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INDIA: Hundreds Attend First Pride Event Since Homosexuality Was Recriminalized

Via Reuters: Hundreds of people danced, sang and cheered in a gay pride parade in India’s capital on Sunday, the first since the country’s top court reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world’s largest democracy. Multi-coloured balloons, masquerade masks and wigs, a huge rainbow flag and a St Bernard dog ushered in the seventh Delhi Queer Pride parade, ...

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INDIA: LGBT Community & Allies Demonstrate Against Court Ruling

In what was titled as a “Global Day Of Rage,” yesterday LGBT Indians and their allies demonstrated against last week’s Supreme Court ruling that recriminalized homosexuality. Supporting demonstrations were held in major cities around the world. The clips below are from New Delhi and Bangalore. Buzzfeed has posted a massive compilation of photos from cities in many nations.

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INDIA: At New Delhi Pride 2013

New Delhi’s gay pride parade was Sunday and while the event was small by Western standards, hundreds took to the streets to demand LGBT rights. The demonstrators urged an end to all forms of discrimination against gay men, lesbians and transgender people in India, four years after a colonial-era law that criminalised gay sex was overturned. One group of activists ...

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At New Delhi Pride 2012

The Times Of India reports that a small but exuberant crowd demonstrated this weekend at New Delhi’s fifth gay pride event. In spite of the prying eyes and shocked stares, the LGBT community in the capital came out once again in rainbow colours on Sunday to reinforce their identities. Almost three years after the judiciary decriminalized consensual sex among homosexuals, ...

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INDIA: Gay Pride In New Delhi

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INDIA: Supreme Court Defers On 2009 Ruling Decriminalizing Homosexuality

In 2009 the New Delhi High Court issued a landmark ruling decriminalizing homosexuality. That judgment prompted religious and political groups to petition the Indian Supreme Court to overturn the ruling. Today the Supreme Court deferred their decision until “after summer vacations.” Senior BJP leader B P Singhal, who had approached the High Court opposing legalisation of gay sex, has challenged ...

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UPDATE: India’s Decriminalization Of Homosexuality DOES Apply Nationwide

Contrary to earlier reports that the Dehli High Court’s ruling to decriminalize homosexuality only applied in the National Capital Territory, today the Times Of India reports that the ruling does indeed apply nationwide. Since a high court has a limited territorial jurisdiction, is homosexuality decriminalized only in Delhi or the whole country? Although legal pundits are divided on this, the ...

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Indian High Court Legalizes Homosexuality In New Dehli

In a ruling that is only binding in the National Capital Territory (for now), the Delhi High Court has decriminalized homosexuality in a decision with sweeping implications for one of the world’s largest gay populations. Rex Wockner has done an excellent analysis of the decision. An excerpt: What about the rest of India? It certainly carries weight there but is, ...

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