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Supreme Court Reserves Its Judgment

*Editors’ Note – As reported by Vikram Doctor*
[lgbt-india] Supreme Court reserves its judgment

Finally this Tuesday morning, around 12.30, the Supreme Court hearings in the 377 case came to …

A Night Out In Delhi’s Streets

This week's Sunday Guardian carries an interesting story on the unsafe cities of Delhi, in which two reporters roam the streets after dark. They mostly encounter prostitutes and a steady throng of haggling customers.

Discrimination Is For The Straights*

This wonderful article written by the fabulous Nayantara Kilachand very well encompasses the basic problem faced by the LGBT community, that of acceptance. Based on study she recently came across which provides shocking figures, she delves deeper into the LGBT scene by investigating with her friendly queers.

Promoting Homophobia

In other homophobic and not so shocking news, Governor Georgiy Poltavchanko signed a homophobic law banning the so-called “propaganda of sodomy, lesbianism, bisexualism and transgenderism, and pedophilia to minors.” The law will go into effect in 10 days.

Dressing Our Boys

Suchi Govindarajan wrote a short and witty note on Facebook, about the raging immodesty of men which mysteriously made its way to The Hindu. Unsurprisingly, she found out about it …

To Be Normal

“I want to know what it’s like to be normal” are the opening words of this gripping video. Made by MoveOn.org, an organization that aims to be the political voice of everyday Americans

Radicalized Organization!

That’s right! The girls scouts are a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood and have a lesbian agenda! Or so Indiana Lawmaker Mr. Bob Morris claims. We told you that we …

Marriage Equality in Italy

The chances of marriage equality in Italy are a distant hope, but it doesn’t mean that the community won’t fight for it. With the Vatican and the Pope and the crazy orthodox Catholics, same sex marriage will not see the light of day any time soon.

Washington State Legalizes Same Sex Marriage

Earlier this week on February 13th, a bill to legal same sex marriage passed the Legislature and was signed by Governor Christine Gregoire. "It's a day that historians will mark as a milestone for equal rights — when we did what was right, just and fair and did it together, Republicans and Democrats, gay and straight, young and old."

Hearing Of Day 3 : IPC 377 (Updated By Vikram Doctor)

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.

IPC 377 : Supreme Court & the Queer Future

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.

The Politik of Gender and Genre

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?
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