Gender and Sexuality

To, Shri. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India Shri. Rajnath Singh, The Union Home Minister Shri. Sadananda Gowda, The Minister of Law and Justice Subject : Repeal of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code Dear [...]
2015 marks 8 years of Bangalore Pride. The stories of queer activism in the city, of course, significantly predate Pride As we proceed in an increasingly polarized national context where re-criminalization is only a [...]
CSMR invites you to a conversation with queer activists, 'in the name of pride' Date: 23/10/2015 (Friday) Venue: Vishranti Nilayam, Infantry Road, Bangalore.  Time: 6.30 p.m 2015 marks 8 years of Bangalore [...]
Violence faced by the transgender community is often invisible or under reported in mainstream media. Further, an insensitive criminal justice system makes reporting even more difficult. In this report, my effort has [...]
Session 10 of the Law and Literature reading group had Danish Sheikh discussing the role of Shakespeare in unraveling Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises "unnatural acts". You can play an audio [...]
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 [...]
Place: Ashir Bhavan, Cochin Date: 25/06/2015 and 26/06/2015 The two day session was facilitated by Gowthaman Ranganathan from the Alternative Law Forum (ALF), Bangalore. ALF is a collective of young human rights [...]
The Rajya Sabha passed the Transgender Rights Bill in April 2015. The following primer prepared by Danish Sheikh of ALF for Orinam offers a guide to it. A Primer on the Transgender Bill Published on : 5 May [...]
Recently, a doctor in Delhi committed suicide when she found out that her husband was gay. Her suicide note indicates that she also faced mental harassment from her husband. In late 2014, a dentist in Bangalore, on [...]
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, [...]