Characterise the LGBTQ+ movement along with recent supreme court rulings related to this matter in India.

Google has celebrated the 50 years of LGBTQ+ movement with a doodle. The doodle slideshow takes the viewer through five decades of Pride history starting from 1969 to present.
Characteristics�of LGBTQ+ movement:

  • The movement started in 1969 in New York when lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer persons clashed following a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar at Christopher Street.
  • This riot initiated further protests and led to LGBT pride marches being organised on a much larger public scale.
  • June is considered as �LGBT Pride Month� to commemorate the Stonewall riots of 1969.
  • Many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBT people have had world over.
  • The Pride Parade is a symbol of celebration and liberation for the entire LGBTQ+ community.

LGBTQ+ movement in India: Homosexual intercourse was a criminal offence from the introduction of�Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code�in 1860.The�Delhi High Court’s 2009 decision in�Naz Foundation v. Govt. of NCT of Delhi changed this order. In 2013, homosexual intercourse was re-criminalized.In 2018, Supreme Court had decriminalized same-sex relationships in India by partially striking down the provisions of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Published: June 5, 2019 | Modified:June 5, 2019

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