LGBTQ Current Affairs, GK & News

‘International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia’

May 17th is observed as International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia. This theme for this year is “Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Rights.” What is the objective of the day? The objective is to coordinate events worldwide that raise awareness regarding the rights of LGBT and engage with media, policymakers, public and other stakeholders ..

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Chile passes law allowing same-sex marriage

Chile has passed a law permitting same-sex couples to marry on December 9, 2021. Highlights The adopt was signed into law by President Sebastian Pinera during a event attended by activists for LGBT and broader human rights. The ceremony was organised more than six months after conservative leader announced that he would smooth the way ..

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United Nations: India’s KHUDOL declared one of Top 10 Global Initiatives to fight COVID-19

On May 22, 2020, the United Nations listed the KHUDOL initiative of Manipur as one of the top 10 global initiatives to fight against COVID-19. Highlights KHUDOL is an initiative of a NGO called Ya_All. Under the initiative, the NGO provides food, hygiene and health of LGBTQ community, daily wage workers, people with AIDS. The ..

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Taiwan: First Asian country to Legalise Same-Sex Marriage

On May 17, 2019 in a landmark decision, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage thus giving gay couples the ‘Right to Marry’. Key Highlights About: The Taiwanese parliament took the historic step by passing a law in favour of same-sex couples and allowing them to form ‘exclusive permanent unions’. Features: ..

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Three Indians included in Time’s 100 Most Influential People List 2019

Three Indians Menaka Guruswamy, Arundhati Katju and Mukesh Ambani have featured into TIME 100 Most Influential People list of 2019. Global prominent names that have featured in this list included US President Donald Trump, China President Xi Jinping, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pope Francis, golfer Tiger Woods and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Mukesh Ambani: ..

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