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LGBTQ+ Relationships Are Finally Getting the Bollywood Rom-com Treatment

Though taboo relationships have been a favorite subject of Indian filmmakers, few mainstream Hindi films have explored romance between LGBTQ+ characters — until now.

Gang Who Lured and Robbed Men on Grindr Arrested in India

As many as 20 queer men were targeted, assaulted, and robbed by the gang using the gay hookup app.

Indian Gay Couple's Marriage Vows Come With Call for Recognition

Abhay Dange and Supriya Chakraborty have shared pictures of the ceremony online and say they "hope to live in a world with no closets." Their country does not legally recognize their marriage.

How LGBTQ+ Life Has Changed in One of the World's Mega Nations

When India legalized gay sex three years ago, it was a harbinger. 

James Williams, American Gay Activist Working in India, Dies of COVID

Williams had pitched TV shows to producers in India in hopes of improving LGBTQ+ representation in the nation.

Sunil Gupta's Exhibit Spans Five Decades of Rare Queer Images

Sunil Gupta’s socially engaged practice has focused on themes of identity, family, race, migration, and the complexities and taboos of sexuality.

Bollywood's First Gay Rom-Com Fights India's Homophobia

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (Be Extra Careful About Marriage), coming out Friday, is challenging stigma with comedy.

India’s Transgender Rights Law Isn’t Worth Celebrating

Solely linking transition with surgery is wrong on so many fronts, writes Kyle Knight of Human Rights Watch.

Indian Sprinter Dutee Chand Is First Major Athlete to Come Out There

A champion in the 100-meter sprint, Chand said she felt free to speak about her female partner since India decriminalized sex between same-sex couples just last year. 

12 Pride Pics From a Newly Decriminalized India

This year Pride in India is being celebrated with no masks, and more freedom then ever before.

Bollywood’s First Lesbian Film Opens To Raves

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (How I Felt When I Saw A Girl) is the first mainstream Bollywood film about a same-sex romance.

Great 2018 News: Love (Well, Sex) Wins in India

A Colonial-era law is struck down in a decision with huge implications for the populous nation's LGBTQ community.

Indian Lake Drained After HIV-Positive Woman Drowns In It

Against the advice of officials and the knowledge of scientists, villagers demanded the 32-acre lake be emptied.

A Transgender Modeling Agency Is Opening — in India

The new documentary Hijra shows opportunities emerging for trans women in one of the world's largest nations.

Indian Police Arrest Lesbian for Rejected Partner's Suicide

Authorities blame a young woman's death on her girlfriend.

U.N. Head Pledges Support for LGBTI Rights

Antonio Guterres is the first U.N. secretary-general to address the body's LGBTI Core Group.

India's LGBTQ Victory Is a Beacon of Hope for the World

Krishna Omkar, an out lawyer, reflects on the historic importance of the Indian Supreme Court decision repealing the ban on gay sex.

India's High Court Topples 157-Year-Old Gay Sex Ban

The British Colonial-era law against gay sex is finally struck down, a huge victory for India's enormous LGBTQ population.

Indian Judge Says Gay Sex Not An 'Aberration' But Insults Bisexuality

The debate rages on over whether to repeal India's ban on gay sex.