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Feb 02, 2019
Queer Azaadi Mumbai 2019: CST lit up in support of LGBTQI communityThe iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus was lit up in the rainbow colours to commemorate Mumbai LGBTQ Pride 2019
Sep 07, 2018
After Supreme Court verdict on Section 377, LGBTQ community members, activists gear up for next challengeIndia will remember the morning of 6 September, 2018 for a long time to come, when at 11.30 am, in a matter of half an hour, the Supreme Court decriminalised consensual intercourse between persons of the same sex and read down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code
Sep 06, 2018
Supreme Court strikes down Section 377: Plaudits must go to Ashok Row Kavi, flag-bearer of India's LGBT movementAshok is perhaps the first Indian homosexual to step out of the closet even though he had confessed to it, and had sought comfort to mentally come to terms with it with a spell in a monastery
May 02, 2018
SC judgment on privacy was catalyst: Humsafar Trust's Ashok Row Kavi on petition to quash Section 377The Mumbai-based NGO Humsafar Trust — headed by LGBTQ rights champion Ashok Row Kavi — moved the Supreme Court against Section 377. Row Kavi spoke with Firstpost about what prompted the petition.
Feb 11, 2018
On the ever-important participation, leadership and representation of women in LGBTQI spacesWomen have been at the centre of LGBTQI forums and events in Mumbai, ensuring that there are safe spaces for other lesbians, bisexual and trans women | #FirstCulture
May 29, 2017
Kashish Queer Film Festival 2017: Panel of parents discusses acceptance, inclusion and activismThis year's Kashish Queer Film Festival featured a discussion where parents spoke about the need for families to support their LGBTIQ children.
May 23, 2016
Dancing queens: Transgenders raise the bar in Mumbai's dance circuitThe Maharashtra government's Dance Bar Regulation Bill is doing nothing to protect the security of the women, as well as the growing number of transgenders in the business
May 19, 2016
LGBT rights: There's a lot Tim Cook could do in the war on Section 377Apple 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
Jan 21, 2016
Wings Rainbow, a radio taxi service by the Mumbai LGBT community tries to bring them to mainstreamWings Rainbow, an initiative by Wings Travels and Humsafar Trust, will begin functioning in 2017, and five volunteers from the LGBT community have already signed up for it.
Apr 13, 2014
Time for an LGBT voting bloc? Section 377 and Elections 2014This is going to be the 16th Lok Sabha but the first time LGBT issues have figured in a major party manifesto. Has the furore over Section 377 meant we now have the potential for an LGBT voting bloc in India?