Gender and Sexuality

The Union Government has asked the Supreme Court for clarification on its judgment pronounced earlier this year in NLSA v. UOI, which has been reported here. Following is the text of the Government application: [...]
This obituary written by Mayur Suresh and Arvind Narrain first appeared on the Orinam Blog. Former Attorney General Goolam Vahanvati’s passing away on 2 September, 2014 marks a moment of sadness for the LGBT [...]
This piece by Maitreyi Krishnan and Siddharth Narrain was first published in Prajavani. ರಾಜ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದಾದ ನಂತರ ಒಂದರಂತೆ ನಡೆದ ಲೈಂಗಿಕ [...]
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 [...]
The following piece was written by Gowthaman Ranganathan and first published in the Gay and Lesbian Review on 25 June 2014. “NO GOING BACK!” The message was clear after the Supreme Court of India’s decision to [...]
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 [...]
This opinion piece by Arvind Narrain first appeared in DNA on 21 April 2014. The Supreme Court in National Legal Services Authority vs Union of India, in a sweeping, rights-affirming judgment for the first time in [...]
Danish Sheikh, Yale Human Rights Journal, The Road to [...]
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