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Jul 12, 2018
Section 377 Supreme Court hearing Day 3: Homosexuality not an aberration, says Justice Indu MalhotraThe 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.
Jul 09, 2018
Section 377: Supreme Court to begin hearing petitions against criminalising homosexuality todayOn 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.
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
Jan 08, 2018
Supreme Court to reconsider, review Section 377 of IPC: Apex court's 2013 judgment upheld criminality of gay sexThe Supreme Court decided to reconsider the constitutional validity of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which has been used to decriminalise homosexuality.
Dec 11, 2017
Transgender Day of Rage in Kolkata galvanises community to protest ill-conceived bill to 'protect' their rightsThis 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.
Dec 06, 2017
Centre's transgender protection bill is problematic and woefully inadequate, will harm communitySo 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.
Oct 17, 2017
Russian man speaks out on police torture on homosexual men in ChechnyaA gay man living in Chechnya, on Monday, went public to describe his detention and torture by police during a crackdown on homosexuals in the region ruled by strongman Ramzan Kadryov.
Oct 12, 2017
Apple, Microsoft, Google and other tech companies urge US court to address protection of LGBT employees within the lawGay rights is the latest issue to cause a rift between the business community and the Trump administration. A group of 76 companies submitted a brief to the court saying a split among lower courts on that question had created uncertainty for employers and gay workers.
Sep 12, 2017
Centre likely to tweak definition of transgender: Major step towards recognition of community's civil and political rightsIt is very commendable that the Centre has decided to take action about the definition of transgender in order to safeguard the rights of the community.
Sep 05, 2017
Centre's reluctance to safeguard 'transgender rights' in wages bill regressive, shows judicial wins alone don't end discriminationBy refusing to specify 'third gender' within the wages bill, the law ministry has suggested that transgender identity and rights be negated, and that goes completely against the tenets of the NALSA verdict