Call Me Shakesqueer!

I’ve always been immensely proud of my sexuality, and make sure people know, not because I think it is cool, but because I want people to acknowledge it. And despite being so sure of my own, I never really knew or understood what the community or the situation surrounding queer people was.  I still to [...]

No Homo, Bro!

While we briefly discussed the history of LGBT in India in the Humble Beginnings of section 377, do we know everything about LGBT in India? Let’s dig deeper. Homosexuality in India Homosexuality has always been a taboo in India, despite having always been around unbeknownst to us. The 153-year-old-colonial-era law, i.e., section 377 of the [...]

The Humble Beginnings of Section 377

The Indian Penal Code had a new entrant in 1864, during the British rule of India. Section 377 was modelled on the Buggery Act of 1533 and was used to criminalize sexual activities 'against the order of nature'. It states that whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman [...]