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What is HIV/AIDS?

By Emily, Akshara and Ameya


HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is a viral infection that weakens an individual’s immune system by causing the body to lose specific white blood cells. It breaks down the body’s defence against diseases which helps one stay healthy. When HIV damages one’s immune system, it’s easier to get really sick and even die from infections that the body could normally fight off.

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Trans Awareness Week: November 13th to 19th

By Rishika Mohanta


'Transgender' is an umbrella term for anyone who is not cis-gendered. If your self-perceived gender is not the one you were assigned at birth then you're trans. Trans people might fall into the gender binary (male and female), or might be non-binary. We celebrate Trans Awareness Week by exploring why pronouns matter, what transitioning is and gender dysphoria.

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Asexuality Awareness Week: October 25th to 31st

By Rishika Mohanta

Intersex Awareness Day: October 26

By Rishika Mohanta


An intersex person is born with reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn't fit typical definitions of 'male' and 'female.' The idea of two anatomical sexes - 'male' and 'female' - is overly simplistic and excludes and erases intersex people. Intersex people are relatively common and their anatomies are completely natural, but society's denial of their existence has been a huge obstacle in discussing intersex issues publicly. We celebrate October 26th as Intersex Awareness Day.

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IISER Pride Parade 2019

By the Satrangi Community

Who are the Hijras?

By Likhith Chandragiri


Hijras are a gender non-conforming community found in South Asia. They have been a part of the history of the Indian subcontinent for millennia. They have been celebrated in numerous ancient Indian texts and their purported sacred powers stem from Hindu mythology where their gender fluidity is mirrored by numerous androgynous deities. Hijras have a lot more than what just meets our eye. Let's take a glance at their history and status.

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What is Pride?

By Likhith Chandragiri

"What does pride mean and signify to you?"

By the Satrangi Community


Pride is an annual month-long celebration where people come together to assert their identity, show solidarity and call for equality and dignity. Pride is a rejection of shame and stigma and is a huge part of LGBTQIA+ culture. All over the world, in the month of June, the LGBTQIA+ community comes out into the streets, flooding it with rainbow hues, cheers and chants. So on the occasion of #PrideMonth2020 we held an Art Competition ‍🌈

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The Genderbread Person

By Rishika Mohanta

#IDAHOBIT2020: International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

By Likhith Chandragiri


On this International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, let's inform ourselves, educate those around us and participate in the fight for equality 🏳️‍🌈

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