India’s central body for literary dialogue, publication and promotion, is now organising LGBTQ meets, discovering rural talent, and digitising tribal language translations in English and Hindi. read more
Hugs, tears, flags of rainbow colours and songs of victory could be seen and heard as hundreds of members and supporters of the community gathered at Jantar Mantar to celebrate their newly granted freedom. read more
Following the historic quashing of Section 377, it was not surprising that one of the petitioners, who had moved the court to decriminalise homosexuality, Ritu Dalmia, was inundated with congratulatory messages. read more
A participant in the 2017 Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk, held from Deshapriya Park to Park Circus on December 10, 2017. India saw its first pride march on July 02 1999, in Kolkata, West Bengal. A small affair, the event saw participants from other cities including Mumbai and Bangalore. Kolkata was chosen as the venue keeping in mind its history of association with political and human rights movements.
A five-judge Supreme Court Constitution bench was hearing a batch of petitions challenging Section 377, which is used against members of India’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. read more