Tag Archive | section 377
Asia’s first LGBT+ video streaming platform, that bills itself as the continent’s ‘gay Netflix’, plans to expand this year into India, its founder said on Wednesday [following the removal of anti-gay legislation]. GagaOOLala – which combines two slang phrases used to describe gay people in Taiwan – is moving into India because of improved internet […]
It started with a homophobic post on social media. Dr. Prasad Raj Dandekar, a radiation oncologist based in Mumbai, was scrolling through his Facebook feed one evening several years ago, when he saw a colleague had posted an anti-gay comment. “I commented saying, ‘This isn’t appropriate; maybe you don’t mean it’,” Dandekar told the Thomson […]
(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 […]
(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’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 […]
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.