Gender and Sexuality

Paper by Arvind Narrain on the emerging right to sexual orientation and gender identity. Introduction During the last decade of the 20th century in India, the hitherto private realm of sexuality emerged as a focal [...]
The following document is a submission to the Soli Sorabjee Committee set up to reform the Police Act. This submission was made by 39 civil society organizations working in the area of gender, sexuality and rights and [...]
Paper on queer women and Indian law by Ponni Arasu and Priya Thangarajah. Queer Women and the Law in [...]
Issues of sexuality remain inextricably linked to questions of both health and human rights. The discourses surrounding health have had a deeply contradictory impact on the human rights of “queer” people in the [...]
Book by Arvind Narrain that serves as an analytical introduction to law and sexuality in India. It is also a useful guide for activists and scholars interested in working in the area or needing to contact groups. [...]
Article by Arvind Narrain and Vinay Chandran covering a queer critique on the medicalisation of homosexuality. It's Not My Job To Tell You It's Okay To Be [...]
Article by Lawrence Liang and Siddharth Narrain. First published in Himal in 2009. [...]
Dear all, Please join us on Sunday, Dec 15, at 3.30pm at Town Hall, to protest against the SC verdict on sec 377. Kannada and English versions of pamphlet is attached with the email. English Pamphlet is pasted [...]
A summary of the 12 days of final arguments before the Delhi High Court in the Naz Foundation case has been provided in the following document. An edited version of this summary has also been included in the primer "The [...]
The following document is a primer on the Naz Foundation decision by the Delhi High Court in 2009. This primer includes a schematic guide to the decision and commentaries analyzing the judgment and examining the wider [...]