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LGBTI Rights in India


ADDED ON: 02/06/2023

‘Nervous’ couple makes history as India’s first-ever trans parents to be: ‘We’re about to realise my dream’

A trans couple in India has made history by announcing they are expecting their first child. Trans woman and dancer Ziya Paval announced on Instagram that her partner, trans man Zahhad, is…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2023

Indian gay couples begin legal battle for same-sex marriage

Utkarsh Saxena and Ananya Kotia’s love story began just like any other college romance. Except no one else knew about the gay couple’s relationship. It was 2008. Homosexuality was yet to gain…

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ADDED ON: 01/29/2023

Mumbai: Rainbow colours everywhere mark pride march’s 15 years

Discord among different queer rights organisations seemed to have clouded the otherwise flamboyant rainbow of the pride march, held in the city on Saturday. The first LGBTQIA+ pride to be held after…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2023

Indian govt refused to appoint openly gay judge, says Supreme Court

India's government has refused to appoint a senior lawyer as a judge because he is gay and has a foreign partner, the country's Supreme Court said. New Delhi only decriminalised gay sex…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2023

Was refused entry to Bhopal Lit Fest as I’m gay: Onir Dhar

Filmmaker Onir Dhar -- one of the most heard voices for LGBTQ rights in India, said on Sunday that he was refused entry to the Bhopal Literature Festival on Friday just because…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2023

Mohan Bhagwat bats for LGBTQ rights: Were Hans and Dimbhaka, King Jarasandha’s two generals mentioned by RSS chief, gay?

The LGBTQ community in India has found an unexpected supporter in Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat. In a recent interview, he spoke in support of homosexual and transgender citizens of…

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ADDED ON: 01/12/2023

Leader of influential Hindu group backs LGBT rights in India

The leader of a Hindu group that is the parent organisation of India's ruling party has come out in support of the gay and transgender community, days before the government is due to…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2023

Over 2,000 join LGBTQ march in New Delhi after COVID break

NEW DELHI -- More than 2,000 members of the LGBTQ community and their supporters returned to New Delhi streets on Sunday after a three-year break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to press…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2023

Indian gay couples fight for same-sex marriage rights at Supreme Court

Four gay couples asked India’s Supreme Court on Friday to legally recognise same-sex marriages, in a sign of shifting values and a challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, which has opposed…

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ADDED ON: 01/02/2023

Sanjana Tiwari, dost tumhari: Transwoman who works to uplift lives of others like her

Sanjana Tiwari, who was forced into the sex trade because of poverty, is now an autorickshaw driver and economically independent. As a volunteer activist, she is now educating trans people about AIDS…

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ADDED ON: 01/01/2023

India’s national capital, Delhi, elects first trans city councilperson

The Indian Supreme Court in 2014 issued a landmark ruling that recognized transgender people as a third gender, and not as a medical or social issue but a human rights issue. This…

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ADDED ON: 12/27/2022

‘We Were Verbally Abused’: How a Kerala Church’s LGBTQ-Themed Star Sparked Row

A church in Kerala's Ernakulam district is in the eye of a storm for spreading the message of 'one love' through an LGBTQIA+-themed decorative star that it had put up this Christmas.…

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