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LGBTI Rights in India


ADDED ON: 03/20/2019

#GoodNews: India’s First LGBT Theatre Group Launched in Kerala

At the back of the temporary stage built on Queer Pride day, Prijith stands looking tense. He looks preoccupied even as he describes to journalists the new programmes they are about to…

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ADDED ON: 03/14/2019

This transgender woman is running for a seat in India’s national parliament

India’s commercial hub, Mumbai has its first-ever transgender candidate for upcoming parliament elections. Sneha Kale announced she would contest the north-central constituency as an independent candidate this week, according to the Mumbai…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2019

LGBT in India: What it’s like six months after gay sex was decriminalised

Up until six months ago, 20-year-old Tish felt like a criminal. He faced long-term prison time in India because he was an out and proud gay man, but then his life changed.…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2019

A Literature Festival in Lucknow by the LGBTQIA Community

Despite the low turnout at the Awadh Queer Literature festival, the organisers' enthusiasm was on an all-time high. In a first, such a festival was organised in Lucknow recently at Baudh Santhan…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2019

Colour & confidence: Marching with queer pride

Even as the Supreme Court struck down section 377 of the Indian Penal Code in a landmark judgement in September last year, the queer community’s fight for acceptance and various rights continues.…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2019

LGBTQIA Members Walk for Pulwama Martyrs

I’m gay, that’s okay. I’m trans, that’s okay, I’m straight, that’s okay’…these slogans were chanted at the fourth edition of Nagpur Pride organised at Samvidhan Chowk on Saturday by hundreds of LGBTQIA members and…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2019

Gujarat Govt Establishes Transgender Welfare Board; Housing, Education & Other Issues To Be Taken Care Of

A Transgender Welfare Board has been established by the Gujarat government, which has been constituted by the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment. The community’s housing, education, employment and livelihood will be…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2019

Small, Rural Businesses are Far Behind India’s Corporate Giants in Welcoming LGBTI People

Following India's September move to scrap a colonial-era ban on gay sex, more and more corporations are opening their doors to LGBT+ people and ushering in policies to make them feel more…

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ADDED ON: 02/12/2019

Stage set for Queer Pride

Nritya Forum for Performing Arts came alive on Sunday with the performance of members and allies of the LGBTQ plus communites at Queer Carnival. Organised by the Hyderabad Queer Swabhimaan Yatra (QSY),…

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ADDED ON: 02/12/2019

‘One can be queer and religious too’

Stressing that being religious and queer does not have to be mutually exclusive, Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender (LGBT) activists said that homosexuality was more of a lifestyle choice and religion did not…

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ADDED ON: 02/08/2019

India takes ‘big step’ in AIDS fight with gay sex ruling – Global Fund chief

No longer shamed as criminals, millions of LGBT+ people in India will be less at risk from HIV/AIDS following the legalisation of gay sex, the head of a global health fund said…

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ADDED ON: 02/07/2019

Mumbai Hosts First Same Sex Wedding Party After SC Verdict

For Vinodh Philip, there couldn't be a better tribute than his wedding reception to the city that embraced him and saw him through his toughest turmoil. Nearly five months after the Supreme…

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