Wednesday, Dec 07, 2022


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

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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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