It was a disaster. He found a bottle of Rooh Afza, a rose-flavored concentrated syrup popular throughout South Asia, in the studio apartment in the Bandra neighborhood of Mumbai, India, where he grew up in the late s. Though Rooh Afza is typically mixed into cold water or milk, Mr.
PUNE, India Thomson Reuters Foundation - After her son came out as gay, Sushma Samudra consulted astrologers, quizzed psychiatrists, performed prayers and implored gods and goddesses to cure his abnormality. Undeterred, she tasked her husband to feed a stray dog each morning with a roti generously coated with ghee, closely following the curative advice of an expert astrologer. Samudra can laugh now - recalling her naivety and the deranged detours taken en route - as she relaxed into a family interview at her home in Pune, about 90 miles from Mumbai.
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In a historic judgement, the Supreme Court has decriminalized sexual relations between consenting homosexual adults. It struck down a year-old controversial provision of Section that made illegal "carnal intercourse against the order of nature". I was super-thrilled to hear this statement from Justice Indu Malhotra: "History owes an apology to the members of this LGBT community and their families for the delay in providing redressal for the ignominy and ostracism that they have suffered through the centuries. I had an open wedding function with my husband Vinh last December at my hometown, Yavatmal, in Maharashtra, and that got a lot of media attention.
The journey for Mr Gay World event has begun. Need all your help, support, blessing and wishes for bringing the crown to India for the very first time. Let's make history post the decriminalization of Sec in India.
Hello, has anyone traveled with Pink Vibgyor, are their tour arrangements Gay friendly, and what are the destinations a first timer should visit.??? Rajat at Pink Vibgyor did and excelent job arranging a tour for us we were working in Bangalore and only had a few days. He put together a great tour started by flying to Jaipur to visit the Amber Fort with a early morning elephant ride with and excellent gay friendly tour guide who took us around the city and to different museums he was extremely knowledgeable and friendly.
It was a devastating blow. Nearly five years earlier, the Delhi high court had struck down a draconian part of the Indian Penal Code declaring homosexual acts illegal. But the Supreme Court said that decision should be up to Parliament, not judges, and overturned the earlier ruling.
Depending on the country or city where the event is being held, the marches and parades often campaign for recognition and acceptance of same-sex marriage, legal protections for couples and families, anti-discrimination laws or trans rights. As the years went on, additional cities in North America and Europe began to hold their own public demonstrations or pride day, eventually leading to what we know today as a gay pride parade, march, celebration or festival. This event calendar includes more than listings, but you can sort and filter the list by region and date to determine where you want to go or when to plan your trip.
We spent several months travelling in India as a gay couple, from North to South, and absolutely loved it. We visited world famous monuments like the Taj Mahal and stunning palaces across Rajasthan. But our absolute highlight was the people.
A transgender Sikh comes to terms with a vagina, a Maharashtrian motorcycling champion tells of her hidden sexuality, and an unwitting lesbian is drawn into the Mumbai underworld. Until three years ago, homosexuality was illegal in India and stories like these about the lives of queer Indians remained largely untold. Now, emboldened by legal recognition and a growing gay-rights movement, queer Indians are starting to speak up. Threats from religious activists against Salman Rushdie prompted him to pull out of India's biggest literature festival earlier this year but the event's first panel on queer writing barely raised an eyebrow.