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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2020 – Memories of the murdered

Every November 20th is poignant for the queer community; it is a day for honouring the memory of trans persons who have lost their lives due to violence. Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) today is a reminder that transphobia is very much alive and present in the “woke” new millennium. What is Transgender Day of...
Akshay Kumar - Laxmii

Akshay Kumar in Laxmii might hurt rather than help trans community

The year 2020 has been unkind to people across classes and countries, but the minority that has probably suffered the most in India is the transgender community. From the loss of livelihoods to blatant misrepresentation in the Transgender Persons Act, 2019, trans people suffered one setback after another. One more is threatening to rear...

6 most prominent Indian LGBT activists

We have begun the third week of LGBT History Month 2020 yet nowhere close to know more about the gay rights movement than when the month started. The movement on American soil has been rather well documented than on Indian shores. However, there isn't much on Indian LGBT activists, without whom the queer community...

October is LGBT History Month!

Globally, LGBT History Month is held every October as a celebration of inspirational personalities who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. As we close one fortnight and enter the second one in LGBT History Month 2020, let's salute queer icons in India. Without these courageous personalities, the queer movement wouldn’t have been alive...

CSR: SEEDS and Honeywell provide more than 10 million meals to marginalized communities

SEEDS and Honeywell have joined forces to distribute food kits that will provide 10.7 million meals across nine cities to people who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. These include daily wagers, contract workers, and migrant population who have been displaced because of the lockdown. While phase-1 of the distribution drive provided around 3.7...
Wishes and Blessings gives rations to trans community

This NGO gave rations to 100 families of the trans community

The transgender community has been one of the worst-hit sections of society due to the crisis caused by the pandemic. All sources of income have been blocked and most are unable to access support being provided by the government due to lack of formal documentation and identification. While executing COVID-19 relief in Delhi with...

Stigma against LGBT Community can lead to Deep Rooted Issues

By Janvi Sutaria Imagine the entire world from a black and white lens! With flowers, trees, animals – all of the same colour. Do you think the world would be as beautiful and fun to live in? Do you think the scenery would still act as a wonder to the eye? Similarly, having all humans of...

Pride Month 2020: Trans-inclusion in corporate India

As Pride Month 2020 comes to a close, let's turn our attention to trans-inclusion at corporate houses in India. All central government departments were recently asked to include ‘transgender’ as a separate category of gender for recruitment in civil services and other posts, according to an order by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances...

Transgender Community – Messiah of the Poor During Lockdown

One of the most castigated communities in India is the messiah of several poor people during the COVID-19 Lockdown in Gujarat. The Transgender community in the Vadodara city of Gujarat is feeding the needy across the city despite facing the stigma. Kinnar Noori Kanwar, a transgender individual in Vadodara along with the members of Kinnar...

Pride Month 2020: LGBT+ Allies in Corporate India

The whole of June has the honour of being Pride Month 2020, a time of equal rights and celebration of sexual diversity and gender variance. More so, it's a time for straight allies who support LGBT+ inclusion at work and society. How did Pride Month begin? The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride (a...

Indian Territorial Army officers distribute essential kits to sex workers and transgenders in Mumbai

The nationwide lockdown has gravely impacted several communities. The most affected of these are commercial sex workers, transgenders, daily wagers hailing from the overpopulated slum areas. In an attempt to support the vulnerable groups in Mumbai, three officers of the Indian Territorial Army have come forward to distribute ration and hygiene kits. The undertaking was...

#21DaysAllyChallenge to build a global community of LGBT+ allies, starting June 1st

Corporates, academia and individuals from across the world have signed up to further advocate for the inclusion of the LGBT+ community in #21DaysAllyChallenge. The campaign is conceptualised by Pride Circle. It will kick off on June 1 which marks the beginning of the Global Pride Month. As the world is trying to stabilize in the current...

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