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Gays-Bisexuals-Lesbians and Transgendered (LGBT)

Members of the transgender community distribute pamphlets to commuters during their awareness campaign against the spread of coronavirus, in Prayagraj.

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Transgender rights activist Laxmi Narayan Tripathi poses for lensmen during red carpet premiere of 'Laxmii' in New Delhi.

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Transgenders Panya (L) and Kajal Kashyap (R) work at the newly inaugurated 'Pride Station', dedicated to the transgender community in a first for Metro services in northern India, in Noida.

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NCP MP Supriya Sule interacts with LGBT community members at the party office, in Mumbai. The NCP set up its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) cell and claimed it is the first political party in the country to take such a step.

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Members of the transgender community wait for their turn to give samples for COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test, at KBP college in Thane..

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Transgender activist and motivational speaker Akkai Padmashali joins the Congress party in the presence of party's state Chief DK Shivakumar, in Bengaluru.

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Members of transgender community perform rituals during the ongoing 'Pitru Paksha', at Pishach Mochan in Varanasi.

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Poland's left-wing lawmakers dressed in rainbow colors to show support for the LGBT community outside the parliament building ahead of the swearing in ceremony of President Andrzej Duda for a second term, in Warsaw, Poland.

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A transgender ties a rakhi on the wrist of a girl as a symbolic gesture during Raksha Bandhan festival, in Kolkata.

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A transgender ties a rakhi on the wrist of a boy as a symbolic gesture during Raksha Bandhan festival, in Kolkata.

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Participants hold a large rainbow flag as they take to the streets at the Dyke March for the rights of lesbian women in Berlin, Germany.

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Members of the transgender community take part in an awareness rally on coronavirus pandemic after authorities eased restrictions, in Chennai.

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LGBT demonstrators protest against Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro and the way he is managing the new coronavirus pandemic and to demand respect for the LGBT rights, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A person wearing rainbow-colored wings and a matching rainbow-colored tee-shirt walks through the street during a queer liberation march for Black Lives Matter and against police brutality in New York.

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LGBT members and supporters wear protective face masks attend a gay pride rally under strict health restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak in Tel Aviv, Israel. The rally has been down-scaled amid the coronavirus outbreak in Tel Aviv, which last year drew more than 250,000 people.

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City worker Terrance Bryant pressure washes a rainbow-painted crosswalk in an annual clean-up ahead of Pride weekend in Seattle. The usual LGBTQ Pride weekend of events is being replaced with virtual events beginning Friday, June 26, with speakers, music and other online activities.

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Members of transgender community associated with TG Suraskhya Trust stage a demonstration, demanding financial compensation, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Bhubaneswar.

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Children wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing being taught by members of the Transgender community, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, at Khan Compound near Vasai highway in Thane.

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A member of the Transgender community wearing a face mask talks to a commuter at Ashram, during a nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in New Delhi.

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Members of transgender community pack essentials to be distributed among the needy people during the nationwide lockdown, in wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Hyderabad.

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Supporters and members of Transgender community participate in a Pride Parade in Guwahati.

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Supporters and members of Transgender community participate in a Pride Parade in Guwahati.

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Participants march in the 42nd annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in Sydney.

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A participant marches in the 42nd annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in Sydney.

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Participants march in the 42nd annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in Sydney.

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Carlos, right, and Amaru, kiss after getting married in a symbolic wedding ceremony for gay couples organized by LGTBI collectives marking Valentine's Day in Lima, Peru.

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Couples kiss during a same-sex ceremonial exchange of vows, as part of Valentines day celebrations in Quezon city, metropolitan Manila, Philippines.

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Angela, right, and her partner Angie, talk while waiting to get married in a symbolic wedding ceremony for gay couples organized by LGTBI collectives marking Valentine's Day in Lima, Peru. In Peru, same-sex marriage is not legal.

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Supporters and members of LGBTQI community pose for photographs during a Queer Pride Parade in Guwahati.

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Supporters and members of LGBT community hold the rainbow flag as they participate in a Queer Azadi March 2020 at Azad Maidan in Mumbai.

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Supporters and members of LGBT community participate in a Queer Azadi March 2020 at Azad Maidan in Mumbai.

