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Laxmi Narayan Tripathi Aryan Pasha La Beauté & Style transgender owned and operated

La Beauté & Style launched in Delhi in September as India’s first transgender owned and operated beauty salon. Trans celebrities Aryan Pasha and Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, both also well-known activists, started the business to provide much-needed employment for their community. Bilal Khan reported in Gaylaxy Magazine that although exclusively staffed by transgender men and women, …

india gay couple

A gay couple in India has shared their beautiful – but sadly unofficial – wedding ceremony on social media in a push for LGBTIQ equality in their region. In 2018, India finally struck down a colonial-era law criminalising gay sex. However same-sex marriages aren’t yet legally recognised in the country. Last Saturday (December 18), Supriyo …

india same-sex marriage lesbian couple

Two lesbian women in India, Kavita Arora and Ankita Khanna, are one of two same-sex couples fighting for same-sex marriage rights in the Delhi High Court. India’s marriage laws – the Hindu Marriage Act (HMA), Special Marriage Act (SMA) and Foreign Marriage Act – prohibit same-sex marriages. Arora and Khanna (pictured) have been together for …

Miss Transqueen India

Fashion designer Shaine Soni accepted the crown of Miss Transqueen India on Saturday night. She previously volunteered as a stylist and coach for the competition. Unable to stage the pageant in 2020 due to COVID-19, the pageant founder chose Shaine Soni to represent India in Miss International Queen 2021. Pageant founder Reena Rai says Miss …

Bollywood gay rom-com

Bollywood gay rom-com Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan opened in India Friday to 5-star reviews. However, both Kenya and the United Arab Emirates announced bans on screenings of the film. Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan tells the story of a gay couple struggling to win acceptance from one set of parents. They refuse …

LGBTIQ Indians

LGBTIQ Indian community organisations joined other rights groups on a march through New Delhi yesterday. The march protested the new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Critics describe the law as anti-Muslim and claim it also violates India’s secular constitution. Over 1,000 members of India’s LGBTIQ communities joined the protest. The CAA and two other government measures …

Menaka Guruswamy Arundhati Katju indian decriminalisation

Menaka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju, the two lawyers who successfully argued the case for the Indian decriminalisation of homosexuality, are a couple. Scroll down for the vid. The pair spoke to Fareed Zakaria of CNN about the long battle for gay law reform in India. They first attempted to win Indian decriminalisation in 2013. On …

varanasi india same-sex wedding

A same-sex wedding between two cousins took place in the Indian holy city of Varanasi last week. Despite India not allowing same-sex weddings, the couple refused to leave until a priest married them. Apparently concerned by the prospect of arranged marriages, the two women travelled to Varanasi from their home town. They wanted their relationship …

india lesbian teen violence mob rope

Neighbours tied a 19-year-old Indian lesbian woman to a tree and beat her after they found her in bed with her female partner. The teenager had dated her girlfriend for the last six months. Both lived in the village of Chandol, Odisha in eastern India. A number of the couple’s neighbors had criticised the two …

dutee chand india athlete sprinter

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has revealed she is in a same-sex relationship with her “soulmate”, making her the first openly gay sportsperson in India. The 23-year-old told India’s Sunday Express she has been in a relationship with a woman from her village in east India. She said she was encouraged to come out after India’s …

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