India

LGBT Rights in India


ADDED ON: 12/10/2018

Bengaluru’s LGBTQIA+ Community Celebrates Namma Pride

When petitions were filed against the Aadhaar in the Supreme Court years half a decade ago, nobody could have guessed that it would have such an impact on the rights of sexual…

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ADDED ON: 11/28/2018

LGBTQ Movements Gain Energy Across SE Asia

Growing up as a transgender woman in Singapore, Sheila says she lived in fear of her parents "finding out who she is. As a result of me trying to express my liking of feminine…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2018

We’re Here, and We’re Queer’: Delhi’s LGBT Community Walks to Celebrate Freedom

With happy faces and bodies swaying to drum beats, rainbow revellers took over the heart of Delhi and celebrated 'pride' and their newfound independence, two months after the Supreme Court quashed a…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2018

Shedding the Last Layer: Gay India Awakens to New Freedom

In a country where nudity is neither commonplace nor commodity, the act of stripping publicly is often a political one — the same way the act of kissing, of hand holding, of…

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ADDED ON: 11/05/2018

Designer Rodricks’ Hotline for LGBTQ Community Gets Catholic Church Nod

After a lifetime seeing LGBT members of the Catholic Church become despondent over a lack of acceptance, acclaimed fashion designer Wendell Rodricks was moved to tears on Wednesday when Cardinal Oswald Gracias,…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Mumbai: What India’s Landmark LGBT Ruling Means for Bollywood

On Sept. 6, the Indian Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Section 377, a colonial-era penal code that criminalized same-sex relations in the country and made them punishable by up to 10 years…

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ADDED ON: 10/25/2018

A Third of Gay Men Report Being Married to a Woman in India

On September 6, India repealed Section 377, decriminilazing being LGBTQ. In a country that has a population of 1.3 billion people, that means that there are roughly 42 million LGBTQ people living…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2018

Why Muslim Groups in North India Want the Government to Re-criminalize Gay Sex

A prominent Muslim group in north India has spoken out against the Supreme Court of India’s decision to end the country’s gay sex ban. Anjuman-e-Imamia’s Jammu chapter told a press conference on Sunday (14…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2018

Why Muslim Groups in North India Want the Government to Re-criminalize Gay Sex

A prominent Muslim group in north India has spoken out against the Supreme Court of India’s decision to end the country’s gay sex ban. Anjuman-e-Imamia’s Jammu chapter told a press conference on…

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ADDED ON: 10/14/2018

After Legal Win, Sec 377 Petitioner Keshav Suri Launches Foundation to Share LGBT Stories

The launch of the Keshav Suri Foundation saw five panel discussions on how corporates, the media, and politics can be widened to include LGBTQIA people. “Did any of you feel awkward today?”,…

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ADDED ON: 10/14/2018

Buckle Up: India’s First Trans Cabbie Revs Up for Equality

Lipstick in hand and phone at the ready, Meghna Sahoo darkens her eyes with kohl, combs her long, black hair and adjusts a dupatta scarf so she is primed for her first…

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ADDED ON: 09/30/2018

In Legal Battle Over Gay Sex, Kenyan Court to Consider Indian Ruling

Parties involved in a court case seeking to decriminalize gay sex in Kenya will be allowed to make submissions based on a recent decision by India’s top court to overturn a ban…

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