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LGBTI Rights in India


ADDED ON: 12/02/2021

Same-sex couple fights for right to marry in India

NEW DELHI – Swept up in a whirlwind romance after meeting at a Bollywood party in Mumbai, Saattvic and Gaurav Bhatti dreamed of celebrating their love with a typical big, fat Indian wedding. Seven…

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ADDED ON: 11/17/2021

India set to appoint its first openly gay judge

India is set to appoint its first openly gay judge. The Supreme Court Collegium recommended that senior advocate Saurabh Kirpal be elevated to the role of judge to the Delhi High Court,…

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ADDED ON: 11/15/2021

This Manipur Youth Fought Drug Addiction, Built India’s First Transgender Football Team

Stigma, discrimination and a lack of social support and safe spaces for interactions have left queer youth across the world unable to come out or seek help. The situation is no different…

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ADDED ON: 11/03/2021

Stitching gender and untold stories

New Delhi, Nov 3 He goes back a few decades a time when as a child he could not take his eyes off whenever his older sisters stitched diverse patterns with multiple…

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ADDED ON: 10/26/2021

‘Lesbian couple today, gay men tomorrow’: Minister warns Dabur over Karva Chauth ad

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra warned Dabur India over the Karva Chauth advertisement showing two young women breaking fast. Mishra said he found the advertisement objectionable. The MP Home Minister said…

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ADDED ON: 10/26/2021

Plight of transgender community in Kashmir appears to be going from bad to worse!

As one walks through the lanes of the old city (Downtown) to meet the transgender people, the locals point at their homes in a very cynical way. The transgender community has always…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2021

LGBT+: Indian medical institutions are asked to amend textbooks with unscientific content

Medical institutions in India should not teach from books that contain content that discriminates against LGBT+ people, the Indian National Medical Commission (NMC) has said. The NMC—India’s regulatory body for medical education…

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ADDED ON: 10/05/2021

LivveHome to launch first-ever community kitchen run, operated by transgender people in Pune

Coming November 2021 Pune is all set to get its first-ever community kitchen staffed and operated entirely by transgender individuals. A visit to Pune, Maharashtra's cultural and historical centre, is incomplete without…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2021

Amend rules to punish police personnel who harass LGBTQIA+ community, Court directs Tamil Nadu

The Madras High Court has directed the Tamil Nadu government to amend the conduct rules applicable to police personnel and provide for punishment to those who harass either the people belonging to…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2021

The ban on the practice of ‘curing queer sexuality’ in India

The Madras High Court in its June 2021 judgement banned the practice of ‘conversion therapy’ in India, bringing protective measures for LGBTQIA+ individuals in the country. The case concerns a lesbian couple…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2021

These 15 Historical Examples Of LGBTQ Culture Around The World You Might Not Have Known About

Nonbinary Vikings - Viking imagery in contemporary culture is heavily associated with stereotypes surrounding masculinity; long-haired, heavily muscled warriors are used to sell everything from beer to sports. While gender boundaries were…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2021

A Glimmer of Hope: India Court Issues Guidelines for Protection of LGBTQ Community

Before the Obergfell v. Hodges judgment finally declared homosexual marriage as an individual’s fundamental right across the United States, various state and circuit courts ruled in favor of this right. A similar…

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