If You’re Asking, ‘Am I Gay? Lesbian? Bi? Trans? Queer?’ Here’s a Start

Maya Salam/Pahichan –  Lilly, a transgender girl, near her house in Chico, Calif., last year. A 2015 report by the Public Religion Research Institute suggests that “7 percent of millennials identify either as lesbian,......

The transgender staff of India’s newest metro service

Kathmandu (Pahichan) May 23 – This is the first time India’s government has earmarked roles for transgender men and women – and 23 are set to start. The southern Indian state of Kerala has......

A Human Rights Analysis of HIV in the Yogyakarta Principles

Kathmandu (Pahichan) May 22 – The past ten years have witnessed tremendous advances for HIV and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex (LGBTI) rights globally, including the creation of an Independent Expert on Sexual......

Lebanon’s Cancerous Islamists & Other Religious Extremists Didn’t Win: Beirut Celebrates LGBT Pride Week

Kathmandu (Pahichan) May 22 – One step forward, a bunch of steps backwards thanks to cancerous religious extremists whose political reach is always overreaching; this is the story of modern Lebanon....

Transgenders demolish hospital property in Meerut

Kathmandu (Pahichan) May 20- group of agitated transgenders on Friday damaged a hospital in the wake of the murder of former councilor Hazare Fako....

Bangladesh’s LGBT Community Launches a Blog Commemorating Slain Activists

Kathmandu (Pahichan) May 19 – The blog features pieces by members of the LGBT community remembering Xulhaz Mannan and Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy, and explaining the fear they live with since their deaths. The local LGBT......

2 Men in Indonesia Sentenced to Caning for Having Gay Sex

Indonesia(Pahichan) May 19— Two men accused of having sex with each other were each sentenced on Wednesday to 85 lashes in public, the first case of people being punished for homosexuality in the Indonesian......

40 homosexuels ont été évacués de Tchétchénie par un réseau d’aide LGBT

Kathmandu (Pahichan) May-16 Le réseau Russian LGBT Network a permis d’évacuer 40 hommes homosexuels de Tchétchénie, où au moins quatre personnes ont été tuées dans une « purge antigaie »....

Singapore LGBT rally says ‘no choice’ but to bar outsiders

Kathmandu (Pahichan) May 15 – Singapore’s Pink Dot LGBT rights rally will only allow Singaporean citizens and permanent residents to attend this year’s event because of legal changes....

‘Is it a boy or a girl?’ It is often the first question people ask parents about their baby

Kathmandu (Pahichan) May 11 – It’s a question based on the assumption that the world is divided into two groups of people, male and female, and that everyone’s biological and genetic characteristics fit neatly......