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LGBTI Rights in India


ADDED ON: 02/06/2019

LGBTI Community Reaches Out to the Poor with Medicine Bank

Bebo Kinnar, a transgender from Jamshedpur, grew up as a subject of ridicule and discrimination. But today, her initiative - Dava Daan Jeevan Daan - started in collaboration with a gay individual,…

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ADDED ON: 02/05/2019

India’s doctors: from ‘conversion’ to conversation on LGBT+ issues

It started with a homophobic post on social media. Dr. Prasad Raj Dandekar, a radiation oncologist based in Mumbai, was scrolling through his Facebook feed one evening several years ago when he…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2019

Pride Parade 2019: Mumbaikars celebrate decriminalisation of homosexuality with love, liberty & fervour

The commercial capital of the country celebrated its first Pride Parade after the Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality in September last year on Saturday. Hundreds of people were seen marching with a wave…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2019

Film on lesbian romance hailed for pushing boundaries.

A Bollywood movie about a family accepting their daughter is a lesbian was hailed on Friday (Feb 1) for pushing the boundaries of cinema in socially conservative India. It comes after the…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2019

Chandigarh demands right to be different

The fate of LGBT community of Chandigarh swiveled into a different alley when Dhananjay Chauhan, a transgender student, led the campaign on Panjab University campus for a special toilet for the third…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2019

Indian transgender politician Apsara Reddy: ‘I want to be looked upon as an equal’

Apsara Reddy this month became the first transgender person to be appointed as general secretary of the Mahila Congress, the party's women's wing. Before plunging into politics, Reddy worked as a journalist…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2019

Court Decisions on LGBT Rights Echo ‘A Wild Wish’

More than two centuries ago Mary Wollstonecraft laid the foundations for feminist thought with a simple premise: lack of equal opportunity diminished individual self-worth and hobbled social progress. In A Vindication of the…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2019

Indian trailblazers #RideWithPride after gay sex ban lifted

Bollywood makes a lesbian rom-com, a transgender woman bags a key opposition party post and judges green light same-sex couples living together - just some of the groundbreaking firsts since India legalised…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2019

Countries that allow gay people to serve in army

Months after Supreme Court decriminalised consensual gay sex between adults, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat has reignited the debate around gay rights by insisting that homosexuality is not permissible in the military.…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2019

Indian army chief draws flak over ‘no gay sex’ remarks

India’s army chief drew flak on Friday for saying gay sex would not be tolerated among soldiers, months after the country scrapped a colonial-era ban on same-sex relations. General Bipin Rawat said…

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ADDED ON: 01/11/2019

How stigma prevents Delhi’s gay men from getting tested for HIV

When the news broke that India’s Supreme Court had struck down a colonial-era law making gay sex illegal, the reaction in Delhi was jubilant, with public celebrations erupting across the capital. Fast forward four months and HIV/Aids charities are…

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ADDED ON: 01/10/2019

Pushed to Fringes of Indian Society, Delhi’s Trans Women Face Constant HIV Threat

Boby has lost track of the precise number of times she has been gang-raped. She thinks it is between eight and 10. “Every time it has been without condom,” she says. “Every…

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