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Social welfare, Transgender, LGBTQ, Transgenderrights

Why India needs holistic implementation of laws for LGBTQ+ community

The mere recognition of the community as the third gender is not sufficient. Laws must ensure that their community is holistically accepted in the fabric of the Indian society.


 |  4-minute read
Human Rights, Section 377, LGBTQ, Capital punishment

UN resolution: Shame, India among 13 nations in favour of death penalty to gays

The move sends the message that equal rights for LGBTQ+ community is a distant dream.


 |  4-minute read
LGBTQ, Fundamental rights, Section 377, Right to Privacy

What fundamental right to privacy means for India's LGBTQ and Section 377

Maybe the price for safety doesn't always result in the loss of privacy.


 |  3-minute read
LGBTQ, Gender Equality, Indians, Sex Change

Why sex-change operations are seeing a rise in Delhi-NCR

What people are choosing to do with their bodies is more of a youthful assertion of independence and individuality than a meltdown of societal taboos.


 |  21-minute read
LGBTQ, Sexuality, Section 377

Sexuality in India: Ambedkar’s fight still remains the battle of our time

[Book excerpt] As India turns 70, a gay citizen looks at the (In)dignity of our sexualities.


 |  10-minute read
Loneliness, Queer, LGBTQ

Who is the lonely queer Indian?

In the overconfident assumption that one can understand the struggles of another, we forego that their suffering may be beyond our comprehension.


 |  6-minute read
Same sex couples, LGBTQ, Germany

What India can learn from Germany legalising same-sex marriage

It's time we came out of our dark cave of criminalisation and persecution.


 |  Shorts In The Dark  |  5-minute read
Hinduism, Gay rights, LGBTQ, Section 377

What's stopping BJP from decriminalising homosexuality?

Nothing prevents the Hindu Right in India from reinventing itself.


 |  5-minute read
Section 377, Bollywood, The Unsuitable Boy, LGBTQ

Karan Johar reveals why he wanted to have children

[Book excerpt] I think it’s self-acknowledgement. It’s coming to terms with everything.


 |  3-minute read
Same sex couples, Homosexuality, LGBTQ

Why are we so afraid of the man-man love?

Love, I know not why, is judged to be a weakness.