That Time We Almost Got Arrested in Delhi – Nomadic Boys

Author: , February 18th, 2016

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Don’t get us wrong, we absolutely fell in love with India. But its government just has major problems accepting its LGBT community.

A very old law dating back to 1861 (Article 377 of the Indian Penal Code) criminalises gay sex with up to 10 years in prison. This was invalidated by the Delhi High Court in 2009, but in 2013, the Supreme Court reintroduced Article 377. In January 2016, the Supreme Court announced it would review this decision, but until this is done, being gay in India remains a crime. We couldn’t find any evidence of Article 377 being enforced, but its very existence is a symbolic slap in the face to the LGBT community.

We interviewed a gay Indian couple anonymously who said that Article 377 is used by the authorities as a validation for all sorts of bullying and harassment of the LGBT community, in particular the Indian police who use it as a way to get bribes. We experienced this first hand in Delhi.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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What Does India’s Sodomy Law Ruling Mean for Gay Travelers?

Author: , December 12th, 2013

India Gay TravelA ruling of the Indian Supreme court in India could have widespread consequences also for the travel and tourism industry to India. In Wednesday’s hearing the Supreme Court said that the Delhi High Court overreached its authority by ruling against the ban in 2009. The Delhi High Court moved to abolish Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which classifies anal sex as “carnal intercourse against the order of nature,” in 2009.

The Indian Supreme Court has struck down a 2009 ruling by a lower court to decriminalize homosexual sex and will uphold the ban. India’s gay community was “disappointed” by the ruling and declared it was a “black day” for LGBT rights.

“It is for the legislature to look into desirability of deleting Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code,” the Supreme Court said on Wednesday.

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