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The Indian Judiciary casts a strong ray of hope on Trans rights

The Indian Judiciary casts a strong ray of hope on Trans rights

A breath of fresh air permeated through the queer movement in India on the 5th of October, 2015, with the Delhi High Court upholding the right of a transman to exercise his free choice in leading a fulfilling life. The story in short – Shivy (born Shivani Bhat), a 19-year-young transman, had come over from […]

“Queer? Oh dear!” India Supports Russian anti LGBT UN Resolution

“Queer? Oh dear!” India Supports Russian anti LGBT UN Resolution

In yet another shameful and discriminatory move, India has decided to stand by a Russian-drafted resolution in the United Nations that had proposed removing benefits for same-sex partners of the UN staff. India joined 43 other nations in voting for this resolution, including its neighbours China and Pakistan. Thankfully, this resolution did not receive the […]

Musings: A Year Down the Line

Musings: A Year Down the Line

December 11, 2013 marks the most blatant rent in the fabric of rights that the Supreme Court of India has sought to weave since our Independence. It was on this date that the Court overruled an earlier ruling from 2009 (read about it  here) whereby Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (an archaic body of laws […]