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LGBTI Rights in India


ADDED ON: 04/25/2019

Trans voters use correct identity in Indian general election for first time

Members of Delhi’s transgender and non-binary community have voted for the first time under their correct identity in India’s general election. The Indian election—which takes place from April 11 until May 19—is…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2019

India opens health clinic run entirely for and by LGBT people

India has opened the doors to its first health clinic run entirely for and by LGBT+ people. The healthcare centre, located in Mumbai, employs LGBT+ receptionists, pharmacists, and counsellors to provide the…

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ADDED ON: 04/23/2019

‘Dedicated LGBT cell need of the hour’: Priya Dutt

Extending support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, Priya Dutt, the Congress candidate from Mumbai North Central constituency, on Sunday said she would push for formation of a dedicated…

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ADDED ON: 04/23/2019

‘Stigma does not go away’: Mumbai’s dedicated LGBT health clinic

Vivek Sharma has travelled 20km from his home to the congested eastern suburb of Mumbai for his HIV treatment. But the journey is no hardship for the 23-year-old student. “My file was…

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ADDED ON: 04/12/2019

Renowned LGBTI activist wants to become the Pete Buttigieg of India

LGBTI rights activist Harish Iyer announced this week he would be joining one of India’s major political parties, the Indian National Congress (INC). Iyer was looking forward to ‘working with the Mumbai…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2019

LGBT activist Harish Iyer joins Congress, says queer people need to get into politics

LGBT activist Harish Iyer on Tuesday announced he is joining the Congress party. "I have officially joined the Congress and look forward to working with the Mumbai Congress team in weeding out…

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ADDED ON: 04/04/2019

As India election nears, officials urge trans Indians to vote

India is seeking to increase participation by its transgender citizens in the elections that are scheduled to begin April 11. Although hijra, trans, and other non-binary people were given the right to…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2019

CPI-M releases manifesto, calls for anti-discriminatory bill

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) released its manifesto in New Delhi on March 28 calling for a comprehensive anti-discriminatory bill covering the LGBTQIA+ community of the country. In a significant…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2019

#GoodNews: India’s First LGBT Theatre Group Launched in Kerala

At the back of the temporary stage built on Queer Pride day, Prijith stands looking tense. He looks preoccupied even as he describes to journalists the new programmes they are about to…

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ADDED ON: 03/14/2019

This transgender woman is running for a seat in India’s national parliament

India’s commercial hub, Mumbai has its first-ever transgender candidate for upcoming parliament elections. Sneha Kale announced she would contest the north-central constituency as an independent candidate this week, according to the Mumbai…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2019

LGBT in India: What it’s like six months after gay sex was decriminalised

Up until six months ago, 20-year-old Tish felt like a criminal. He faced long-term prison time in India because he was an out and proud gay man, but then his life changed.…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2019

A Literature Festival in Lucknow by the LGBTQIA Community

Despite the low turnout at the Awadh Queer Literature festival, the organisers' enthusiasm was on an all-time high. In a first, such a festival was organised in Lucknow recently at Baudh Santhan…

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