India

LGBTI Rights in India


ADDED ON: 01/21/2023

Indian govt refused to appoint openly gay judge, says Supreme Court

India's government has refused to appoint a senior lawyer as a judge because he is gay and has a foreign partner, the country's Supreme Court said. New Delhi only decriminalised gay sex…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2023

Was refused entry to Bhopal Lit Fest as I’m gay: Onir Dhar

Filmmaker Onir Dhar -- one of the most heard voices for LGBTQ rights in India, said on Sunday that he was refused entry to the Bhopal Literature Festival on Friday just because…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2023

Mohan Bhagwat bats for LGBTQ rights: Were Hans and Dimbhaka, King Jarasandha’s two generals mentioned by RSS chief, gay?

The LGBTQ community in India has found an unexpected supporter in Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat. In a recent interview, he spoke in support of homosexual and transgender citizens of…

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ADDED ON: 01/12/2023

Leader of influential Hindu group backs LGBT rights in India

The leader of a Hindu group that is the parent organisation of India's ruling party has come out in support of the gay and transgender community, days before the government is due to…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2023

Over 2,000 join LGBTQ march in New Delhi after COVID break

NEW DELHI -- More than 2,000 members of the LGBTQ community and their supporters returned to New Delhi streets on Sunday after a three-year break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to press…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2023

Indian gay couples fight for same-sex marriage rights at Supreme Court

Four gay couples asked India’s Supreme Court on Friday to legally recognise same-sex marriages, in a sign of shifting values and a challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, which has opposed…

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ADDED ON: 01/02/2023

Sanjana Tiwari, dost tumhari: Transwoman who works to uplift lives of others like her

Sanjana Tiwari, who was forced into the sex trade because of poverty, is now an autorickshaw driver and economically independent. As a volunteer activist, she is now educating trans people about AIDS…

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ADDED ON: 01/01/2023

India’s national capital, Delhi, elects first trans city councilperson

The Indian Supreme Court in 2014 issued a landmark ruling that recognized transgender people as a third gender, and not as a medical or social issue but a human rights issue. This…

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ADDED ON: 12/27/2022

‘We Were Verbally Abused’: How a Kerala Church’s LGBTQ-Themed Star Sparked Row

A church in Kerala's Ernakulam district is in the eye of a storm for spreading the message of 'one love' through an LGBTQIA+-themed decorative star that it had put up this Christmas.…

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ADDED ON: 12/22/2022

A transgender resource centre now favourite stop for scholars, students in Tamil Nadu

The silence in the hall is broken by the ringtone of a mobile phone. The caller, who is a Ph.D. scholar from Coimbatore engaged in research on the transgender community, wanted to…

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ADDED ON: 12/20/2022

Gay couples in India ask Supreme Court to legalise same-sex marriage

Four gay couples have asked India's Supreme Court to recognise same-sex marriages, setting the stage for a legal face-off with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government which has in the past refused to…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2022

Inclusive Healthcare! In A First, Cloud Clinics Launched For LGBTQIA+ Community In Bengaluru

Borderless.lgbt, the world's first health and wellness cloud platform devoted to LGBT healthcare, has launched a cloud clinic in Bengaluru, where global experts will work alongside doctors from local community clinics to…

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