While we have talked about 377, and how and what homosexuality means in India. But what does LGBTIA stand for? Let’s Talk About It. LGBT is the general term used universally when referring to the community. But what exactly does it stand for? LGBT can also be written as GLBT, with the letters standing for [...]
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 [...]