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InQueerAble Happenings' theatre presentation Short+Salty looks at queer lives outside identity politics
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InQueerAble Happenings' theatre presentation Short+Salty looks at queer lives outside identity politics

Staged in celebration of the first anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark judgment on Section 377, Short+Salty explores identities, conventions, and queer lives in rigid societal structures.

A year since Section 377 repeal, how cafes in Kolkata celebrate LGBTQ community's spirit
Life

A year since Section 377 repeal, how cafes in Kolkata celebrate LGBTQ community's spirit

A year after the Supreme Court of India abolished Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which had criminalised homosexuality, here's taking a look at two cafes in the city of Kolkata, celebrating the pride colours in all their glory.

Delhi Queer Pride 2018: LGBTQ community celebrates Sec 377 ruling, airs larger social issues
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Delhi Queer Pride 2018: LGBTQ community celebrates Sec 377 ruling, airs larger social issues

In its 11th year, the Delhi Pride March marked a celebration of the landmark Supreme Court of India judgment which struck down portions of Section 377, and decriminalised consensual gay sex.

Arun Jaitley on Section 377 verdict: 'Disagree with Supreme Court's reasoning that sexuality is part of free speech'
India

Arun Jaitley on Section 377 verdict: 'Disagree with Supreme Court's reasoning that sexuality is part of free speech'

Arun Jaitley said he did not agree with the portion of the historic Supreme Court judgment decriminalising consensual gay sex that called sexuality a part of free speech

UN Human Rights chief Michelle Bachelet cites Indian Supreme Court's ruling on homosexuality, urges more countries to amend laws
World

UN Human Rights chief Michelle Bachelet cites Indian Supreme Court's ruling on homosexuality, urges more countries to amend laws

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, during the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual and Intersex (LGBTI) Core Group event — 'Violence against LGBTI Individuals: Extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions' — on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly here on Tuesday, said that change is happening around the world.

Section 377 scrapped: Queer activists recount their most significant memories in the run-up to the verdict
India

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

TISS LGBTQ community denounces student's 'personal attack' on queer member, calls it disservice to cause of creating safe space
India

TISS LGBTQ community denounces student's 'personal attack' on queer member, calls it disservice to cause of creating safe space

The 'Queer Collective' group of gay members at the TISS alleged that the comment was directed at the cultural secretary of the students' union during a gathering last Friday.

Uttar Pradesh and Kerala top list of cases registered under Section 377 of Indian Penal Code
India

Uttar Pradesh and Kerala top list of cases registered under Section 377 of Indian Penal Code

According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), as many as 2,195 gay sex cases were registered under Section 377 in 2016, 1,347 in 2015 and 1,148 cases in 2014.

Section 377 is gone, but the fact that it took 71 years, and a court to do it, raises questions on Indian democracy
India

Section 377 is gone, but the fact that it took 71 years, and a court to do it, raises questions on Indian democracy

While one should be grateful that India has finally done away with Section 377, a law it should never have had in independent India, one should ponder about why it remained for 71 years and why it took a court to outlaw it

'Overwhelmed, emotional, jubilant': 'People's verdict' on homosexuality moved us, say IITians who petitioned against Section 377
India

'Overwhelmed, emotional, jubilant': 'People's verdict' on homosexuality moved us, say IITians who petitioned against Section 377

The petitioners are all members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community, and represent Pravriti – an informal network of more than 350 LGBT alumni, students and faculty from across India's 12 IITs.

Section 377 verdict: 158-yr-old anti-homosexuality law was based on legislation passed by Henry VIII in 1533, notes SC
India

Section 377 verdict: 158-yr-old anti-homosexuality law was based on legislation passed by Henry VIII in 1533, notes SC

The Supreme Court, which unanimously struck down part of the British-era law that criminalised gay sex, has traced the history of Section 377 in its judgment back to the reign of King Henry VIII in 1533.

Section 377 verdict: Decriminalising homosexuality is a legal win but erasing social stigma will be a long and hard fight
India

Section 377 verdict: Decriminalising homosexuality is a legal win but erasing social stigma will be a long and hard fight

LGBTQ or sexual minorities whose long self-exile has come to an end, need support to get up on their feet and walk out of the shadows of stigma and discrimination.

Section 377 verdict: Acceptance of homosexuality more than doubled from 1990 to 2014, reveals survey
India

Section 377 verdict: Acceptance of homosexuality more than doubled from 1990 to 2014, reveals survey

Justification for homosexuality more than doubled in India during 1990-2014 with 58 percent Indians now okay with having a homosexual as their neighbour, up from nine percent seen in 1990, reveals data

Section 377 verdict: Few media groups accuse SC of 'egregious excess', Urdu newspapers underplay judgment
India

Section 377 verdict: Few media groups accuse SC of 'egregious excess', Urdu newspapers underplay judgment

The right-wing and Urdu newspapers semed unimpressed with the landmark Supreme Court judgment reading Section 377 and legalising homosexuality with some accusing the apex court of committing egregious excess and others underplaying it

Section 377 verdict: Hansal Mehta, Onir, Shakun Batra discuss queer representation in Indian cinema
Entertainment

Section 377 verdict: Hansal Mehta, Onir, Shakun Batra discuss queer representation in Indian cinema

Three directors, known to have made iconic films about the LGBTQI community, about what the future holds after the scrapping of Section 377

'Independence Day II': As SC strikes down Section 377, here's how India's dailies congratulated LGBT community
India

'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

Section 377 Verdict: Gay marriage, inheritance, adoption laws unlikely; 'majoritarian' view will keep State, SC away
India

Section 377 Verdict: Gay marriage, inheritance, adoption laws unlikely; 'majoritarian' view will keep State, SC away

The Supreme Court was able to read down Section 377 because right to equality guaranteed in the Constitution, but to legalise gay marriages, adoption or inheritance, requires legislative changes, something only the Parliament can do

Daily bulletin: PDP distances from J&K panchayat polls, SC legalises homosexuality, India play England in final Test; day's top stories
India

Daily bulletin: PDP distances from J&K panchayat polls, SC legalises homosexuality, India play England in final Test; day's top stories

A day after the National Conference (NC) decided to boycott panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the People's Democratic Party (PDP) said it would follow the same path, noting that a political party could not ask people for votes in a tense situation that was compounded by Article 35A

Google, Facebook put out rainbow icons to mark SC verdict on Section 377, celebrate 'equal rights'
India

Google, Facebook put out rainbow icons to mark SC verdict on Section 377, celebrate 'equal rights'

No sooner was the judgment on Section 377 announced, celebrations erupted as people from the community rejoiced in the streets.

Section 377 verdict: Celebs, activists hail SC judgment; Shashi Tharoor says it 'shames' BJP MPs who opposed him in LS
India

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.