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March 16, 2014

In the capital city of Manipur, a small but diverse group of people show up in the march

Holding placards reading ‘Knock out Sec 377’, ‘We are not sex toy, No No Sec 377’, a small group of people from different walks of life staged the first-ever pride in the bustling streets of Imphal yesterday, according to Indian media.

Clad in colorful skirts, pants and funky costumes, some 50 participants wearing colored garlands came together to express their pride and joy.

While the turnout was modest, organizers were upbeat and said this was only a beginning.

December 23, 2013

The Delhi High Court judge who legalized homosexuality in India in 2009 has spoken out against the Supreme Court ruling that overturned his decision, saying he feels deeply sad for India’s LGBTI community

Former Delhi High Court judge AP Shah who legalized homosexuality in India in 2009 has spoken of his disappointment at the decision by two Supreme Court justices to overturn his decision.

‘My first feeling was deep sadness about those people, the LGBT community,’ Shah, who is now India’s Law Commission chairman, said during a interview on CNN India on Sunday.

‘I was disappointed … Given the subject matter of the appeal, I thought that our views would prevail.’

July 13, 2012

Law student commits suicide after reporting his ex-lover, who married after parental pressure

A law student at Awadhesh Pratap Singh University in Rewa, central India committed suicide on Sunday night, after accusing another student of ‘sodomizing’ him for over a year.

According to a report in the Indian Express, police and university authorities believe the suicide victim Ajay Pandole was in a relationship with Ashutosh Dwiwedi, an older student at the university.

June 29, 2012

Former prime minister of Malaysia adds ignorant comments to those of the current PM

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said that gay marriage is ‘not natural’ and will ‘wipe out’ the human race while speaking at a business forum in Kuala Lumpur yesterday (28 June).

‘Men marrying men, women marrying women... It's not natural. Just imagine if we all indulge in that. No children. One generation and the whole human race is wiped out,’ Mahathir said as reported by the Indian Express.

April 14, 2012

A gay couple from Uttar Pradesh decided to leave home after officials had approved of their marriage based on allegedly false documents

An Indian gay couple scared of ending up behind bars fled their village as their marriage was found to have been solemnised 'by mistake'.

Simran and Chunmun Kumar, both in their 20s, registered their marriage in late March in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. But officials maintain they had submitted two false affidavits, describing one as a man and the other as woman, reported The Indian Express.