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Peter Tatchell: snubbed by students for free speech stance 14.2.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Veteran gay rights activist is soon to celebrate 50 years campaigning for equality. But now he is caught up in a row over ‘no-platforming’

The emails from the officer of the National Union of Students were unequivocal. Fran Cowling, the union’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) representative, said that she would not share a stage with a man whom she regarded as having been racist and “transphobic”.

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The Magic of Bujjai 14.2.2016 Hindu: Opinion
Having scored four issues of the The Illustrated Weekly of India from a local rare-books shop, I set about exploring contents of a 1963 issue. I thought I had hit jackpot when I discovered an interv...
Living in the flourish 13.2.2016 Deccan Herald - Supplements
After 47 years in the spotlight, more than 250 million albums sold, six Grammys, a Tony, an Oscar and a knighthood, Elton John still gets the jitters when he steps onstage. Striding to his piano at the Wiltern here in a blue, rhinestone-dusted suit to play songs from his new album, 'Wonderful Crazy Night', for the first time, he surveyed the crowd of die-hard fans and music-industry insiders fretfully. "When you're playing new things," he said afterward, "you're thinking: Are they going to the toilet? Are they liking it? It's impossible for them to like it right away, because compared to the other stuff, it's not going to sound as good." He filled his two-and-a-half hour set at the club, an art deco theatre that's a tenth the size of the arenas he normally plays, with that "other stuff": hits like Bennie and the Jets and Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting, standing and strutting around the piano, the consummate showman. "Nobody rocks out anymore," he said, exhorting the audience. "They're all bed ...
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Golfer Neha triumphs at Tollygunge 13.2.2016 All News-IANS Stories
Kolkata's Neha Tripathi carded 1 over 71 in the final round to win the Rs.6 lakh fourth leg of the Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour at the Tollygunge Club here.
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From Bristlr to TrekDating: we found love on a niche dating site 13.2.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
Can’t find The One on regular matchmaking sites? Meet the couples with a shared passion for beards, Star Trek, hiking and more We’ve all heard of match.com , OKCupid and Tinder . But where do you go if you’re looking for a very tall vegetarian who likes silent movies? As increasing numbers of us go online to find love – match.com alone now has 59 million users – our requirements are getting narrower. We need a way to sort through thousands of profiles and put aside the “time wasters”, says Bradley Mills of Tip Top Dating Services, which manages more than 100 niche dating sites including TallerSingles and ShorterSingles . “Otherwise you get bombarded with people you’re just not interested in.” For those who are picky about hair colour, there’s Redheaddates or dateginger . Moustache-lovers are catered for by stachepassions – the site is even divided by style, including Walrus, Dali and Pencil. And while Uniformdating.com might sound like it caters to those with a fetish for helmets or tabards, it is in ...
The identity crisis 13.2.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
The identity crisis
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Embracing the other 13.2.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Embracing the other
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Transgender activist from Bengaluru to share community's woes at global event 13.2.2016 Bangalore News, Bangalore City News | Cities News - Times of India
Akkai Padmashali is going places.The 32-year-old transgender, who's made the transition from beggar to sex worker to activist, will now represent the community at a global ...
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This is why Elton John, David Bowie were not besties 13.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
Melbourne, Feb. 13: Singer Elton John has recently revealed that he and David Bowie, who were once very close friends, could not remains besties because of their the forty-year feud.
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Willl the Supreme Court finally come out on Section 377? 13.2.2016 Rediff: Columns
'All judges are conscious of the historical legacy they leave behind. Chief Justice Thakur understands the important question of Constitutional law involved and the change in public mood,' lawyer Anand Grover tells Sunil Sethi.
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Security Prison With Dedicated Block for Transgenders, Commences Operation at Viyyur 13.2.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Taiwan quake death toll rise to 108 13.2.2016 All News-IANS Stories
The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck Taiwan on February 6 has increased to 108 with some nine people still reported missing, the authorities announced on Saturday.
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'I Prayed for a Miracle, to be a Girl' 13.2.2016 newindianexpress.com
As a debate rages on education quotas for ‘transgender children’, Chandini talks about her struggles to assert her gender.
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Sanchari Vijay Bags State Best Actor Award 13.2.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Akkai to visit US for leadership event 13.2.2016 Hindu: Bangalore
The debate around Section 377 will find mention in the United States as transgender activist Akkai Padmashali will represent sexual minorities at the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).Th...
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Re-examine colonial laws, says Amartya 13.2.2016 Hindu: News
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has said that the colonial laws that still govern us must not remain unchallenged. Delivering the annual Rajendra Mathur Memorial Lecture on “The centrality of the right to...
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6 transgenders to say 'I do' on V-Day 13.2.2016 TOI: Delhi Times
6 transgenders to say 'I do' on V-Day
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The other hues of the rainbow 12.2.2016 Hindu: Home
Has a more visible and stronger LGBTQI movement created greater awareness of identities that do not fall under this alphabet-soup umbrella?
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Whatsapp, Line warned over same-sex emoticon... 12.2.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Whatsapp, Line warned over same-sex emoticon...
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Embracing the other 12.2.2016 Hindu: Cinema
Manoj Bajpayee and Apurva Asrani talk about their relationship
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