Gender and Sexuality

Inter Movement Dialogues : A Conversation With Activists   We welcome you to a conversation with Anita Cheria Mariswamy Shakun Mohini Arul Selva  on issues of caste and gender At the Alternative Law Forum, [...]
The Karnataka Transgender Samithi (KTS) has issued a statement on the Rights of Transgender Persons Bill (2014) introduced by MP Tiruchi Siva and passed in Rajya Sabha on 27 Feb 2015. While welcoming the Bill, the [...]
By Danish Sheikh Originally Published on "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 [...]
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 [...]