User: lgbt Topic: Sexual Minorities
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Waiting to dance: What the queer community and supporters anticipate after Sec 377 verdict 10.9.2018 Citizen Matters
The LGBTQ+ community in India and all those who stand for their rights have been celebrating the SC verdict decriminalizing consensual homosexual acts. Amid the jubilation, we listen in to a few voices from the ground on what this landmark judgment really means for the people.
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Amnesty scheme won't include rape, murder, terror convicts 13.8.2018 DNA: Top News
Prisoners convicted of murder, rape, corruption, and terror cases will not be released as part of an amnesty scheme announced by the government for the year-long celebrations to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, beginning October 2. The Centre has conveyed the guidelines for the amnesty of prisoners to all states, making it clear that the remission is not to be granted to persons convicted in an offence for which the sentence is a death penalty or where a death sentence has been commuted to life imprisonment. Those convicted for counterfeiting currency notes (FICN), child sexual abuse, Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956, drug trafficking, money laundering and involvement in black money transactions will also not be eligible for release under the scheme. The guidelines lay out eligibility for women, transgender, and male convicts to be released across the country in three phases on October 2, 2018, April 6, 2019, and October 2, 2019. Those eligible to be released under the amnesty ...
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6-year-old raped, internal organs damaged: DCW chairperson stresses on dealth penalty for rapists 16.7.2018 DNA: Money
Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal on Monday demanded death penalty for the 36-year-old man held for raping a six-year-old girl in the national capital "Visited 6 year old rape survivor in  hospital. She was raped so brutally dat despite 4 hour operation, her internal organs are damaged! Father rickshaw puller, stepmom beggar & family homeless. Request courts to give death to guilty immediately. Seek support from society to help rehab girl," Maliwal tweeted According to an India Today report, the girl was allegedly kidnapped by a eunuch on July 14 when she was playing near Kali Mandir in New Delhi. She was found in a pool of blood at 11.30 pm. She was badly injured and was bleeding profusely. Her parents, who were frantically searching for her, rushed her to the hospital.. Apart from making a public appeal, Maliwal also appealed to PM Modi to implement provisions in the recently passed ordinance urgently and ensure that the guilty are given death penalty within 3 months. Meanwhile, DCW ...
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I didn't know the man: Robin Wright breaks silence on sexual allegatio... 9.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
I didn't know the man: Robin Wright breaks silence on sexual allegatio...
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Doesn't matter if it's death or dispute, but the television show must go on 23.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Charlie Sheen’s “Two and a Half Men” character was run over by a bus and got a full-scale funeral. “Glee” actor Corey Monteith died in real life and had a tribute episode. “House of Cards” will return minus scandal-tainted Kevin Spacey, with his screen wife taking center stage. Whether by death, design or disputes, television shows are adept at losing or killing off key characters and carrying on without them. ABC television’s announcement on Thursday that it had ordered a spinoff of canceled hit comedy “Roseanne” without star Roseanne Barr is the latest in a long history of abrupt changes of direction on the small screen. ABC did not say how it would deal with Roseanne’s character in the new show, “The Conners”, but audiences in the past have had little problem accepting sudden or dramatic changes. “If you lose a main character, or someone walks out, or there is a controversy, and the fix means it is still a funny or compelling show, then most people will forget very quickly,” said Robert Thompson, ...
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Why slam poetry is so promising — and poisonous 8.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
As with any art form that attains the limelight, slam poets in India might want to guard against abusing the pulpit’s gravitas with mediocre, bombastic content.
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The small, strange & slimy: Janaki Lenin on her latest book 18.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
In her second book, My Husband & Other Animals 2, writer Janaki Lenin extends the wildlife dialogue to smaller creatures like snakes, frogs and birds
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HRH Film Productions showcases its first ever English Telugu crossover film at Cannes this May 8.5.2018 General News
New feature film Friends in Law is set to open a much-needed national debate on gay rights in India and will take the first steps towards this with a special screening at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival in May.A strong Indian delegation led by the sensitively made film's producers Swati Sanghi, Shreedevi Chowdary and Amit Khanna will head to the festival to unveil the potentially path-breaking project from newly formed Hyderabad based company HRH Productions.The first of its kind Telugu/English language crossover film aimed at the global market hoping to make an important social change in India has been directed by rising star Amit Khanna.Shreedevi Chowdary plays the lead role in the ambitious drama, which revolves around a conservative Indian mother who has her world-view changed after unexpectedly spending 10 days in Thailand with her gay son's partner.The philanthropist and fashion designer turned actress has worked tirelessly to bring what she says is a very important story to the ..
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Lines got blurred, says Jeffrey Tambor, talks about harassment claims 8.5.2018 General News
Actor Jeffrey Tambor has once again denied sexual harassment allegations against him but has admitted that he was difficult to work with on the set of "Transparent". In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 73-year-old actor, who was fired from the Amazon show show after transgender actor Trace Lysette and his former assistant Van Barnes accused him of sexual misconduct. "I don't want to characterize them. What I said was that she was a disgruntled assistant. I think that was generous of me. I dispute her account. I did raise my voice at times, I was moody at times, there were times when I was tactless. But as for the other stuff, absolutely not," Tambor said. Tambor, who twice won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Maura Pfefferman, said his obsession to play the character to the best of his ability made him rude and sometimes unbearable for his castmates. He claimed that he one yelled at show creator Jill Soloway. "I drove myself and .
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Making homosexuality criminal adds to trauma: Chef Ritu Dalmia (IANS Interview) 1.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
There was a time when Ritu Dalmia did not know how to define the feeling of being attracted to the same gender. Today, the celebrity chef has not only come to terms with her sexuality but is fighting to decriminalise consensual gay sex.
