Sexual Orientation

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Here is how to support your gay/lesbian friend

Sexual Diversity
A person in your office or group has revealed he is gay or lesbian. Does it change everything about them and do you need to be careful? Yes and no. If you feel awkward or confused about how to talk, address or approach them, Love Matters is here to help you.

Do bisexual women always want sex?

Sexual Diversity
Many men feel that because a woman is attracted to both males and females, she’ll always be up for having sex. Do you also hold these beliefs? Time for a reality check because these beliefs are hurting women and in huge numbers.

I am a man who likes to dress up as a woman. Am I gay?

Sexual Orientation
Hi Auntyji, when I am alone, I like wearing women's clothes and makeup. Does this mean I am gay? Sameer, 21, Patna.

‘You are dead to us’

Sexual Diversity
Vivek’s mother burnt him with hot pliers and his father shouted the choicest abuses when a photo he had posted with his bf on Instagram accidentally reached her. Vivek tells Love Matters India about the day he had to call the police to save him from his own parents.

Myth buster: Are all gays effeminate?

Sexual Orientation
Can you tell if someone’s a gay based on their body language, clothes or appearance alone? Love Matters deflates six common myths associated with LGBT people.

The third gender: Everything you need to know

Sexual Diversity
Male or Female? We have been clicking these boxes forever on sarkaari and not-so-sarkaari forms. But there is now a brand new box that allows people, who do not think of themselves as male or female, to legally say so on all paperwork. Love Matters brings you all the facts on the third gender.

I was bullied at school for being girly

Sexual Diversity
‘Dekho yeh toh ladkiyon jaisa hai!’ Even though Siddhant could not see what was wrong in being like a girl, he desperately wanted to get rid of the tag all through his school years. He tells Love Matters India how he finally understood and accepted his sexuality.

When Papa came along to LGBT march

Sexual Diversity
Lavanya shares the warm memories of her first pride parade, one that was made extra special by the support she got from her parents.