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ADDED ON: 06/08/2018

5 Books by LGBT South Asians You Should Check Out This Pride Month

We’re celebrating Pride Month by devoting our June reading list to some of the talented and evocative South Asian LGBT storytellers out there. Whether it is the first Indian graphic novel about a lesbian…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2018

India has Banned LGBT+ film Love, Simon, but People are Fighting Back

India has banned the release of the LGBT+ film Love, Simon on the day it was due to be released - but people are fighting back. India's LGBT+ community has been left reeling in disbelief at…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2018

The Quiet Voices of Arunachal’s LGBT Community

Arunachal Pradesh is a weird cross of old shrill Hindi songs and the latest, colourfully vibrant K-pop videos. But one thing that has not changed and has remained staunch in its stand…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2018

In the Legal Battle Against Section 377, the Right to Love and Live is at Stake

July 8, 2001 is burnt into Arif Jafar’s mind. The Lucknow-based social worker and his colleagues at the non-governmental organisation Bharosa Trust were booked under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code—…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2018

Policing Gender, Sexuality Creates a Pattern of Stigma, Harassment and Violence

On International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO-T) (May 17), the International Commission of Jurists has called for an end to criminalisation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities and to respect,…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2018

Breaking the Norm! Transgender-Couple in Kerala Gets Legally Married

What can only be described as a triumphant victory for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community in India, the first legal trans-couple in Kerala got married on Thursday, May 10. Ishan…

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ADDED ON: 05/01/2018

Explain Stand on Gay Sex: India’s Top Court Issues Notice to Government

India’s government must explain its stand on consensual sexual relations between same sex adults, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday, setting a July deadline for a response. The court had heard petitions…

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ADDED ON: 04/25/2018

Executive Director of Lalit Hotels Moves Supreme Court to Nix Anti-gay Law

More and more celebrities are rushing to the Supreme Court to get section 377 of Indian Penal Code which criminalises homosexual sex, scrapped. Keshav Suri, executive director of Lalit Hotels, is the…

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ADDED ON: 04/25/2018

Indian Government Told to Pick a Side on Anti-gay Law Ahead of Supreme Court Challenge

The Indian government has been asked to give its views on the country’s anti-gay sodomy law ahead of a Supreme Court challenge. Colonial-era penal code Section 377, which criminalises sex “against the…

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Astraea Foundation

The Astraea Foundation is the only philanthropic organization working exclusively to advance LGBTI human rights around the globe. Founded by activist women of color in the 1970s to fund a burgeoning national movement, in 1996 Astraea became the first U.S. organization to provide critically needed funding to LGBTI groups internationally. Astraea prioritizes funding for groups led by lesbian, transgender and intersex activists who are changing discriminatory laws and policies, using arts and cultural activism to inspire social change, and building inclusive movements for justice.