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In the light of a recent judgment, where the Supreme Court observed that family benefits must extend to same-sex couples and other atypical households, Outlook draws up a list of pro-queer judicial and legislative developments. This is the second of our two-part deep-dive into the status of gender identities in India.

Issue Date : 26 September 2022

National

Writer's Diary: Award Winning Journalist On Writing A Book

A book that brings to light positive stories from the heart of central India's tribal districts hit by Naxal menace


Art & Entertainment

Film Review Of Dostojee (2021): Friendship In The Time Of Mistrust

Prasun Chatterjee’s debut film focuses on a childhood friendship in the backdrop of communal polarisation to send a strong message

Art & Entertainment

Launda Naach: Why The Popular Folk Art In Bihar Stares At An Uncertain Future

A look at the world of Bihar’s popular folk dance form—in which men dress as women and different animals—as its most prominent exponent Ramchandra Manjhi passes away


National

'India Has A Rich Tradition Of Padyatras': Bhupesh Baghel On Bharat Jodo Yatra

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel was among the leaders who were present when Rahul Gan­dhi recently launched his Bharat Jodo Yatra from Kanyakumari.

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National

Reviving Congress By Uniting India: Can Bharat Jodo Yatra Revive Congress' Fortune?

Even as Congress's pan-India march gets a rousing welcome as it winds through the southern states, questions about its purpose and the party leadership keep getting asked


National

The Politics Of Two Attires And Flamboyant Drag Queens

In India, drag culture is slowly becoming a medium to express personal politics


National

Why Transgender Children Are Often Forced To Drop Out Of Schools

Despite legal protection, trans children find it difficult to navigate the education system that is riddled with institutionalised othering.


National

We Are Not The Others: Tale Of An Artivist Transwoman

Kalki Subramaniam sews poetry, art and even a matrimony website together to reflect on and mitigate trans struggles.


National

Why Safety Is Still A Distant Shore For Transgender Persons In India

Despite the NALSA verdict and Trans Act, the law still favours perpetrators of sexual violence against the transgender community and is far from a deterrent. Activists call for immediate interventions against sexual crime targeting trans people.


National

Sextortion, Revenge Pornography, Sexual Harassment...: Gender Violence On Internet

A long look at legal aspects of gender violence facilitated by digital communication technologies on Internet and social media


National

'I Want To Break Free': Trials And Tribulations Of The Queer Community In India

Amid positive changes in the legal landscape for the LGBTQIA+ community, a lesbian woman wonders why she still needs to travel abroad to get her same-sex marriage registered.


National

Can We Reimagine Relationships With Empathy Vis-a-vis LGBTQIA+ Fraternity?

In the light of a recent judgment, where the Supreme Court observed that family benefits must extend to same-sex couples and other atypical households, Outlook draws up a list of pro-queer judicial and legislative developments.


International

With Rise Of Right-wing, LGBT Rights May Cease To Exist In Many Parts Of The World

Across the world, countries have begun to recognise and legally protect universal laws for the LGBT community. But there is a lurking fear that many of the hard-fought rights could get rescinded.


National

Instances In Ancient Indian Texts And Love Songs That Celebrate Queer Relationships

Ancient Indian texts stand testimony to the multiplicity of gender roles that were normalised in society


National

Future Of The Family Unit: Can SC Observation Mark Beginning Of A New Era For LGBTQIA Community?

Recent remarks by Indian courts, albeit mere observations, could open the doors for queer families to challenge the laws that prevent the achievement of equal recognition.


National

A Kashmiri Transwoman's Resolve To Fight Against Social Stigma

She chose acamedic pursuit to escape the crushing social stigma. Today, she helps others like her stand up on their feet


National

Third Gender And Beyond: Violence, Bureaucracy And The Trans Identity

Since a 2014 judgment by the Supreme Court, transpeople have been legally recognised. But discrimination and abuse persist.


National

Queer Love: What Happens When There Is No Sex In A Relationship?

What is a relationship? Is it just about sex and physical intimacy? Or is it about emotional sharing? Or does caring for each other form the core of a relationship?