Thursday, 28 March 2019

Gay Pride San Francisco 2019

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Gay Pride


Gay pride San Francisco 2019 is based on the theme of "Recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall Riots".  This event is scheduled at 29th and 30th June 2019. This time the Gay pride San Francisco 2019 will be weekend-long festival that’s include the music,  gourmet food, more than 20 community-run stages and venues and with over 200 parade contingents and exhibitors . The Gay pride San Francisco is dedicated to the education, to preserve LGBT heritage and celebration of culture of LGBT and liberation.

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Monday, 25 March 2019

An Question by Transgender to Government and to public

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A Transgender woman Dr. Akkai Padmashali is a transgender rights activist ask an uncomfortable question to Indian government -


Addressing Note by a Transgender

Dear hijras, kothis, jogapas, marmalades, shivshaktis homosexual men, lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, demisexual, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, an honour, a privilege to be here today. People said, I'm black, I'm not a woman. They are always worried about, whatever dress I wear, whatever food I eat. I'm not bothered about society. I'm just bothered about my identity. Society has made certain norms, certain rules and regulations.. when you stand against those rules and regulations, you are excommunicated. You are excommunicated. I'm not hurt, when my father, my parents, poured hot water on my legs. I was not hurt, when my family threw me out of the family institution I was not hurt, when my friends they sexually harassed me I was not hurt, when my police people took me to the police station and charged false cases against me I'm not hurt, when I was raped I'm not hurt, when the society threw stones, eggs, tomatoes or cow-dunk against me. But, I'm hurt, I'm disappointed the same, Indian Penal Code, Section 377 said. All sexual minorities are criminals before the country. 

Why am I a criminal? 

Living in the 21st century, with pride and dignity, I say that I'm a black beauty. I don't. I don't conform by the socially constructed norms. I'm a woman without a vagina, I'm a woman without a uterus, I am a woman without breasts, I'm a woman without periods. I challenge the patriarchal male society norms, rules and regulations. I do claim, with pride and dignity. I'm a woman with this identity. Someone was asking, who is this madam? Totally covered, not showing her body. I show my body when I sleep next to my partner. who is this woman? So many people were escorting me.

I said this song comes to my mind.
"I born as a male, my feelings changed. when I was 8 years, my feelings were feminine. I started behaving like a girl, I started walking like a girl. I started dressing like a girl, when my parents forced me to stop myself when my parents forced me to stop myself, I was beaten up, I was locked up, I was beaten up, I was locked up. I was tortured by my parents.. my schoolmates, my college-mates, my friend circle, my neighbor started teasing me. Like chakka, like a wombat, like sangha something-something. I joined to work, colleagues came to know me. I'm feminine. They started teasing, they started blaming, they started sexually harassing there was nobody to ask these things. I started doing sex work, I started doing sex work, I did for 4 years. I was not very happy. This kind of torture, violence, harassment is not faced only by me. There are other transgenders, who face a similar problem. Where to live, where to share, where to express, where to survive life? You should tell us, you should tell us. you should tell us what to do." Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

The Basic concept of Sex, Gender and Sexuality

We live in the 21st century, we don't know the basic concept of sex, gender sexuality. When you speak the word 'sex', it is prejudiced. Its unspoken terminology. 

What is Sex, Gender and Sexuality? 

