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Decriminalising Section 377: DGP issues guidelines to Station House Officers

In suo motu cases, the investigators must find out whether the relation was consensual.

published on : 7th October 2018

Lesbian couple fears for life from parents, Delhi HC grants police protection

The women said their parents were influential and well connected with police officials and their advocate even got a call from a woman, who claimed to be a police officer, threatening him.

published on : 1st October 2018

Medical, legal aid to 'queer' at the click of a button

The LGBTQIA+ community has often faced and still faces discrimination when it comes to accessing basic healthcare and legal aid.

published on : 1st October 2018

UNHRC cites Indian apex court's ruling on gay sex, urges countries to amend laws

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.

published on : 26th September 2018

Trans people were respected in our ancient Indian society

Alok Ojha, Senior Superintendent of Post Offices, lauded the judgment and called Section 377 a ‘colonial construct’.

published on : 25th September 2018

Kanpur man approaches police over wife's homosexual ties with his cousin 

Emboldened by the recent SC decision decriminalizing some portions of Section 377 pertaining to homosexuality, both the women had started profess their love openly, added the man.

published on : 18th September 2018

Section 377: Judgement to pave way for more pluralistic society, says senior advocate Anand Grover

The senior advocate reiterated that sex should be spoken about openly in schools as well for people to start a dialogue on this.

published on : 14th September 2018

Anger at big brands capitalising on Rainbow Pride in India, but is it misdirected?

Although the LGBTQI community doesn't hold a monopoly on "rainbow", the symbol to represent the community, rainbow or pink capitalism has become a new norm for commercial giants.

published on : 14th September 2018

Why all of us should cheer Section 377 verdict

It is a small victory for the LGBT community and they have a huge task ahead in fighting discrimination and ensuring recognition of their choices in civil laws.

published on : 13th September 2018

Singapore DJ challenges decriminalisation of Gay-sex in India in court

Sex between men remains illegal in Singapore due to a law inherited from the same colonial-era statute, although it is rarely enforced.

published on : 12th September 2018

Kerala, Uttar Pradesh top list of states with Section 377 cases: NCRB data

According to the National Crime Records Bureau, as many as 2,195 gay sex cases were registered under Section 377 in 2016, 1,347 in 2015 and 1,148 cases in 2014.

published on : 10th September 2018

Dawn of a new journey for those torn between identities   

A 27-year-old who works at The LaLiT as a human resource trainee narrates his transition from Shwetanjali to Anshuman.

published on : 9th September 2018

Section 377 verdict: SC refers to global judgments that decriminalise gay sex

CJI Misra and Justice Khanwilkar mentioned the constitutional courts of United States, Canada, South Africa, Republic of Philippines and the European Court of Human Rights.

published on : 8th September 2018

If gay professor in 'Aligarh' was alive today, he wouldn't have to die: Actor Manoj Bajpayee

The actor recalled the struggle he went through while playing the gay professor.

published on : 8th September 2018

British-era Section 377 based on law passed by King Henry VIII in 1533

Justices Nariman and Chandrachud, in their separate concurring judgements, dealt in detail about the evolution of the section as it exists in the present form.

published on : 8th September 2018
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