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There isn’t a single university student enrolled under the ‘others’ or third sex category in the city despite the provision being made nearly five years ago.
"Sweet little thing!" ''Baby, where you going?" ''How much do you charge?" These all-too-familiar jeers are spewed at them as they make their way with the caravan of several thousand.
Born in a conservative family, Iyer, who was allegedly sexually abused as a child for almost 11 years, was among the first male rape victims in the country to come out in the open to tell his story.
It is the latest effort by President Donald Trump's administration to chip away at protections for the LGBTQ community.
The Central Electoral Bureau said 7.24 percent of voters had cast a ballot by mid-morning Sunday in the two-day referendum. The vote requires a 30 percent turnout to be valid.
The LGBTQIA+ community has often faced and still faces discrimination when it comes to accessing basic healthcare and legal aid.
On September 6, a five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court of India unanimously decriminalised part of the colonial law under Section 377 which criminalised consensual gay sex.
Alok Ojha, Senior Superintendent of Post Offices, lauded the judgment and called Section 377 a ‘colonial construct’.
Opposite-sex couples who had entered into civil unions and civil partnerships abroad would also qualify for dependant visas under the new rules in Hong Kong.
The senior advocate reiterated that sex should be spoken about openly in schools as well for people to start a dialogue on this.
Videos from the gig, available on social media, showed staff security dragging fans out of the crowd while the "New Rules" singer was performing on stage.
India's Supreme court gave the 'queer' their rights in a historic decision on September 6.
The verdict could give rise to a number of legal reforms that have not been discussed in it like marriage and divorce, adoption and guardianship, bank loans and inheritance.
A lot of people don’t understand what 377 entails.
The secret Facebook group was started by three queer IITians in July 2012, who wanted to create a common platform for all queer students in IIT to interact — they then joined the case against Sec 377.