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 [...]
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 [...]
This post by Danish Sheikh first appeared on Law and Other Things. In 2004, Kokila, a hijra in Karnataka, was brutally raped by ten men, only to be tortured by the police to whom she went to report this crime. Kokila [...]
This opinion piece by Danish Sheikh first appeared in The Indian Express on April 25, 2014. Speaking of the persecution of transgender individuals in India, the Supreme Court observes that the “moral failure lies [...]