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October 7, 2013

India's first gay-friendly radio station

QRadio aims to stream against stigma.

 Indian Radio Jockeys Abel Mathews (L) and Evita Louis (R) react at the studio airing Q Radio the first radio station for the gay community in Bangalore India 04 October 2013. EPA/JAGADEESH NV

India's first gay-friendly radio station has set the country's airwaves alight. Launched online in September, QRadio streams out of Bangalore and has already found a growing audience through social media. 
The station markets itself as a "platform that voices the advocacy, activism and lifestyle dialogue of the LGBT community" in India. 
Though India decriminalised homosexuality in 2009, many Indians still disapprove of homosexuality, and the station sparked some controversy.