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VARIETY

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Army, Supreme Court, Homosexuality, General Bipin Rawat

General Rawat doesn’t want homosexuality in the Indian Army: He should look at other nations that have allowed it

There is no data to suggest that homosexuals in an army can adversely impact its valour or morale. The experience of various countries shows Armed Forces actually benefit from leaving soldiers’ personal lives alone.

ART & CULTURE

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VOICES

 |  8-minute read
India's got talent, Homosexuality, Koffee With Karan, Karan Johar

KJo, Jo is not for joker: From jackets to jokes, what's wrong with Karan Johar?

He was canny, smart, honest, open. He’s becoming crude, crass, caricature-ish — and very unfunny.

VARIETY

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Section 377, Homosexuality, Sreesanth, Bigg boss 12

Bigg Boss Season 12: How Sreesanth and other contestants exposed their homophobia

'Effeminate' gestures and rude jokes have often been used on the show to typecast and stereotype gay men.

ART & CULTURE

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Sexuality, Mughal Empire, Section 377, Homosexuality

From Babur to Dara Shukoh: Fluid sexuality was never 'unnatural' during Mughal era

When people were looking for reasons to behead Sarmad, they didn’t find homosexuality a reason enough to punish him.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Homosexuality, Section 377

Section 377 verdict: PM Modi’s silence on a historic judgment is a let-down to the LGBTQ+ community

Whatever his personal beliefs, as the prime minister, the eloquent Mr Modi should have reacted to an important verdict by the country's Supreme Court.

VOICES

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POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Kashmir, Lgbtq rights, Homosexuality, Section 377

Section 377 verdict: Legally safe, socially targetted, Kashmir's LGBTQ face a huge challenge of acceptance

In Kashmir, the community is excluded not just from public spaces, but also from public discourse, including books and newspapers.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Homophobia, Homosexuality, Section 377 verdict, Section 377

Why we should welcome brands to celebrations on the striking down of Section 377

The aversion we have for brands making profits in a capitalist society shows we haven't come to terms with the changes of the globalised world.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Nalsa, Homosexuality, LGBTQ, Supreme Court

SC verdict on Section 377 is a victory, but the battle isn't over yet

Even though there is reason for cheer, we must not forget that the verdict itself is not enough.