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Delhi HC seeks Centre’s stand on plea to extend Section 377 provisions to third gender

The Supreme Court had recognized transgender persons as the third gender in a landmark ruling, saying it was addressing a “human rights issue”.

How religions are engaging with the queer community a year after the Supreme Court verdict

A year since Supreme Court read down Section 377, some religious organisations have begun working towards addressing homosexuality


Section 377 judgment offers lessons on how to use Constitution to build coalitions, bring change

The fraying of social fabric and the normalisation of discrimination in present day India, batters constitutional values of fraternity, equality and dignity. This leads to a weakening of the Constitution itself.

Rights body report on LGBTQ persons seeks anti-discrimination legislation

The study by the international human rights organisation is based on 65 interviews conducted between July and December 2018 across six states.

Kashish International Queer Film Festival will celebrate striking down of Section 377

The five-day festival will take place at two of Mumbai’s most popular theatres, Liberty Carnival Cinema and Metro INOX Cinema, screening 160 films from 43 countries.

‘The law is not neutral or stable’

Danish Sheikh on his new play, how being a lawyer informs his craft, and the victory against Section 377


‘Barbaric’ penalties in Brunei: Stoning for gay sex and amputation for theft

Brunei “is a sovereign Islamic and fully independent country and, like all other independent countries, enforces its own rule of laws,” the prime minister’s office said in a statement Saturday.

The 10 legal hurdles LGBT+ people still face

Since the ILGA's last review in 2017, India and Angola have legalised same-sex relations, while Chad moved to criminalise gay sex that year, the report's author Lucas Ramon Mendos told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Law behind closed doors

An exhibition explores if India’s queer community has actually benefitted from their new-found legal freedom

A question for General

Can the Indian Army afford to lag behind society on gender equality and gay sex? Can it refuse to heed the call of history?

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LGBT activists celebrate after SC refers Section 377 to Constitution Bench

LGBT rights activist hug each other after Supreme Court referred the Section 377 curative petition to a five judge Constitution Bench for further examination.

Section 377 Videos

Sec 377 verdict | We did not want it to be struck down. SC gave us a good start: Gautam Yadav, The Humsafar Trust

The Supreme Court has legalised same-sex relationships by striking down provisions of section 377 that made it illegal. Gautam Yadav of The Humsafar Trust, an NGO, explains how this judgment benefits the community.

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

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.


Sec 377 profiles: I wrote about my male crushes in my diary and one day my mother read it all

INTERVIEW: Debottam Saha, an IITian and a petitioner in the section 377 case tells us, among other things, what he hopes the verdict will change.