Shanavi Ponnusamy, a talented transwoman who is more than qualified and eligible for a job she seeks, was denied the job only due to the fact that she is trans. “I kept thinking I was doing something wrong, and tried to work on myself. In July they actually put out an advertisement for vacancies for female cabin crew. But when they rejected me the fourth time in August, I finally asked why, and realized that it was because I am a trans woman,” she says.
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“When I came out to my parents as gay, they were shocked and silent initially. Then came the denial phase. They even took me to a psychologist who said that I needed proper attention, counselling session, shock treatments and heavy doses of medicine to do away with this ‘Psychological’ issue”, says Abhiram Sridhar (@abramsri
) from Bangalore.
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Ggreg Taylor, Queer Nation & Suburban Homosexual Outreach Project (SHOP) member, Serramonte Center, Daly City, California, February 9, 1991. Photo © Rick Gerharter.
"Local diva, club habitue, promoter, and all around fabulous scenester [Ggreg] Taylor engaged in sampling the sodas available in the food court of the Serramonte Center shopping mall in Daly City, California (directly south of San Francisco). Taylor was one of the members of Suburban Homosexual Outreach Project (SHOP) who enjoyed a day on the hunt for the proper accessories at the mall." (Text by photographer Rick Gerharter.) Source: @lgbt_history
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"Every LGBTQ person fears ostracisation and abandonment which stops them from saying who they are and living a life of lie. We all feel suicidal too. With little support I was able to fight it and flourish and come to be proud of myself in totality. Nothing is easy. I am still the only out and accepted gay guy in Chandigarh and my friends find that an inspiration. I find my strength in people and I will fight it until I have no strength left in me." - Varun Singhal
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The London Underground is on track to provide an inclusive service to subway passengers by adopting gender-neutral announcements.
Transport for London (TfL), the government body responsible for the Tube, said their employees will soon begin using good morning or good afternoon "everyone" as an alternative to phrases such as "ladies and gentleman." Read full story on fiftyshadesofgay.co.in
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“I always wanted to do something more meaningful that would have a positive impact in China. After considering ideas for a while, I quit my job to become an entrepreneur about a year ago. I read a lot about the growing ‘pink economy’ in China and that there are at least 80 million LGBTQ people across the country. As people travelled more and more I figured the economic potential for a gay-friendly hostel would be substantial.” - Wang Liang, 25, founder & manager of China's first gay friendly hostel.
Chengdu city in China has a reputation for being the gayest little city in the country, a comfortable spot outside of the twin mega-metropolises of Beijing and Shanghai for the same-sex inclined. To delve a little deeper, our foreign correspondent interviewed the owner of China’s first gay friendly hostel. Read our exclusive interview on www.fiftyshadesofgay.co.in
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These are some of the faces from #PunePride2017
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Photo credit: Vishal Ghatge, Sumit Pawar, Omkar Kakade & Rohan Pujari
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"A lot of people look at the oppressed LGBT community in India as wanting liberation, and they do, but the story in India is much more complex than the overpopulated cities that are often the battle ground for civil rights," says Deepak Kashyap, "...gay people are getting forced into straight marriages, and even though on paper transgender people have more rights than gay people do, but the situation for them is much harder given the nature of their existence." Read our exclusive interview with Deepak Kashyap, an openly gay psychotherapist and certified life-skills trainer from Mumbai at www.fiftyshadesofgay.co.in
In 2006, the Prince of one of India’s oldest royal families made a public announcement that made headlines around the world: the 40-year-old formerly married Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil was actually gay. This announcement made Prince Manvendra the world’s only openly gay prince — and it also outraged his community and ripped his family apart. His father refused to accept the Prince’s homosexuality, and his mother, the Queen, took out an ad in the newspaper to publicly disown her only son. What’s more, Prince Manvendra was also risking his own freedom, as homosexual acts in his country were punishable by 10 years to life in prison. Still, Prince Manvendra remained determined to live in his truth. Read full story on www.fiftyshadesofgay.co.in