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LGBTI Rights in India


ADDED ON: 10/19/2021

LGBT+: Indian medical institutions are asked to amend textbooks with unscientific content

Medical institutions in India should not teach from books that contain content that discriminates against LGBT+ people, the Indian National Medical Commission (NMC) has said. The NMC—India’s regulatory body for medical education…

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ADDED ON: 10/05/2021

LivveHome to launch first-ever community kitchen run, operated by transgender people in Pune

Coming November 2021 Pune is all set to get its first-ever community kitchen staffed and operated entirely by transgender individuals. A visit to Pune, Maharashtra's cultural and historical centre, is incomplete without…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2021

Amend rules to punish police personnel who harass LGBTQIA+ community, Court directs Tamil Nadu

The Madras High Court has directed the Tamil Nadu government to amend the conduct rules applicable to police personnel and provide for punishment to those who harass either the people belonging to…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2021

The ban on the practice of ‘curing queer sexuality’ in India

The Madras High Court in its June 2021 judgement banned the practice of ‘conversion therapy’ in India, bringing protective measures for LGBTQIA+ individuals in the country. The case concerns a lesbian couple…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2021

These 15 Historical Examples Of LGBTQ Culture Around The World You Might Not Have Known About

Nonbinary Vikings - Viking imagery in contemporary culture is heavily associated with stereotypes surrounding masculinity; long-haired, heavily muscled warriors are used to sell everything from beer to sports. While gender boundaries were…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2021

A Glimmer of Hope: India Court Issues Guidelines for Protection of LGBTQ Community

Before the Obergfell v. Hodges judgment finally declared homosexual marriage as an individual’s fundamental right across the United States, various state and circuit courts ruled in favor of this right. A similar…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2021

377: The British colonial law that left an anti-LGBTQ legacy in Asia

For much of the past two centuries, it was illegal to be gay in a vast swathe of the world - thanks to colonial Britain. Till today, colonial-era laws that ban homosexuality…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2021

INDIA LGBTI: AN EMERGENCE OF ACCEPTANCE OF THE LGBTI COMMUNITY

  India, situated between Pakistan on the West and Nepal on the East, is a country with an often-misunderstood LGBTI history marked with unequal dignity and rights. Perhaps the most significant LGBTI…

ADDED ON: 06/20/2021

KGH doctor ‘gives away’ baby with intersex traits to transgender group

A doctor in King George Hospital here has allegedly given away a newborn baby with intersex traits to a group of transgender people. The incident reportedly happened sometime in the third week…

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ADDED ON: 06/14/2021

India’s transgenders ‘left out’ of Covid vaccination drive

India's transgender community has complained it is being neglected from the nationwide Covid vaccination drive and has called for easier access to vaccines in community-friendly settings and assistance in booking slots. Last…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2021

QUEER ARTISTS OF INDIA USE ART TO EXPLORE GENDER AND SEXUALITY

In India, and South Asia in general, bias against women and other gender minorities remains prevalent across class, caste and social hierarchies. While there have historically been non-binary expressions of gender, such…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2021

Kashmir: LGBT+ demand health care access during COVID pandemic

Kashmir's LGBT+ community members are calling for the right to access health care and COVID-19 vaccines. They are also urging the government to set up support schemes as the pandemic takes a…

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