Sex is an art of three beautiful letters and one word. Why so much prejudice to speak about sex? What is gender? Based on your sex, while you take birth. The socially constructed norms assign to you certain categories, you'll have to follow it. When you're not practising that socially constructed norms, you're crossing the boundary. You are against your culture, religion, tradition etc. Then, you are socially excluded. You are socially excommunicated. What does sexuality mean? Two individual persons right to privacy. Be it homosexual, lesbian, heterosexual, bisexual many sexualities come under. When one section, I feel very disappointed to speak about this, we live in the 21st century and we still struggle for identity, bread, butter, clothing, housing, education, employment, marriage, adoption, inheritance and majority deciding for minorities. Why should the majority decide against minorities? And, who gave you the power to decide for minuscule minorities? If you're taking that strong objection, of you wanting to decide for minorities, I take a strong objection, who gave you the authority for that? The 'so-called' men born with a penis cannot dominate against a woman, a 'so-called' woman who is born with a vagina, or the penis, cannot dominate against this section. who is being totally excluded, marginalized, oppressed, socially excluded, socially rejected? Why are we seeing this injustice in society?
Is it marriage first, or is it identity first?
I stand for identity. In the 21st century, the whole of society has a problem. If you wear a skirt, there is a problem. If you eat beef, there is a problem. If you're a Dalit, there is a problem. If you're a minority category, there is a problem. If you're a majority, society accepts you. in a 'so-called' compromising your patriarchal notion. I am against communalism, I'm against fundamentalism, I am against globalization, I'm against sexism, I'm against anti-feminist thinking. I still believe I'll strongly do stand for what is called socialism and secularism. The Indian Constitution upholds, Indian Constitution upholds, for a right to equality. One section is being dejected. that's the transgender community. Being a transgender, you're a criminal in the country. Why? Your family, your friends, your siblings, your neighbours, your state, your educational institutions are so phobic.. Why are you so phobic? The Delhi High Court in 2009 said consensual sex between adults in privacy is not punishable. The judgement did not speak about sex, it spoke about a person's dignity in the context of sexual minorities. 
The religious fundamentalists who oppose before the honourable Supreme Court,  4 and a half years before that, lakhs and lakhs of people came on the streets and celebrated our freedom, our victory, and said, "We're proud to be what we are." After 4 and a half years, what happened maybe some of you know that. The honourable Supreme Court of India said, No. Delhi High Court judgement is unconstitutional. And you're a minuscule minority, Section 377 will be referred to, by the Indian Parliament. What happened in the Parliament? Unanimously, the MPs rejected human sexuality, and human gender identities are concerned.
My question to the Indian Parliament, why did you reject sexuality and gender issues concerned?
Honourable Prime Minister, break your silence. Why did India take a neutral stand in the United Nations Human Rights Council meeting? To form an anti-discrimination law, where gender orientation or sexual orientation is concerned, Why did India take a neutral stand? The largest democracy in the world, crossing 130 crores of the population, I shall say this. I came here, all the way from Bangalore.  to be part of Josh Talks. to say this word. Being a person, we cannot belong to one city, one road, one region, one state, one country. As a youth, Its a sense of responsibility, and we need to be down to the world population, whatever happens across the world, across the globe. that's our issue. How do we stand together for a just and non-discriminatory world? Envision a just society, for what we are and I'm proud to be what I'm here for today, And I represent the 10% of the Indian population, who is talking about sexuality and gender. I have a request for all of you. Can I place my request? Do you discriminate any person who is a non-heterosexual or a non-gender conformist? If such a person, you see on the street, do you tease them? If you've done that, its against social justice. Any communities, who are being dejected based on our class, caste, region, religion, gender, sexuality, language, ethnicity- that's against humanity and social justice. Let's stand together, for a just society and ensure that judge not, support gender identity, judge not, support sexual diversity. Thank you, happy to be here today again. Thank you so much, thank you!




Friday, 22 March 2019

History of Transgender of India | Indian Transgender History (भारत के किन्नरों का इतिहास )

