform. According to The Verge on Monday, while updating its policies, the micro-blogging website also censored the “bisexual” hashtag under its adult content rules. The biggest updates […]