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Kolkata's American Center hosts conclave to promote social acceptance, inclusion, and employment opportunities for LGBTQIA+ individuals

The U.S. Consulate General Kolkata hosted “Voices of Diversity – Action for Inclusion” conclave under the “Rainbow Dialogues – All in this Together” project in partnership with U.S. based non-profit StoryCenter at the American Center in Kolkata recently.

British Deputy High Commission Kolkata celebrates Pride Month 2023

Kolkata: To commemorate the Pride month, the British Deputy High Commission, Kolkata hosted a two-day workshop on 27-28 June 2023.

Apple Watch Pride Edition celebrates the LGBTQ+ community

New York: Celebrating the ongoing movement to protect and advance equality for LGBTQ+ communities around the world, Apple is introducing a new Pride Edition Sport Band accompanied by a matching watch face and iOS wallpaper.

Kolkata gay couple ties knot in traditional ceremony. Check out the viral images

Kolkata/IBNS: Kolkata stood witness to an intimate gay marriage ceremony with Abhishek Ray and Chaitanya Sharma taking vows as per traditional rituals on Sunday evening.

Senco Gold & Diamonds rolls out Pride Special Campaign '#WearYourPride' to encourage LGBTQ community

Kolkata: Jewellery brand Senco Gold and Diamonds has launched the #WearYourPride campaign to encourage LGBTQ+ community and to celebrate equal rights for all genders.

LGBTQ numbers swell up in the US as Generation Z openly embrace sexuality

Washington DC: With the younger generation embracing their sexuality openly, a record number of adults in the United States of America now identify themselves as LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning).

I want even people with faintest idea about the LGBTQ to read the book: Nemat Sadat

Afghanistan-born Nemat Sadat is an activist and journalist currently based in the US. He is the first native from Afghanistan to have publicly come out as gay and campaign for LGBTQIA rights among Muslims worldwide. Holder of six university degrees, including those from Harvard, Columbia, and Oxford,  The Carpet Weaver, a sweeping tale of a young gay man's struggle to come of age and find love in the face of brutal persecution, is his debut novel. IBNS  correspondent Nitin Waghela catches up with him at the an event called Rainbow Talk at American Center in Kolkata

LGBTQ group organises Rainbow pride walk in Kolkata to protest NRC and CAA

Kolkata/IBNS: The streets of Kolkata on Sunday were filled with seven colours, as the members of the LGBTQIHK+ community under the banner of Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk marched their way through the city protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, and the proposed National Register of Citizenship (NRC).

I dream of holding a pride march in Kashmir: Aijaz Ahmad Bund

Unlike other Indian states, LGBTQ community in Jammu and Kashmir did not revel in the joy of the Indian Supreme Court verdict  that decriminalised gay sex. Kashmir has its own constitution and follows the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC), as opposed to the Indian Penal Code followed elsewhere in the country. In an exclusive chat with IBNS correspondent Sudipto Maity, the trouble torn region's prominent LGBTQ activist Dr Aijaz Ahmad Bund opens up about the scene in Kashmir and his dream of holding a pride march in the state.

Indian fixation with marriage and children a hurdle to LGBTQ acceptance: Mr Gay World runner-up

A cancer research scientist, a model, an LGBTQ activist and a writer, Kolkata boy Samarpan Maiti, who added another feather in his cap finishing second runner-up in Mr Gay World 2018 this year in South Africa's Knysna, speaks to Sudipto Maity

Parents of LGBTQ children come under one umbrella in Mumbai forming support group

Mumbai, Dec 5 (IBNS): Parents of LGBTQ children in Mumbai have come together to form a support group that aims to offer support to other parents  

Olivia Nuamah: Pride Toronto chief opens up on gender, racism and coming out

The director of one of Toronto's top calendar events, Pride Toronto, Olivia Nuamah wants to be treated like a white male heading a company. In an exclusive interview with IBNS Canada's Suman Das and Asha Bajaj, she shares how her organisation has managed to get people to care about the LGBTQ community. Nuamah also talks about how it all started, while tracing back her roots. Excerpts:

Pride Toronto 2017 is all about Inclusivity

Celebrating Pride Month, the Pride Toronto Parade, Canada's biggest LGBTQ event took place recently. It was a star studded affair, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leading the march. Suman Das and Asha Bajaj report from the scene...

My art has given me enough immunity: Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee

As Kolkata gears up for Monologues, India's only solo art festival, (at ICCR on Dec 10 and 11), IBNS correspondent Sudipto Maity catches up with the festival's artistic director Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee. In a candid chat, he opens up about Monologues, theatre in Kolkata, Bengali cinema and LGBTQ rights. Excerpts:

Filmmaker Sridhar Rangayan to be a Grand Marshal at Montreal Pride 2016

Mumbai, Aug 2 (IBNS): In an honour for the Indian LGBT community, filmmaker Sridhar Rangayan, who earlier this year co-won the National Film Award for Best Editing, will be the Grand Marshal at Montreal Pride, to be held on Aug 14, 2016.