Gender and Sexuality

This conference, hosted by the Alternative Law Forum in December 2014, sought to bring together people from across disciplines to highlight gaps in the law’s present thinking on the experience of discrimination. The [...]
ALF invites you to a talk on Sex Discrimination and the Constitution by Gautam Bhatia on the 2nd January, Friday at 5 pm. Article 15 of the Indian Constitution prohibits discrimination on the basis of a number of [...]
11 December 2014 marks one year of Re-Criminalisation of LGBT lives by the Supreme Court of India. This booklet is the product of the collective labours of a number of people including those who testified about their [...]
11 December 2014. It is a now a full year after the Supreme Court's decision to recriminalise the intimate lives of LGBT people and reintroduce Sec 377. The verdict saw an unprecedented mobilisation of our community [...]
Criminal defense & civil rights attorney Seema Iyer discusses India’s intolerance toward homosexuality with lawyer and LGBT activist Danish Sheikh in Bangalore, India. [...]
This article written by Arvind Narrain first appeared in the Times of India on 16 October, 2014. A new Vatican report in a section titled 'Welcoming homosexual persons' indicates a significant shift in tonality of [...]
This booklet reports incidents of cultural policing and vigilante attacks on women and minorities in Dakshina Kannada, published by People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL)- Karnataka.The document is an introduction to [...]
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 [...]