At the end of 2016, the LGBT community remains 'criminal' in the eyes of Indian law. We have not repealed the archaic Section 377 of the IPC that criminalises 'unnatural sex', but there have been positives too. And while we have finally recognised the third gender, there are many problematic clauses in the current Transgender Rights Bill. Compared with 2015 when the demand for marriage equality brought forth positive legislative changes in countries like the US and Ireland, this year may seem less progressive. Having said that, though, 2016 has also been a year of hope.
December 30 / Catch News