Dutee Chand has been facing the wrath of her family members with her elder sister even threatening to disown her for having a same-sex relationship, but it seems like the Indian sprinter has found her own ammunition
The most exposed of these groups is transgenders, who depend on begging, sex work and ritual functions for their daily sustenance — all of which are met through social contact, writes Priyadarshini Sen.
In retirement, Margaret Court, now a church pastor, has often attracted controversy over her views on race and homosexuality. The Australian once praised South Africa's apartheid system, said "tennis is full of lesbians" and described transgender children as "the work of the devil"
While she does not want to reveal the name of her partner, Dutee Chand said that her decision to make the information public was based on her belief that she has the right to live her life the way she wants it
The island's lawmakers comfortably passed a law allowing same-sex couples to form 'exclusive permanent unions', and a second clause, that would let them apply for a "marriage registration" with government agencies.