ICJ Prods India To Scrap Section 377 Of The IPC

The International Commission of Jurists, a Geneva-based body of legal experts, has urged the Indian government to repeal Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalises all forms of “unnatural sex” with a provision for punishment that could go up to life in prison. In a report released on February 24, 2017, the ICJ … More ICJ Prods India To Scrap Section 377 Of The IPC

Transgender Activist Faced Humiliation At Kolkata’s Tripty Bar

Tripty is an age-old bar cum restaurant situated in Kolkata’s Bhawanipore area, just beside Netaji Bhavan Metro Station. It is well-known for its cheap rate and good quality of food. But what Ranjita Sinha, a transgender activist of Kolkata and a member of the state’s Transgender board, faced on 23rd of January, will shock you … More Transgender Activist Faced Humiliation At Kolkata’s Tripty Bar

Transwoman Won Legal Battle Against West Bengal Public Service Commission

Atri Kar, a transgender woman, has fought and won a legal battle against the West Bengal Public Service Commission for incorporating the third gender beyond the binary in the application form for examination. Atri also sat for the Railway Board recruitment examination. However, when the results of the first round were published, she was treated under … More Transwoman Won Legal Battle Against West Bengal Public Service Commission

Discrimination At Food Court For Being A Transgender Person: Epicuria Mall (Nehru Place, New Delhi) Turns Transphobic

Mr Yashwinder Singh who works in one of the renowned LGBT NGOs in India shared his bitter experience at Epicuria Food Mall on Facebook. He wrote that he and his friend cum colleague Sowmya Gupta, who was a Transwoman, went to Epicuria Food Mall at Nehru Place, New Delhi around 13:15-13:20 pm. The place was frequently … More Discrimination At Food Court For Being A Transgender Person: Epicuria Mall (Nehru Place, New Delhi) Turns Transphobic

Bengaluru Mass Molestation: Karnataka HM Blames ‘Western Clothing’; More Bigotry From SP Leader

Karnataka Home Minister G Parameswara defended Bangalore police’s ineptitude to provide adequate security to women on New Year’s Eve by saying: “Harassment of women happens during such events.. Youngsters want to copy westerners. Girls harassed because of western style of dressing.. Difficult to regulate such incidents. Must look for alternatives to such events. More than … More Bengaluru Mass Molestation: Karnataka HM Blames ‘Western Clothing’; More Bigotry From SP Leader

KOLKATA RAINBOW PRIDE WALK, 2016

Theme: Law and Human Rights.
It has been two years since the Supreme Court of India granted Indian citizens the right to self determination of gender – the right that every person should be able to decide their own gender identity irrespective of their bodies or genitalia. The judgment included a broad range of gender non-conforming people under the ‘transgender’ label, and stated that transgender and hijra individuals would have the right to education, livelihood and health like any other Indian citizen (NALSA verdict, 2014). Still, transgender people continue to face various forms of discrimination. … More KOLKATA RAINBOW PRIDE WALK, 2016

Union Bank, Garia branch, Kolkata Does Not Care What PM Says On TV

Union Bank of India decides that they don’t care what Modi says on TV. They will not work beyond 4 PM. Hang out a handwritten notice to that effect, and assault the women and yell at the senior citizens gathered outside the branch at 4.15. “we don’t have any circular to stay open till 6…i … More Union Bank, Garia branch, Kolkata Does Not Care What PM Says On TV

Call For The Planning Meeting For Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk, 2016

Come! Let’s “pride”! In a world gone mad, we can make a little sense. Although the visibility of the LGBTQ+ people has increased somewhat over recent years, not much progress has been made in terms of equality and rights. Ever since the 2013 re-criminalisation of same-sex relationship between two consenting adults in private, things have … More Call For The Planning Meeting For Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk, 2016

Kolkata Uber Driver Abused And Threatened Two Women During Their Ride

Sreyoshi Guha Thakurta, a Kolkata based freelance writer, has had a horrible experience while having a ride with Uber. In her Facebook post, she has written: This is to bring to your notice the abusive behavior of an Uber driver my friend, Debolina and I booked. We requested for an UBER Pool at around 8.15 … More Kolkata Uber Driver Abused And Threatened Two Women During Their Ride