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LGBTI Rights in India


ADDED ON: 05/16/2022

Doctor plans uterus transplant for transgender patient

A doctor in India is planning to transplant a womb into a transgender woman, to enable her to carry children. New Delhi-based surgeon Dr Narendra Kaushik intends to perform the surgery at his…

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ADDED ON: 05/02/2022

Healthcare For All: LGBTQ-Inclusive Health Cover Is A Must In Corporates

The LGBTQ community has been fighting for its rights in the corporate world for a long time. For most people, work is often stressful, and the additional burden of hiding the most…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2022

India’s first openly gay prince endured years of torturous conversion therapy. Now, he’s fighting to make the practice illegal.

Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, the 39th direct descendant of India's Gohil Rajput dynasty, knew he was gay at age 12. But he could only live his truth three decades later. Gohil publicly…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2022

How a small queer collective brought ‘Pride’ back to Assam

As the world continues to push for more tolerance along the lines of gender identity and sexual orientation, the LGBTQIA+ community in India is constantly finding its voice and expression in a country…

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ADDED ON: 04/13/2022

THIS INITIATIVE IS ENCOURAGING TRANS CHILDREN TO ‘UNBOX THEIR LIVES’.

Queer people are commonly disenfranchised. From workplaces. From society. From their families. And beyond. On a daily basis. Hourly even. Every queer people I know of has been disfranchised at some point…

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ADDED ON: 03/14/2022

This Mumbai cafe run by transgender community is breaking the internet

We often read about innovation and experimentation in terms of menu and hospitality of restaurants and cafes, with a motive to attract customers. For a change, this café in Mumbai is making…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2022

Schools must wake up to the needs of LGBT children

Despite the Supreme Court striking down the colonial-era law that criminalised homosexuality back in 2018, there still exists a deep-rooted social stigma against the LGBTQ community, keeping it socially isolated, and on…

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ADDED ON: 03/03/2022

‘What is the army afraid of?’ Indian government stops film inspired by gay soldier

NEW DELHI — For years, J. Suresh struggled with shame over his identity as a gay man, which he kept to himself. When he joined the “hyper straight world” of the Indian…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2022

India’s LGBTQ+ ‘pioneer’ state bans abuse and boosts trans rights

NEW DELHI – Police threats, slurs and even violence are all part of LGBTQ+ life in India, but a new rule could ease the onslaught in one southern state as it becomes a…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2022

National Medical Commission forbids conversion therapy

CHENNAI: Any doctor found engaged in conversion therapy — a controversial gender and sexual reorientation practice often slammed as pseudoscience — is liable to be prosecuted for professional misconduct, the National Medical Commission…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2022

Kerala LGBT Couple Move Court To Get Their Marriage Registered Under Transgender Identities

On February 14 when the world marks Valentine's Day, Manu Karthika and Syama S Prabha will start their new journey in life as a couple. The duo is set to tie the…

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ADDED ON: 01/26/2022

Election in India’s most popular state seen as crucial LGBTQ rights test.

India’s most populous state and a battleground for Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold the election in seven phases in February as the Election Commission of India has announced. The Uttar Pradesh…

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