User: lgbt Topic: Sexual Minorities
Category: IPC 377
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Protect transgenders from Section 377: Panel 22.7.2017 TOI: Home
A parliamentary panel has suggested that the Centre exempt the transgender community from the ambit of the law criminalising homosexuality, noting that welfare of this socially marginalised group requires an initiative in this direction.
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Australia to help Sri Lanka fight worst-ever dengue outbreak 20.7.2017 DNA: Health
Visiting Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said last night that Australia is giving USD 377,000 to the World Health Organization to implement immediate dengue prevention, management and eradication programs in Sri Lanka.
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Sec 377 drawn into privacy debate 20.7.2017 DNA: Mumbai
In an interesting turn of events, the Supreme Court observed that the issue of homosexuality would need to be revisited if the Right to Privacy was ruled to be fundamental. The gay community in India may have reasons to cheer as this opens up an avenue where decriminalisation of homosexuality can be reconsidered. The observation came from a nine-judge bench which was hearing matters pertaining to Right to Privacy as a fundamental right. The bench led by the Chief Justice of India JS Khehar was formed in pursuance to matters pertaining to petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhar. Speaking on the scope of privacy, Justice DY Chandrachud said: "What would be the scope of the right? Would it include marriage – probably yes; procreation – probably yes; sexual orientation – probably yes. The moment we say there is Right to Privacy, the order in Naz Foundation becomes vulnerable." If the bench agrees that sexual orientation comes under the ambit of the Right to Privacy, then the 2013 Naz ...
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Christian priest held for sexual abuse of minor boys 19.7.2017 TOI: Thiruvananthapuram
A priest has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting two minor boys at a children's home in Wayanad district. Fr. Saji Joseph, who had previously served as director of the children's home, had allegedly sexually assaulted the teenage boys
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Priest held on charges of sexually assaulting 2 minor boys 18.7.2017 Hindu: Home
A Christian priest in Kerala has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting two minor boys of an orphanage for two years, the police said here on Tuesday.The victims were staying at Balbhavan in ...
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Case against Bal Gangadhar Tilak's great-grandson Rohit Tilak for allegedly raping woman 18.7.2017 New Kerala: Maharashtra
Pune (Maharashtra) , July 18 : Pune Police on Tuesday registered a case against Congress leader and freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak's great-grandson Rohit Tilak for allegedly raping a woman.
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Priest arrested for sexually assaulting two minor boys 18.7.2017 TOI: Cities
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Explain delay in registering FIR in Shette case: HC 11.7.2017 Hindu: Home
Judges also ask why there was a delay in taking her to hospital
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City's 'first same sex marriage' was a case of harassment by parents 5.7.2017 deccanherald.com
The perceived first same sex marriage involving two women in the city appears to be a case of strained relations between one of the women and her parents. Ankita (name changed), a 21-year-old girl residing in Vijayanagar, perhaps, took one of the most important decisions of her life after moving out of her parents' house as she was subjected to domestic violence. She then found solace in a 25-year-old woman, a distant relative. One of the advocates representing the women said they were unaware of any marriage between the two. Even if they have entered into a wedlock, it is not valid as per existing laws in the country. The talk of same sex marriage irked her parents who were forcing her to get married soon after graduation. Not only that, she was under house arrest for days. When Ankita decided to move in with the 25-year-old woman, who was working at a call centre in the city, her parents filed a missing complaint at Vijayanagar police station on May 17. This, despite the fact that they could contact ...
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B'luru: All the hell breaks loose as two women wed  5.7.2017 TOI: Home
They can’t be booked under Sec 377 as both are adults and have done nothing wrong, say some lawyers; others say they could be ‘punished’ for unnatural union. As the debate rages, they will be counselled at women’s help centre in police chief’s office
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No rain on Delhi’s bike pride parade 4.7.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
On Sunday morning, much before the cafes in Hauz Khas village opened up for brunchers and lunch dates, over 30 bikers set out on Delhi’s first Bike Pride Rally from the narrow lanes of the village. The Bike Pride Rally was organised to mark July 2, when the Delhi High Court decriminalized Section 377 in 2009.
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Need to look into security of prison inmates: HC 1.7.2017 Hindu: News
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday emphasised the need to look into security of prison inmates in the State, a week after Byculla jail inmate Manjula Shette’s death. A Division Bench of Justices ...
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Envoy’s son booked for assaulting classmate 26.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Police seek advice as case involves minor with immunity
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Delhi's first bike pride rally on July 2 25.6.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
This year, on July 2, some members of the LGBTQ community in the city won’t walk, but ride from South Extension II to Jantar Mantar on their two-wheelers. The capital will witness its first Bike Pride Rally on the day when the Delhi High Court, in 2009, repealed Section 377.
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Section 377 dropped against hubby after out-of-court deal 24.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Section 377 dropped against hubby after out-of-court deal
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Teacher held for sexually abusing 5 minors in a week in Ulhasnagar 21.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Teacher held for sexually abusing 5 minors in a week in Ulhasnagar
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Indie films, not mainstream, hold rainbow banner high: Filmmaker Sridhar Rangayan 5.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
From "stereotypical caricatures" to "realistic and believable" -- the portrayal of LGBTQ characters in mainstream Indian films has undergone a shift. But it's far from the positive depiction in the independent, short and documentary space, says filmmaker and gay rights activist Sridhar Rangayan.
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Revive welfare board: transgenders 2.6.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Chennai’s ninth Rainbow Pride Month began on Thursday. A host of events, including cultural performances, a discussion on sexual health, solidarity events and the sensitisation of educational institu...
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Kashish Film Festival: Parents speak up about how they learnt to accept their children's sexual orientation 29.5.2017 DNA: Opinion
"I went to gay bars to understand the subject. Also, my boys reached out to not only to my husband and I but also helped other young boys make peace with their orientation and come out to their families,” said Nargis Wadia. "As parents, we can stand up and say we don’t care if there is (Section) 377 or not, our sons are not going to be criminalised." Wadia was speaking about her son Roy, who has been with his Chinese partner for 28 years, to a packed house at Mumbai’s iconic Liberty Cinema on Saturday at the Kashish Film Festival (KFF). She is part of India’s first support group of parents of LGBTQ persons founded by Solaris Pictures, as an offshoot activity for their mainstream film Evening Shadows directed by KFF co-founder Sridhar Rangayan. “If a parent needs guidance, Sridhar will direct them to one of us based on who is free or geographically closer and also has the right linguistics skills – I can speak English and Gujarati, not Hindi,” said Wadia.  Social development consultants Alpana Dange and ...
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Leo Varadkar leads the way for Ireland & India 27.5.2017 TOI: Goa
A political earthquake is shaking up Ireland as 38-year-old Leo Varadkar piles up unassailable support for his campaign to take over leadership of the ruling Fine Gael party from the long-time prime minister (or Taoiseach) Enda Kenny. Currently the minister for social protection, he will be the youngest leader in party history, and one of the youngest heads of state in the world. But there are other unique factors at play in this story.
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