One seldom acknowledges that besides LGBTQ+ individuals coming out to their parents, there is also the difficult process of the parents’ public acceptance of their children’s sexuality.
“People think there are like ten queer people in Ahmedabad, but we want to show there is a whole community.”
Leading candidates fiercely opposed gay rights that have recently been expanding in Latin America.
Indian cities such as New Delhi and Mumbai are at par with Bangkok and Manila when it comes to businesses that are open to the gay community.
The Dalit Women Speak Out conference brought together over 400 delegates from across the country. What was our intent, and where do go from here?
‘LGBTIQA+’ is a term often employed to be inclusive – but it runs the risk of being so inclusive it loses all meaning.
With the Supreme Court readying itself to review Section 377 again, India must try and rid of itself of its bigoted and patriarchal ways and become more inclusive.
Australian’s parliament voted to legalise same-sex marriage in December after a nationwide postal survey returned an overwhelming majority in favour of the unions.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud said the issue arising out of Section 377 of the IPC had to be debated upon by a larger bench.
Jennifer Levi, a lawyer with gay, lesbian and transgender advocacy group GLAD, called the decision not to appeal “great news.”
Activists believe the proposal to amend several articles of the Indonesian Criminal Code is aimed at persecuting the LGBT community.
Same-sex marriages are legal in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay, and significant advances have been made to increase access to legal abortions in Argentina, Chile, Mexico City, Colombia, Bolivia and Uruguay.
Misogyny is particularly vicious when combined with majoritarian nationalism.
Justice Anthony Kennedy voiced concerns about endorsing discrimination against non-heterosexual people, but also about anti-religious bias.
To begin with, its definition of the word ‘transgender’ is wrong.
The election field for the municipal polls saw a striking change this time – the active participation of women and transgender candidates contesting ‘general’ seats.
Australians overwhelmingly endorsed legalising same-sex marriage in a postal survey run by the national statistics agency and the bill easily passed the Senate by 43 votes to 12.
The UN standards of conduct to help tackle discrimination against LGBTI persons at the workplace can lead to a change in the arena of global LGBTI rights.
Russia, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia are becoming some of the most challenging expatriate assignment destinations for multinational firms.
A House panel had called out the government on its flawed understanding of transgender persons and asked it to promote and safeguard the rights of the marginalised community.
Justice N. Kirubakaran said a decision on the passage of the Bill should be taken at the earliest because people were suffering.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is confident that parliament will legislate to permit same-sex marriage before it breaks in December.
Australia will become the 26th nation to formalise the unions if the legislation is passed by parliament, which is expected despite some vocal opposition within the government’s conservative right wing.
The gathering sang, danced and celebrated as people from all walks of life, identifying with different sexual orientations and genders got together at Barakhamba metro station to march till Jantar Mantar.
From corporate funding to politics and ideology, the forthcoming Delhi Queer Pride Parade participants are engaged in an animated and even fractious debate over the direction of the movement.
While awareness around the LGBTQ+ community has increased in recent years, the majority continue to hide their sexual orientation due to the risk of verbal and physical assault.
Trump had announced in July that he would ban transgender people from the military, which, if enacted, could halt years of efforts to eliminate barriers to military service based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
A concerned citizens group recently proposed a draft Progressive Uniform Civil Code with reforms to marriage, adoption, divorce and inheritance laws.
Police, state-aligned media and the religious establishment all see it as a public duty to combat the ‘spread’ of homosexuality.
The resolution called for the protection of the rights of foreign nationals facing the death penalty under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, the grounds on which India had sued Pakistan in the ICJ.
Bodies like JNU’s GSCASH sensitise and create dialogue on gender and sexual politics at the university, and on how this interplays with other social and cultural locations and identities.
Germany’s parliament approved marriage equality in June after Chancellor Angela Merkel chose to make the vote a matter of conscience.
Economics does a pretty good job at explaining and predicting patterns in marriage that would otherwise appear irrational.
Despite overwhelming public support, the issue of same-sex marriages has faced a political deadlock, with the Australian high court stepping in recently to give a go-ahead for the vote.
“The tendencies she was showing were at a nascent stage. We cannot really pin-point if it is really homosexuality.”
The constitution bench’s verdict in the Right to Privacy case encompasses many extraordinary achievements that show that our judiciary can and will correct errors of the past.
The judgment – in the way it defines privacy and dignity of an individual – has far reaching implications on the rights of LGBTQI individuals.
The judgment makes it clear that in a democracy, the rights of minorities, especially discrete and insular ones, are as sacred as those conferred on citizens to protect their freedoms and liberties.
Justice A.P. Shah said, “There is very little scope now for those wanting to support Section 377…invading the bedroom can’t be considered reasonable restriction [on the fundamental right to privacy].”
Extracts from the judgement that impact Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises homosexuality.