The five minute video consists of three different rap songs inspired by Singh's favorite Bollywood hits. Her music addressed body image, mental health and her bisexuality. "I love Bollywood and I love rap music. So I decided to let my worlds collide by turning some of my favorite songs into rap songs," Singh prefaced in the video's description. "And while I was at it, I thought, why not make them little motivational anthems that speak to causes close to my heart?"
Lilly, who loves Bollywood and rap music, decided to combine both worlds and make the best of it. She remade three of Bollywood's most loved songs Choli Pe Peeche Kya Hai, All Izz Well and Aankh Marey into rap anthems and well, the result is something you wouldn't stop singing to. Not just because it's undeniably catchy but because of the message it imparts. With just one video, Lilly breaks down the stereotypes of gender inequality and beauty standards, the depiction of women in films and songs, mental health concerns and touches upon bisexuality unabashedly. Like she explains in her caption, Lilly has combined classic songs with some modern wisdom she's gained over the years. In a personalised caption and explanation of the video, Lilly touched upon the beliefs and thoughts that the society feeds the minds of young girls with from skin colour stereotypes to body weight to the kind of clothes one wears.
What happened: Dutch security researcher Victor Gevers found an unsecured database containing 5.3 million user profiles on a popular gay and queer Chinese dating app, Rela. The profiles included nicknames, dates of birth, height, weight, ethnicity, sexual preferences, interests and, in some cases, geolocation. The data were found on a server that was not password protected. Gevers believes the user records have been exposed since June 2018.Why it 's important: The LGBTQ community in China still faces stigmatization and discrimination. Gay dating apps have found a big market by enabling individuals to connect in the safety of the online world. Established apps like Blued have attracted multiple rounds of investment and boast large user bases, but many others face legal obstacles. Rela disappeared from app stores in May 2017 amid reports that the government shut it down, though officials never confirmed. It reappeared a year later. Zank, a well known app for gay and bisexual men was shut down because of laws against pornographic content.
Facebook Share to TwitterTwitterTwitter Share to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Share to WhatsAppWhatsAppWhatsApp Share to Pinterest Pinterest Pinterest By AuthorAgencies Published: 26th Feb 2019 9:19 pmActor Ellen Page says it;s time to ;step up; to support transgender people. ;We need to realise that a lot of the most marginalised people in our community have been left behind. We need to step up for transpeople because they are under attack,; Page, who is married to Canadian dancer Emma Portner, told Gay Times magazine.The Juno star decided to speak out after lesbian tennis player Martina Navratilova was fired from a Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) charity last week for making transphobic comments against transgender female athletes, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
Lesbian and bisexual women are more likely to be overweight or obese than heterosexual women, researchers have found.
Lesbian and bisexual women are more likely to be overweight than straight women, a new study suggests.
The number of people identifying as bisexual in our region has more than doubled in just five years.And it is now as common to be bisexual in the West Midlands as it is to be lesbian or gay.
The adventure began on January 16, when right wing media darling and transphobic Fox News host Tomi Lahren feuded with Daniels; lawyer, Michael Avenatti, about Trump serving college football champions a mind boggling spread of ;great American food; on silver platters. Chris Kleponis Pool Getty Images Above: The President serves the players of the Clemson Tigers from Clemson, SC, a veritable fast food feast during a prolonged government shutdown.
Porn star Stormy Daniels has come out as bisexual.
A public university is giving its students an opportunity to learn about non human perspectives of LGBT identities and politics, though the professor teaching the class did not explain how studying such a perspective was even possible.The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Studies Department at Montclair State University offers a 200 level course called Queer Identities in a Transforming World: The Trouble with Normal. The class is being offered this coming semester.
A leading rights watchdog has called on Russian authorities to abolish the country's law banning gay quot;propaganda, arguing it is having a deeply damaging effect on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. In a new report, Human Rights Watch says that the 2013 law intensified the hostility LGBT people in Russia have long suffered, and it also stifled access to LGBT inclusive education and support services. The 92 page report, issued on December 12, called the law a classic example of political homophobia that targets vulnerable sexual and gender minorities for political gain. Formally called the law aimed at protecting children from information promoting the denial of traditional family values, it bans the propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations quot; among minors a reference universally understood to mean a ban on providing children with access to information about he lives of LGBT people. However, according to Kyle Knight, a researcher at HRW, the blatantly discriminatory law has had the complete opposite effect of what the proponents of the law suggested it would have. The law has been used to shut down online information and mental health referral services for children and has discouraged support groups and mental health professionals from working with children, Knight explained. Knight said the law contributed to an intensification of harassment and violence against LGBT people in Russia. The evidence we have in our new report shows the law actually ruined some children s lives, Knight told RFE RL. Giving Homophobes Free Rein HRW interviewed dozens of LGBT youth and mental health professionals across Russia, to examine the everyday experiences of the children in schools, home, and in public. Diana F., a 14 year old lesbian from the Khabarovsk region, told HRW that she felt as if the law literally makes homophobes have free rein in our country. LGBT people, the teenager said, are afraid to organize prides and demonstrations. According to the HRW report, the law has also been exploited by vigilante groups to attack LGBT people. Some of the LGBT youth interviewed by HRW spoke about the authorities inadequate response to such assaults. Georgy L., a 14 year old transgender boy, explained why he was fearful: Hazing, beatings, and undermining of LGBT teens are not taken seriously. I m sure the police will not consider a report from a teenager about being beaten, if he says that he is part of the LGBT community. Adults can safely mock us, rape us, and undermine us, he said. The LGBT youth interviewed for the report described being constantly on alert for harassment and violence. Many said they confront the anguished choice of hiding their identity to protect themselves from abuse or being open about who they are and facing greater risk. The report criticizes the Russian Orthodox Church for making inflammatory public statements about gay people, fueling existing anti LGBT sentiments. According to HRW, one high level church official once said that same sex relations should be completely eliminated from Russian society, preferably through moral persuasion but, if necessary, through a public referendum on re criminalizing homosexuality. HRW says that the law banning gay quot;propaganda quot; makes it harder for mental health professionals to offer LGBT people support. One psychologist described how, even in situations where it is clinically relevant to discuss a child client s sexual orientation, he feels constrained by the law: Teenagers often wait for me to ask a direct and precise question about his or her sexual orientation or gender identity, but the law prevents me from doing that. Another said she covers all LGBT themed books on her office bookshelf during clinical sessions to avoid being accused of spreading gay quot;propaganda. For Some, Stigma Begins At Home The report also says that for many LGBT children, stigma begins at home. Most of those interviewed by HRW said that it was a priority for them that their parents accept them for who they are. However, many LGBT youth felt they could not turn to their parents for guidance and support.
