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INDIA-GAY-RIGHTS

Hundreds of LGBT activists marched in the Pride parade in New Delhi today to draw attention to discrimination against India’s LGBT community. Marchers called for a repeal of the law that criminalises homosexual acts. The penal code which criminalises acts was overturned in 2009, but four years later the move was overturned who decided repealing the section which dictates the law should be up to parliament, not judiciary. https://www.instagram.com/p/BNT6O8bDMa9/ Gay sex is punishable by up to 10 years in prison in India. Many in...
gay indian

In 2013 India's Supreme Court reinstated ban on gay sex, and that had a huge negative impact on LGBT people in India. In these hard times for the LGBT community, especially in India, a country that praises traditional family, Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil made a video to support same-sex love. "When I was 12 or 13, I realised I wasn't attracted toward the opposite sex but to the same sex. There was no internet... there was no one to tell me what...
Indian LGBT

This Sunday in New Delhi was colorful as hundreds made up the Pride Rally that marched through the town. This should have been impossible. Homosexuality in India has long been a taboo subject. The British Raj (King), led by his Christian beliefs, instituted Section 377 and made sex between same sex persons punishable by law. In 2009, the Delhi High Court tried to change this, stating that it is unconstitutional to punish sex between two consenting adults but this...
Temple of Love

It is known that India is a conservative country, and the LGBT community there has been suffering over and over again oppression from the society and recently from the government. Back in 1998, right wing fundamentalists started a violent riot when the Deepa Mehta’s movie “Fire” was released. The reason was the storyline of the movie, two Indian women falling in love with each other, while both being involved in marriages. businessinsider.com A harder strike came in 2013 when the Supreme Court...
The Third Gender

A UK Parliamentary Select Committee will meet later this month to take evidence and discuss the case for a Third Gender being recognised in English law. This would bring England in line with countries including Germany, Australia and India, who already recognize that not all citizens identify as male or female. ipolitics.ca The Women & Equalities Select Committee chaired by the Conservative Maria Miller (previously Minister for Women and Equalities) will sit on 13th October,  and hear evidence from a variety...

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