Wednesday, Dec 08, 2021


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.

UP Girl Reported 'Missing' By Parents Found Living With Girlfriend, Cops Say 'Won't Interfere'

Aug 18, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The girl, a 19-year-old BA student from Swar area of the UP's Rampur's district, was reported missing by her parents in July.

Hungary Adds Fresh Curbs On Sale Of LGBT Children's Books

Hungary's government on Friday ordered booksellers to place children's books that depict homosexuality in “closed packaging".

Tokyo Olympics: Gay Athletes Unleash Rainbow Wave On The Games

Jul 27, 2021 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

Jabs For All: Kashmir To Test And Vaccinate Everyone Visiting Hospitals

Director Health Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather told Outlook that he gave directions for testing all people visiting hospitals district and tertiary level hospitals for Covid-19 and also for vaccinating them against the virus.

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'

19 June, 2021

Warsaw Set To Hold Pride Parade Amid Pandemic And Backlash

Associated Press (AP)

The parade comes days after Hungary's parliament passed a law that makes it illegal to show any materials about LGBT issues to people under 18.

17 April, 2021

UNDP And Partners Launch Framework Document On Transgender Welfare In India

Outlook Web Bureau

The document is expected to provide a roadmap for the welfare of the transgender community at the grassroot level.

16 April, 2021

A Tender Saga Of Same-Sex Love Comes Alive On OTT

Vani Tripathi Tikoo

Manju Kapur’s novel, A Married Woman, about two women falling in love against the backdrop of communal violence being made into a web series

16 March, 2021

‘God Does Not And Cannot Bless Sin’: Vatican Bars Priests From Blessing Same-Sex Unions

Associated Press (AP)

The Vatican holds that gay people must be treated with dignity and respect, but that gay sex is ‘intrinsically disordered’

16 December, 2020

Queer Relationship Is Much Beyond Bodies And Sex, Says Onir On His Film ‘We Are’

Lachmi Deb Roy

In an exclusive conversation with Outlook, filmmaker Onir discusses the struggles of making films on the LGBTQ community and how it is difficult to make queer voices heard in the Indian film industry.


15 December, 2020

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


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

25 November, 2020

Transgender Community Can Get ID Cards, Certificates Online After Govt Launches Portal


Once the certificate and I-card are issued, the applicant can download them from the portal itself.

04 November, 2020

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


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.

17 September, 2020

Gay and Happy: Marriage Between Two People, Whoever They Might Be

Ekta Kumar

Recently the Centre told the Delhi High Court that ‘our laws, our legal system, our society and our values do not recognise marriage…between same-sex couples’. They are not alone. This sentiment is echoed by many others.

14 September, 2020

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


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.


20 May, 2019

I'm Alive, Don't Show Me Court Order: Angry Mother Tells Dutee Chand On Same-Sex Relationship

Outlook Web Bureau

Earlier, Dutee Chand said that while her parents have not yet raised any objection to her relationship, her eldest sister has threatened to not only expel her from the family but also send her to jail

Photo Gallery

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addresses a press conference at party office in Lucknow.

PTI Photo/Nand Kumar

Police escort activist Sudha Bharadwaj towards a van as she leaves the jail to appear in a special NIA court, ahead of her release on bail, in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Shashank Parade

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra releases party's women manifesto for 2022 UP elections, at party office in Lucknow.

PTI Photo/Nand Kumar

A farmer at the Ghazipur border uses a 'hookah' as he waits for farmers' committee's decision on their future course of action, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Vijay Verma

Farmers listen to a speaker during their protest at Singhu Border, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo

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Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.


Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.

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Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

Family from UP village forced to run around to complete post-death official paperwork and even last rites.

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Dalit-Bahujan Women In Politics And The Missing Narratives

On BR Ambedkar's death anniversary, a look at the 'invisible' history of Dalit Bahujan women in Indian politics.

Dec 02, 2021 Kalyani K

Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta