Being queer in Southasia
By The Editors
6 September 2018
As India decriminalises consensual same-sex acts, readings on LBGTQ issues in Southasia.
In a major victory for LBGTQ rights, on 6 September 2018, the Supreme Court of India unanimously ruled to decriminalise consensual same-sex acts by partially striking down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. This came after the same court had, in 2013, overrruled a 2009 Delhi High Court verdict which declared Section 377 unconstitutional. Here are some selected readings from our extensive coverage of LGBTQ rights in India and around Southasia.
From the archives:
Danish Sheikh on Section 377 as Shakespearean comedy. (December 2016)
Kyle G Knight on an online initiative for safe housing for gay people in India. (February 2015)
Danny Coyle on the trials and tribulations of young queer people in Nepal. (February 2017)
Sunil Gupta’s photo essay on queer lives in Delhi. (December 2015)
Hira Nabi on queer life in Pakistan. (January 2012)
Aditi Angiras on India’s first gay memoir. (June 2017)
An extract from Siddharth Dube’s memoir No One Else: A Personal History of Outlawed Love and Sex (December 2015)
Ajita Banerjie on the problems with India’s Transgender Bill. (June 2018)
Annie McCarthy on the rise of queer Southasian literature. (January 2014)