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The Hijra Are a Recognized Third Gender in Hindu Society

Recognition of gender outside of the binary may feel like a recent development when we look at it through a Western lens, but for the rest of the world this often is not true. For example, a third gender has been recognized in Hindu society as far back as ancient[…]

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Forget the ‘Gay Gene,’ Because Science Has Another Explanation for Homosexuality

For years, scientists have wondered about the existence of a ‘gay gene’ — but one evolutionary science researcher has a new and startling explanation

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Rainbow Riots Has Created the Soundtrack of a New India, Where Gay Is Legal and ‘Love Is Love’

The music and activism project is providing a soundtrack to India’s boundary-breaking human rights victory

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Everything You Should Know About Holi, the Hindu Festival of Color

Those images of ecstatic people among clouds of colorful dye — that’s Holi, the Hindu “festival of color,” marking the arrival of spring

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