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‘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?

Make it right

Supreme Court decision to revisit Section 377 is in the spirit of its privacy verdict. It must set aside its 2013 abdication

VIDEO: Indian Express makes it to Ellen Show

The Big Bang Theory star Kunal Nayyar appeared on the Ellen Show, and the show host and popular LGBTQ activist Ellen DeGeneres too lauded India for legalising homosexuality and to show the historic verdict featured the newspaper.


SC ruling on 377: Disagree with reasoning that sexuality is part of free speech, says Jaitley

He also differed on a portion of the apex court ruling on adultery, saying it may end up converting the Indian family system into a Western family system.

Arun Jaitley on Section 377 verdict: Disagree with SC observation that sexuality is part of free speech

Pointing that the court's observation called for debate, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "How then do you restrain any sexual activity in army frontier, school hostel."

Out of The Closet

An event supporting the Supreme Court verdict on Section 377 brings together the creative community in Pune.

Mumbai: Former TISS student alleges rape on campus

As per the complaint, the incident took place in February 2017 during a conference when an invitee (not a student of TISS) allegedly “sexually assaulted and stripped naked” the complainant.

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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.

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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.