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A politician from India who is currently embroiled in a gay sex scandal says he’s the target of a smear campaign. This week, Arvind Limbavali wept before colleagues in New Delhi Legislative Assembly, claiming he was the victim of a “fake gay sex video” as part of a larger political effort to bring him down. The video first began circulating on Facebook and WhatsApp about 10 days ago and allegedly features Limbavali engaging in a sex act with another man. “It is...

Dutee Chand — one of India’s first out gay athletes and “the fastest woman in India” — made history on Tuesday by winning her country’s first-ever gold medal at the 30th Summer World University Games in Naples, Italy. She ran the women’s 100-meter sprint in 11.32 seconds. The World University Games are the biggest international multi-sport event besides the Olympics. In a tweet celebrating her victory, Chand wrote, “Pull me down, I will come back stronger!” It was a likely...

BENGALURU (Reuters) - An LGBTI job fair, billed by organizers as the first such event in India, attracted more than 250 people on Friday looking for employment with companies including Intel, Goldman Sachs and Uber. The event in the southern city of Bengaluru comes after India’s Supreme Court overruled a law banning homosexuality in 2018, which the organizers said now enables companies to freely hire people who have been marginalized for years. Many Indians who are lesbian, gay, bisexual,...

While Vaibhav Jain and Parag V. Mehta got married in March, video and footage of the wedding are being shared with the world now. / Image via Instagram @Brut India Vaibhav Jain and Parag V. Mehta had the best day of their lives. And they’re now sharing it with all of us, thanks to Brut India. Back on March 2018, the couple got married in a traditional Indian Wedding… in Texas. The ceremony was attended by friends and family from both...

Images via Instagram @duteechandA professional sprinter just became India’s first openly gay athlete. Last year, the Indian Supreme Court made a historic decision to decriminalize gay sex. Since then, several LGBTQ people in the country have felt comfortable enough to come out. And now India’s first professional athlete has done so. Dutee Chand is a 23-year-old sprinter who shares that she has been dating another woman from her village for five years. “I...
Ka-Bodyscapes

Ka Bodyscapes has been making the rounds at film festivals in Italy, the US, and the UK. But one place it hasn’t been shown is India, which is a little odd, considering that’s where the film is set. Writer/director Jayan Cherian tells The Hindu that his film “deals with the struggles of Kerala’s youth to find a space for themselves and for individual freedom.” It tells the love story between two men, a painter named Haris and sportsman Vishnu who...
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All sex acts between consenting adults, whether straight or gay, will now be legal The LGBTI community in India is celebrating as its Supreme Court ruled to overturn a law criminalizing gay sex. India’s Supreme Court on Thursday (5 September) ruled to abolish the colonial-era, Section 377 of the Penal Code. India has a population of 1.3 billion and and estimated LGBTI population of 78 million making this the biggest decriminalization verdict in history. Judges ruling on the high profile LGBTI rights...
Manoj-Bajpai

Indian actor Manoj Bajpayee says there needs to be more LGBTQ representation in gay films. Bajpayee was recently in London to participate in the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival (or LIFF), which encompassed three LGBTQ-inclusive films this year titled “Venus,” “My Son is Gay,” and “Bird of Dusk.” In an interview with Reuters, Bajpayee stated that he thinks its time that Bollywood become more inclusive of LGBTQ characters. “There is not enough portrayal or enough films on LGBT rights or LGBT...
Love, Simon

People are not happy about the last minute decision LGBTI people across India are reeling that Love, Simon has been delayed ‘indefinitely’. The popular gay coming of age movie was a worldwide hit. Its Indian release date was supposed to be 1 June. But people reported that when they tried to book tickets to previously announced screening times, they were no longer available. It is understood the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) banned Love, Simon because of the film’s gay content. Regardless of...
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EXCLUSIVE: Director of Evening Shadows says he and his team are ‘thrilled’ by the decision The makers of a gay-themed movie are today celebrating after their film received a U/A rating in their home country of India. Evening Shadows centers on a young man in Southern India coming out to his mum. It has received a U/A rating from the CBFC film board in Mumbai. This means parental guidance advised for anyone under 12. In reality, that means parents can take their...
SamarpanMaiti

We have a new title holder for Mr Gay World India and his name is Samarpan Maiti. The annual competition is a part of a global sensation that tries to find the best and most upstanding gay men in multiple countries around the world. As for the 2018 India winner, Maiti spends half of his time at the Kolkata institute researching cancer drugs and treatment, while spending the other half modeling. Despite his current position in life, Maiti was humble as he...
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This is huge news and could lead to the decriminalization of homosexuality in India India’s Supreme Court will reexamine whether a section of the country’s Penal Code that outlaws homosexuality is constitutionally valid. Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code bans ‘carnal intercourse against the order of nature’, which includes same-sex relations. The law is hangover from British colonial rule, who introduced the law while India was still under British control. But on Monday afternoon (8 January), a three-judge bench of the...
PRINCE-MANVENDRA

In 2006, Indian Crown Prince of Rajpipla Manvendra Singh Gohil came out publicly, shattering global news as the world's first out prince. This news caused his family to disown him because of the humiliation they felt from his public display of self-affirmation. Since then, Manvendra has used his removal from his family as a means to create change for not only the people of India, but for the LGBTQ community that is so under represented. Despite his family's disapproval of his...
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One of the parents is Padma Iyer who famously took out a classified to try and find her son a husband A group of parents with LGBTI children made history in March when they came together to work on strategies to support the LGBTI community and now their group has grown. The second meeting of the Parents Support Group recently was not only bigger than the first, but they were also able to give their group a name. The advocacy group will...

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