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

Nish Gera | Posted 06.21.2014 | Gay 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.

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

Harjant Gill | Posted 02.11.2014 | Gay 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.

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

Nish Gera | Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay 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.

Out, Proud And Princely In India

Nish Gera | Posted 06.28.2013 | Gay 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 04.01.2013 | Gay 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.

Diwali: A Time to Be Merry and Gay

Amita Swadhin | Posted 12.26.2011 | Gay Voices
Amita Swadhin

For many gay, lesbian and bisexual Hindus, Diwali can be a painful time of year. Although Hinduism does not overtly condemn gay or lesbian relationships, many conservative South Asian cultural traditions leave little room for them to exist.