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Aug 15, 2019
Arundhati Katju: Section 377 was never only about sex, it was actually about right to citizenshipIt’s easy to think that maybe this [scrapping of Section 377] is just the onward march of history, that rights are inevitable and that we live in a world where rights will keep progressing – but that isn’t actually the case.
Aug 15, 2019
Our freedoms are fragile, as we must remember on 73rd Independence Day and Sec 377 ruling anniversaryThe judgment which struck down the law outlawing who we could love in the sanctity of our personal lives had this to say on freedom: Sexual autonomy and the right to choose a partner of one‘s choice is an inherent aspect of the right to life and right to autonomy.
May 25, 2019
The Queer Take: What I don't talk about when I talk about being a city dweller who doesn't like to travelIn his column 'The Queer Take', Joshua Muyiwa writes: I so want to travel and see the wide, wonderful world. It isn’t that I don’t have the resources alone to accomplish these aspirations, it is that travelling is an arduous experience for me.
Apr 02, 2019
No Country For Queer VoicesQueer voices don’t necessarily need appreciation, they need to be acknowledged. We aren’t asking for a spotlight, we are just asking for a platform.
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.