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भारत के किन्नरो का इतिहास 

हमारा भारत एक ऐसा देश है जो कई परम्पराओ और संस्कृतिओ से मिल कर बना है | जहा अलग अलग जाती के, धरम और परंपराओ के लोग रहते है | हमारा भारत एक त्योहारों का देश है यहां हर साल कई त्यौहार होते है, भारत में कोई भी त्योहार (Festival) छोटा या बड़ा नही होता, यहां सभी त्योहारो को बड़ी धूम धाम से मनाया जाता है |  और इन त्योहारो पर हमारे घरो मे रौनक बढ़ाने के लिए किन्नर्र भी आते है |  वैसे तो हमारा समाज एक मर्द और औरत से मिल कर बना है | लेकिन एक तीसरा जेंडर भी है जिसे हम किन्नेर भी कहते है  भारत के किन्नेर भी हमारे समाज का ही हिस्सा है |  हालाकी इसे हमारे समाज ने इसे कभी स्वीकार या अपनाया नही है | और इस वर्ग को थर्ड जेंडर यानी किननर या हिजड़ा भी कहा जाता है |  किन्नरो को भगवान शिव (Lord Shiva) का अर्ध नरिश्वर रूप माना जाता है |  जिसमे (Transgender) एक स्त्री और पुरूष दोनो के गुड होते है |  जहा एक तरफ भगवान शिव (Lord Shiva) को अर्ध नरिश्वर रूप मान कर पूजा होती है | वही किन्नरो को एक आम इंसान का दर्जा और अधिकार भी नही मिल पाते |  किन्नरो (Transgender) के बारे मे हमारे हिन्दू   धर्म ग्रंथ महाभारत मे भी बताया गया है | इसके मुताबिक जब अर्जुन चित्रसेन से जब नृत्या और संगीत की शिक्षा ले रहे थे |   तो वहाँ इन्द्र की अपशरा उर्वशी आती है और वो अर्जुन को देखते ही उन पर मोहित हो जाती है , जब उन्होने अर्जुन को अपने मन की बात बताई, तब अर्जुन ने कहा आप कुरूवंश की जननी (माता) होने के लिहाज से मेरी माँ के समान है |  हमारा सिर्फ़ माँ और पुत्र का रिश्ता हो सकता है | अर्जुन के प्रेम प्रस्ताओ ठुकराने से उर्वशी को गुस्सा आ जाता है और वो अर्जुन को १ साल तक किन्नेर बनने का श्राप दे देती है जिससे अर्जुन को एक साल तक किन्नेर के रूप में जीवम व्यतीत करता पड़ता है,  हलकी अर्जुन का ये श्राप उनके अग्यात वॉश के दौरान महत्वपूर्ण वरदान साबित हुआ | इस श्राप से वो खुद को कौरोवो से छिपाने अथवा बचाने  मे सफल हो जाते है  अग्यात वॉश के समय  वो स्त्रिओ वाले कपड़े किन्नर के रूप मे पहनते थे|  माना जाता है, की इसी  वजह से किन्नर ज्यादातर स्त्रियों की तरह कपडे पहनते है  | किन्नर ना तो पूरी तरह से एक पुरुष होते हैं और ना ही एक स्त्री , फिर भी उनका रहन सहन और पहनावा स्त्रियों की तरह होता है इसी वजह से उनसे कोई शादी करने के लिए तैयार नहीं होता लेकिन क्या आपको पता है की यह लोग भी लोग भी दुल्हन की तरह सजते और सवारते है  और पति के मरने के बाद विधवा भी होते हैं | आपको जानकर हैरानी होगी की इस समाज से निकाली गई जाति किसी दूसरे किन्नर जाति से नहीं बल्कि अपने भगवान  से विवाह अथवा शादी करते हैं किन्नरों के लिए इस शादी का बहुत महत्व है यह शादी कुबकॉउ नाम के एक गांव(Village) में होती है जो तमिलनाडु में स्थित है जहां हर साल तमिल नव वर्ष को पहली पूर्णिमा के दिन हजारों किन्नर सामूहिक विवाह करते हैं इस विवाह में हिंदू धर्म की तरह यहां शादी की कई रश्मि हल्दी , मेहंदी और संगीत होता है । यह किन्नरों के लिए किसी बड़े उत्सव से कम नहीं होता , जो 18 दिन तक चलता है और १६ दिन के बाद १७ वे दिन वो शादी करते है  जिसमें उन्हें पुरोहित मंगलसूत्र पहनाते हैं इस विवाह की सबसे खास बात यह की इसमें दुल्हन की कोई उम्र तय नहीं होती यहां 18 साल से लेकर 80 साल तक किन्नर आते हैं । कहते हैं की किन्नरों को मरने से पहले यह विवाह करना जरूरी होता है। यह तो हुई दुल्हन की बात और अब आपको दूल्हे के बारे में बताते हैं।

