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Two short films make powerful statements about women’s safety in India

As part of Vogue India’s #VogueEmpower campaign, two very different but equally moving short films hope to inspire change in the country’s prevalent violence against women.

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Indian talk show earns kudos for its groundbreaking discussion of gender and sexuality

Sunday's episode of "Satyamev Jayate," a popular Indian talk show, is winning kudos for its frank discussion of LGBT and hijra Indians.

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New Delhi’s transgender students now eligible for free schooling

Transgender students in New Delhi, India now qualify for free tuition in public schools due to their “disadvantaged” status.

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Indian government asks its Supreme Court to narrow definition of third genders

India's federal government has asked its Supreme Court to clarify its order to introduce and legally recognize a third gender category.

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Video puts faces on India’s LGBT community and gives voice to their fears

Members of India’s LGBT community have released a video telling how it feels to be repressed, marginalized, and discriminated against, to put faces on the people hurt by the country’s anti-gay law.

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Politics

Head of India’s ruling party calls criminalization of same-sex sexual activity “not acceptable”

The head of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced that they feel the criminalization of same-sex sexual activity is “not acceptable.”

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World’s only openly gay prince to visit US to promote “Free Gay India” campaign

The openly gay prince of an Indian royal family is planning a trip to the United States to promote his public awareness campaign “Free Gay India.”

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India’s University Grants Commission adds third gender category in applications

India’s University Grants Commission (UGC) has added a new “third gender” category for transgender people who are applying for fellowships and scholarships.

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Culture

India’s first gay and bisexual dating website for women

India’s first dating website exclusively for lesbian and bisexual women, Wonderful Things Happen, was created in February 2014, targeting women of Indian origin across the world.

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