The Likho Awards have been instituted by the Humsafar Trust to recognize exemplary works that have a fair and inclusive representation of the LGBTQ community
Chennai-based journalist and Mint columnist Rukmini S. has won the Likho Awards for Excellence in Media 2019 for a Mint article on attitudes towards homosexuality in India. The Likho Awards have been instituted by the Humsafar Trust to recognize exemplary works by journalists in India that have a fair and inclusive representation of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer community (LGBTQ). Rukmini won in the print category.
Rukmini's award-winning article, 'Homosexuality in India: What data shows', which was published in the Plain Facts section of Mint, showed how acceptance of homosexuality in the country and in the world has been growing over time even though a significant section still disapprove of same-sex relationships.