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'Rainbow wedding': Indian transgender couple marry in emotional ceremony

Aug 08, 2019 - 10:29 AM

Surrounded by family and friends, bride Tista Das, and groom Dipan Chakravarthy, take part in rituals and pledge their love for each other in Kolkata

This photo taken on August 5, 2019 shows transgender woman Tista Das, 38, posing for a photograph before her wedding to a transgender man in Kolkata. The transgender couple, who have both undergone sex reassignment ceremony, tied their knot in Kolkata during a traditional function attended by friends and family. Dibyangshu SARKAR / AFP

Drag Queen Story Hour: Once upon a time in a bookstore...

Jul 06, 2019 - 8:21 PM

'We have a message, and the message is to empower the youth to be good people and to accept everybody for who they are, through storytelling,' says Athena Kills, one of the storytellers in Drag Queen Story Hour

BE WHO YOU ARE. Drag queen Athena Kills (left) reads seated beside Scalene Onixxx to adults and children during Drag Queen Story Hour at Cellar Door Books in Riverside, California on June 22, 2019. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Mindanao Pride March-Kadaiyahan festival celebrates diversity, calls for equality

Dec 10, 2018 - 2:32 PM

Kadaiyahan is the Visayan word for diversity and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) community

LOVE WINS - Participants continue to wave banners and posters during the program following the parade, hoping for their messages to come across. Photo by Angelo Lorenzo

Trump bans transgender people from U.S. military

Jul 26, 2017 - 9:26 PM

UPDATED The announcement serves as a stunning reversal of an Obama era policy and leaves unanswered a slew of questions including whether transgender personnel currently serving may soon face getting booted from the military

TRUMP. This file photo taken on February 3, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking with reporters on board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, bound for Palm Beach, Florida. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

WATCH: 'What is love?' at Pride March 2017

Jul 01, 2017 - 12:55 PM

LGBTQ or heterosexual those who were at the 2017 Pride March all agree that LoveWins

Rappler Talk: Naomi Fontanos on support for the LGBTQ+ community

Jun 27, 2017 - 3:07 PM

GANDA Filipinas Naomi Fontanos calls for solidarity with members of the LGBTQ community and gay rights advocates

WATCH: 2017 Metro Manila Pride March

Jun 25, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Check out the highlights of this year s march to celebrate LGBTQ pride and diversity

PRIDE. Thousands join the 2017 Metro Manila Pride March called "Here Together" on Saturday, June 24, in Marikina City. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Embracing 'DiBearSity' at the Metro Manila Pride March

Jun 25, 2017 - 8:50 PM

It s very important to be at ease and be comfortable with who you are Be at peace with who you are and enjoy it says an advocate for LGBTQ inclusivity

INCLUSIVITY. Ian Carandang (left) advocates for inclusivity at the 2017 Metro Manila Pride March. Photo by Adrianne Diaz

Christian groups show support by marching with LGBTQ+

Jun 25, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Freedom in Christ Ministries apologizes on behalf of other churches that condemn the gay community

SUPPORT. Freedom in Christ Ministries church apologizes on behalf of other churches who condemned the LGBT community. Photo by Clyde Jayvy Villanueva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Why we're #HereTogether

Jun 25, 2017 - 8:30 AM

They came to protest preach and to celebrate diversity and unity

Proponents hope to pass anti-discrimination bill in 17th Congress

Jun 30, 2016 - 11:27 AM

The bill that seeks to end discrimination in the Philippines faces strong opposition in the Lower House

PRIDE. LGBT groups and individuals gather at the Luneta to celebrate the 22nd Pride March in the Philippines on June 25, 2016

The 'sub-humanity' of Manny Pacquiao

Feb 16, 2016 - 7:26 PM

Alam mo kung ano ang mas masahol sa hayop? Ang magnakaw sa taumbayan katulad ng hindi mo pagtupad sa tungkulin mo bilang hinalal na opisyal

SUBHUMAN. Does Manny Pacquiao's comment comparing people in same-sex unions to animals create a hierarchy of who deserves or does not deserve basic rights? Image courtesy of Emil Mercado

Female, male, or both? We need to talk about intersex persons

Aug 09, 2015 - 1:30 PM

Do you know what the I stands for in LGBTQI?