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Section 377 IPC


'A heady feeling' is how Wendell Rodricks described Section 377 decriminalisation

February 13, 2020 3:10 pm

He was a prolific and gifted writer, too, having written numerous pieces on travel, food, and of course, fashion.

I wish to adopt a child: Bengal's transgender judge

September 06, 2018 4:42 pm

Mondal also said the next step should be reservation in employment for the transgender community and contesting assembly and general elections.

Assam LGBTQ+ community awaits verdict on Section 377

September 06, 2018 10:40 am

Today Xukia, even though it is not a “registered” organisation, through its Facebook group, connects the LGBTQ+ community of Assam. It is one of the most active public networks of the community in the state.

Not just Section 377, the law isn't straight for a queer person in India

July 21, 2018 5:01 pm

As the SC hears the petition against Section 377, there are certain issues that remain unanswered for a queer person. 'The Law isn't Straight: A Queer Person's Guide to Accessing Rights' is an attempt to help queer people navigate through their daily lives.

Section 377 is Victorian morality, strike it down: petitions in SC

July 11, 2018 11:28 am

CJI Dipak Misra observed “you only have to impress on us that if Section 377 was to be enacted today, it would be struck down for violating fundamental rights” while his colleague Justice D Y Chandrachud, remarked that one’s choice of “partner would include same sex partner too”.

Explain stand on consensual gay relations: Supreme Court issues notice to Govt

May 01, 2018 5:00 pm

The Supreme Court had in a surprise ruling in 2013 reinstated a ban on gay sex after a four-year period of decriminalisation, but it announced in January this year that it would reconsider the 2013 decision.

Transgender community sees ray of hope in SC's privacy judgment

August 30, 2017 1:18 pm

"Change will not come until there is acceptance from us. No matter what the Supreme Court decides, if there is no end to the day-to-day discrimination we inflict on the community, change will not happen," Reena Rai said.

LGBT community nervous but determined to fight on

January 29, 2014 1:03 am

Original decision not to push for a repeal had stemmed from a realisation that there was at that point no other law to deal with paedophillia.

Gay sex ban stays, SC rejects plea to review

January 29, 2014 4:57 am

Gay rights groups described Tuesday’s decision as a setback to the rights of the LGBT community and, indeed, to the fundamental rights of all Indians.

The right to choose

July 05, 2009 2:27 am

Section 377 IPC was enacted in 1860 by British colonial rulers in the heyday of Victorian morality.


Sec 377 profiles: I was afraid of telling my parents I’m bisexual. I thought I will be disowned.

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

One of the petitioners challenging the constitutional validity of section 377 in the Supreme Court spoke with The Indian Express about his journey, how he told the truth to his parents, girlfriend and friends.