India

LGBTI Rights in India


ADDED ON: 09/07/2019

In Nepal and India, parallel movements for dignity for LGBT communities

I came of age in late 1990s Kathmandu, during a period when Nepal’s capital city was smaller and more insular. There was little room for marginalized groups in the sociopolitical sphere. But…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2019

Year after India gay ruling, a battle to change attitudes

Vivek Kishore and Vishwa Srivastava hit it off soon after meeting at a cafe, little knowing what lay in store for them as a gay couple in India where homosexuality was a…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2019

Indian state bans unnecessary surgery on intersex babies

An Indian state has banned sex assignment surgery on babies whose sex is not clear at birth, a health official said on Wednesday, in a first to protect intersex children. The landmark…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2019

The (queer) year that was

If you’re a queer Indian, the reading down of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (a colonial-era law that criminalised consensual adult same sex relationships) on September 6, 2018, is a…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2019

How Silicon Valley fostered India’s LGBTQ+ movement

The moment I heard that Section 377 had finally fallen, I wondered if my friends Arvind and Ashok, sitting far away from India in their two-storey house in San Jose in California,…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2019

Indian State Bans Unnecessary Surgery for Intersex Children

India’s Tamil Nadu state government has issued an executive order banning medically unnecessary surgeries on children born with intersex variations. The order comes in response to an April court judgment prohibiting "normalizing" surgeries…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2019

India’s Chand confident of making Olympic cut

Dutee Chand, India’s first openly gay sports star, has fought many battles off the track in recent years but for the next 12 months the sprinter is hoping to focus entirely on…

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ADDED ON: 08/26/2019

Meet Kerala, India’s First “Married” Gay Couple

A gay couple in India is getting mass attention for their love. And now, the couple are being referred to as the first “married” gay couple in the state of Kerala. On…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2019

Mumbai: LGBT people raise clamour for gender-neutral laws

Two city youths have decided to take the next step in the assertion of LGBT rights and have more queer-friendly laws in the country. To enable their quest, Shrushti Mane and Varun…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2019

India SC Rejects Review Plea Seeking Same-Sex Marriage

The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea seeking review of its order which had rejected a petition seeking various civil rights such as same-sex marriage, adoption and surrogacy for the LGBTQ community.…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2019

Meet Mumbai’s LGBTQ heroes without capes

In 2012, when the city got its first Gender Reassignment Clinic at Kolkilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Andheri, Dr Dheeraj Kapoor, consulting endocrinologist, was one of the key people involved in setting it…

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ADDED ON: 07/22/2019

Two women who fought against LGBT laws in India just came out as a couple

Menaka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju successfully challenged Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which punishes LGBTQ+ relations. The Supreme Court lawyers opposed the draconian laws which were introduced during the British…

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