articles by Ashok Row Kavi

India

Section 377 verdict: Decriminalising homosexuality is a legal win but erasing social stigma will be a long and hard fight

LGBTQ or sexual minorities whose long self-exile has come to an end, need support to get up on their feet and walk out of the shadows of stigma and discrimination.

India

SC remarks on Section 377 offer hope: Decriminalising homosexuality will end gloom for LGBTQs

LGBTQ communities now see a ray of hope that the battle to rid the statute books of Section 377 of the IPC is now going a step ahead towards a final denouement.

Life

Surrogacy Bill pushing for RSS' 'adarsh samsaar': Who decides what is a family anyway?

The bill has brought in a totally fallacious phrase called “altruistic surrogacy” that restricts this right to married couples with or without children who wish for another child and can procure it through the serves of a distant relative for surrogacy.

Life

Section 377: Latest petition is a desperate cry for help by LGBT Indians and should be heard

What marks this Section 377 petition is that for the first time we have faces to the issues that we confront on a daily basis and a factual recounting of the discrimination this so-called “minuscule minority” faces.

World

Orlando massacre is latest evidence of LGBT being the most hated minority

Even as the news of the Orlando massacre started trickling in on an otherwise sultry Sunday, some of us were at a party celebrating the successful Kashish Film Festival later that evening.

Life

LGBT rights: There's a lot Tim Cook could do in the war on Section 377

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s visit to India started with an early morning aarti to the iconic Siddhivinayak Temple; the visit sent a message to the LGBT communities in India that hopefully Ganpati Bappa will remove the obstacles created by Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code

World

Curb the rising tide of religious intolerance: We must lend a hand to Bangladesh

The Indian activists have worked with all political parties, including the right wing BJP and hence is making its presence felt in the social and political landscape. I think we can put out a helping hand to get our Bangla brothers and sisters out if necessary.