 किन्नरो का उनके भगवान से विवाह 


 जैसा कि हमने पहले भी बताया कि किन्नरों की शादी इनके भगवान इरावन से होती हैं जिन्हें कई लोग अरावन के नाम से भी जानते हैं । इरावन अर्जुन और नागकन्या उलूपी के पुत्र हैं जिसने महाभारत के युद्ध में शकुनि के छह भाइयों को मारा था। अर्जुन और उलूपी के विवाह के बारे में एक कथा है । कि द्रोपति से विवाह के बाद पांडवों ने एक नियम बनाया था की जब कोई पांडव द्रोपति के साथ होगा तो दूसरा उनके कमरे में कोई नहीं आएगा अगर कोई इस नियम को तोड़ता है तो उसे 12 वर्ष के लिए वनवास जाना होगा एक बार युधिष्ठिर जब द्रोपति के साथ कमरे में थे तो अर्जुन अपना धनुष लेने के लिए कमरे में चले गए । जिसकी वजह से उन्हें 12 वर्ष का बनवास भोगना पड़ा वनवास के दौरान ही वह नागकन्या उलूपी से मिले और दोनों ने विवाह कर लिया कुछ समय बाद उलूपी ने इरावन नाम की पुत्र को जन्म दिया आपको महाभारत की युद्ध के बारे में पता ही होगा जो कौरवों और पांडवों के बीच हुआ था इस युद्ध को जीतने के लिए पांडवों ने महाकाली की पूजा की थी लेकिन यह पूजा तभी सफल हो सकती थी जब किसी नर की बलि दी जाए जब इसके लिए कोई भी तैयार नहीं हुआ तब इरावन खुद की बलि देने के लिए तैयार हो गए लेकिन उसने एक शर्त रखी की वह शादी करने से पहले बली नहीं देंगे इस शर्त से पांडव परेशान हो गए की सिर्फ एक दिन के लिए कौन लड़की इरावन से विवाह करेगी क्योंकि उससे अगले दिन विधवा हो जाना है इस परेशानी का हल भगवान श्री कृष्ण ने निकाला उन्होंने खुद ही मोहिनी का रूप धर कर इरावन से शादी की महाभारत शुरू होने से पहले इरावन ने मोहिनी से विवाह किया इस तरह श्री कृष्ण एक रात के लिए इरावन की दुल्हन बने और अगले दिन इरावन की मृत्यु के बाद मोहिनी ने एक विधवा की तरह विलाप किया। इसलिए किन्नर इरावन से विवाह करते हैं और विवाह के अगले दिन इरावन की मूर्ति को पूरे शहर में जुलूस के साथ घुमाते हैं इस प्रक्रिया को यह सुहागरात कहते हैं और शाम होने पर इस मूर्ति को तोड़ देते हैं इसके बाद विवाहित किन्नर अपना श्रृंगार उतार कर एक विधवा की तरह विलाप करते हैं और इस प्रकार किन्नरों को शादी करने का और दुल्हन बनने का सौभाग्य मिलता है उसके बाद कई किन्नर विधवाओं की तरह अपना जीवन जीते हैं आज के लिए बस इतना ही धन्यवाद।

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Types of Genders and Sexualities

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Basic Differences among all the Genders and Sexualities

Types of Sexualities

Homosexual

A person how feels romantic and sexual attraction to a member of this same sex. Homosexuality is described as a persistent and predominant sexual attraction to persons of one's own gender – men being sexually attracted to men. Homosexuality is not a fix it can change any time. Some person of them celebrates their sexual fluidity as a good thing.
Homosexuality might be partly driven by a mother’s immune response to her male fetus—which increases with each son she has.

Bisexual

Bisexual who feels romantic and sexual attraction towards both males and females. In a simple word the person who interested in both gender. Lesbian and bisexual women both are interested in women but bisexual also inserted with a man and lesbian doesn’t.

