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How India Got Its First Transgender Durga Idol

HuffPost India | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.15.2015 | Religion

The Udyami Yuba Brinda Durga Puja, just off Joy Mitra street in north Kolkata, has been largely unremarkable in its 27 years of existence. Much like m...

Diwali: A Time to Be Merry and Gay

Amita Swadhin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amita Swadhin

For many gay, lesbian and bisexual Hindus, Diwali can be a painful time of year. Although Hinduism does not overtly condemn gay or lesbian relationships, many conservative South Asian cultural traditions leave little room for them to exist.

LGBT Hindus Seek A More Inclusive Diwali

Ankita Rao | Posted 12.26.2011 | Religion
Ankita Rao

"I think these holidays becomes an opportunity for people to make a stand for double inclusion -- for people to affirm simultaneously their South Asian Identity and insist on their recognition for LGBTQ."