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How employers can leverage LGBT workers' potential

NEW YORK – A new study reveals important new data on how employers can benefit from creating a workplace hospitable to their LGBT employees.

“The Power of Out 2.0” is based on a survey of 983 U.S. employees who identify themselves as LGBT. Surveys were also conducted in India, Japan and the UK.

The study was released today by The Center for Talent Innovation (CTI), a New York-based think tank.

“The Power of Out 2.0” builds on the influential study, “The Power of Out,” which was released in the summer of 2011.

In India, Delhi Queer Pride March steps out again

NEW DELHI, India -- In spite of the prying eyes and shocked stares, the LGBT community in the capital came out once again in rainbow colors on Sunday to reinforce their identities. Almost three years after the judiciary decriminalized consensual sex among homosexuals, the community feels a lot more confident. However, a sense of taboo and underlying insecurity still exist, say many at the fifth Delhi Queer Pride March.

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Get a LIFE: India for your health

I am very very grateful for the life I lead.

From mid-March to mid April, I had the privilege of leading a yoga teacher-training in South India.

Travelling is always something that brightens my world and allows me to open up and remember that the human experience is not characterized by only my life.

India is a vast land with a rich and vibrant culture which always holds many lessons that help me lead a healthier life.

Odd and ironic how a developing nation that struggles with pollution, garbage, and poverty, is such a platform for many interesting contemplations.

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Hi-Def Dish: World's only known gay prince looking for love in TLC series, "Undercover Princes" | VIDEOS

Many of us faced challenges when we came out: the disapproval of peers, our family’s disappointment and the burden of parental grief when it’s understood that there may be no grandchildren on the horizon.

Imagine, then, the crushing weight of dynastic demands and a royal lineage founded 650 years ago.

Prince Manvendra Singh Raghubir Singh, 44, is the sole male heir to the royal family of the former princely state of Rajpipla, India, and Prince Manvendra is gay.

In India, LGBT community celebrates at Delhi Queer Pride Parade

NEW DELHI, India -- Amidst the humdrum of the city, around 500 people -- all clad in multicoloured robes, turbans and flags -- came together to demand equality for the LGBT community at the 4th Delhi Queer Pride Parade on Sunday. The parade witnessed great cheering and sloganeering from the members of LGBT community, who have been fighting towards greater social recognition, despite the scrapping of Article 377.

In India, the Delhi Queer Pride Parade set for Sunday

NEW DELHI, India -- A colorful pride parade and a live rock concert will ensure that it would be a rollicking Sunday for the capital's LGBT community.

The fourth edition of the Delhi Queer Pride Parade will commence from Barakambha Road near central Delhi's business and shopping hub Connaught place and will move towards Jantar Mantar. It is expected to be joined by hundreds.

"We don't take any sponsorships and like every year, money has been raised through a fundraising party that was held earlier this month," Mohnish Malhotra of Queer Delhi, one of the organizers, told IANS.

In India, sexual minorities still struggling in Bangalore

BANGALORE, India -- Lives of sexual minorities aren’t any better than they were when rights movements began in the city.

While a few communities like hijras and kothis have managed to get visibility and some form of acceptance, female-to-male transgenders are yet to get there, members of the community said. They recently launched a year-long project under the name Samara Lesbian, Bisexual Women and female-to-male Transgenders.

India's first married lesbian couple fear for their lives

Editor's note: This couple have been given police protection and moved to a safe house amid fears that the two women will be targeted in an honor killing.

NEW DELHI, India -- Savita, a 25-year-old student at Choudhary Charan Singh University, and her 20-year-old wife Veena, 20, were married by a court in Haryana, close to New Delhi, earlier this month.

Anti-gay remarks by India’s health minister rebuked

NEW DELHI, India – The controversial and homophobic remarks by India’s health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has drawn widespread criticism by LGBT civil rights supporters.

Azad was speaking at a meeting of elected officials from around India on the need for open talk about sexual issues when he strayed into considerable controversy in comments on sex workers and men who have sex with men (MSM).

He stressed the urgency for preventative efforts for MSM, but didn’t stop there.

BREAKING NEWS: Treating HIV-infected people with antiretrovirals protects partners from infection, NIAID study finds

Men and women infected with HIV reduced the risk of transmitting the virus to their sexual partners by taking oral antiretroviral medicines when their immune systems were relatively healthy, according to findings from a large-scale clinical study sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.

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