"What is the definition of queer—a single mother is queer, a single father is queer, a strong, independent woman is queer. The purpose of the LGBTQ community is to include everybody in the rainbow," he said.
From a man jailed for 46 days under Section 377 to an IIT graduate who almost left the country, from an activist who began decades ago to the first transgender to register her marriage — the petitioners and their counsel who scripted history.
"Many of my friends suffered the consequences of 377. Blackmail and extortion from the police and threats from aggressive people who decide to take policing on themselves was a way of life," says Anand Vasudevan.