As per the norm, we have put in efforts and included two transgenders Mayuri Alawekar and Yuvraj Alavankar as panel members. Retrieved from " https: A Tamil writer-activist's alternative journey". Retrieved 8 September The judgement noted, "Discrimination against an individual on the basis of sexual orientation is deeply offensive to the dignity and self-worth of the individual. Abhe Singh told The Daily Telegraph: Social issues in India.
However, in recent years hardline Hindu groups have taken a more conservative approach.
Indian gay sex ruling
On 9 Augustthen health ministerAnbumani Ramadoss began his campaign for changing Section of the Indian penal codewhich defines homosexuality as an unnatural act and thus illegal. I did not know how the police would treat a gay man. She is the author of Unarvum Uruvamum Feelings of the Entire Bodythe first of its kind in English from a member of the hijra community. Univ of North Carolina Press. This was aimed at improving their overall social and economic status, according to the Odisha Department of Social Security.
Intransgender and gender activists S. During the latest hearings, lawyers representing more than a dozen gay and lesbian Indians questioned the constitutional basis of that earlier ruling. Gay pride parade obstructed by Turkish police. Neither Man Nor Woman: Chandigarh held its first LGBT pride parade on 15 March and it has been held annually ever since. The Goa Inquisition once prosecuted the capital crime of sodomy in Portuguese India  but not lesbian activity.