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LGBTI Rights in India


ADDED ON: 02/28/2019

Colour & confidence: Marching with queer pride

Even as the Supreme Court struck down section 377 of the Indian Penal Code in a landmark judgement in September last year, the queer community’s fight for acceptance and various rights continues.…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2019

LGBTQIA Members Walk for Pulwama Martyrs

I’m gay, that’s okay. I’m trans, that’s okay, I’m straight, that’s okay’…these slogans were chanted at the fourth edition of Nagpur Pride organised at Samvidhan Chowk on Saturday by hundreds of LGBTQIA members and…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2019

Gujarat Govt Establishes Transgender Welfare Board; Housing, Education & Other Issues To Be Taken Care Of

A Transgender Welfare Board has been established by the Gujarat government, which has been constituted by the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment. The community’s housing, education, employment and livelihood will be…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2019

Small, Rural Businesses are Far Behind India’s Corporate Giants in Welcoming LGBTI People

Following India's September move to scrap a colonial-era ban on gay sex, more and more corporations are opening their doors to LGBT+ people and ushering in policies to make them feel more…

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ADDED ON: 02/12/2019

Stage set for Queer Pride

Nritya Forum for Performing Arts came alive on Sunday with the performance of members and allies of the LGBTQ plus communites at Queer Carnival. Organised by the Hyderabad Queer Swabhimaan Yatra (QSY),…

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ADDED ON: 02/12/2019

‘One can be queer and religious too’

Stressing that being religious and queer does not have to be mutually exclusive, Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender (LGBT) activists said that homosexuality was more of a lifestyle choice and religion did not…

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ADDED ON: 02/08/2019

India takes ‘big step’ in AIDS fight with gay sex ruling – Global Fund chief

No longer shamed as criminals, millions of LGBT+ people in India will be less at risk from HIV/AIDS following the legalisation of gay sex, the head of a global health fund said…

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ADDED ON: 02/07/2019

Mumbai Hosts First Same Sex Wedding Party After SC Verdict

For Vinodh Philip, there couldn't be a better tribute than his wedding reception to the city that embraced him and saw him through his toughest turmoil. Nearly five months after the Supreme…

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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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