Pansexual

An Individual who feels romantic and sexual attraction toward people of any sex or gender. Pansexual and Bisexual a similar kind of identity but the key difference is that the bisexual person is restricted on two genders (Male and Female) but the pansexual person is can date more than two genders like male-female and transgender.

Asexual

An individual who does not feel sexual attraction or desire for any group of people. Or you can say the lack of interest in sexual attraction or do not have a sexual attraction with any gender.

Transsexual


The medical term for a person who has changed the physical attributes of their sex to be consistent with the gender they identified with. The transgender and transsexual both are related to gender identity but the key difference is that transgender is the umbrella term for those not identified with assigned identity at the time of birth. And transsexual is a person who feels he or she belongs to the opposite sex.

Types of Genders 

Transgender

A person who’s Gender identity is inconsistent with the gender they were ascribed at birth. In other word, Transgender people are people who do not identify with the gender at the time of birth. The people were assigned by gender. A person who was assigned women at birth who transitions and is now a male wants to be called a man. Other people prefer to be called trans-man. Some people become non-binary people.

Cisgender

Applies to the majority where the sex one is assigned at birth is the gender they choose to identify with that gender. In simple, when any child born that time the child with penises assigned at male and child with vagina assigned as women. The assigned gender called CIS. The person who agrees with feel own assigned gender identity at birth that called cisgender.

Bi-gender

An individual who identifies as both man and woman. Bi-gender have both male and female gender expression. It’s not necessary to that they have a mix of man and women. Some of the bi-gender people predominantly male and some of the predominantly women but some of the between the man and women. 

Pangender

Pangender an identity label adopted by people who challenge the binary nature of gender. The person considers themselves to all gender called pangender.


Agender

A person who does not ascribe to any gender. The terms gender-neutral and genderless can also be used interchangeably. Agender describes as without gender, non-gender or gender-free. Or in other words, A person who doesn’t have an internal feeling of male or female or combination of male or female that considered as agender.

Androgyne

A person who does not identify with any gender and nor do they presents themselves as either man or woman. The person who does not fit in any gender neither male nor female. They will identify between man and women. It similar to bi-gender but the bigender people will change with time but androgyne will remain throughout.

Gender-Fluid

Someone whose gender identity is not confined to either male or female. Their understanding of gender is, as indicated, fluid and capable of shifting to fulfil the person’s mood depending on what feels right on a given day. In simple word, the person has a flexible gender identity rather than single gender. It also considers as non-binary.

Gender-Nonconforming

A person who does not look, behave or subscribe to the typical characteristics of their gender. Or in other words, the person’s behaviour doesn’t match with their gender.

Gender-Questioning

An individual who questions their gender and are seeking new ways to experience Express, and present their gender.

Gender-Variant

Anyone who does not have a cisgender identity, also including people who fall under the trans-umbrella. Can be used interchangeably with gender diverse or gender-nonconforming. A person whose behaviour doesn’t match with male or female that come under gender-Variant.

Genderqueer


A person who identifies outside the myopic two-gender system even challenges it. Or a person who feel and express the combination of male and female expression neither their gender expression.

Queer

A term used for sexual minorities who are not heterosexual or cisgender. It is an umbrella term. Anyone in the LGBT community can call themselves queer. Queer used to be an insult.

Transvestite

A cross-dresser. Usually, a person who draws pleasure from dressing in clothes of the opposite sex. Transvestite Don’t Confuse transgender because it is not related to gender or sexual attraction. It totals based on the dressing style of the opposite sex. Sometimes it also uses in dressing style of opposite religion.

Eunuch/Hijra

Hijra/Eunuch is a man who has been castrated (usually) as a boy, which results in hormonal changes. Hijras are neither Man nor Women. They also consider as a social group. They are devotees of Buhuchara Mata, as per Hindus mother goddess.

Gender Identity

An individual’s Psychological and emotional sense of having a gender; Feeling like a men woman both or neither. Or in other words, Gender identity is the person its own gender. It can be the same gender assigned at the birth or it may different also.   
  

