SUPREME COURT ADMITS CURATIVE PETITION ON SECTION 377, REFERS IT TO 5 JUDGE BENCH

In a huge victory for LGBT Rights, Supreme Court referred the curative petition on Section 377 to a larger 5 judge constitutional bench. Mr. Kapil Sibal appeared on behalf of Voices Against 377. The matter was heard by three senior most judges of the court, including Chief Justice TS Thakur in an open court and the bench today agreed that the case needed to be relooked at … Continue reading SUPREME COURT ADMITS CURATIVE PETITION ON SECTION 377, REFERS IT TO 5 JUDGE BENCH

“Waiting for Justice”, says the Indian Queer

Will the Queer community in India finally get justice in the apex court of India? Social Networking sites are abuzz today with the queer community anticipating some sense of justice to finally prevail. Some of facebook status go like this-   Dhrubojyoti In a few hours, the supreme court will decide on whether it wants to right the wrong committed in 2013. But it’s important … Continue reading “Waiting for Justice”, says the Indian Queer

हमारा चयन, हमारी प्राथमिकताएं और हमारी राजनीति – रुक्मिणी सेन

दुर्गा वाहिनी की रजनी ठुकराल कहती हैं, कि गलत परम्पराएं डाल रही महिलाओं का बहिष्कार होना चाहिए। रजनी के मुताबिक, दीपिका पादुकोण ने, वोग के वीडियो में अपनी यौनिकता के बारे में बात करते हुए (जिसे केरसी खम्भाटा ने लिखा), एक गलत परम्परा की शुरुआत की है। महिलाओं के सशक्तिकरण और उनके चुनाव (choice) पर गंभीर बहस करना असम्भव है, जब दुर्गा वाहिनी इसी प्रकार … Continue reading हमारा चयन, हमारी प्राथमिकताएं और हमारी राजनीति – रुक्मिणी सेन

Scared to say Lesbian- eh?

Lesbian Feminist Film Maker re-writes Vogue Empower My Choice script which features Deepika Padukone. She also edits Homi’s video on her script. Angry and agitated with Deepika’s video the Film maker responds to each sentence in her script. The Transcript and the video for you here- THE REWRITE   My body, my mind, my choice No I am not a woman’s empowerment video Scripted by a … Continue reading Scared to say Lesbian- eh?

The long road ahead – Shaleen Rakesh

On 11 December 2013, the streets outside the Supreme Court of India thronged with a dazed crowd, hugging, sobbing and not quite sure what had happened. Inside the hushed courtroom, the judges had just passed a devastating ruling. Lesbians, gays, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) in India had once again been labelled as criminals. Section 377, the 149-year-old colonial law that banned gay sex, had been upheld … Continue reading The long road ahead – Shaleen Rakesh

On the Legacy of Hugo Chávez – Greg Grandin

I first met Hugo Chávez in New York City in September 2006, just after his infamous appearance on the floor of the UN General Assembly, where he called George W. Bush the devil. “Yesterday, the devil came here,” he said, “Right here. Right here. And it smells of sulfur still today, this table that I am now standing in front of.” He then made the … Continue reading On the Legacy of Hugo Chávez – Greg Grandin

The Hopeless Optimist – or the Art of Finding Something Positive in Everything – Maya

Scared of Feeling Lonely I came across this article, titled “women in same sex relationship a fearful lot”. To put it in plain language: the title sucks! I decided to read on. I agree with my fellow activists that women loving women do become victims of domestic violence. Yes it is true that many times, women in relationships and FtM trans-persons living with their girlfriends/wives … Continue reading The Hopeless Optimist – or the Art of Finding Something Positive in Everything – Maya