India

October 21, 2014

Indian night talk show changes people's view of LGBT people

The Sunday night talk show hosted by Indian actor Aamir Khan changed number of minds of people regarding gays.

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Indian advocates appeal sports authorities to "Let Dutee run!"

Earlier this summer, Dutee Chand, an Indian national champion sprinter, was disqualified from the Commonwealth Games because, according to the International Association of Athletics Federations, her levels of testosterone are too high. Dutee hasn’t doped or cheated; her hormone levels are naturally occurring.

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June 12, 2014

VIDEO: Panelists in Boston discuss India's criminalization of LGBT couples

Yesterday in Boston at the Fenway Health Center, the South Asian Arts Council presented a panel to discuss the ongoing LGBT conflict in India.

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UN releases Bollywood video about family acceptance

The United Nations Free & Equal campaign has shared another video promoting equality for LGBT people around the globe. This time, they are targeting India with a Bollywood-style video starring Indian actress Celina Jaitly.

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GLAAD Global Voices: This Indian filmmaker tells stories of people on the margins

Pratibha Parmar's films empower women and LGBT people through telling the stories of being caught in the Asian diaspora, challenging neocolonialism and the settler gaze.

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April 5, 2014

GLAAD Global Voices: This Indian actor answers your questions about being gay

In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to recriminalize LGBT relationships in India, Imran Kahn posted a video on YouTube answering common questions about the LGBT community posed in India. The questions included sometimes very naïve yet common questions such as: “Why do these gay people choose to be gay?"

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Scott Adams and his Dilbert cartoon speak out against India's anti-gay law

Fans of cartoonist Scott Adams' Dilbert will recognize Dogbert, Asok the intern, and the comic's signature satirical wit. Many, however, may have been (pleasantly, I hope) surprised by the strip's recent tackling of international LGBT issues—namely, India's criminalization of gay couples.

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January 10, 2014

Actor Maulik Pancholy gets engaged to longtime partner in India

Maulik Pancholy, an Indian American actor known for his roles on 30 Rock and Weeds announced on twitter his engagement on with Ryan Corvaia. The couple got engaged at the Taj Mahal after being together for 9 years.

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