Day: September 6, 2018

Love Wins: Internet Flooded with Memes and Cartoons As India Decriminalises Gay Sex

The Supreme Court verdict on Thursday against Section 377 marked a historic moment in India as not only did it decriminalise gay sex, stating how consenting adults couldn’t be punished for who they chose to love, but also marked the beginning of a movement for equal rights for the LGBTQ community in India. Quoting from […]

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Section 377 reactions updates: Time for Parliament to review existing laws, says International Commission of Jurists

17:41 (IST) ‘What makes life meaninful is love’: Excerpt from DY Chandrachud’s judgment From the #377verdict pdf. ❤️ — Rituparna Chatterjee (@MasalaBai) September 6, 2018 17:38 (IST) ‘SC judgment closes door on dark chapter of Indian history’ Hailing the Supreme Court judgment decriminalising consensual gay sex, Amnesty International India Thursday said the verdict gave […]

Decriminalising Section 377: Will the LGBTQ Community Still be Asked these Bizarre Questions?

New Delhi: Writing history, the Supreme Court today ruled in favour of of decriminalising Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. While India celebrates with the LGBTQ community, questions are bound to arise about the nature of changes that India’s queer community can expect now. Even though the SC verdict is a massive victory, will […]

NYT, Washington Post, BBC Hail Landmark SC Verdict on Section 377

The world media on Thursday, 6 September, hailed the overturning of a colonial-era law in India that criminalised gay sex, saying the landmark ruling was a boost for gay rights not only in the world’s largest democracy but also across the world. The Supreme Court decriminalised part of the Section 377 of the Indian Penal […]

SC verdict on Section 377: LGBTQ community won’t be liberated until conversation shifts to legal protection, empowerment

Editor’s note: Firstpost reached out to several members of the LGBTQ community for their reaction to the Supreme Court verdict on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Chandra Moulee is the founder of Queer Chennai Chronicles, which collects and publishes individual and collective narratives from queer people who associate with Chennai. Once again today—after four years, eight months and […]

Happy Feet! Delhi Hotel Staff Dance Up a Storm After SC Verdict on Section 377 | Watch

LGBT rights activist Keshav Suri owned The Lalit hotel breaks out in celebration after SC scraps Section 377. LGBT rights activist Keshav Suri owned The Lalit hotel breaks out in celebration after SC scraps Section 377. Loading… The Supreme Court’s landmark judgement on scrapping Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code has sent a wave […]

Bengali TV Actor Payal Chakraborty Found Dead

Television actor Payal Chakraborty has been found dead in a hotel room in Siliguri, north Bengal, under mysterious circumstances, police said. Chakraborty, a resident of South Kolkata, has appeared in multiple TV soaps and web series. “Payal was found hanging from the ceiling of her hotel room Wednesday morning. She had checked into the hotel […]

Swami Paripoornananda, viewed as a ‘Yogi Adityanath of South India’, says he will join BJP if ideologies match

Hyderabad: The Shree Peetham seer, Swami Paripoornananda, said that he would possibly join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) if their ideologies match. Earlier, reports were doing the rounds that the pontiff, who is being seen as the Yogi Adityanath of Telangana will join the BJP. Speaking on the same, Paripoornananda told ANI, “If I have to […]

O Stree, (Please) Kal Aana: Why Some Indian Men Deserve This Modern-Day Chudail

New Delhi: Don’t go out on the streets at night. Keep your doors locked. Don’t talk to strangers. If you are an Indian woman, you have been given this advice by everyone. Now imagine men living in that same exact fear for four days, every year. That’s exactly what happens in Amar Kaushik’s movie ‘Stree’. […]