This update follows the removal of Tumblr's app from Apple's app store after child pornography was found on the platform. However, it also reflects broader changes following Verizon's acquisition of Yahoo, Tumblr's parent company. Katrin Tiidenberg, a researcher who has studied self expression on Tumblr, conjectures that this change may have more to do with advertising sales than protecting users. Regardless of Tumblr's motives, this update will seriously affect LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) youth who rely on Tumblr and its communities for self discovery and support.
A five term member of Congress, Polis, a Democrat, beat his Republican rival Walter Stapleton by six points.Polis ' historic milestone came amid a night of other groundbreaking electoral moments. Polis joins Oregon Gov. Kate Brown as the second LGBTQ person to be voted a state governor. Brown, who identifies as bisexual, took office in 2015.
Lesbians, gay men and bisexual adults in California are more likely than straight people to delay seeking medical care, even though they have the same or even higher rates of health insurance coverage, according to a new study.Researchers at UCLA examined survey data from about 83,000 California adults that included questions on a variety of health indicators, including access to health care and insurance, health problems, health behaviors and sexual orientation. They found that gay and bisexual men were more likely than straight men to have health insurance, while lesbian and bisexual women had similar rates of health insurance coverage compared to straight women.
Lesbian, gay and bisexual adults in California have rates of health insurance coverage on par with or better than that of straight men and women in the state, but they are more likely to wait to see a doctor when they need medical care, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research reported Wednesday. "Our study shows bisexuals have among the greatest need for regular health care, but are the least likely to get it, " said Joelle Wolstein, a research scientist at the center and the study 's lead author. "Even if they have a high quality insurance plan through an employer, health equity is far from a reality for many LGBTQ patients. "
Coronation Street star Nicola Thorp took a stand against anti gay protesters at the Manchester Pride parade yelling: This is our church, show some respect to huge cheers from the thousands supporting the annual event in the city centre.Nicola was among a host of the soap s stars taking part in the Pride parade on a Coronation Street float, celebrating the Circus of Acceptance theme at the 2018 festival which celebrates the city s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.
The new Batwoman has spoken. In spite of public backlash stemming from the casting decision to make Rose the CW;s new winged crusader, the gender fluid openly gay star is speaking up about her own LGBTQ icons. So, growing up, there wasn t as many gay, queer, lesbian icons are there are today. And I m so glad there are so many more, " Rose said via Instagram. Angelina Jolie came out as bisexual. That was a great one, I was so stoked.
;I thought I was going mental. I wasn;t worried about getting cured, I was worried about getting out alive,; he told AFP.The British government this week announced its intention to ban the practice, as part of a new action plan to tackle discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities.
JAKARTA, July 4 Rising government and public hostility towards the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Indonesia is threatening the battle against AIDS in the world s largest Muslim majority country, activists and an official said.
Prime Minister Theresa May said the 75 point plan aimed to deliver lasting change and address the quot;burning injustices quot; faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people that were revealed in a survey of more than 108,000 people. quot;I was struck by just how many respondents said they cannot be open about their sexual orientation, quot; May said in a statement on what the government said was the world #39;s largest national survey of LGBT people. quot;No one should ever have to hide who they are or who they love. quot;More than two in three respondents to the online questions about safety, health, education and work said they avoided holding hands with their partner in public, fearing a negative reaction. Almost one in four said they experienced a negative reaction from colleagues due to their sexuality.The government said it would look into banning the quot;abhorrent practice quot; of conversion therapy to quot;cure quot; people of homosexuality, which 2 percent of respondents said they had undergone. Another 5 percent had been offered it. The Church of England welcomed the move, saying the practice quot;is unethical, potentially harmful and has no place in the modern world quot;. Such treatment often in religious settings can involve psychoanalysis, injections and electric shocks.