Filmmaker and activist Sridhar Rangayan’s path-breaking film on Indian LGBT community has been awarded the Barbara Gittings International Human Rights Award at the recently concluded qFLIX Philadelphia film festival in USA. The film was screened at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa on July 18 and will be screened at Reel Desires Chennai International Queer Film Festival on July 29. “LGBT rights are human rights. The human rights award underlines this very basic truth, that somehow is not understood by our politicians, judges and the moral brigade," said Rangayan, adding, “Gay, lesbian and transgender persons too need their right to live freely as citizens of this country without being criminalised by a law like Sec 377. They have a right to love and live with dignity. The law of the land denies that."
July 19 / India Blooms News Service