LGBTI Rights in India

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American Jewish World Service

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is the leading Jewish organization working to end poverty and promote human rights in the developing world. Through grantmaking and advocacy, AJWS works to advance sexual health and rights, civil and political rights and the right to land, food and water for millions of people around the globe.

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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.

ADDED ON: 01/31/2018

New Data Released on Attitudes Toward Transgender People

Today, the global research firm IPSOS released the results of a 23 country survey, including the US, on attitudes toward transgender people. The data was collected online between October 24th and November…


ADDED ON: 01/30/2018

The Second Coming Out

For Fatima Rizvi, based in Mumbai, the memories of the day her daughter came out to her about her sexuality are still fresh. "It was exactly a year ago," she recalls. "We…


ADDED ON: 01/25/2018

For LGBT Rights, 2018 Will Be the Year of the Courts

After everything that LGBTI people experienced in 2017 — from roundups and torture in Chechnya to antigay witch hunts in Egypt and Indonesia, closure of queer-friendly health facilities in Tanzania, and a…


ADDED ON: 01/03/2018

India’s Biggest Queer Film Festival is Looking for People to Design its New Poster

The biggest LGBTI film festival in south Asia has launched an international competition for artists to design the 2018 festival poster. The KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is on the hunt…


ADDED ON: 09/12/2017

How Hinduism is Fighting Homophobia Abroad

Rama Ramanuja Achari, head of the Australian Council of Hindu clergy, recently wrote a blog supporting same-sex unions. His argument: Same-sex attraction is not a personal choice like “Should I have dal…


Q&A with Creator of “All About Sec 377”

What will it take to end a legacy of colonial repression in India? The courts have run in circles invalidating then reinstating Section 377. In a landmark 2009 decision the Delhi High…