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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.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Section 377, Male sex abuse, Sexual assault, Rape Laws

Men can be raped, and women can rape: Why Indian laws need to change for a more equal society

To tackle sexual assault and violence effectively, we need to free our laws of gender stereotypes.

VOICES

 |  7-minute read
Supreme Court, Section 377, Adultery, Section 497

Why I don't agree with Supreme Court's reasoning to decriminalise adultery

The Apex Court has completely ignored the social reality of India. It has gone by its own abstract idea of freedom, equality and dignity.

ART & CULTURE

 |  The Castaways  |  17-minute read
Gay marriages, Supreme Court, Same sex marriage, Section 377

Is it only sex without love? A man in a megapolis talks about the loneliness of gay life

It was about these sexual encounters where you didn't even get to see the face of the person, recounts Karthik Kalyanaraman, who is now a little less afraid of betrayal.

ART & CULTURE

 |  7-minute read
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.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Supreme Court, Dipak Misra, Vikram seth, Homosexuals

Section 377 struck down: Why the war is far from over

The weeding out of this regressive law has come as a release for persons of alternative sexuality who form between seven and eight per cent of India's population.

VOICES

 |  6-minute read

VARIETY

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Gay marriages, Supreme Court, Lgbtq rights, Section 377

A first-ever gay swayamwar on Indian television? Shiver!

Remembering Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi's 'comic' Maddy, we are just shuddering at the very thought.

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.