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LGBTI Rights in India


ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Mumbai: What India’s Landmark LGBT Ruling Means for Bollywood

On Sept. 6, the Indian Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Section 377, a colonial-era penal code that criminalized same-sex relations in the country and made them punishable by up to 10 years…

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ADDED ON: 10/25/2018

A Third of Gay Men Report Being Married to a Woman in India

On September 6, India repealed Section 377, decriminilazing being LGBTQ. In a country that has a population of 1.3 billion people, that means that there are roughly 42 million LGBTQ people living…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2018

Why Muslim Groups in North India Want the Government to Re-criminalize Gay Sex

A prominent Muslim group in north India has spoken out against the Supreme Court of India’s decision to end the country’s gay sex ban. Anjuman-e-Imamia’s Jammu chapter told a press conference on Sunday (14…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2018

Why Muslim Groups in North India Want the Government to Re-criminalize Gay Sex

A prominent Muslim group in north India has spoken out against the Supreme Court of India’s decision to end the country’s gay sex ban. Anjuman-e-Imamia’s Jammu chapter told a press conference on…

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ADDED ON: 10/14/2018

After Legal Win, Sec 377 Petitioner Keshav Suri Launches Foundation to Share LGBT Stories

The launch of the Keshav Suri Foundation saw five panel discussions on how corporates, the media, and politics can be widened to include LGBTQIA people. “Did any of you feel awkward today?”,…

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ADDED ON: 10/14/2018

Buckle Up: India’s First Trans Cabbie Revs Up for Equality

Lipstick in hand and phone at the ready, Meghna Sahoo darkens her eyes with kohl, combs her long, black hair and adjusts a dupatta scarf so she is primed for her first…

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ADDED ON: 09/30/2018

In Legal Battle Over Gay Sex, Kenyan Court to Consider Indian Ruling

Parties involved in a court case seeking to decriminalize gay sex in Kenya will be allowed to make submissions based on a recent decision by India’s top court to overturn a ban…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2018

In Legal Battle Over Gay Sex, Kenya Court to Consider India Verdict on Section 377

Parties involved in a court case seeking to decriminalize gay sex in Kenya will be allowed to make submissions based on a recent decision by India’s Supreme Court to overturn a ban…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2018

India Court Rules Lesbian Couple Can Live Together

A court in India's southern state of Kerala has ruled in favor of a lesbian couple who want to live together. S Sreeja, 40, petitioned the high court alleging her partner Aruna,…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2018

UN Human Rights Chief Cites Indian Apex Court’s Ruling on Gay Sex, Urges Countries to Amend Laws

The UN’s top human rights official cited “landmark decision by India’s Supreme Court” decriminalizing consenual gay sex and urged more countries to bring their laws and practices in line with the fundamental…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2018

Where is being gay still against the law?

India recently decriminalized gay sex in a landmark ruling for LGBT rights, overturning a ban dating back more than 150 years. The judges of the Supreme Court were unanimous in their decision…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2018

India’s Anti-Gay Law Is History. Next Challenge: Treat LGBTQ Patients With Respect

Two years ago, Shivam Sharma rushed to a Mumbai hospital at 2:30 a.m. He’d had sex earlier that night with a man who was HIV positive. They’d used protection, but Sharma just…

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