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India: Gay rights rule change sets up cultural battle

India: Gay rights rule change sets up cultural battle

(Reuters) – When R. Balaji, a 30-year-old gay man from India’s IT hub Bengaluru, comes up for white-collar job interviews, recruiters are initially enthusiastic. It’s only when they notice his résumé includes work at an LGBT magazine they go cold, he said. His struggles to find a job show the difficulties LGBT Indians have faced […]

India: Finance Minister Says Anti-gay Laws Should Be Re-examined

India: Finance Minister Says Anti-gay Laws Should Be Re-examined

In India, New Delhi – born Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley,  has stated that ‘conservative’ and outdated laws against gay relationships should be re-examined by the Supreme Court. At the moment, the anti-gay laws mean that LGBT people can face imprisonment if having gay consensual sex, and discrimination, harassment and condemnation are all part of […]