LGBT Rights in India Current Affairs, GK & News

One Year after the Decriminalisation of Article 377

The Supreme Court’s decision in Navtej Johar v. Union of India decriminalized section 377. Section 377 of IPC Section 377 of IPC which criminalises homosexuality was introduced in the ear 1861 during the colonial rule. It refers to unnatural offences’ and says whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman ..

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Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 was passed by the Lok Sabha. Features of the Bill Definition of a transgender person The Bill defines a transgender person as one whose gender does not match the gender assigned at birth. The definition encompasses trans-men and trans-women, persons with intersex variations, gender-queers, and persons with ..

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Gauri Sawant becomes First Transgender Election Ambassador

The Election Commission of India has appointed transgender social activist Gauri Sawant, as one of the 12 Election Ambassadors from Maharashtra. She is the first Transgender Election Ambassador. She is the director of Sakshi Char Chowghi that helps transgender people and people with HIV/AIDS.

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Gujarat government constitutes a Transgender Welfare Board (TWB)

The Gujarat government has formed a special board for the transgender community to provide social security to the community. As a state-run agency, the ‘Transgender Welfare Board (TWB)’ will have powers to introduce special schemes for the community. It will work for uplift and development of the transgender community. The new board will have the ..

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Supreme Court struck down Section 377 of IPC

In a landmark judgement on September 6, the Supreme Court of India (SCI) struck down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and decriminalized homosexuality. The five-judge Constitution Bench, led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra unanimously scrapped a 156-year old colonial-era law banning gay sex that was punishable by a jail ..

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