INDIA LGBT RIGHTS

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Under 377, We're A Nation Of Criminals, And That Needs To Change Now

PM Modi's tweet was crisp: "Shocked at the shootout in Orlando, USA. My thoughts & prayers are with the bereaved families and the injured." In a way, it sends out the message that it was the loss of lives that mattered, without going into sexual orientations. I wish that same emotion applied back home: that sexual preferences do not a patriotic citizen make. More to the point, sexual preferences do not a criminal make.
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Same Sex Marriage: India Can Do Better

It is the bleak reality that the vast majority of gay women and men in the world still marry opposite-sex partners. Legalisation of same-sex marriage is but a distant dream for most LGBT+ people. They desperately require societal change before any change in law - such as not facing the risk of alienation for coming out, or to not risk losing their job. It is then the failure of same-sex marriage advocates to consider the real life context and diversity of LGBT+ citizens that India's LGBT+ movement could learn from.
Juanmonino

My Friend's Secret

RG was the most handsome guy in my German class. He was well dressed, intelligent and full of warmth and humour. He had finished his MBA and was working with a bank. RG was learning German because he wanted to move to Germany; he considered it the financial place to be! He wanted to taste all kinds of beers at an Oktoberfest, own a swanky Mercedes (he was Punjabi) and speed down the autobahn. He was the kind of guy you wanted as a boyfriend, and then a husband.