Section 377
Posted by John A Raju in LGBT+

There seems no logical basis for retaining this draconian law, one that was established in the 1800s and should have been scrapped by now.
Mumbai queer pride 6
Posted by Lipi Mehta in LGBT+

With over 7000 participants, the Mumbai Queer Azaadi March was a festive celebration that called for equal rights for the LGBT+ community.

In places like the North East where such issues get very less visibility, Pride becomes a platform for people to come together and stand in solidarity.
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India's first transgender modelling agency hopes to be about more than catwalks and glossy photographs, it hopes for visibility and economic opportunity.

A ray of hope can be seen in India today as citizens rejoice amongst chants of 'No going back!' and 'Down with 377!
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In the fight for equal rights, this is the first step we can all take together.
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How can any debate on tolerance ever miss one of the biggest institutionalised intolerance in our nation-the legally backed intolerance towards homosexuals?
Gay rights activists shout slogans during a protest against the verdict by the Supreme Court in Mumbai December 15, 2013. India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy, following a four-year period of decriminalisation that had helped bring homosexuality into the open in the socially conservative country. In 2009 the Delhi High Court ruled unconstitutional a section of the penal code dating back to 1860 that prohibits "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal" and lifted the ban for consenting adults. The Supreme Court threw out that decision, saying only parliament could change Section 377 of the penal code, widely interpreted to refer to homosexual sex. Violation of the law can be punished with up to 10 years in jail. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: LAW SOCIETY) - RTX16JJD
Posted by isaac roque in LGBT+

The world’s largest democracy cannot justify that claim until it recognizes the injustice, and administers equality in every sense of the word.

Decriminalisation of Section 377 will not provide societal acceptance which is equally important to survive in the society.
Participants take part in a gay pride march in New Delhi June 28, 2009. About a thousand gays, lesbians, transsexuals and supporters participated in the parade on Sunday. REUTERS/Buddhika Weerasinghe (INDIA SOCIETY) - RTR254OT

The curative petition in Supreme Court raises fundamental questions about the values on which this Republic is founded - inclusiveness, equality, freedom.
dadi rani sharma smj section 377
Posted by Lipi Mehta in LGBT+

"Kaun kehta hai criminal? (Who calls them criminals?)" asks Dadi fiercely, challenging Section 377. Supreme Court, we hope you're listening.
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 The implication of the present study that our “gendered” brains are more like a mosaic than a chessboard should be welcomed.
Aligarh trailer

In a sad move by the Censor Board yet again, a film as important as ‪'Aligarh‬', its trailer has been given an 'A' certificate.

'World of Equals' – the new bilingual textbook on gender that has been introduced by the South Indian state of Telangana is a long overdue initiative. 
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Some were new and caught our attention; others were pretty much the same – just moulded to suit a different audience with pretty much - the same root cause.
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Here's a comedian who has lived through many stereotypes and doesn't flinch before bashing every single one of them.

A long journey of achieving equal rights for the LGBTQIA+ community in the US and shows how political will and the lack thereof can make all the difference.
For representation only
Posted by YouthKiAwaaz in News

The incident makes known the need for gender and sexuality education in schools and the government would do well to take note.
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Posted by Lipi Mehta

2015 was an iconic year for politics, gender and equal representation and because of the way people reacted to natural disasters and acts of terrorism.
maitri dore shashi tharoor section 377
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Posted by Maitri Dore in LGBT+

The Lok Sabha voted against the introduction of Shashi Tharoor's private member bill that sought to decriminalise 'unnatural' sex.
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The way gender and sexuality is defined aims to inculcate a mindset of discrimination in the future doctors and healthcare professionals of the country.
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Guest AuthorPosted by YKA Staff in Society

Youth Ki Awaaz too joined the merriment and captured moments of free expression of love and affection at the Delhi Queer Pride Parade

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