Solicitor General’s stance on same-sex marriage before Delhi HC goes against Indian law; rights aren't a matter of political convenience
The law of India does recognise same-sex relationships and it is time for courts in this country to declare the law and bring relief to millions of LGBTQ individuals who live in India.
FIFA 2022 World Cup: Transgender and gay fans 'welcome' but they need to respect our customs, says Qatar
A top Qatari World Cup official has said that transgender and gay fans would be welcomed to the 2022 tournament, but stressed that visitors would have to respect Qatari customs.
Botswana HC decriminalises homosexuality, overturns colonial-era law punishing gay sex up to seven years in prison
Botswana’s ruling comes after Kenya’s high court upheld its law banning gay sex, keeping same sex relations punishable by 14 years in jail, drawing strong criticism from the United Nations and rights activists.
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi claims a place for trans people at Kumbh Mela, pushes for recognition of her Kinnar akhara
Unlike other akharas at the Kumbh Mela, which are only open to Hindu men, the Kinnar akhara is open to all genders and religions. On the Kumbh's first bathing day, Tripathi led a train of 21 tractor chariots from their tent camp to the bathing ghats.
Bills in Lok Sabha seek ban on non-vegetarian food at govt meetings, equal rights for LGBT community to serve in armed forces
Over 85 private members' bills were introduced in Lok Sabha Friday on various issues, including seeking a ban on serving non-vegetarian food in government meetings and functions and grant of equal rights to LGBT community to serve in the armed forces.
Section 377 scrapped: Queer activists recount their most significant memories in the run-up to the verdict
For queer activists, it's been a long and arduous journey that led to the historic 6 September ruling scrapping Section 377
'Independence Day II': As SC strikes down Section 377, here's how India's dailies congratulated LGBT community
As the Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality in a landmark ruling, there was a common theme running across the front pages of our national dailies
After Supreme Court verdict on Section 377, LGBTQ community members, activists gear up for next challenge
India 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
Section 377 verdict: Celebs, activists hail SC judgment; Shashi Tharoor says it 'shames' BJP MPs who opposed him in LS
The Supreme Court order on Section 377 was widely welcomed and celebrated by activists, Bollywood celebrities, and some political parties.
Section 377 verdict of 2013 taught us how vulnerable rights can be when left to whims of majoritarianism
Section 377 was never the end of the journey but always the first step in demanding respect. That journey remains.
Section 377 verdict updates: RSS says homosexuality not crime, but needs social and psychological solutions
Section 377 verdict LIVE updates: A Supreme Court constitution bench on Thursday pronounced a unanimous verdict scrapping Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises ‘unnatural sex’. Chief Justice Dipak Misra noted that majoritarian views and popular morality cannot dictate constitutional rights.
United Nations India Thursday lauded the Supreme Court for striking down a "key component" of IPC's Section 377 which criminalises "specific sexual acts between adults" and said the judgment will boost efforts to eliminate stigma and discrimination against LGBTQ persons.
Supreme Court strikes down Section 377 that criminalised 'unnatural sex', says history owes apology to LGBTQ persons
A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra termed the part of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises unnatural sex as irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary.
Supreme Court likely to pronounce verdict on pleas challenging validity of Section 377 at 10.30 am tomorrow
The apex court had reserved its verdict on 17 July a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the section that criminalises homosexuality.
Section 377 Supreme Court hearing Day 3: Homosexuality not an aberration, says Justice Indu Malhotra
The Supreme Court should not have re-criminalised Section 377 in 2013, senior counsel Shyam Divan, who appeared for Voices Against 377, told the five-judge bench hearing arguments against Section 377 on the third day.
On Tuesday, a newly re-constituted five-judge Supreme Court constitution bench will commence hearing petitions on repealing Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which criminalises sexual relationship between persons of same sex.
Kolkata transwoman's passport application rejected: Incident highlights low awareness of trans rights
Born 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
Supreme Court to reconsider, review Section 377 of IPC: Apex court's 2013 judgment upheld criminality of gay sex
The Supreme Court decided to reconsider the constitutional validity of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which has been used to decriminalise homosexuality.
Transgender Day of Rage in Kolkata galvanises community to protest ill-conceived bill to 'protect' their rights
This year, the city of Kolkata, home to the oldest Pride parade in India, added a different flavour to the usual Pride celebrations—a Transgender Day of Rage.
So as it stands, the Transgender Persons [Protection of Rights] Bill 2016 is clearly woefully inadequate to meet the needs of the Indian trans community. If passed, it would not only cement problematic definitions of gender into law, but also institute provisions that actively harm the community and potentially lead to more interference and discrimination than they already face.