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LGBTI Rights in India


ADDED ON: 04/30/2021

Judge orders himself to speak to a psychologist to ‘understand same-sex relationships better’ before ruling

A high court judge in India has ordered himself to undergo an education session with a psychologist on same-sex relationships before ruling on a case relating to a lesbian couple. The young…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2021

Kerala is pioneer in transgender rights. So where are the transgender voters?

Kerala has been a pioneer in the field of transgender rights in the country. It was the first state in India to announce a transgender policy after the 2014 Supreme Court judgment…

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Sayan Bhattacharya: Memory, Invisibility, and Trans and Hijra Persons in India

Sayan Bhattacharya (they/them) is a Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota, as well as a queer and trans rights activist in India. In this piece we…

ADDED ON: 04/03/2021

Gender fluidity and children’s books

We recently watched The Queen’s Gambit with the kids. (This was after my sister breezily replied ‘Sure!’, when I asked if it was appropriate for children. I guess she forgot about the…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2021

Delhi High Court Grants Protection To Lesbian Woman Married Against Her Wishes, Directs Steps For Dissolution Of Marriage

In a major relief to a lesbian woman married against her wishes to a man of her family's choice, a bench of Justice Mukta Gupta of the Delhi High Court today issued…

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ADDED ON: 03/01/2021

BIHAR GOVT TO PATNA HIGH COURT : WILL SET UP SPECIAL TRANS POLICE UNITS IN EACH DISTRICT

In an affidavit submitted to the Patna High Court, Bihar Government has said that it is committed to “respectful representation” of transgender people in public employment, and will set up a separate…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2021

Why Jammu’s transgender community hit the streets in protest

Several groups of the community came together at Bikram Chowk on January 21, 2021 to take out a nude protest. Four transgender persons were allegedly abudcted and forcefuly castrated by rival groups…

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ADDED ON: 02/08/2021

Mangaluru: In a first, Congress elects transgender as office-bearer

Life has been a roller-coaster ride for 32-year old Sanjana Chalavadi, but consistency and dedication made her the first one from the community to become a general secretary of the Mangaluru City…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2021

LGBT Members Across India Reaching Delhi In Support Of Chakka Jaam

Thousands of farmers camping in the national capital since November 2020 against the central government’s three farm bills have gained national and international momentum. Navya Singh, a Trans-Woman Model was born as…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2021

Central government to respond on pleas to recognise same-sex marriage

The Delhi High Court Friday granted a last opportunity to the Centre and the Delhi government to respond to three separate pleas, including by two couples, seeking that same-sex marriage be recognised…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2021

Separate public toilets for trans community to come up soon in New Delhi

Members of the transgender community will now be able to use public toilets exclusively made for them in New Delhi. In the annual budget for 2021-22, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC)…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2021

The Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t been a “great equaliser” for India’s queer population

In a nation roiled with socio-political anxieties, Covid-19 amplified our sense of impending doom: a quiet cough ringing alarm bells in our heads, while the morning news kept getting darker by the…

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