It’s Done! All citizens have the Right to Love!

It’s Done! All citizens have the Right to Love!

New Delhi, Sep 6 (PTI) Gay sex among consenting adults is not a criminal offence, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday, holding that part of a 158-year-old colonial law that criminalised it, violated the constitutional right to equality and dignity. The top court decriminalised part of the Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that […]

Transwomen as special Security guards in Bihar?

Transwomen as special Security guards in Bihar?

Reshma Prasad, Bihar’s best known transgender activist, has mooted a proposal that TGs be deployed as security guards in Observation and Special homes run under the JJ Act. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar went on to ask officials to figure out if transgender persons (read transwomen) could serve as security guards at remand homes, short stay […]

SC set for Fresh look at 377

SC set for Fresh look at 377

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has changed the composition of the five-judge constitution bench that will examine the legal validity of section 377 of the penal code, a Victorian-era law that effectively criminalizes non-heterosexual relationships, among other types of ‘carnal intercourse against nature’. The question before the court is, whether Article 377 of the […]

Proud Democrat Politician flaunts kiss in Trump’s face

Proud Democrat Politician flaunts kiss in Trump’s face

Maryland (USA) : A candidate in the running for the post of Maryland governor has staged what appears to be the first same-sex kiss by any candidate in a campaign ad – and aired it on one of President Donald Trump’s favourite stations. “I’m running for governor to deliver progressive results and to stand up to […]

Rock singer Dan Reynolds rallies for LGBT Mormons

Rock singer Dan Reynolds rallies for LGBT Mormons

Dan Reynolds of “Imagine Dragons’ recalled how a college experience helped him identify with the struggles of LGBTQ youth in an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” this week. Rocker Dan Reynolds turned on his Mormon roots when he was kicked out of college for having sex with his girlfriend of four years. The Imagine […]

LGBTQ rights on Jamshedpur Campus?

LGBTQ rights on Jamshedpur Campus?

Five days ago, Jamshedpur in Jharkhand witnessed its first Pride Parade. Following the Pride Parade by the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community on April 7, a steel city-based social outfit has formed a committee to spread awareness on LGBTQ rights. The emphasis, however appears more to be on transgender rights, but it […]

Filipino Catholic school students affirm LGBT rights

Filipino Catholic school students affirm LGBT rights

Students from Catholic schools in the Philippines marched with LGBT groups this week to press for the passage of a bill designed to end discrimination on the basis of gender and sexuality. They  attended nationwide rallies with gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders in major cities across the country on March 17 to show support for […]

Transgender Activisim spurs Assam TG Board Plan

Transgender Activisim spurs Assam TG Board Plan

Guwahati: Assam in the process of framing a state policy for  transgendered people, as directed by the Supreme Court to all states in 2014. A committee constituted by the Assam social welfare department, suggested in a recent meeting that the Kerala policy may be adopted as a benchmark while framing a state policy for welfare […]

Yangon is out and proud, Hang 377!

Yangon is out and proud, Hang 377!

Yangon, Jan 29 : India and Burma share the same article 377, the archaic British law that has little use and much misuse in the 21st century. Finally, it seems that Burma (Myanmar) is coming Out! Fluorescent wigs askew and leaving broken stiletto heels and a cloud of glitter in their wake, Myanmar drag queens […]

How films direct homophobia onto school kids

How films direct homophobia onto school kids

The 2005 Malayalam film Chanthupottu showed the central character played by Dileep as a “cross dresser,” a man who developed feminine gestures because his grandmother raised him like a girl. And ultimately, he discovers his ‘masculine self.’ The film went on to win Dileep the Special Jury award at the Kerala State Film Awards that […]

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