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Section 377 is History but Young LGBT Indians Need Concrete Policies to Protect them from Bullying
LGBT history in India - Wikipedia
Here's a brief timeline of the major events:. The parade, with only 15 attendees, was named Calcutta Rainbow Pride. This gave renewed hope to LGBT activists. The battle against Section has ended but the bigger battle for equal rights for the LGBT community is still ongoing. Deccan Herald News now on Telegram - Click here to subscribe. Chhattisgarh: A jawan who longed to visit dream house.
LGBT history in India
The country has repealed its colonial-era laws that directly discriminated against homosexual and transgender identities and also explicitly interpreted Article 15 of the Constitution to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. But many legal protections have not been provided for, including same-sex marriage. Transgender people in India are allowed to change their legal gender post- sex reassignment surgery under legislation passed in , and have a constitutional right to register themselves under a third gender. Additionally, some states protect hijras , a traditional third gender population in South Asia through housing programmes, and offer welfare benefits, pension schemes, free operations in government hospitals as well as other programmes designed to assist them. There are approximately , transgender people in India.
By Annie Banerji. Hundreds of students with rainbows painted on their faces descended on a New Delhi college on Friday and others held parties in major Indian cities to commemorate the overturning of the ban on gay sex. But even those beating drums and dancing warned that the fight for equal rights, including same-sex marriage and serving in the military, had not been won. Instead, discrimination against gay and trans people remains prevalent in the socially conservative country, she said. In the current scenario, can you imagine same-sex marriage?