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LGBTI Rights in India


ADDED ON: 09/07/2018

India’s Gay Sex Ban Was a Relic of the British Empire — But It’s Still in Place in Dozens of Ex-colonies

When India’s Supreme Court this week legalized same-sex intercourse between consenting adults, it buried, most likely forever, a 157-year-old law introduced during British colonial rule. The decision was a landmark — not least because…

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ADDED ON: 09/06/2018

India Just Overturned a 157-Year-Old Law That Criminalized Gay Sex. See How LGBTI Supporters Celebrated the Win

India’s Supreme Court has overturned Section 377 of its Penal Code, which had criminalized any sexual acts “against the order of nature,” including consensual sex between adults of the same gender. Chief…

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ADDED ON: 09/06/2018

History Owes Apology to LGBTI Community and Kin: SC Judge Malhotra

New Delhi, Sep 6 History owes an apology to the members of the LGBT community and their families for the delay in providing redressal for the “ignominy” and “ostracism” they have faced…

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ADDED ON: 09/06/2018

India’s Supreme Court Rules Gay Sex Is No Longer a Crime in Historic Section 377 Judgement

India’s Supreme Court has ruled to decriminalise gay sex, in an historic and unanimous verdict handed down by a five-judge panel that will have a profound impact both here in India and…

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ADDED ON: 09/06/2018

Meet the Gay Couple Who Pleaded with India’s Top Court for the Right to Love

Cherished rights often come about because organizations and peoplehave worked for years to make them happen. But they also usually depend—in the last mile—on a few people (paywall) deciding to step forward at great personal risk…

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ADDED ON: 09/06/2018

What it Means to Be Gay in Rural India

The Supreme Court's decision to make gay sex legal in India has been hailed as historic. LGBT groups in cities across the country have been celebrating the ruling as the "beginning of a new…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2018

From Sniggers to Abuse: ‘Visibly Different’ LGBT Indians Struggle for Jobs

At a busy New Delhi intersection, Kummi knocks on car windows and begs for money - the only job she says she is qualified for in India, where stigma denies transgender women…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2018

LGBTQ Classes Are Now Mandatory For College Students In Gujarat

While the LGBTQ-rights movement in India is coming into its own, the world’s first openly gay prince and LGBTQ rights activist, Manvendra Singh Gohil, has pioneered South Asia’s first academic module on…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2018

Kerala Floods: Queer Groups Organize Relief for Thousands, Help Rescue Hundreds

Thiruvananthapuram-based Queerythm turned their 24-hour helpline number for the LGBTIQ+ community into a number for distress calls. Juhi Chawla comes out of the house, barking at a stranger. She settles down only when…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2018

Devout and Gay: Faith vs Sexuality

By the afternoon of July 12, the lawyers of the 34 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender petitioners and intervenors, including parents of queer persons and mental health professionals, had wrapped up their…

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ADDED ON: 08/07/2018

Now You See Her, Now You Don’t: The Invisible Lives of Queer Women in India

Rupa Mhatre (name changed) is among the last to exit the just-arrived red state transport bus at the Mumbai Central depot. Pulling her sari over her head to shield against the rain,…

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ADDED ON: 08/03/2018

The Crowd-sourced List of Campus Groups That Help Women, LGBT and Dalit Communities

Leaving the comfort of your school and home and stepping into college can be an overwhelming experience. Especially if you belong to a minority community that can be discriminated against. To make…

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