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Sexuality And Consent For Dummies

Are you just plain confused about the "new" developments in the sexual behaviour of your fellow countrymen and countrywomen? Do you get labelled a homophobe or a moron and get schooled about your spelling and grammar when you try to have a "healthy debate" about it on Facebook? If you answered “yes” to the first two questions, then you are in the right place! I have all the answers. I am that Social Justice Warrior you didn't know you wanted.
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From Shock Treatment To Yoga, Conversion Therapy Is A Disturbing Reality Around The World

Conversion therapy, which aims to "convert" a queer person into a heterosexual, is sought not only by parents but also by LGBTQ individuals who see it as an escape from the social stigma that surrounds their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. This, more than anything, speaks volumes about the discriminatory environment in our society, and how damagingly this is internalized.
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‘Aligarh': A Nuanced Exploration Of The Mercilessness Of Prejudice

"Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code criminalizes 'unnatural' sex acts. This includes homosexuality," a message on the screen reminds you, before the movie even begins. On the surface, it seems like an obvious reminder--something nearly everyone knows by now--but once you're there, sitting in the darkness with only the above words blinking at you and then watch Professor Siras's story slowly unfold before you, you realise how real this reminder is, and how utterly terrifying.
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'Aligarh': A Devastating Portrait Of Human Suffering

Aligarh--part character study, part courtroom drama laced with powerful social commentary--features a deeply nuanced performance from Manoj Bajpayee. Playing the challenging part of Prof. Siras, Bajpayee succeeds in capturing the complexities of a wounded man ostracized by a hypocritical, self-righteous society which is guilty of embracing dogmas in the name of morality while rejecting humanistic values such as love and compassion.
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Whatever The ‘Final Verdict', We're Not Going Back In The Closet

Starting today, thousands of LGBT people will start coming together across the country to hold vigils to remind the Supreme Court that the curative petition on Section 377 before it isn't a mere document -- it contains the hopes and aspirations of countless people who are fighting for their right to live with dignity and respect. But this isn't our "last hope". It cannot be, considering how far we have come in just a few decades, despite legislative inaction and judicial dalliance.