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People protest in Jammu, demand CBI inquiry in Kathua rape case 30.4.2018 General News
The villagers from Budhi, Barnoti, Nanan, Pandhrad and Thanoon on Sunday staged a protest at Budhi village, in support of their demand of CBI inquiry in the Kathua rape and murder case.The protest was led by prominent citizens, including Roshan Sharma, Rameshwar Kumar, Rampal, Subash Chander and Rakesh dogra.One of the protestors, Roshan Sharma asked the Chief Minister to respect the sentiments of the people of Jammu who have come on the roads to protest. He also demanded to put the real culprits behind the bars at the earliest.Members of the transgender community also staged a protest in Kolkata on April 22 against the Kathua and Unnao rape incidents, which resulted in a national outrage.In Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, an eight-year-old girl belonging to a nomadic Muslim tribe was allegedly abducted, drugged, gang-raped, tortured and killed in January.The Supreme Court on Friday stayed till May 7 the trial of the accused in the Kathua rape and murder case before the Sessions .
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A band launched for mental disability awareness 26.4.2018 General News
Filmmaker Karan Johar has introduced a band comprising of differently abled members to create awareness about the issue.The band, 6-Pack Band 2.0, is the second segment of India's 1st transgender band, the Brooke Bond Red Label 6 Pack Band, which exploded on to the scene in 2016, winning millions of hearts across the globe.The band had special collaborations with Anushka Sharma, Hrithik Roshan, Sonu Nigam, Asha Bhosle, among others, that became huge talking points.Its second edition focuses on the important theme of Mental Health & Disability. Celebrated Producer-Director-Author-Host Karan Johar joined this cause to change the way we perceive children with different abilities.India's 1st 'isspeshal' band, the '6-Pack Band 2.0', comprises 6 teens between the ages of 13 to 18 [3 girls, 3 boys] with special needs but incredible music skills, drive and passion.Their spirit, their infectious energy, their resolve and their life stories are extremely inspiring. They're have come ...
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Filmmakers in India at mercy of moral police: Indian American filmmaker (IANS Interview) 25.4.2018 Cinema-Showbiz
He wove a film, "Unfreedom", with lovemaking scenes, depicting lesbian relationships, Islamophobia and religious fundamentalism, and it was banned by the Indian censor board in 2015. Indian-American filmmaker Raj Amit Kumar is appalled by the lack of freedom filmmakers have in India and wonders how much self-censorship they have to do in the face of the industry's "moral police".
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Afghan transgender gunned down in northwest Pak 23.4.2018 General News
An Afghan transgender was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police said today. A group of armed men last night raided transgender Janullah alias Sheeno's house in Swabi district of the province, beat her up and then shot her dead, Dawn quoted Qamar Nasim, an activist associated with charity Trans Action Pakistan, as saying. Local police station house officer Shafiur Rehman confirmed the killing and said an FIR has been registered and probe was underway, according to the report. The motive of the killing was not known yet, the SHO said. The activist accused the provincial government of failing to protect transgenders and claimed that 56 community members have been killed since 2015. The report said that cases of violence against the transgender community are a common occurrence in Pakistan. According to Trans Action Alliance KP, seven transgenders were killed in the province in 2017, while 208 cases of different kinds of violence, including ...
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Transgender gunned down in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 23.4.2018 General News
A transgender was shot dead allegedly by unidentified assailants in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police said today. A group of armed men last night raided Khan Ullah alias Sheena's house in Swabi district of the province, beat her up and then shot her dead, Dawn quoted Qamar Nasim, an activist associated with charity Trans Action Pakistan, as saying. Local police station house officer Shafiur Rehman confirmed the killing and said an FIR has been registered and probe was underway, according to the report. The motive of the killing was not known yet, the SHO said. The activist accused the provincial government of failing to protect transgenders and claimed that 56 community members have been killed since 2015. The report said that cases of violence against the transgender community are a common occurrence in Pakistan. According to Trans Action Alliance KP, seven transgenders were killed in the province in 2017, while 208 cases of different kinds of violence, including sexual .
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Crime against women 21.4.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Crime against women
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Indian Sikh woman embraces Islam, remarries in Pakistan 19.4.2018 General News
A Sikh woman from Punjab's Hoshiarpur district who went to Pakistan on a pilgrimage has reportedly embraced Islam and married a Lahore-based Pakistani man, according to her family which alleged that she may have fallen into the hands of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence and forced to convert and remarry.
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Nationwide German raids target Thai forced prostitution ring 18.4.2018 General News
German police carried out dawn raids today against an alleged organised crime ring suspected of human trafficking for forced prostitution on a massive scale from Thailand. Calling it the "biggest operation in terms of manpower in the history of the federal police force", it said in a statement that some 1,500 officers swooped on 63 brothels and flats in 12 of Germany's 16 states. Authorities say a "core group" of 17 suspects "smuggled Thai women and transsexuals into Germany with fraudulent Schengen visas". Those brought to Germany "had to hand over 100 per cent of their wages to the operators of the respective 'massage parlours' to pay off their smuggling fee" of between 16,000 and 36,000 euros (USD20,000-45,000). Seven of the accused, including a 59-year-old Thai woman and her 62-year-old German partner, were taken into custody on outstanding arrest warrants. Prosecutors in the western city of Frankfurt, who have been working with police on the case since February 2017, estimate ...
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Kendrick Lamar becomes first rapper to win Pulitzer Prize for his album 17.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Andrew Sean Greer took home the Pulitzer in Fiction for his comic queer novel "Less"
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Assault on LGBTQ activists: 2 arrested 14.4.2018 Hindu: Cities
Two accused still at large
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