Tag: Homosexuality

Delhi: Woman raped by another woman, fails to lodge complaint after SC verdict on Sec-377

Delhi: Woman raped by another woman, fails to lodge complaint after SC verdict on Sec-377

Days after Supreme Court’s momentous verdict of decriminalising Section 377 which deals with homosexuality as crime, a horrifying incident come forward. A 25-year-old woman in Delhi alleged that she was raped by a 19-year-old woman in Delhi, however, couldn’t file a complaint against the accused after the Supreme Court’s landmark[Read More…]

How it can boost Indian economy after Section 377 could cost India $26 billion a year

Here’s how ‘Pink Money’ can boost India’s economy after Section 377 got scrapped

India has possibly been throwing away more than $26 billion a year when it continued to marginalise the LGBTQIA+ community.  However, now that the Supreme Court has decriminalised homosexuality with the rainbow flags flying high, Indian markets could benefit from the vast spending power of the queer community. The remarkable judgement[Read More…]

Government capable enough to tackle situation, says Manoj Bajpayee on Kashmir attack

Manoj Bajpayee celebrates fall of draconian law criminalizing homosexuality

Section 377 of the IPC has been repealed, and actor Manoj Bajpayee, who played the lead role in “Aligarh”, is celebrating the fall of the draconian law criminalising homosexuality. Manoj said: “When I played the homosexual professor Ramchandra Siras in ‘Aligarh’, I realised what true loneliness is. The man’s isolation was more of an issue to me than[Read More…]

Section 377 verdict: Timeline of legal battle

Section 377 verdict: Timeline of legal battle

The following is a timeline of the LGBTIQ community’s fight against the colonial era law criminalising homosexuality: 1991: AIDS Bhedbhav Virodhi Andolan (ABVA) is first to raise its voice against Section 377 of IPC. The NGO comes out with a report about ostracism faced by the LGBTIQ community. 1994: ABVA[Read More…]

Provide treatment, security to acid attack victim, SC tells UP

Five points from Supreme Court verdict on Section 377

Supreme Court strikes down Section 377 in unanimous verdict on Thursday. CJI Dipak Misra says there is a consensus among the judgments, which means all the judges are in agreement on the criminalisation of Section 377. 1) NALSA – Rights of LGBTQ community recognized including life with dignity. In the same vein, at[Read More…]

Malaysia defends contest on how to ‘prevent’ homosexuality

On Saturday, Malaysia’s health ministry kept its decision to host a contest on how to “prevent” homosexuality and transgenderism by saying that the competition was directed at assisting teens to make better health decisions. Activists had criticised this competition by saying that it could evoke hatred and violence against lesbian,[Read More…]

IDAHOT aims to stimulate interest in LGBT rights

Every year, May 17th is celebrated as International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Though some countries in the world have decriminalised the LGBT rights, there are some nations that still do not view homosexuality in a favourable light. The basic aim of this day is to stimulate interest in LGBT[Read More…]

Homophobic leaders

SC refuses to hear 377 petition, CJI to decide its future

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to examine a fresh Public Interest Litigation filed by a group of LGBT celebrities challenging the validity of penal provision incriminating gay sex. A bench headed by Justice S A Bobde ruled that the new petition will be placed before the Chief Justice of[Read More…]

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