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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 ..

Taiwan becomes first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage

On May 17, Taiwan has become the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage with the passage of legislation giving gay couples the right to marry. Lawmakers comfortably passed part of a bill that would allow gay couples to enter into exclusive permanent unions and apply for marriage registration with government agencies. The vote allows ..

Lebanon: Court acquits Military Personnel held for Sodomy

A military court in Lebanon has acquitted four military men who had been held for sodomy in a major ruling. Judge Peter Germanos, cleared the charges against the group of being involved in sexual acts which were contrary to nature and also refused issue any warrants for their arrest. Germanos told the media, that sodomy ..

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.

2018 International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia (IDAHOT)

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) is observed every year on May to raise worldwide awareness about human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender, and intersex people. The 2018 theme is “Alliances for Solidarity”, to recognize that progress on LGBT issues requires building and sustaining partnerships.

Various Issues Around section 377 IPC

Section 377 of the Indian penal code defines unnatural offences. The section reads as follows:  “Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished”. This section is there in IPC since it was introduced by Lord Macaulay in 1860. One of the grounds of introduction ..

Decriminalizing Homosexuality and Issues around Article 377 IPC

Decriminalizing private and consensual adult sexual behavior has led to a debate in the country. Some demanding complete repeal of the section and others arguing for retaining the section with certain amendments. Proponents of the section say that homosexuality is against nature and is highly reprehensible. Also it is not conducive to the overall health ..