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Today, Hyderabad celebrates love with pride

To mark the occasion, a pub in Hitech City has gone all out to welcome persons of the community, making special arrangements for couples who have for long been in the closet.

published on : 14th February 2019

Section 377: NGO withdraws curative plea against SC verdict recriminalising consensual gay sex

The apex court considered the plea of the NGO that its curative plea has now become infructuous in view of the five-judge constitution bench verdict in 2018 which had set aside the 2013 judgement.

published on : 11th February 2019

World looking at India’s success on Section 377: Writer Chike Frankie Edozien

Edozien teaches journalism at New York University and is author of the memoir ‘Lives of Great Men: Living and Loving as an African Gay Man’. 

published on : 15th January 2019

SC orders on Section 377 and adultery fine, but won't allow these in Army: General Bipin Rawat

Gen Rawat, during his annual press conference, said such actions are forbidden in the Army. At the same time, he added that the security forces are not above the law.

published on : 10th January 2019

Justice was the buzzword for women in 2018

Supreme Court held that section 377 of the IPC was a weapon to harass members of the LGBTQ community, resulting in discrimination against them.

published on : 30th December 2018

Grappling with judges' 'rebellion', SC delivered on morality and gender justice

The press conference by the four judges, including Ranjan Gogoi, who was elevated to Chief Justice later in the year, created ripples in judicial and political circles.

published on : 29th December 2018

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
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