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Supporters and members of LGBT community participate in a Queer Azadi March 2020 at Azad Maidan in Mumbai

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Supporters and members of LGBT community participate in a Queer Azadi March 2020 at Azad Maidan in Mumbai

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Supporters and members of LGBT community participate in a Queer Azadi March 2020 at Azad Maidan in Mumbai.

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Justin Utley, left, and Nathan Dalley, right, hug following a news conference about the discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children, now banned in Utah at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Utley and Dalley both under went so-called conversion therapy.

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Members from the transgender community take part in the 6th 'Pink Rally' organised by 'Kinnar Maa ek Samajik Sanstha', in Mumbai.

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Protestors from transgenders, women and queer communities take part in a protest rally against the amended Citizenship Act, NRC and NPR, in Kolkata.

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LGBTQ members and supporters take part in a rally to celebrate Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk, in Kolkata.

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LGBTQ members and supporters take part in a rally to celebrate Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk, in Kolkata.

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Members of transgender community stage a protest in front of the Raj Bhavan road demanding President Ram Nath Kovind not to sign the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, which was passed in Rajya Sabha on Nov. 26, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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LGBTQI members and their supporters raise slogans against the central government over the passage of transgender bill, in Bengaluru.

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Activists pose for photographs during a media interaction against the passing of 'Transgender Rights Bill 2019 by parliament, in New Delhi. The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, seeks to provide a mechanism for social, economic and educational empowerment of transgenders.

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Members and supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTQI) participate in the annual Delhi Queer Pride parade in New Delhi.

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Members and supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTQI) participate in the annual Delhi Queer Pride parade in New Delhi.

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Members and supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTQI) participate in the annual Delhi Queer Pride parade in New Delhi.

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LGBT members and their supporters take part in 12th edition of Namma Pride march as part of Karnataka Queer Habba, in Bengaluru.

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LGBT members and their supporters take part in 12th edition of Namma Pride march as part of Karnataka Queer Habba in Bengaluru.

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Transgender activist Gauri Sawant speaks during 'Delhi's first Job Fair for the LGBTQ community', in New Delhi.

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Participants in costume attend the annual gay pride parade in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Crowds participate in the annual gay pride parade in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Participants revel through the streets during the annual gay pride parade in Taipei, Taiwan.

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A participant holds a banner before the annual gay pride march in Belgrade, Serbia. Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic and her partner joined several hundred gay activists in the annual march through downtown Belgrade, the Serbian capital that was sealed off by police during the event.

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Participants walk under a rainbow flag during the annual gay pride in Belgrade, Serbia. Hundreds gathered downtown Serbia's capital to attend the event.

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Loving without fear, the LGBTQ community won teh battle after years of struggle.

Photograph By Suresh K Pandey

Naaz Joshi, Miss World Diversity

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They breathed inclusivity and celebrated love without boundaries.

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They have waiting for this day for years and after the completion of an year their joy knew no bound.

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The LGBTQ community was seen dancing merrily.

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The party began late night and continued into the early morning hours.

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LGBTQ right activist Mohnish Malhotra in a gay mood.

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They partied nonstop as Kitty Su, Delhi hosted a soiree celebration.

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This is that time of the year when the LGBTQ community got true freedom.

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The crowd could be heard shouting 'Happy Independence Day'

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Keshav Suri at the LGBTQ celebration night on the completion of one year of decriminalisation of homosexual relationships.

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Members of LGBTQ community celebrate the commeration of one year of the verdict made by Supreme Court which decriminalised homosexuality

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Members of LGBTQ community celebrate the commeration of one year of the verdict made by Supreme Court which decriminalised homosexuality

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Members of LGBTQ community celebrate the commeration of one year of the verdict made by Supreme Court which decriminalised homosexuality, at an event in Chennai.

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Participants dance during a gay pride parade in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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A participant dances during a gay pride parade in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Participants take selfies during a gay pride parade in Kathmandu, Nepal. Hundreds of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders paraded through Nepal's capital to demand an end to discrimination against sexual minorities. Nepal is considered a conservative nation, most of its people are Hindu, and many still follow traditional beliefs.

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Brenda Contreras, Miss Transgender Beauty 2018, left, embraces 2019 winner Ivanna Cázares, from Colima state, in Mexico City.

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Brenda Contreras, Miss Transgender Beauty 2018, attends the opening 2019 event in Mexico City. Mexico is one of the world's most dangerous countries for transgender people: 261 transgender women were killed from 2013 to 2018, according to a local LGBT rights group, Letra S.

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LGBTQ+ members during pride parade at Boat Club in Bhopal.

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A participants of the Christopher Street Day (CSD) Parade marches dressed like Queen Elisabeth I in the streets of Cologne, Germany.

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American participants of the Christopher Street Day (CSD) Parade protest against President Trump in the streets Cologne, Germany.

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A participant of the Christopher Street Day (CSD) Parade prepares himself in the streets of Cologne, Germany.

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Participant of the Christopher Street Day (CSD) Parade marching in the streets of Cologne, Germany.

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Participants of the annual LGBTQ pride parade carry the rainbow flag in Madrid, Spain. European cities celebrated LGBTQ pride with colorful parades that also became platforms for political demands and a push back against far-right populist parties. This year's events in London, Madrid or Budapest mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising in New York against police persecution, a turning point in the modern gay rights movement.

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Participants of the Christopher Street Day (CSD) Parade pose in the streets of Cologne, Germany. This years gay parade of the Cologne Pride festival with an estimated million spectators marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising in New York against police persecution, a turning point in the modern gay rights movement.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, lower front center, joins people participating in the LBGTQ Pride march in New York.

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A man wears a headpiece fashioned with syringes and fake blood, as a way to protest the spread of HIV during the gay pride parade in Bogota, Colombia.

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In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, representatives from Key West, Fla., carry a 100-foot-long rainbow flag during the LGBTQ Pride march in New York. The flag is a section of a 1.25-mile long rainbow flag unfurled in Key West in 2003 to mark the 25th anniversary of the creation of the iconic LGBTQ banner conceived by the late Gilbert Baker.

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People run to avoid the effects of tear gas, fired by police to disperse activists on a street in central Istanbul, after a Pride march event was banned by authorities, in Istanbul. Activists gathered in Istanbul to promote rights for gay and transgender people Sunday before police dispersed the crowd at a pride event that Turkish authorities had banned for the fifth year.

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LGBTQ members take part in a rally to celebrate 20 years of Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk, in Kolkata.

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People arrive to attend the Stonewall 50 Pride Rally, in New York.

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Roma Mandal walks the ramp during a jewelry fashion show in Kolkata.

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Transgender activist and college Principal Manabi Bandyopadhyay talks to the media after a jewelry fashion in Kolkata.

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Rintu walks the ramp during a jewelry fashion in Kolkata.

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Bikram walks the ramp during a jewelry fashion show in Kolkata.

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Sayantani Ghosh walks the ramp during a jewelry fashion in Kolkata.

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Roma Mandal walks the ramp during a jewelry fashion in Kolkata.

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Rintu performs during a jewelry fashion in Kolkata.

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Transgender activist and college Principal Manabi Bandyopadhyay, center, stands with transgender models after a jewelry fashion in Kolkata. The "Freedom of Expression" fashion show featured a group of transgenders dressed in mythological characters from Indian epics. The month of June is celebrated as Pride Month.

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People take part in a gay pride parade in Warsaw, Poland. The Equality Parade is the largest gay pride parade in central and Eastern Europe. It brought thousands of people to the streets of Warsaw at a time when the LGBT rights movement in Poland is targeted by hate speeches and a government campaign depicting it as a threat to families and society.

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Participaints take part in the annual LA 49th annual Pride Parade in West Hollywood, California.

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Khuong Lam in an Ikea Pride bag couture gown poses for photos during the annual Pride Parade in West Hollywood, California.

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Karla Esperanza, a transgender sex worker, poses for a photo with her iguana named "Rectilio" on International Sex Workers Day in Mexico City, Mexico. On Friday, Mexico City's government voted in favor of a bill that no longer allows sex workers or their clients to be arrested or fined after a complaint.

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Taiwanese same-sex couples walk the red carpet at their wedding party in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Taiwanese same-sex couples go red carpet at their wedding party in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Indian sprinter Dutee Chand addresses a press conference in Bhubaneswar. Dutee has become one of the few athletes in the world to openly admit same-sex relationship.

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