Tag Archive | section 377

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: LGBT activists hopeful as top court hears challenge to Section 377

India: LGBT activists hopeful as top court hears challenge to Section 377

(Reuters) – India’s top court on Tuesday began hearing arguments challenging a colonial-era law banning homosexuality, and activists said they were optimistic it would be overturned, despite opposition from some ruling lawmakers. The Supreme Court hearing comes around five years after it reinstated a ban on gay sex – still considered taboo by many in […]

India: Supreme Court To Re-examine Validity Of Anti-gay Law (Section 377)

India: Supreme Court To Re-examine Validity Of Anti-gay Law (Section 377)

India’s Supreme Court on Monday agreed to reconsider a 2013 decision, which had criminalised consensual sexual relations between same-sex adults. This is seen as  a victory for equal rights campaigners. Lawyer Anand Grover, who appeared for five members of the LGBT community who had petitioned the court seeking a review of the ban, told the […]

Burma: Government Should Protect, Not Target, Gay People

Burma: Government Should Protect, Not Target, Gay People

Burma’s government should publicly condemn grossly discriminatory remarks by a regional official about gay men and transgender women, Human Rights Watch said last Wednesday (2nd) in a letter to senior Burmese officials. The Burmese government is obligated under international law to protect all people in the country regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. During […]

India: New Delhi Pride March Yesterday (Sunday 30th)

India: New Delhi Pride March Yesterday (Sunday 30th)

In a country where homosexuality was banned again only last December by the Supreme Court, having been decriminalised in 2009, hundreds marched in a Pride Parade yesterday (Sunday 30th November) and it passed off peacefully.