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  • Mumbai: TISS gay community slams personal attack by student on queer member

    Mumbai: Days after the Supreme Court legalised consensual gay sex, the LGBTQ community of Mumbai- based Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) has alleged that a student passed certain unpleasant remarks against one of its members.Such a behaviour does disservice to the cause of creating a safe space for students, the ‘Queer Collective’ group of gay members at the TISS said in a statement issued Tuesday.

  • DOWN GOES 377

    Rainbow flags come out of closet as LGBTQ+ community celebrates historic verdict

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    Section 377: Legal experts welcome SC’s historic verdict decriminalising consensual gay sex

    New Delhi: Senior advocates and jurists on Thursday welcomed the historic verdict of the Supreme Court decriminalising consensual gay sex between adults, saying everyone has the right to live a dignified life with equality. While former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee termed it as a “celebratory” judgment, senior advocate Anand Grover said the verdict will change the political course and human values.

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    Section 377: Will it be against the order of nature if sex is performed differently, asks Justice Nariman

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has reserved its verdict on a clutch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises consensual gay sex. During the concluding arguments before a five-judge constitution bench on Tuesday, Justice Rohinton Nariman observed that if the Supreme Court is satisfied that Section 377 is unconstitutional, revoking it would be the court’s duty.

  • LGBT looks up to Supreme Court for securing their rights

    Bhopal: “We are confident that the decision of the Supreme Court will go in our favour. Once section 377 of the IPC is decriminalized, no one will be able to exploit us,” said people of LGBTQ community in the city in an interaction with Free Press.  The community members who came to take part in a Bhopal Pride Parade in the city on Sunday also demanded that a a marriage and a

  • Pride Month 2018: Getting LGBTQ into the mainstream

    Pride Month is celebrated in June to commemorate the Stonewall riots of 1969, which served as a turning point in the LGBTQ movement. While Pride Month involves a celebration of sexual diversity, it is also an opportunity to fight discrimination and discuss concerns about Inclusive Workspaces, writes Mallika Iyer

  • Mumbai’s transgenders fighting for acceptance, but people continue resisting

    Mumbai: Their role in our lives is much more than our role in theirs. They don’t make much song and dance about it, although they have to sing and dance to earn their bread. We are all aware of them, but do not want to know them. The transgender community doesn’t shy away to help people even though the same could not be said otherwise.

  • India’s gay prince opens doors to LGBT community

    Vadodara : Prince Yuvraj Manvendra Singh Gohil, India’s only openly gay prince, has opened his Hanumanteshwar Palace as a centre for the upliftment of the vulnerable LGBTQ community.

  • Onir, Apurva Asrani, Supreme Court, Article 377, LGBTQ community, Supreme Court decision on Article 377

    Onir, Apurva Asrani speak on the Supreme Court’s decision to reconsider Article 377

    Onir: “It’s heartening that finally after four years the Chief Justice Deepak Mishra recognised the inherent flaw where the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution to every citizen irrespective of gender or sexuality is denied to the LGBTQ community. The honourable court last year had recognised the personal law and recognises that the right to love between two consenting adults is a fundamental human rights. Denying this

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    Sam Smith spotted kissing Brandon Flynn

    Los Angeles: The ‘Too Good at Goodbyes’ singer, Sam Smith, sparked romance rumours after he was spotted kissing with Brandon Flynn in New York City, reports

  • Shocking! Mumbai trans-couple hounded, receives death threats

    Mumbai: In yet another case of apathy and deep prejudice against the LGBTQ community, a couple, who underwent sex change operation is being hounded and has received death threats just because they challenged the norm. Aarav Appukuttan was born Bindu, and Sukanyeah Krishnan was born Chandu. The two had met during their respective gender transformation treatment at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Ambani hospital. They fell in love and decided to tie the knot.