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Members of LGBTQI community gather to celebrate decriminalisation of consensual gay sex, in Mumbai in 2018.(HT archive)

Sensitise public, police about rights of LGBTQI+ community: NHRC tells Centre

By Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 09:46 AM IST
Says acts of violence, extortion and blackmail against the community had increased after the abrogation of Section 377
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Poland’s increasing homophobic stance terminates its ties with Irish town(Twitter/Glitterbeamuk)
Poland’s increasing homophobic stance terminates its ties with Irish town(Twitter/Glitterbeamuk)

Irish town Fermoy cuts ties with Polish twin Nowa Deba after latter discriminates against the LGBT community

By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | London
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 12:40 PM IST
‘We just feel that we couldn’t be associated with a town that does not change their stance on their LGBT+ community’: Irish town of Fermoy in a growing culture war with Polish twin Nowa Deba and Poland’s increasing homophobic stance
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The LGBTQI+ were jubilant after the SC verdict in 2018, which abolished penalisation of people for their sexual orientation and ordered that gay sex among consenting adults is not an offence.(Photo: Samir Jana/HT (Photo for representational purposes only))
The LGBTQI+ were jubilant after the SC verdict in 2018, which abolished penalisation of people for their sexual orientation and ordered that gay sex among consenting adults is not an offence.(Photo: Samir Jana/HT (Photo for representational purposes only))

Section 377 second anniversary: Call for celebration, but miles to go

By Mallika Bhagat | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 08:04 PM IST
On the second anniversary of SC’s verdict on Section 377, which decriminalises homosexuality, we speak to some prominent LGBTQI+ to find out how far we’ve come, and how far we have to go.
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