Gender and Sexuality

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 [...]
Article by Siddharth Narrain, first published on Kafila. The Supreme Court’s decision in Suresh Kumar Kaushal & Another v. Naz Foundation & Others is an unprecedented ruling, deciding to turn the clock back to [...]
Article by Danish Sheikh, first published on Kafila. With the ease of a particularly sadistic magic trick, a 98 page document has sent millions of LGBT individuals time-warping back into pre-2009 criminality. If [...]
Article by Siddharth Narrain and Danish Sheikh in the Economic and Political Weekly. Struggling for Reason: Fundamental Rights and the Wrongs of the Supreme [...]
Midnight, 3rd November 2013, the Hassan police barged into the house of X, a sexual minority person, and asked him to accompany them to the police station under the guise of requiring him to provide counselling to a [...]
A remix of the Brokeback Mountain trailer set to the Indian context Brokeback Bharat, a campaign film against Sec. 377 of the Indian Penal Code http://www.youtube.com/v/ha9UN5xG4eg&hl=en&fs=1& [...]