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LGBTI Rights in India


ADDED ON: 01/10/2021

Court extends Centre last chance to reply to pleas seeking recognition for same-sex marriage

The Delhi High Court Friday granted a last opportunity to the Centre and the Delhi government to respond to three separate pleas, including by two couples, seeking that same-sex marriage be recognised…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2021

Our rules don’t permit it — NCC chief on enrolment of transgenders in the corps

Observing that the current rules did not permit enrollment of transgenders, National Cadet Corps (NCC) head Lt Gen Tarun Kumar Aich on Friday said NCC would need “numbers” of the third gender…

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ADDED ON: 01/02/2021

LGBTQ, women: Draft science policy aims for inclusion, equity

In some path-breaking suggestions to promote inclusion of marginalised groups in science, a new draft policy on science and technology proposes that at least 30 per cent representation be ensured for women…

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ADDED ON: 12/26/2020

Bihar mulls over raising transgender battalion

If all goes right, Bihar would soon become the first state in the country to have a separate police battalion of transgenders. Till now, the state government doesn’t have specific or separate…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2020

The Godmothers: Five transgender women give back to society

Nammane, Summane, a temporary shelter and NGO for abandoned children rescued from the streets, will be inaugurated on Wednesday. It’s the first home of its kind in Karnataka because it has been…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2020

India has launched its first workplace equality index for the LGBTQ+ community

India’s new workplace equality index has become a sign of how far the country is moving forward when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights. India’s groundbreaking equality index is a promising prospect of…

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ADDED ON: 11/20/2020

Demands for same sex marriage in India gathers momentum

Two years after India‘s Supreme Court struck down a colonial-era law that had made homosexuality a criminal offense, courts are hearing petitions seeking to legalize same-sex marriage. Recently, three couples filed petitions,…

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ADDED ON: 11/02/2020

Trans News, an online magazine for transgenders, launched

The first edition of Trans News, an online magazine for transgender people, was launched at the Transgender Resource Centre here on Sunday. C. Shanmuga Sundaram, senior manager of Hi-Tech Arai; R.K. Vikrama…

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ADDED ON: 10/26/2020

‘Marriage will protect our rights, affirm commitment’ — why same-sex couple moved Delhi HC

After being together for over eight years, Kavita Arora and Ankita Khanna wanted legal recognition of their “committed relationship”, just like any other couple would. But for them it meant thinking through…

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ADDED ON: 10/25/2020

Right to love

With the petition in the Delhi High Court asking that the Special Marriage Act be interpreted in a gender-neutral fashion allowing for the marriage of persons regardless of gender, the issue of…

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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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