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LGBTI Rights in India


ADDED ON: 03/14/2022

This Mumbai cafe run by transgender community is breaking the internet

We often read about innovation and experimentation in terms of menu and hospitality of restaurants and cafes, with a motive to attract customers. For a change, this café in Mumbai is making…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2022

Schools must wake up to the needs of LGBT children

Despite the Supreme Court striking down the colonial-era law that criminalised homosexuality back in 2018, there still exists a deep-rooted social stigma against the LGBTQ community, keeping it socially isolated, and on…

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ADDED ON: 03/03/2022

‘What is the army afraid of?’ Indian government stops film inspired by gay soldier

NEW DELHI — For years, J. Suresh struggled with shame over his identity as a gay man, which he kept to himself. When he joined the “hyper straight world” of the Indian…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2022

India’s LGBTQ+ ‘pioneer’ state bans abuse and boosts trans rights

NEW DELHI – Police threats, slurs and even violence are all part of LGBTQ+ life in India, but a new rule could ease the onslaught in one southern state as it becomes a…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2022

National Medical Commission forbids conversion therapy

CHENNAI: Any doctor found engaged in conversion therapy — a controversial gender and sexual reorientation practice often slammed as pseudoscience — is liable to be prosecuted for professional misconduct, the National Medical Commission…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2022

Kerala LGBT Couple Move Court To Get Their Marriage Registered Under Transgender Identities

On February 14 when the world marks Valentine's Day, Manu Karthika and Syama S Prabha will start their new journey in life as a couple. The duo is set to tie the…

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ADDED ON: 01/26/2022

Election in India’s most popular state seen as crucial LGBTQ rights test.

India’s most populous state and a battleground for Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold the election in seven phases in February as the Election Commission of India has announced. The Uttar Pradesh…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2022

‘Cars had stickers of DMK leaders’: Pro-Hindutva LGBTQ activist Gopi Shankar Madurai survives fourth attack, appeals to PM Modi for help

Well-known LGBTQ activist Gopi Shankar Madurai has recently survived the fourth attack in Mahabalipuram of Tamilnadu. Gopi Shankar Madurai was obstructed in the road by six goons when he was going for…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2022

Tripura Cops Deny Allegations Of Transgender Harassment

The Tripura Police have refuted the allegations made by atleast four transgender persons, who asserted that personnel from Tripura Police stripped them on Saturday in a bid to prove their gender identity,…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2022

LGBT Members Allege They Were Made To Disrobe By Police To Prove Their Identity

Agartala, Jan 11 (PTI) Four LGBT members were arrested by the police here and made to disrobe in a police station to prove their identity, according to an FIR filed by one…

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ADDED ON: 01/04/2022

Meet Trinetra Haldar Gummaraj, Karnataka’s First Transgender Doctor.

Transgender activist, surgeon in training, and Instagram influencer Trinetra Haldar Gummaraju is fighting bigotry. She is taking on prejudice against the trans community and hopes to improve the healthcare of trans people.…

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ADDED ON: 12/27/2021

Specially-abled Kiran Nayak striving for transgender rights

Hyderabad: Since the annulment of Article 377 two years ago, the members of LGBTQ in India are still battling to come out of the closet — especially those who live in the…

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