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SOC Students Celebrate Equality and Abolishment of Section 377

MANIPAL: The students of School of Communication (SOC) conducted an ally march starting from the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) Edu building on October 16 to celebrate the decriminalisation of homosexuality under section 377 of Indian Penal Code (IPC), which had previously criminalised all...

FoI Day 2 focuses on LGBTQ+ and Disability Representation

MANIPAL: The second day of ‘Festival of Ideas’ (FoI), a literary event celebrating the humanitarian and artistic expression of medical science and promoting creativity in a mainly science concentrated field, organised by the students of Kasturba Medical College (KMC), saw eminent doctors take to the...

Manipal Ally March sees larger turnout

Manipal: The students of School of Communication (SOC) organized an Ally March on the streets of Manipal on February 4. The procession, the second initiative of its kind, aimed to encourage people of the LGBTQ+ community to come out of the closet and display it with...

Qissa: Everybody loves a good story

Manipal: On a rainy October evening, five unique storytellers took the stage to tell their tales to a bunch of interested listeners from various parts of Manipal. Qissa, a storytelling venture's first installment saw the storytellers Siddhant Kala, Hrishabh Kanti, Mr. Thomas, Angad Gummaraju and Nadeem Ahmed...

Igniting a fire

The Queer & Ally Network organised their first ever event, a screening of "Fire", an Indian film about queer romance directed by Deepa Mehta, at Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) on Sunday. [caption id="attachment_6989" align="alignnone" width="5184"] The Queer & Ally Network was formed earlier this month at Manipal's...

Adding colour to the skies

Manipal played host to its first ever Pride Support Ally march organised by Article 19, School of Communication’s annual media fest. An eager and excited throng took the rainbow flag out on a roll through the streets of the University town, and of course no one...

Students take historic step to embrace LGBTQ+ community in Manipal

Manipal: In an unprecedented step to help mitigate and secure the inhibitions of the LGBTQ+* community in Manipal, Article 19, School of Communication’s (SOC) media fest organised the town’s first ever Pride Support Ally March on Sunday. Carrying the characteristic rainbow flag, around fifty students set a carnival-like mood...

Our queer coverage of LGBTQ+ stories

For Indians who belong to sexual minority groups, like lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender people, intersex people, asexual people and several other queer groups with their own gender identities and sexual inclinations – society is slowly opening their doors to them in acceptance. There have been many pitfalls,  with...