Silence around sexual abuse of young boys is not helping India

As Parliament is set to consider stricter rape laws, little has been done to address sexual crimes against young boys

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India’s first transgender literary meet held in Kolkata

India’s first government-sponsored literary meet for transgender people was held in Kolkata on July 17th. Transgender poets performed at a full venue at Sahitya Akademi, an organization under the Union Culture Ministry. The event was chaired by Dr. Manabi Bandopadhyay, India’s first transgender college principal. The poets invited were Shankari Mondal, Aruna Nath, Debdatta Biswas,…

LGBT+ Rights in Jordan

How LGBT+ people are persecuted in an Arab country where same-sex relations are legal.  A century ago, British army officer T.E. Lawrence devised an incredible plan. He would lead an army of Arabs across Jordan’s crimson desert to its coastal town. All to charge an attack against the ruling Ottoman Empire. The extraordinary feat made…