Gender and Sexuality

.  Conversations on Anti-Discrimination Alternative Law Forum Invites you to be a part of panel discussions scheduled on the 22nd of March, 2016 at Vishranti Nilayam, #18, Infantry Road, Bangalore From 10 AM [...]
On the 1st Of February, 2016, the Supreme Court referred the matter pertaining to the constitutionality of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code to a five judge bench. Section 377 is India’s colonial anti-sodomy law [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]