The Indian state of Gujarat held their first ever Pride parade on Sunday, October 6 in Surat, the states' second largest city, and India's eighth most populated urban center. Nearly 200 participants marched and danced through the streets of Surat in celebration, although many wrapped scarves or masks around their faces in order to conceal their identities.
Q radio station is the latest business venture to openly target gay consumers in India, which has been broadcasting around the clock from Bangalore since September. The radio station follows on from other gay-friendly establishments in India, like travel companies, hotels and an online bookstore.
Following Tuesday's rulings by the Supreme Court to uphold equal marriage rights, the news has reverberated across the globe. Here is some of the reaction from international commentators, activists and personalities around the world.
A LGBT advocate from Mumbai, Sonal Giani, appeared on the reality TV show, Connected Hum Tum, where she described her relationship with her partner. The 26-year-old theatre producer expressed her appearance on the show as a “huge step forward in terms of acceptance of same-sex love.”
On December 16th last year, six men gang raped a 23-year-old female student on a bus as it drove around New Delhi, India’s capital city. The woman died thirteen days later from her injuries in an emergency ward of a hospital in Singapore.
In a country marred by social issues relating to sexuality and gender, one company in India has decided to air an ad on television that challenge the taboo of homosexuality. Fastrack is India’s largest youth fashion brand and appeals to a new, younger India.
429Magazine sat down with "Out in Mumbai" Director Adele Tulli to talk LGBT rights and her documentary in India.
A leading Islamic scholar in India has argued that intersex and transgender people in the country are "human beings with equal rights." The cleric, Faiz Syed, the head of the Islamic Research Center (IRC) had come under fire over a video recently posted on YouTube where he lashed out at the LGBT community.
An openly gay man in India has revealed in a posting on Orinam, an online LGBT support group, that he was raped by “6 drunk men” when he was 18-years-old.