Bollywood’s First Openly Gay Main Character

A first for India’s film industry, the forthcoming major release Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (Be Extra Careful About Marriage) will feature an openly gay man as its primary protagonist. The romantic comedy depicts the character working through his family’s disdain for his sexuality—a powerful move for Bollywood, as its home nation only made being gay permissible by law in 2018. India’s LGBTQ+ community still faces discrimination and direct …

New York to Eliminate Absurd “Conversion Therapy”

The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, has announced plans to eliminate “conversion therapy,” a practice that claims to turn gay children straight. The plan revolves around economic incentives that would discourage these practices from being used on children. “I think it’s an important message to send to young people that the state is cutting off the oxygen for so-called conversion therapy,” Cuomo stated in …

Important Quotes From the Supreme Court’s Decision on Gay Marriage

In a narrow five-to-four decision, the US Supreme Court voted to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states, marking a momentous decision in American equality. Justice Anthony Kennedy held the power of the swing vote and, on his way to securing a landmark majority vote, penned a 100+ page document detailing the importance of including same-sex couples in the constitutional right of matrimony, writing “The …