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“Can The LGBTQIA Community In India Trust Its Parliament?”

“Can The LGBTQIA Community In India Trust Its Parliament?”

The Indian State never tires of pontificating and appealing to alleged Naxalites/ Maoists/ terrorists/ militants/ separatists/ freedom fighters to shun violence, come under the Indian Constitution and adopt parliamentary path. The LGBTQIA movement has been peaceful; legal & constitutional; and democratic. Why is Parliament then vary of discussing the Gay Manifesto? By way of partial repeal of Section 377 Indian[Read More…]

by 07/10/2021 Comments are Disabled India
ABVA’s tryst with activists, lawyers & judges before, during and after its anti-sodomy law petition was filed

ABVA’s tryst with activists, lawyers & judges before, during and after its anti-sodomy law petition was filed

ABVA members wearing black T-shirts addressing the press at the Ashoka hotel, New Delhi during the Second Asia Pacific AIDS conference, November 1992 In April 1994 ABVA filed a Civil Writ Petition no. 1784 of 1994 titled AIDS Bhedbhav Virodhi Andolan vs. Union of India and others in the Delhi High Court (DHC) asking for striking down inter alia entire[Read More…]

by 17/09/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Why does the transgender community consider the Trans Persons Act, 2019 as the extermination of Gender Justice?

Why does the transgender community consider the Trans Persons Act, 2019 as the extermination of Gender Justice?

  © Reuters A trans individual’s fight for survival begins from their adolescence. Majority of them are relinquished by their families, denied formal schooling, and have severely confined access to employment opportunities. They are constrained into begging and sex work to make an earning. Additionally, there is a perennial verbal and sexual maltreatment in the community. Even quality medical care[Read More…]

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The Transgender Community During The Pandemic: Outcomes Of Lack Of Policy, Inclusion And Affirmative Action

The Transgender Community During The Pandemic: Outcomes Of Lack Of Policy, Inclusion And Affirmative Action

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused hardships among people, and even more so, for the most marginalised groups in the society. At a time when even the more privileged groups began scouring stores for food and medicines, one could realize the plight of the transgender community seeking rations and medicines only to face discrimination and harassment. As always, shopkeepers sent them[Read More…]

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Two Years after the abrogation of section 377: a sneak-peak into the Ground reality

Two Years after the abrogation of section 377: a sneak-peak into the Ground reality

Touted as one of the biggest milestones in the movement by the LGBTQA community for equal rights, the abrogation of section 377 of the Indian penal code in 2018 by the Supreme Court was considered as a landmark judgment with an expectation that the situation of those people will considerably improve. However, even after 2 years of the judgement, the[Read More…]

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Bittersweet: reflections on queer existence and emancipation

Bittersweet: reflections on queer existence and emancipation

Recently, actor Samyuktha Hegde and her friends were assaulted by All India Congress Committee member and civic activist Kavitha Reddy at Bangalore’s Agara Lake. Reddy can be seen in videos put up by Hegde on her Instagram threatening to hit the women if they wore “such” clothes, charging at the women to hit them, inciting a mob to shame them[Read More…]

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Indian Parliament Must Apologize for Stonewalling Debate on Gay & Lesbian Issues Since Independence

Indian Parliament Must Apologize for Stonewalling Debate on Gay & Lesbian Issues Since Independence

By Dr. P. S. Sahni & Shobha Aggarwal The rights of people with different sexual orientations – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual needs to be respected; all the laws that criminalise or discriminate against the LGBTQIA community should be abolished. India should pass laws that allows marriage among same sex and LGBTQIA communities. –          A People’s Manifesto for[Read More…]

by 05/09/2020 Comments are Disabled Patriarchy
What is really radical in sex/gender politics?

What is really radical in sex/gender politics?

The political left, and much of mainstream feminism, is characterized by an analysis of how systems and institutions shape our choices, a critique of capitalist media, and a commitment to a scientific/materialist worldview. But when faced with radical feminism’s compelling critiques of patriarchy, leftists and many feminists routinely abandon those principles. Radical feminist critiques of prostitution, pornography, and transgender ideology[Read More…]

by 29/07/2020 Comments are Disabled Patriarchy
 ‘Cancel Culture’ Cannot Erase a Strong Argument

 ‘Cancel Culture’ Cannot Erase a Strong Argument

In the current squabble on the liberal/progressive/left side of the fence over so-called “cancel culture”—in which one open letter in favor of freedom of expression led to a rebuttal open letter in favor of a different approach to freedom of expression—I can offer a report on the experience of being canceled. Several times over the past few years I’ve been[Read More…]

by 13/07/2020 Comments are Disabled Patriarchy
For Peoples’ Manifesto: A Suggested LGBTQIA Perspective

For Peoples’ Manifesto: A Suggested LGBTQIA Perspective

At the very outset we at ABVA would like to make a simple point that the LGBTQIA community – which constitutes about 7 to 8% of the population as per the Supreme Court Johar judgement of 2018 – has tasted a measure of freedom and identity only in the last few years starting from NALSA judgment of 2014 whereby the[Read More…]

by 30/06/2020 Comments are Disabled India
LBGTQA Community

LBGTQA Community

For those of you who don’t know the meaning of those alphabet letters, here you go: lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, queer, alternative sexually. Now, I will add that there are lots of lesbian seagulls. So don’t imagine for a moment please that we are alone in alternative sexual behavior. I read a factual article on the topic. One of my[Read More…]

by 09/06/2020 Comments are Disabled Patriarchy
Overruling of Section 377 of IPC: Implications for Feminist Queer Politics

Overruling of Section 377 of IPC: Implications for Feminist Queer Politics

September 6th, 2018 will perhaps be memorable in the history of socio-political struggles in India, not only as an achievement of LGBTIQKHA+ organising and movement, but as a legitimization of principles of democracy, the fundamental rights of equality, justice and freedom. Freedom of choice, right to form ‘companionships’, ‘be it physical, mental, sexual emotional’ (all quotes from Navtej Singh Johar[Read More…]

by 21/09/2018 1 comment Patriarchy
11 August, 1992: ABVA organized the first ever protest demonstration in India condemning police atrocities on gay people, at Police Headquarters, New Delhi

Gay Manifesto & International Human Rights Day

Co-Written by Shobha Aggarwal & Dr. P.S. Sahni 11 August, 1992: ABVA organized the first ever protest demonstration in India condemning police atrocities on gay people, at Police Headquarters, New Delhi Twenty-five years ago in November-December 1991, the AIDS BhedbhavVirodhiAndolan (AIDS Anti-discrimination Movement, ABVA) brought out the first Report titled ‘Less Than Gay’ on the status of homosexuality in India,[Read More…]

by 10/12/2016 1 comment Human Rights, Patriarchy
Pivoting The Plus | A Radical Call For Recognizing Intersectionality In The LGBTQIA Community

Pivoting The Plus | A Radical Call For Recognizing Intersectionality In The LGBTQIA Community

It is time to pivot the plus. The very symbol that has served as an anachronistic additive for the LGBTQIA community has woefully subtracted. The very “+” that has elucidated the “freedom” that comes along with identifying as LGBTQIA has heretofore restricted. That is, the very image of the “+” has not invited intersectionality into the conversation but invalidated identities. It has not[Read More…]

by 22/10/2016 1 comment Patriarchy