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Proud Princess: Lilly Singh To Star In Animated LGBTQ Short Film

Feb 05, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Lilly Singh announced two years ago on social media that she is bisexual.

Elliot Page, Emma Portner Announce Divorce

Jan 27, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Their split comes over three years after they announced their surprise marriage just after New Year's in 2018.


In A Much-Needed Move, Delhi Set To Build Toilets For Transgender Community

The under-construction toilet at Shastri Bhawan will be the first exclusive toilet for the people of the transgender community in Delhi.

Joe Biden Expected To Slash Donald Trump's Military Transgender Ban

Jan 25, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

In his first full week as president, Biden plans 'to advance equity and support communities of colour and other underserved communities.'


Meet Rachel Levine, The First Transgender Doctor To Be A Part Joe Biden's Team

US President-elect appoints Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, making her the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the US Senate.

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06 January, 2021

Fashion Designer Swapnil Shinde Comes Out As Transwoman, Reveals Her New Name

Outlook Web Bureau

'I felt suffocated living a reality that I knew wasn't mine, yet one that I had to stage every day because of societal expectations and norms,' Shinde wrote on instagram.


02 January, 2021

Sanjay Suri: I Don’t Compartmentalise Films Into Hetro Or LGBT Community

Lachmi Deb Roy

In an exclusive conversation with Outlook, actor-producer Sanjay Suri talks about his LGBTQ-themed film ‘We Are’ which he is co-producing.


15 December, 2020

Cinema Should Represent Transgender Persons As They Are: Director Sudha Kongara

PTI

Kongara's Netflix Tamil anthology 'Paava Kadhaigal' portrays the culture of shame, guilt, and acceptance around the transgender community


09 December, 2020

Onir Announces Sequel To His LGBTQ Film 'I Am'; Sanjay Suri Will Co-Produce

PTI

Titled 'We Are', the film will weave together four LGBTQ-themed stories from different corners of the South Asian subcontinent.


07 December, 2020

Transgenders To Have Separate Category In Prisoners Data, Centre Tells Delhi HC

PTI

The ASG said that the communication was issued on December 4 and therefore, nothing remains in the petition.


02 December, 2020

'Umbrella Academy', 'Juno' Actor Ellen Page Comes Out As Transgender, Changes Name To Elliot Page

Associated Press (AP)

'I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self,' Page wrote in a social media post.


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25 November, 2020

Govt Planning To Launch National Helpline For Transgender Community

PTI

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is planning to tie up with volunteers and partner organisations to run the helpline across cities


24 November, 2020

TN Cops Rescue Transsexual Doctor Begging On Streets, Help Realise Her Dream

PTI

The young doctor was ostracized by her family for undergoing sex transformation to became a woman


04 November, 2020

Democrat Ritchie Torres Becomes First Openly Gay Black Man Elected To Congress

PTI

Ritchie Torres is expected to be joined by another Black gay man, Mondaire Jones, in the US House of Representatives who is likely to replace retiring Republican Nita Lowey from Westchester county.


26 October, 2020

Why Indian Parliament Should Have A Transgender MP

Swati Dey

Six transgender candidates contested in the 2014 and 2019 general elections, but none got elected.


14 September, 2020

'Our Culture and Laws Don't Recognise Same Sex Marriages:' Centre To Delhi HC

PTI

The petition has contended that despite the Supreme Court decriminalizing consensual homosexual acts, marriages between same sex couples was still not possible in India and the further hearing is due for October 21 as per the submission by Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta.


14 July, 2020

Transgender Officers In Armed Forces: The First Step Is To Remove Fear Of Stigmatisation

Jeethu Elza Cherian

The first step towards including transgender community into the central armed force is to plug the policy gap allowing them to enlist without fear of stigmatisation within their unit or corps.


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11 July, 2020

Same-sex Relationship: Dutee Chand Makes Startling Revelation About Family Member

Outlook Web Bureau

Dutee Chand has been facing the wrath of her family members with her elder sister even threatening to disown her for having a same-sex relationship, but it seems like the Indian sprinter has found her own ammunition


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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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