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Ayushman Khuranna and Vaani Kapoor's 'Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui' Praised For Handling Controversial Subject

Dec 11, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The movie which features Ayushmann Khurrana and Vaani Kapoor, 'Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui' has received praise for its adept handling of a sensitive topic.

Chile Legalises Same-Sex Marriages, Lawmakers' Votes Show Overwhelming Support

Dec 08, 2021 Deutsche Welle

To legalise same-sex marriages, the Chilean Senate and lower house both voted overwhelmingly in favor of the measure. Minister of Social Development says this is one more step forward in terms of justice, in terms of equality, recognizing that love is love.

Manjamma Jogathi: A Journey From Pain To Liberation

Manjamma Jogathi is today known as Matha B Manjamma Jogathi, the transgender dancer who received Padma Shri for her contribution to art. Here's her journey so far.

Switzerland Votes For Same-Sex Marriage In Landmark Referendum

Sep 27, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Switzerland Parliament and the governing Federal Council also supported the 'Marriage For All' measure. The country is traditionally conservative and only extended the right to vote for all its women in 1990.

How Delhi’s Monuments Inspire Queer Affirmation And Rebellion

How Delhi holds within its embrace stories of Queer love that have transpired, and continue to do so, within the foundations of its five-thousand-year-old ruins.

27 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Gay Athletes Unleash Rainbow Wave On The Games

Associated Press (AP)

A wave of rainbow-colored pride, openness and acceptance is sweeping through Olympics, with a record number of openly gay competitors in Tokyo

25 June, 2021

Thousands Of People Attend Pride Parade In Tel Aviv Post Pandemic

Associated Press (AP)

The vibrant parade and beach party are held on the seafront promenade in the Israeli city

23 June, 2021

Kumi Yokoyama: Japanese Footballer Praised By US President Joe Biden For Coming Out As Transgender


Kumi Yokoyama, a forward for the Washington Spirit, said they felt more comfortable with their own gender identity while living in the United States

22 June, 2021

Anti-LGBT Law: UEFA Declines Munich's 'Rainbow' Request For Germany-Hungary, Euro 2020 Game


UEFA said it understood the council’s intention to send a message to promote diversity and inclusion but stressed that it was 'a politically and religiously neutral organization'

22 June, 2021

Hungary: Amid International Backlash, Foreign Minister Defends Law Limiting LGBT Rights

Associated Press (AP)

The law prohibits sharing any content portraying homosexuality or sex reassignment to children under 18 in school sex education programs, films and advertisements

21 June, 2021

Laurel Hubbard: First Transgender Athlete Set To Compete At Tokyo Olympics

Associated Press (AP)

Hubbard was among five weightlifters confirmed Monday in New Zealand's team for Tokyo. At 43, she will also be the oldest weightlifter at the games


09 June, 2021

Sensex, Nifty Start On Positive Note; SBI, HDFC Lead Gains


ONGC was the top gainer, followed by SBI, Sun Pharma, HDFC, Asian Paints, Dr Reddy’s and Bajaj Finserv.

14 May, 2021

A Pin-Prick Of Hope: 40 Transgenders Given Covid-19 Jab In Guwahati

Dipankar Roy

Assam, the first state to launch such a drive, will vaccinate more than 500 from the community in Kamrup (Metro) district next week.

30 April, 2021

Madras HC Judge To Take Lessons In Psycho-Education Before Passing Order On Same-Sex Relationship Case

Outlook Web Bureau

The judge added he honestly felt that such a session with a professional will help him understand same-sex relationships better and 'pave way for my evolution.'

12 April, 2021

Why Does Jammu Witness Frequent Protests By Third Gender Community?

Naseer Ganai

Members of the native Jammu gharana have been fighting with those who migrated from Punjab after the latter tried to practice professions that were considered to be the fiefdom of the former

15 March, 2021

Meet Archie Singh, The First Indian To Become Second Runner-Up At Miss International Trans

Outlook Web Bureau

Women are women, I don’t feel transwomen need to be seen in a different light, said Archie as she won the title

14 March, 2021

Chinese Woman Finds Out She Was Born Man On A Visit To Hospital To Treat Sprained Ankle

Outlook Web Bureau

The 25-year-old woman from East China's Zhejiang Province had never experienced menstruation and could not get pregnant even after getting married


04 March, 2021

Defying Stereotypes, Chhattisgarh Police Recruit 14 Transgenders As Constables

Outlook Web Bureau

A senior government official claimed that this is the first time that transgender persons have been inducted into the state police force.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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‘Laab’ In The Mountains

He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.

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Play Us A Memory, Violin Man

They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.

Chinki Sinha
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It’s Just Numbers, Love

Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz