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  • 2013: The Best of Times . . . Section 377 and its Worldwide Impact

    A few years ago I wrote a piece about Section 377, part of a code of law drafted by the newly-formed British government of India. Written by the historian Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay, Section 377 decreed that “Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine . . . Penetration is sufficient to constitute the carnal intercourse necessary to the offense described in this section.”

  • India's Top Court Recognizes Third Gender Category

    India's top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents.

  • Indian Gay Activists Protest Top Court's Ruling

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    NEW DELHI (AP) _ Hundreds of gay rights activists gathered in India's capital and other cities across the country on Sunday to protest a decision by India's top court to uphold a law that criminalizes gay sex.

  • One Day This Week, I Became An Outlaw

    (CNN) -- On Tuesday, I was free. On Wednesday, I became a criminal.

    Tuesday, we mourned the loss of President Nelson Mandela -- a leader whose presidency saw the first constitutional prohibition on anti-gay discrimination. On Wednesday, the India Supreme Court denied my freedom as a gay man, upholding a nearly 153-year-old colonial law that could result in my own imprisonment.