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India Decriminalises Homosexuality In Landmark Court Ruling

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Queensland decriminalisation review

Queensland and Australian sex worker organisations today welcomed the impending Queensland decriminalisation review of state sex work laws. State Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman earlier announced a review of current laws by the Queensland Law Reform Commission. She said the Commission will advise on improving the health, safety, human rights and also legal protections of sex workers …

sex worker safety

Queensland Sex Workers and allies rallied on International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers on the issue of sex worker safety. The rally remembered sex worker lives lost to violence and recognised that sex workers still needlessly experience violence today. Community leaders and sex workers addressed Tuesday’s rally in Centenary Place Park. Candi Forrest, …

India Delhi Pride

India’s LGBTIQ community is celebrating after the country’s Supreme Court delivered a landmark ruling decriminalising consensual gay sex. Section 377 of India’s Constitution banned sexual activity “against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal” and was widely interpreted as a law against gay sex, which was punishable by up to 10 years …

India could be on the verge of legalising homosexuality after the country’s top court agreed to re-examine the country’s law banning gay sex. The Indian Supreme Court will review the validity of Section 377 of India’s penal code which bans “carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal” and has …

alan turing law

Thousands of gay and bisexual men found guilty of now-abolished sexual offences in the United Kingdom have received posthumous pardons. The men received the pardons under the new ‘Alan Turing Law’. People who died earlier will receive automatic pardons. 15,000 living men convicted of gay sexual acts before the decriminalisation of homosexuality  in England and …