In Historic Verdict, SC Decriminalises Homosexuality

In Historic Verdict, SC Decriminalises Homosexuality

In a historic verdict, the Supreme Court on Thursday decriminalised homosexuality between consenting adults by declaring Section 377, the penal provision which criminalised gay sex, as "manifestly arbitrary". In separate but unanimous verdicts, a five-judge Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Rohinton Nariman, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice Indu Malhotra…

NammaPride Makes Us Proud!

NammaPride  Makes Us Proud!

Dressed in bright colours and waving balloons in the air, over 7000 individuals took to the street of Bangalore for the 10th edition of the Bangalore Pride March on Sunday. Individuals from the LGBTQI community and their parents, allies, ordinary citizens and persons with disability marched from near the Majestic Railway Station to Town Hall….

Making Transgender Rights a Reality in India

Making Transgender Rights a Reality in India

  “While there is no shame in being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex or even straight,” says Ramesh Bais, a member of parliament from India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, “there is most certainly shame and dishonor in being a homophobe, a transphobe and a bigot.” This strong public acknowledgement of the LGBT community, long…