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LGBTI Rights in India


ADDED ON: 11/26/2022

India’s top court to weigh same-sex marriage recognition

India's top court decided Friday to proceed with a case weighing legal recognition of same-sex marriages, four years after the same institution struck down a colonial-era ban on gay sex. The case,…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2022

LGBT community makes presence felt at ALF

NAMSAI, 6 Nov: The three-day Arunachal Literature Festival (ALF) – one of the most popular events conducted by a government department in the state – ended here on Saturday. The fourth edition…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2022

Royal Rebels: Amar Singh and Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil

They say it takes a village. But as the world continues to tilt on its current axis of lunacy, with even basic human rights being scoffed at by those who think they…

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ADDED ON: 09/07/2022

Future Generali to offer health insurance for live-in partners, LGBT community

Future Generali India Insurance Company Limited (FGII) has launched a health insurance product that brings LGBTQIA+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) and members in a live-in relationship within the scope of…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2022

Acceptance and a job she loves makes this teacher’s world a lot brighter

K. Sahana remembers how schools that had vacancies would reach out to her once they saw her qualifications listed in her resume. “When I would introduce myself over the phone and tell…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2022

India’s top court declares same-sex couples entitled to social benefits, deserve legal protections

A Supreme Court ruling in India affirmed that same-sex couples and other non-traditional families are entitled to social benefits, a decision that stands in stark contrast to last week’s moves by Singapore…

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ADDED ON: 08/29/2022

A history of how Goa overcame prejudice to open its arms to the queer community

In early 2022 the Parliamentary Panel on Public Undertakings in New Delhi objected to the code GAY allotted to Gaya Airport in Bihar. The International Air Transport Association rarely changes codes, and…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2022

In Tamil Nadu, a glossary of hope

In a heartening step last week, Tamil Nadu released an official glossary of terms to be used for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA+) communities. Done under orders of…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2022

OPINION: We need more South Asian queer stories and voices

Shivani Dave is a freelance journalist and broadcaster at Openly and Virgin Radio. Growing up I never thought Brown people could be LGBTQ+. That’s an absolutely ridiculous thought, but when I was younger,…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2022

Indian mothers explain how they ‘came out’ as proud parents to their LGBTQ+ kids

Four years after India repealed Section 377 – the British colonial era law used to criminalise LGBTQ+ people – being openly queer and Indian comes with its fair share of both glory and…

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ADDED ON: 08/12/2022

U.S. Special Envoy Stern Set To Visit India & Nepal To Promote Human Rights Of LGBTQI+ Community

Jessica Stern, a special envoy of the US, will embark on a 8-day trip to India and Nepal in order to promote the human rights of the LGBTQI+ community. The visit beginning…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2022

In a first, housing scheme proposed for transgender community in Maharashtra

The Social Welfare Department of the Maharashtra government has proposed an affordable housing scheme for the transgender community. Credit: AFP File Photo The Social Welfare Department said. Transgender persons often find it…

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