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LGBTI Rights in India


ADDED ON: 02/21/2020

Gay Couple Moves Kerala HC For Recognition Of Homosexual Marriages

Nikesh and Sonu, the first 'married' gay couple from Kerala, have moved the High Court of Kerala challenging the provisions of Special Marriage Act 1954 to the extent they do not permit…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2020

Working towards making the world a more inclusive space, says Mr Gay India 2020

A 31-year-old Punekar has been working towards creating safe spaces for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community since the past decade in the country. “I hope to work towards the…

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ADDED ON: 02/05/2020

Mumbai: 51 booked for sedition for pro-Sharjeel Imam slogans at queer pride march

The Mumbai Police have filed a sedition case against 51 persons, including activist Urvashi Chudawala, for allegedly chanting slogans in support of Jawaharlal Nehru University student Sharjeel Imam at a queer pride…

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ADDED ON: 02/03/2020

Mumbai Police denies permission for Pride 2020 at August Kranti Maidan

Pride 2020, scheduled for February 1, the annual march of LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, and asexual) community in the city, the Mumbai Police has denied permission for…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2020

Indian Supreme Court accepts trans lawsuit against new trans rights law

The Supreme Court issued a notice to the central government on Monday on a petition alleging that a legislation drafted to protect transgender persons was violative of their rights. The plea filed…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2020

Gay Couple Moves Kerala HC For Recognition Of Homosexual Marriages Under Special Marriage Act

Nikesh and Sonu, the first 'married' gay couple from Kerala, have moved the High Court of Kerala challenging the provisions of Special Marriage Act 1954 to the extent they do not permit…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2020

India’s LGBTQ community joins citizenship law protests

More than 1,000 members of India’s LGBTQ community, rights groups and their supporters marched through the streets of the capital on Friday to protest a citizenship law that excludes Muslims. Describing themselves…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2020

Section 377 crusader Ashok Row Kavi steps down as Humsafar Trust Chairman

Ashok Row Kavi, the founder Chairperson of Mumbai-based Humsafar Trust has stepped down from his post. The Indian journalist and LGBT rights activist had founded the Trust in 1994. It provides counselling,…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2019

Over the rainbow: A life of LGBTQ dignity is within reach

If someone told Sindhuja in the dying moments of 2009 that a decade later, she would be standing as a full citizen and garnering the adulation of her family and friends, she…

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ADDED ON: 11/30/2019

Why India’s transgender people are protesting against a Bill that claims to protect their rights

Four days after the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2019 was tabled in the Rajya Sabha on November 20, members of the transgender community marched in Delhi’s 12th Queer Pride Parade…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2019

India’s LGBT community protests against transgender law at Delhi pride parade

More than 1,000 members of India’s LGBT community took part in an annual pride parade in the nation's capital on November 24, 2019. Many of those at the event in New Delhi…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2019

India: PIL against insistence of sex-reassignment surgery proof for passport

An LGBT activist has approached the Madras high court to declare a proviso in passport rules mandating submission of sex re-assignment surgery certificate for effecting change of sex in passport, as illegal…

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