Before starting today's summarised report, a couple of comments based on what I understand from the reports. First, the judges are starting to enjoy the case. OK, perhaps that's not a respectful way of putting it, but there's definitely a sense from today's report that they are getting interested in the issue and also intrigued by some of the more bizarre aspects of s.377.
The Supreme Court today deferred till tomorrow the hearing on a bunch of appeals, both opposing and supporting the July 2009 verdict of the Delhi High Court, that decriminalised gay sex among consenting adults in private.
I've not read Hoshang Merchant and have not read any of his work. I have read Seth however. Everything he's written. But this isn't a review of Hosang's work vs. Seth's. As we celebrate Pride Week, I wonder what are we fighting for? Are we all fighting for the same rights?
As we walked towards the exit we had the venue staff telling us that we could not leave since there were police outside. A guy wearing a pony tail, beard, kohl eyed and wearing a vest was standing there instructing the police to go and check on the party. His name is Haji Ahmed Sahab Bawa (HASB) claiming to be a member of the NCP. He also was showing videos that he had clicked inside the party.
Haji Ahmed Sahab Bawa, a Muslim rightwinger, screamed and name called 270 guests and cops watched meekly, until we decided enough is enough, people mustered courage and took the fight to the police station...and after 2 hours of 50 odd people standing outside the station, we were told there was nothing wrong with party, all the permissions were in place and it was wrong that the party was stopped.
Former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi rejected a plea bargain in court on Dec. 8 in an invasion of privacy case that was sparked by the suicide of his roommate, Tyler Clementi. If proven guilty Ravi now faces jail time and deportation to India.
Planet Romeo (a popular dating website for men) has an annual video contest around the holidays called the “Ho ho homo contest” and for the first time an Indian Entry has made to the final 5!
According to a survey conducted by the Eastern Eye Weekly, Hrithik, 37, beat off tough competition from high profile stars to top the 50-strong list.
The Bangalore Pride Week was a huge success. The cricket match, the panel discussion, garage sale, kooth party and the march. There is so much to tell. It was festive and nice. The entire queer community in Bangalore was excited. A lot of people contributed in several ways. Oh and of course, there were sex toys, kissing booths and many such scandalizing things.
Forget willing your property to a long-time partner, the law doesn’t recognise her; Don’t dance too hard in a gay party, you could be booked for indecent behaviour; Facing domestic …
Pakistani Trans-folks have been given Voting Rights. It is interesting how any country can offer a basic right that every citizen should implicitly gain by being a citizen of that …
Priya M Menon, TNN | Nov 9, 2011
Chennai: They were once a silent part of society, but the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trangender (LGBT) community has been striving …
At first glance, the PQM’s flag looks like that of any political party. It proudly displays the star and crescent against a rainbow-hued spectrum of reds, purples and blues, depicting …
"Metrosexual? That sounds Gay!" Saif Ali Khan is uncomfortable being called Metrosexual, and Preity Zinta had to assure him Meterosexual is NOT Gay. Uhff! What a relief!
On Friday October 28th, 2011 Trikone launched their "It Gets Better" video in San Francisco.
Among the crowd of 400 odd diwali issues that flood the market every year covering diverse topics, is ‘Purushspandana’, brought out by Men Against Violence and Abuse (MAVA), which has …
Though most of the Hindu festivals are largely religious, we do pretty much the same thing like any other culture in the world – we congregate, cook food, eat them …
Open Space, Birds of a Feather, The Queer Chronicle and a group of very enthusiastic volunteers worked tirelessly for 3 months to create Pune’s first queer film festival, The Q Fest’10. The festival was attended by over 400 people on both days.
Gone are the days when a gay man was always a limp-wristed comic character who was ridiculed, shunned or beaten up. Even mainstream actors are not afraid to play out gay, lesbian, transgender character or situation. But do these characters have depth and detailing, or are they merely for a sensational spin? Where does censor become an impediment in depicting something meaningful and serious? And do they have an audience at all?