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Transgender Education in India

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Transgender Education | Transgender Education in India  with State wise Literacy Rates 



Transgender Education is equally important like others, but on the basis of gender orientation, transgender’s children start facing stigma. This is the duty of administration and school management to ensure an adequate environment in school campuses because there are greater possibilities that different stigmas might be starting to affect the inclusion of transgender children.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

First Transgender in India | First Transgender Community in India

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First Transgender in India | First Indian Transgender Judge, Lawyer, Police officer, College Principal,  Contest in Election, MLA, Soldier, Medical Assistant, Beauty Queen and Civil Servant

First Transgender Community in India

India's Transgender Community is being stronger daily. Many of the transgender achieved in different-different fields. Here, you will get the information about First Indian transgender in Lawyer, Judge, Police officer, College Principal,  Contest in Election, MLA, Soldier, Medical Assistant, Beauty Queen and Civil Servant.

First Transgender School in India

India's first transgender school named "Sahaj international" school opened at the Kerala state in the southern India  is run by six transgender activists. At 30 December 2016, the school is inaugurated by transgender activist, writer and actor Kalki Subramaniam at Thrikkakara in Kerala's Ernakulam district.
This alternative learning centre works with collaboration by the National Institute of open schooling (NIOS). This school helps the transgender adults who dropped out the school to finish their education. the curriculum of this school will also include some vocational skills. In this school, teachers are also transgender.

Sunday, 10 March 2019

LGBT India| Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT community) in India

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LGBT India| Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT community) in India

 LGBT India-

LGBT Indias Community

LGBT India means Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender in India. LGBT India has significant history from ancient time, but in modern India after the prohibition of homo-sexuality large no of research conducted and several results in front of us. There are no texts available about LGBT India rights.

Lesbian –

Women in a homosexual relationship. In other word, Lesbians are the women who are romantically and sexually interested in other women. Lesbian have 17% weight in the LGB community.

Gay-

Gay men are men who identify as men and are primarily romantically and sexually interested in other men who identify as men. Gay has 31% weight in the LGB community.

Bisexual –

Bisexual people are people who are romantically and sexually interested in both men and women. Bisexual people have weights of 52% in the LGB community. In 52% of bisexual, 33% bisexual women and 19% bisexual men.

% share of LGB Community


Transgender-

 Transgender people are people who do not identify with the gender at the time of birth. The people were assigned by gender. A person who was assigned male at birth who transitions and is now a woman wants to be called a woman. Other people prefer to be called trans-women. Some people become non-binary people.

Queer-

 It is an umbrella term. Anyone in the LGBT community can call themselves queer. Queer used to be an insult. Queer was originally used pejoratively against those with same-sex desires but, beginning in the late-1980s, queer scholars and activists began to reclaim the word.



LGBT India’s History

LGBT India history is classified in the part Ancient, Middle, Modern

Ancient History of LGBT India-

Hinduism is the largest religion in India. As per Hindu religion lots of books available for the describing homosexuality in India. Like Rig-Veda, one of the four canonical sacred texts of Hinduism says Vikriti Evam Prakriti (meaning what seems unnatural is also natural), which some scholar believes that statement regarding Homosexuality).
The Khajuraho temples, famous for their erotic sculptures, contain several depictions of homosexual activity. Historians have long argued that pre-colonial Indian society did not criminalise same-sex relationships, nor did it view such relations as immoral or sinful.
One another Indian text Kamasutra was written by Vatsyayana. There one chapter describes erotic homosexuality. That gives a clear idea about the presence of LGBT India community.

Pre Modern History of LGBT India-

In medieval India, the Mughal empire law called Fatawa-e-Alamgiri (It’s a compilation of law created at the insistence of the Mughal leader Aurangzeb) for a set of punishment for Zina. Zina means unlawful intercourse. It's proof that the existence of LGBT India community.
Dutch traveller Johan Stavorinus reported male homosexuality after the collapse of the Mughal Empire. In 1861, the British Empire criminalize the Sexual activity (Sex against the order of nature) and introduce the law of under section 377of the IPC (Indian penal code).

