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LGBTI Rights in India


ADDED ON: 06/20/2019

LGBT rights across the world: Progress achieved in 50 years

Fifty years since the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City, which sparked an LGBT liberation movement in the U.S. and elsewhere, 36% of countries are yet to decriminalise homosexuality. In other…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2019

Mumbai LGBT film festival celebrates pride

A gay-and-lesbian themed film festival in Mumbai, said to be the biggest of its kind in India, concluded on Sunday (June 16), manifesting celebrations of colours, art, and artists. The 10th edition…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2019

LGBT bullying in schools takes heavy toll, reveals Unesco report

A few months ago, Orinam, an all volunteer collective of LGBTIQA+ people based in Chennai, celebrated its 15th anniversary. There they had an unexpected speakera 17-year-old who, on an impulse, shared his…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2019

L is for lesbian, G is for gay: Indian parents learn ABC of LGBT

After her son came out as gay, Sushma Samudra consulted astrologers, quizzed psychiatrists, performed prayers and implored gods and goddesses to cure his abnormality. Nothing worked. Undeterred, she tasked her husband to…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2019

‘It’s humiliating for us’: village disowns Dutee Chand, India’s first openly gay athlete

Supporters of India’s first openly gay athlete fear for her safety after her decision to come out prompted a backlash in her home village. Local reaction was hostile in Chaka Gopalpur, a…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2019

LGBT people: Sharing their dreams, confessing their fears

‘I WANT TO DRESS UP AS A BRIDE’ “Sometimes, you have to hide your dreams from the world,” says Kolkata’s Amit Bittoo Dey, who would often tell people that he wanted to…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2019

India: How your neighborhood restaurant became LGBT friendly

Earlier this year, when Indrajeet Ghorpade visited a restaurant in Hyderabad for a date, he was denied entry by the staff, who told him that their policy did not allow gay couples,…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2019

LESBIAN TIED TO A TREE AND BEATEN IN INDIA FOR ‘BESMIRCHING’ HER VILLAGE

A woman in eastern India has been tied up to a tree and beaten after neighbors discovered she was in a same-sex relationship. Sarmila Malla, 19, was dragged out of her home…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2019

Anti-LGBTI violence still acceptable in many countries, new study shows

Homophobic violence is still widely endorsed in several countries, new research highlights. The study on the Journal of Interpersonal Violence by the Honour Abuse Research Matrix (HARM) at the University of Central…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2019

‘Found my soulmate’: Sprinter becomes India’s first openly gay athlete

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has revealed she is in a same-sex relationship, becoming the first openly gay athlete in the socially conservative country, according to an interview published on Sunday. Chand, 23,…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2019

Violent mob attacks Indian priest because they think he is gay

Disturbing footage has emerged of an Indian holy man being attacked and beaten in the street by an angry mob because they believed he was gay. In an upsetting clip carried by…

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ADDED ON: 05/02/2019

You’re always told you can’t be queer and a politician. That needs to change says creator of Pink List.

There’s a rainbow wave sweeping the country this time with a record number of LGBT individuals in the poll fray. A young trio comprising Anish Gawande, a Columbia University graduate and director…

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