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India's Supreme Court Is Set To Review Anti-Gay Law

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's top court on Tuesday said it will review a decision over whether to uphold a colonial-era law that criminalizes gay sex ...

A Ray Of Hope For India's LGBT Community

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of gay rights activists danced to drum beats and held colorful balloons as they marched in a parade in New Delhi on Sunday...

Lesbian ad in India Shows Change Does Not Wait on Courts

Sandip Roy | Posted 06.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Sandip Roy

Some day inevitably the father-figures of the court too will catch up. And then like the young woman in the Anouk ad, society will say "Papa, you've reached? We'll just come down."

An Open Letter to the Supreme Court of India

Nish Gera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nish Gera

When, in a decade or two from now, people look back at which side of history you stood on, and for how long, will you have a good enough answer?

The Sign That This Dad Brought To A Gay Pride March Will Make You Believe In Better Tomorrows

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This week, a dad in India is inspiring us all to wear our hearts a little more obviously on our sleeves. Not content to merely support his son in ...

Round Two: India's LGBT Community Tries Again To Strike Anti-Gay Law

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

India’s Supreme Court has agreed to hear pleas against the controversial sodomy law that recently re-criminalized gay sex. In July 2009, the Delh...

800 Million Voters in World's Biggest Election: Are Gay Rights on the Ballot?

Nish Gera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nish Gera

In past Indian elections, gay rights haven't even been a peripheral issue. This time around, they are an issue. But the good news, unfortunately, stops there. It is, at best, only a peripheral issue.

India's Gay Community Is Taking Over! (In The Best Way Possible)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Gaysi Family is a website dedicated to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community living in the South Asian subcontinent. Last...

Harvard India Conference Addresses 'LGBT Rights in India: The Way Forward' (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Pothik Chatterjee, who has organized a panel entitled "LGBT Rights in India: The Way Forward," which takes place at Harvard University on Feb. 16. The panel will address the recent recriminalization of homosexuality by the Supreme Court of India.

More Bad News For India's LGBT Community

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW DELHI, Jan 28 (Reuters) - India's Supreme Court has refused to review a month-old ruling that banned gay sex in the world's largest democracy, s...

Refusing to be Criminals (Again): Struggle for Equality Continues in India

Harjant Gill | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Harjant Gill

LGBTQH Indian all over the world must resist seeing ourselves as the "criminal" that the Indian Supreme Court is trying to make us into.

Indian Supreme Court Endangers Human Rights -- But Public's Outrage Holds Promise for Different Future

Suzanne B. Goldberg | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Suzanne B. Goldberg

If there was any question about where things are headed, the outpouring in the media makes clear that the decision of India's Supreme Court to uphold the colonial-era law that criminalizes sexual relations between same-sex partners reflects the nation's past but does not likely reflect the future.

Et Tu, India? Why I Am a Criminal (Again) in My Own Country

Nish Gera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nish Gera

In India, the largest democracy in the world, gay sex is illegal again -- "again" because the law from 1860 British India that made "sex against the order of nature" illegal was struck down by the Delhi High Court in 2009. Yesterday the Supreme Court upheld the law.

Sorry, Indian Supreme Court, but Queers Are Here to Stay

Sandip Roy | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sandip Roy

What the judges do not realize is that you cannot turn the clock back to 2008 any more than you can squeeze toothpaste back into the tube. This is a different India now.

Out, Proud And Princely In India

Nish Gera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nish Gera

Prince Manvendra talks about what it was like to come out in India -- and about everything that has followed: the wrath of the people, their eventual acceptance, Oprah's invitation and his organization Lakshya Trust, which has been changing lives and attitudes in India since then.

Where Are The Gay Indians? Being Gay In The World's Largest Democracy

Nish Gera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nish Gera

If Kinsey was right, there are anywhere between 50 and 100 million people in India who are gay, lesbian or bisexual. So where is the "gay India"? What does it do, and where does it live? A country that is home to nearly a fifth of the world's population surely needs to confront these questions.