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Of Same-Sex Relationships And Social Mindsets: Why India Needs More Dutee Chands

May 20, 2019 Ekta Kumar

Some of the world’s best-known faces are openly gay. By choosing to liberate themselves, they also set an example both within their communities and around the world. But India still has a long way to go.

Same-Sex Marriage For Cricketers: Aussie Hayley Jensen Ties The Knot With Kiwi Nicola Hancock

Apr 19, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Hayley Jensen and Nicola Hancock are the fourth high profile same-sex couple in cricket after Dane van Niekerk and Marizanne Kapp, Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu, and Megan Schutt and Jess Holyoake.


We Will Not Allow This To Happen In Army: Gen Rawat On Gay Sex

A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court last September unanimously decriminalised part section 377 of the IPC which criminalises consensual unnatural sex, saying it violated the rights to equality.

BJP Member's Bill In Lok Sabha Seeks Ban On Serving Of Non-Veg Food At Govt Events

Dec 28, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

Official Government Meetings and Functions (Prohibition on serving Non-Vegetarian Food) Bill, 2018 was introduced in Lok Sabha by Parvesh Sahib Singh (BJP).


Watch: Entry Denied Earlier, Four Transgenders Complete Sabarimala Darshan

The four devotees were on Sunday prevented by the police at Erumely from completing their climb to the hilltop temple after they wished to perform their darshan in sarees.

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31 October, 2018

Mainstream Media Should Promote LGBTQ Films: Actor Rajit Kumar, Filmmaker Onir At MAMI Film Festival In Mumbai

Outlook Web Bureau

Actor Ranjit Kumar and filmmaker Onir are hopeful that LGBTQ films will get more recognition following the abolishment of Section 377.


07 September, 2018

Section 377 Verdict: This Is Just One Argument That Has Been Put To Rest

Smita Vanniyar

Just because the law is gone doesn't mean that all is hunky dory. A friend once told me that when one is cynical, it means that they are hopeful for an even better future. That's why I was cynical yesterday and still cynical today.


07 September, 2018

'History Owes An Apology': Justice Indu Malhotra On Section 377

Ushinor Majumdar

Supreme Court judge Justice Indu Mahotra said on Thursday that “History owes an apology to the members of this [LGBTQIA] community”.


06 September, 2018

Supreme Court Says Fluidity In Love And Sex Is Natural; RSS Disagrees

Ushinor Majumdar

The SC has said that homosexuality or bisexuality is “as natural a phenomenon as other natural biological phenomena.


06 September, 2018

SC Decriminalises Homosexuality: Today, We Have The Gift Of A Progressive Judgment

Shreya Ila Anasuya

Today we have the gift of a progressive judgment, one that affirms the rights of all people, writes Shreya Ila Anasuya.


06 September, 2018

Full Text Of Supreme Court Verdict On Sec 377

Outlook Web Bureau

The Supreme Court unanimously decriminalised part of the 158-year-old colonial law under Section 377 of the IPC which criminalises consensual unnatural sex, saying it violated the rights to equality. Read the full text of the judgement here.


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06 September, 2018

LGBTQ: Queer Fashion Challenges Rigid Stereotypes

Lachmi Deb Roy

As the Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality in a landmark judgement, we raise a toast to the steady rise of the genderless fashion


06 September, 2018

We Have Our Freedoms Restored, We Are Proud To Spell Our Name | By Harish Iyer

Harish Iyer

The colonial hangover of Section 377 is history. Our Supreme Court has read down not just the law but also has lowered our anxiety and the fear of a bleak tomorrow, writes Harish Iyer.


06 September, 2018

'History Owes Apology To LGBTQ Community': SC's Top Quotes On Section 377

Outlook Web Bureau

LGBT community possesses same human and fundamental rights as other citizens, said the Supreme Court


06 September, 2018

Meet The 5 Supreme Court Judges Who Delivered Verdict On Section 377

Outlook Web Bureau

Gay sex among consenting adults is not an offence, the Supreme Court said on Thursday as it read down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.


06 September, 2018

Homosexuality No Longer A Crime, Rules Supreme Court On Section 377

Outlook Web Bureau

Gay sex among consenting adults is not an offence, the Supreme Court said on Thursday as it read down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.


05 September, 2018

Explained: What Is Section 377 Of The IPC

Outlook Web Bureau

An explainer on the law that many see as a relic of the British era.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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