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Sep 28, 2018
Women of all ages allowed entry to Sabarimala temple: Why I disagree with the Supreme Court verdictA ban on women in Sabarimala was no social evil, but a matter of faith. The Supreme Court should have left the faith to the believers.
Sep 21, 2018
Saudi woman's case against father stirs 'guardianship' debate after court orders him to get her a passportSaudi Arabia is pursuing far-reaching social reforms that include a historic decision allowing women to drive, attend soccer games and take on jobs that once fell outside the narrow confines of traditional gender roles.
Sep 06, 2018
SC ruling on Section 377 has removed legal barriers, now emotional ones must be tackled: Devdutt PattanaikWe are not a conventional, fundamentalist state that frowns on pleasure and private acts of intimacy, says Devdutt Pattanaik
Feb 22, 2018
Kolkata transwoman's passport application rejected: Incident highlights low awareness of trans rightsBorn male, but identifying as female, Sandeepta Das' passport application was rejected by an official, allegedly on the grounds that she hadn't undergone Sex Reassignment Surgery
Nov 17, 2017
How Australian athletes shaped history by campaigning for same-sex marriage as nation voted 'yes'Different sporting organisations in the country, both local and national, publicly backed the 'yes' campaign and called for equal marriage rights for all Australians.
Oct 14, 2017
Politicising gender detracts from our ability to frame neutral, equitable lawsUnfortunately, our judgment of right and wrong can often be biased by gender, rather than being embedded in factual accuracy or a moral framework.
Sep 24, 2017
Transgender persons need to be recognised as human beings; not deified or demonisedOn the one hand, our culture deifies transgender people — on the other, it demonises them for who they are. What if we just learned to look at them as 'people' instead?
Apr 29, 2017
Chechnya is persecuting its gays: Here's what we can do to rise up against it"Let’s work on something more constructive, like freeing those who are tangled in the web of deceit in Chechnya." - Harish Iyer
Apr 13, 2017
Ram Gopal Varma, your calling Tiger Shroff 'transgender' is a compliment of the highest sortDear Ram Gopal Varma, I am writing to appreciate you in calling Tiger Shroff a transgender: Read equal rights activist Harish Iyer's open letter
Jan 28, 2017
Mumbai Pride Parade: Not just a symbol of protest, it is a celebration of who we areHere are some answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Mumbai Pride Parade, also known as the Queer Azaadi March