 Modern History of LGBT India

Shakuntala Devi Publish the first study of Homosexuality in India in 1977. She was an Indian writer and mental calculator, popularly known as the "human computer”.

Time period
Homosexuality Status
Remarks

Before 1860
Not a Criminal offence

1860 to 2009
Criminal Offence
Homosexual intercourse was a criminal offence as per section 377 of IPC.

2009 to 2013
Not a Criminal offence
It has been de-criminalized by Delhi high court in 2009 (Naz foundation vs Govt. of NCT of Delhi).
20013 to 2018
Criminal Offence
It has been re-criminalized by Supreme court in 2013.


2018 to till today
Not a Criminal offence
Again it has been decriminalized by Supreme court in 2018 (Navtej Singh Johar vs. Union of India). 


LGBT India Flag

The LGBT flag was designed by San Francisco based artiste, army personnel and gay rights activist Gilbert Baker in 1978. The rainbow flag is the flag of the LGBT India community. After the Supreme Court verdict in 2018 of decriminalization of Homosexuality in India, the LGBT community celebrated on street with a rainbow flag.

LGBT  India's Flag


                                                       

LGBT India’s rights

For the rights of LGBT India’s Community, Several Organization supporting the decriminalization homosexuality. That organization name is listed below.


·    That organization are

·        Naz Foundation (India) Trust

·        The National AIDS Control Organization
·        Law Commission of India
·        Union Health Ministry
·        National Human Rights Commission of India
·        Planning Commission of India


Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender rights in India, India’s supreme court gave the country’s LGBT India community the freedom to safely express their sexual orientation on 24th August 2017. Therefore, an individual's sexual orientation is protected under the country's Right to Privacy law. But the Supreme Court does not decriminalize the homosexuality law directly.
But on 6 September 2018 the Supreme Court’s five-judge Constitution Bench, led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra unanimously held that criminalization of private consensual sexual conduct between adults of the same sex under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code is clearly unconstitutional. The court, however, held that Section 377 will apply to “unnatural” sexual acts like bestiality. Sexual acts without consent continue to be a crime under the Section.
As per the rights of transgender person’s bill, 2014 – LGBT India’s rights and entitlements are given below-



·       Equality and non-discrimination

·        Transgender children rights
·        Right to life and personal liberty
·        Right to live in the community
·        Right to the integrity
·        Protection from torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
·        Protection from abuse, violence and exploitation
·        Right to home and family
·        Freedom of speech, etc.


Public Opinion

         As per the 2016 poll by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and                 Intersex Association-


ü 35 % Indian people – Favor of same-sex marriage
ü 35 % Indian people – against it
ü 30 % Indian people – Do not have any opinion on this issue.

As per the 2017 poll by ILGA,

ü 58 % Indian people – Agreed that gay, lesbian and bisexual people should enjoy the same rights.
ü 30 % Indian people – Against it
ü 12 % Indian people – Do not have any opinion on this issue.


LGBT India in Politics

·        The All India Hijra Kalyan Sabha fought for over a decade to get voting rights, which they finally got in 1994. In 1996, Kali stood for office in Patna under the then Judicial Reform Party. Munni ran in the elections as well for South Mumbai that year. They both lost
·        The first transgender, Shabnam Mausi to be elected to public office. She was elected as MLA in Madhya Pradesh from 1998-2003.
·        Hijra’s in MP announced own political party in 2003 called “Jeeti Jitayi Politica (JJP)”
·       On 4 January 2015, independent transgender candidate Madhu Bai Kinnar was elected as the Mayor of Raighar, C.G.
·        Joyita Mondal in July 2017 was appointed to the Islampur Lok Adalat, becoming West Bengal's first transgender judge.
·        In 2018, Swati Bidham Baruah Become the first transgender judge in Assam. Swati, the founder of the All Assam Transgender Association, was appointed to the Guwahati Lok Adalat.