India Decriminalises Homosexuality

Campaigners and LGBT+ crowds in Delhi cheered, cried and waved rainbow flags outside the Supreme court on the 6th of September as India decriminalised same-sex sexual activity. The wording that was removed (imposed in the colonial era) was sex “against the order of nature” and the decision, according to the Indian chief justice, Dipak Mishr, […]

Convictions to be Repealed on a Case-by-Case Basis

The Home Office’s stated intention to wipe off pre-1967 convictions for homosexual acts that would have been legal today will not be an across-the-board arrangement, the Government has announced. Instead, people convicted under the indecency laws that outlawed any same sex male relations will have to apply to have their convictions quashed and wait while a case-worker […]

Life Better for LGBT people in India after Decriminalisation

A Indian survey shows there has been greater societal acceptance and decrease in police harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community after the Delhi High Court’s landmark verdict of banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.   The study by Haryana-based Jindal Global Law School, the first of its kind after the […]