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LGBTI Rights in India


ADDED ON: 07/18/2019

Bullied by peers, India’s LGBT+ children drop out of schools

The school bullies started by teasing six-year-old Shemba for walking in a feminine way, and graduated to stone-throwing when the transgender girl - initially raised as a boy - started wearing girls'…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2019

Star India Extends Mediclaim To Partners Of Its LGBT Employees

In a major gender inclusion step, broadcasting major Star India has extended the group health insurance cover to the partners of its employees from the LGBT community. The media group in a…

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ADDED ON: 07/15/2019

India’s first LGBTI job fair draws a crowd in Bangalore

India's first ever LGBTI job fair attracted a sellout crowd Friday as some of the biggest names in business lined up to interview hundreds of candidates in the tech city of Bangalore.…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2019

Despite SC Ruling, India Abstains Again on Vote on LGBT Rights at UN

The Supreme Court may have decriminalised gay sex last year, but it seems the Indian government didn’t think that it was enough to revise a three-year-old position as it again abstained on…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2019

Not My Fault That I Was Born Gay, 20-YO Wrote In Emotional Note Before Committing Suicide

Despite the Supreme Court of India scrapping Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalised gay sex in September 2018, the society has largely remained the same, when it comes to…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2019

Delhi HC dismisses plea seeking rules for LGBT marriage

The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking directions to the government to frame family laws for LGBT relationships and form a committee to look into these…

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ADDED ON: 07/03/2019

The nations where it’s still criminal to be gay (as India marks an awkward anniversary)

Tuesday marks 10 years since India decriminalised gay sex, but it's unlikely the milestone will be celebrated. That's because the 2009 lower court ruling was short-lived; overturned within a few years by…

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ADDED ON: 07/03/2019

LGBTI Asia: From Myanmar tragedy to Pakistan progress

Homophobic bullying in Myanmar. Rainbow socks in Singapore. A first for trans people in Pakistan. This is a brief roundup of LGBTI news from countries that have anti-gay laws or are recovering…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2019

A ‘pride’ that roared on the streets of Kolkata yet again

On a muggy July afternoon in 1999, 15 people gathered at Park Circus Maidan in the heart of Kolkata dressed in bright yellow T-shirts that said Friendship Walk on one side and…

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ADDED ON: 06/30/2019

Pioneers launching Pride in Bermuda, St. Lucia, Uganda, India

Activists in Bermuda and St. Lucia are planning those nations’ first Pride celebrations, while a fund drive is under way for Uganda’s seventh Pride, which is held annually except when police raids…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2019

Section 377 is History but Young LGBT Indians Need Concrete Policies to Protect them from Bullying

The picture is bleak for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth in India. Many face harassment and bullying, and to avoid humiliation and violence they often skip classes or drop out of…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2019

‘Fear and shame holding LGBT community back’

Patna may have taken giant strides in many fields, but there are areas where it still lags behind other cities. The inclusivity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is one…

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