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LGBTI Rights in India


ADDED ON: 10/06/2020

Sharad Pawar’s NCP Forms LGBT Cell, Becomes First Political Party in India to Take Such a Step

Mumbai: In a welcome move, the NCP on Monday set up its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) cell and claimed it is the first political party in the country to take…

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ADDED ON: 10/03/2020

When politicians use hate speech, political violence increases

Politicians deepen existing divides when they use inflammatory language, such as hate speech, and this makes their societies more likely to experience political violence and terrorism. That’s the conclusion from a study…

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ADDED ON: 10/02/2020

The Respectable Indian Queer Unmasked

In 2018 the Supreme Court decriminalised consensual same-sex relations between two adults in Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India. The judgement was deemed pathbreaking and celebrated as a historic milestone for…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2020

LGBT+ marriage: To secure equality in civil rights, family law must also be reformed

The recent comments of the Solicitor General about the unacceptability of marriage-equality in Indian culture in court proceedings challenging Hindu marriage law attracted great controversy. Unfortunately, the comments distract from the substance…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2020

Trans Activist Akkai Padmashali joins Congress Party in Karnataka

Well know transgender activist Akkai Padmashali joined the Indian National Congress in Karnataka on Sunday. Akkai is the recipient of Karnataka Rajyotsava award – the second highest civilian award of the state-…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2020

Transgender activist Akkai Padmashali joins Congress

In a historic event of sorts, transgender activist Dr Akkai Padmashali joined the Karnataka unit of the Congress party on Sunday. Akkai is the first from the sexual minority community to join…

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Kalki Subramaniam – Sahodari Foundation, India

Kalki Subramaniam trailblazed a fusion of art and technology as a method for creating social, cultural, and legal changes in India's transgender rights movement. In this article, Kalki shares about the Sahodari…

ADDED ON: 09/14/2020

Delhi HC to hear Petition seeking Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage under Hindu Marriage Act

A PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking recognition of same-sex marriage and couples under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. The petition has been filed by Gopi Shankar Madurai,…

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ADDED ON: 09/06/2020

Two years since Article 377 scrapped, LGBTQ community still battling prejudices

Rishabh Singh vividly remembers September 6, 2018, the day he says his life changed. Two years ago on this day, the Supreme Court had struck down the draconian Article 377 that criminalised…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2020

Coronavirus and stigma among priorities for India’s new transgender council

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Discrimination, housing and the impact of COVID-19 are among the top priorities for India’s new National Council for Transgender Persons, two trans members said on Tuesday.…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2020

Neither boy nor girl, it’s ‘not a sin sweetheart’

THRISSUR: A lullaby album for an intersex child, authored by transgender poet Vijayaraja Mallika, has gone viral on social media. “Shaapamalla, papamalla, omane nee, ente jeevithathil vannudhicha bhagyatharam, aadyatharam nee (not a…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2020

An inclusive move: Reserved seats for transgenders in Kolkata

Kolkata’s transgender commuters will now have designated seats in some of the city’s public buses. The movement to reserve at least one bus seat for the third gender was officially launched on…

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