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CSR: Inaccurate Portrayal Of LGBTQ Community In Indian Cinema

Cinema has had a tremendous influence on the people of India. This makes its content, stories and the portrayal of characters in cinema of utmost importance. While the Indian film fraternity has started to understand its responsibility and has come out with films addressing social issues, the portrayal of LGBTQ characters in Bollywood films...
diversity at work

CSR: Diversity At Work

The work environment is no longer as it used to be. It is no longer easy to hold the simplistic vision that workers are the same as “human resources” or as “labour force”, terms used to dehumanize and clear out any personal characteristic from this environment. The diversity of people, situations, perspectives and expectations, force...
Queer ready reckoner

CSR: Ready Reckoner To Queer Labels

What does it actually mean to be an LGBT person? How much do young people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or trans have in common? Even if the terms LGBT and LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) are used to refer to the LGBTQ community as a whole, it is important to remember...
gender-neutral hostel

TISS Opens First Ever Gender-Neutral Hostel

India has become the first-ever country to have a gender-neutral hostel. The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai's Deonar has become the first campus in the country to have a gender-neutral hostel. This comes after the efforts by Queer Collective, an informal student body advocating a safe space for LGBTQ+ students. In an interview...
Hijra transgender community

CSR: The Third Gender (Trans In India)

The transgender community has been assimilated into Indian society as hijras, long before transgender people started finding acceptance in the rest of the world. In April 2014, the Supreme Court made it official by recognizing hijra and transgender, eunuchs, intersex people as a 'third gender' by law. The nation’s association with the community has...
pansexuality

CSR: Pansexuality Is Out Of The Box

As part of our series on the LGBT community, today we are putting the spotlight on pansexuals. The term is back on the radar, after American singer Janelle Monae publicly came out as pansexual. Whether in music videos, television, film or books, pansexuality features in popular culture now more than ever. Depending on which social...
lesbian rights

CSR: Lesbian Rights Are Undermined

The Supreme Court’s dilution of Section 377 is sweeter news for the gay community than it is for lesbians. Bisexual women and lesbians will continue to be misunderstood. This faction of LGBTQ is largely perceived as sexually titillating rather than as a group fighting for equal rights. The first thing men think of when...
Supreme Court Of India

समाज सुधार के लिए कोर्ट के “सुप्रीम” फैसले

जब भी अन्याय की आंधी से किसी के उम्मीद का दीया बुझता है तो उसे सिर्फ एक ही आस होती है, न्याय की आस, उम्मीद फैसले की, शायद यही वजह है कि जब भी अन्याय के बादल मंडराते है जनता की जुबान पर एक ही बात होती है, "सुप्रीम कोर्ट तक लड़ूंगा", और न्याय...
UNAIDS on 377

UNAIDS welcomes SC decision on IPC 377, urges other countries to follow India

The UNAIDS (United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS) welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court of India to annul key provisions of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. The world agency expressed hope that this decision sets the trend and is followed in other countries to remove unjust laws criminalizing homosexuality. IPC Section 377...
Inauguration of The People's Clinic

AIDS Healthcare Foundation India expands stigma-free healthcare to LGBTQ community

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) inaugurated its Center of Excellence – Anti Retroviral Therapy clinic (ART clinic) in New Delhi. To be known as The People's Clinic the ART center will operate for 12 hours a day, six days a week. The extended hours will serve the general public and incorporate an evening Moonlight Testing...
Gauri Sawant

CSR: Transgender Activist Garners Support

Now that the celebrations over the scrapping of Section 377 are quieting down, the real work can begin. The LGBTQ community has a long fight ahead for full equality and acceptance in society. Activists believe it’s the start of a new era for the nation’s LGBTQ community. Take the case of Gauri Sawant. Gauri is...
India and section 377

CSR: Section 377 Ruled Out By Supreme Court of India

Homosexuals in India have always had a tough time living under constant fear of being punished for being what they are. When the world is not only legalising homosexuality but also celebrating same sex marriages in public, India is losing a lot of talented people by criminalising love. In 2013, the Supreme Court of India...
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