Danish Sheikh

By Danish Sheikh Originally Published on sabrang.in "There are so many roots to the tree of anger that sometimes the branches shatter before they bear ...." Audre Lorde, Who Said It Was Simple "How about [...]
The Court recounts James Obergefell’s struggle to be listed as the surviving spouse on his partner’s death certificate, the uncertainty that an unmarried status created in the lives of April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse [...]
On April 24, the Rajya Sabha passed a private member’s bill which provides a comprehensive rights framework for transgender persons. This is a victory of staggering magnitude — not only was it voted in unanimously, [...]
Part I AAP's commitment towards the politics of change is on test: will it decriminalise homosexuality by amendment, if not outright repeal of Section 377 of the IPC? AAP's landslide victory in New Delhi has meant [...]
Conversations Around a Comprehensive Anti-Discrimination Law  Danish Sheikh and Sumathi Murthy Friday, 6 pm, Alternative Law Forum About the discussion The landscape of discrimination law in the country is deeply [...]
This conference, hosted by the Alternative Law Forum in December 2014, sought to bring together people from across disciplines to highlight gaps in the law’s present thinking on the experience of discrimination. The [...]
Danish Sheikh shares his amusement on Minister Ramesh Tawadkar's recent comments regarding homosexuality's 'cure' and explores what  society's malady really is. In Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”, Orlando finds [...]
Criminal defense & civil rights attorney Seema Iyer discusses India’s intolerance toward homosexuality with lawyer and LGBT activist Danish Sheikh in Bangalore, India. [...]
The following piece was written by Danish Sheikh and first appeared on Kafila on 2nd July 2014. “We declare that Section 377 IPC, insofar it criminalises consensual sexual acts of adults in private, is violative of [...]
In May 2014, the Law Commission of India issued a consultation paper, to seek responses to amendment in media laws in the country. A number of issues were raised regarding media laws and regulations, and we at ALF have [...]