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Bollywood gay rom-com

Bollywood gay rom-com Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan opened in India Friday to 5-star reviews. However, both Kenya and the United Arab Emirates announced bans on screenings of the film. Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan tells the story of a gay couple struggling to win acceptance from one set of parents. They refuse …

LGBTIQ Indians

LGBTIQ Indian community organisations joined other rights groups on a march through New Delhi yesterday. The march protested the new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Critics describe the law as anti-Muslim and claim it also violates India’s secular constitution. Over 1,000 members of India’s LGBTIQ communities joined the protest. The CAA and two other government measures …

Menaka Guruswamy Arundhati Katju indian decriminalisation

Menaka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju, the two lawyers who successfully argued the case for the Indian decriminalisation of homosexuality, are a couple. Scroll down for the vid. The pair spoke to Fareed Zakaria of CNN about the long battle for gay law reform in India. They first attempted to win Indian decriminalisation in 2013. On …

varanasi india same-sex wedding

A same-sex wedding between two cousins took place in the Indian holy city of Varanasi last week. Despite India not allowing same-sex weddings, the couple refused to leave until a priest married them. Apparently concerned by the prospect of arranged marriages, the two women travelled to Varanasi from their home town. They wanted their relationship …

india lesbian teen violence mob rope

Neighbours tied a 19-year-old Indian lesbian woman to a tree and beat her after they found her in bed with her female partner. The teenager had dated her girlfriend for the last six months. Both lived in the village of Chandol, Odisha in eastern India. A number of the couple’s neighbors had criticised the two …

dutee chand india athlete sprinter

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has revealed she is in a same-sex relationship with her “soulmate”, making her the first openly gay sportsperson in India. The 23-year-old told India’s Sunday Express she has been in a relationship with a woman from her village in east India. She said she was encouraged to come out after India’s …

Uber has chosen an inclusive heart as the symbol for a Valentine’s Day campaign in India to recognise the Indian Supreme Court’s ruling to decriminalize gay sex in the country. The transport service provider also added a rainbow background to its route map. The company announced the inclusive gesture via Twitter, urging everyone to express …

Indian Army lgbt ban

India has vowed to crack down on homosexuality within its military, with Indian Army General Bipin Rawat declaring that gay sex is simply “not acceptable.” The defiant stance was reinforced just months after the historic decriminalisation of homosexuality in India when the Supreme court struck down part of the colonial era banning of same sex …

India Delhi Pride

By Amy Bhatt, University of Maryland The Indian Supreme Court has legalised homosexuality, overturning a 157-year ban on consensual gay sex. In a nearly 500-page unanimous decision issued on Sept. 6, India’s highest court affirmed that “whenever the constitutional courts come across a situation of transgression or dereliction in the sphere of fundamental rights which …

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 …

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