India to Recognize Trans* as a Third Gender Category

http://barandbench.com/content/212/transgenders-third-gender#.U0zqLtwRZg1

Acknowledging that the Constitution of India guarantees fundamental rights to its citizens and that these rights apply irrespective of gender identity, the Supreme Court of India held that Trans* individuals be recognized as a third gender in all areas where Gender identity matters.

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Chandigarh Pride Week 2014

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The Chandigarh Pride Committee is proud to announce its second annual Pride week. Like CDI on Facebook for up-to-date info.

The details for the events are as follows – (updated on 25/02/2014 @ 4.25pm)

Note:  There’s an update to the pride event list. The healthy sex practices workshop to be held on the 1st is being held at 12pm instead of 3pm. Same location. 

Event List 1

Party poster SeminarPoster

Transgenders against IPC section 377; stage protest

Transgenders against IPC section 377; stage protest.

Demanding cancellation of IPC Section 377, members of Karnataka Sexual Minorities Forum, along with their supporters, staged a protest demonstration in Chamarajanagar, on Tuesday.

LOOK: India Gets Its First Queer Mobile App

LOOK: India Gets Its First Queer Mobile App – http://huff.to/1fempBY

One of India’s most popular lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) websites and e-zines made a bold move on Friday by debuting what is reported to be the country’s first mobile app for queer Indians.

Guwahati hosts NER’s first Queer Pride March

The North Eastern Region of India went all rainbow and unicorns for the first time when Guwahati hosted its Queer Pride March yesterday (9th February, 2014)

http://www.timesofassam.com/headlines/guwahati-hosts-ners-first-queer-pride-march/

Google Rainbow Protests Russia Anti-Gay Law

After several sponsors came out in opposition to Russia’s anti-gay law, it’s now Google’s turn.

http://nbcnews.to/1iyW4OJ

Google has made clear its stance on the Russian anti-gay law marring the Sochi Olympic Games by giving its search page a rainbow makeover — and a link to the part of the Olympic charter that bans “discrimination of any kind.”

The law, which prohibits “homosexual propaganda,” among other things, has drawn criticism from human rights groups, gay-friendly businesses, and governments throughout the world.
And as the games begin, there’s even dissent from partners: AT&T was among the first sponsors of the US Olympic Committee to officially object to the laws (Chobani and DeVry University also spoke out), and now Google is showing their true colors as well — literally.

Google’s new front page Thursday, visible internationally and including Google.ru, shows athletes superimposed over a rainbow, a well-known symbol of gay pride. Below the search box is an excerpt from the official Olympic Charter:

“The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.”

If there was any doubt what side the world’s most visible Internet company was on in this debate, this should clear it up.

Gay sex still criminal: Indian Supreme Court refuses to review verdict | NDTV.com

The Indian Supreme Court today refused to review its December 2013 verdict that re-criminalized private, consensual sex between adults.

http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/gay-sex-still-criminal-supreme-court-refuses-to-review-verdict-476355