After widespread boycotts, the Sultan of Brunei repealed the stoning law. The month-long campaign brought on one of the fastest global victories for LGBTQIA+ activists in recent memory.
We are often feel stuck due to the societal pressure and forget to explore our dysphoria in order to know what sort of transition – social, medical or legal – we desire or if we desire any sort of transition at all.
Drawing from the experiences of people who are personally affected by this issue, let's break down these harmful myths about same-sex parenting.
Let’s take a glimpse into some of the best LGBTQ+ films that brought a much-needed discussion on queer rights to the big screen.
A groundbreaking 2015 study at Cornell University, USA, strongly suggests the non-existence of totally straight people or heterosexuals.
A huge group of people came together to be a part of the Ahmedabad Queer Pride March, the first to be held after the overhaul of Section 377.
The Anti-Trafficking Bill conflates voluntary sex work with sex trafficking, putting the lives and livelihoods of many sex workers at risk.
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga brought with it a shimmer of hope that alternative sexualities will find acceptance, not only on the screen but also in people’s mindsets.
The striking down of Section 377 had been a consistent demand in the previous marches. With that goal having been achieved, this year, Mumbai's first pride parade post the ruling, saw demands for equal marriage and adoption rights, and inclusion of Dalit, Muslim, and other minorities in the mainstream dialogue, among others.
Outing a queer person without our knowledge and permission is violent and unethical, as it suggests that our freedom can be taken away as punishment for our romantic, sexual transgressions.