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LGBTI Rights in India


ADDED ON: 10/16/2019

India’s HIV-positive trans people find ‘new strength’ in technology

Shoved, cursed and ridiculed, Nisha’s hospital visits were always stressful as a transgender woman and got worse after she was diagnosed as HIV-positive. But a new app introduced as part of a…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2019

LGBT Issues Get a Push From India Firms a Year After Key Ruling

In the year since India’s Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that decriminalized homosexuality, Deutsche Bank vice-president Ketty Avashia has noticed a small yet important shift toward greater equality in the workplace:…

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ADDED ON: 10/14/2019

Transman anchors Malayalam news show

For someone who aspired to be a journalist, Hrithik M (27), was living the dream. When Jeevan TV telecast its weekly roundup, ‘Azhchavattom’ with Hrithik as news anchor on Sunday, the doors…

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ADDED ON: 09/30/2019

Devi Durga to click photos, LGBT people draw graffiti in Kolkata puja

From Goddess Durga clicking a photograph of a visitor with an AI smart camera in one puja marquee, to drawing of traditional 'alpana' before the idol by gender minorities in another -…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2019

Indian city encouraged trans people to apply for police force. Instead of being given jobs, they were outed

Forty young transgender folk in Chhattisgarh, a state in central India, left their jobs and homes when the local government announced a recruitment drive for trans police officers. Many of the applicants…

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ADDED ON: 09/07/2019

In Nepal and India, parallel movements for dignity for LGBT communities

I came of age in late 1990s Kathmandu, during a period when Nepal’s capital city was smaller and more insular. There was little room for marginalized groups in the sociopolitical sphere. But…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2019

Year after India gay ruling, a battle to change attitudes

Vivek Kishore and Vishwa Srivastava hit it off soon after meeting at a cafe, little knowing what lay in store for them as a gay couple in India where homosexuality was a…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2019

Indian state bans unnecessary surgery on intersex babies

An Indian state has banned sex assignment surgery on babies whose sex is not clear at birth, a health official said on Wednesday, in a first to protect intersex children. The landmark…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2019

The (queer) year that was

If you’re a queer Indian, the reading down of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (a colonial-era law that criminalised consensual adult same sex relationships) on September 6, 2018, is a…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2019

How Silicon Valley fostered India’s LGBTQ+ movement

The moment I heard that Section 377 had finally fallen, I wondered if my friends Arvind and Ashok, sitting far away from India in their two-storey house in San Jose in California,…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2019

Indian State Bans Unnecessary Surgery for Intersex Children

India’s Tamil Nadu state government has issued an executive order banning medically unnecessary surgeries on children born with intersex variations. The order comes in response to an April court judgment prohibiting "normalizing" surgeries…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2019

India’s Chand confident of making Olympic cut

Dutee Chand, India’s first openly gay sports star, has fought many battles off the track in recent years but for the next 12 months the sprinter is hoping to focus entirely on…

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