Homosexuality

Homosexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction, or sexual behavior between members of the same sex or gender. As a sexual orientation, homosexuality is "an enduring pattern of emotional, romantic, and/or sexual attractions" to people of the same sex. It "also refers to a person's sense of identity based on those attractions, related behaviors, and membership in a community of others who share those attractions."Along with bisexuality and heterosexuality, homosexuality is one of the three main categories of sexual orientation within the heterosexual–homosexual continuum. Scientists do not yet know the exact cause of sexual orientation, but they theorize that it is …

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Rekhta Foundation · 20 June 2023 English

intersectional, inclusive and expressive form of poetry. From discussing themes like female sexuality to homosexuality amongst women to writing about mundane everyday chores, Rekhti did it. The post Rekhti: The Feminist

discussing themes like female sexuality to homosexuality amongst women to writing about mundane everyday


PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 20 August 2022 Tamil

This glossary was published as a gazette by the Tamil Nadu government on August 20, 2022. It contains the Tamil equivalent of frequently used English terms relating to gender and …

[1,2], தன பகாலின ஈர்ப்புடடய சபண் [2]. “Homosexuality” refers to an sexual attraction to a person


PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 27 November 2020

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), a non-governmental organisation based in New Delhi, published this report on November 27, 2020. It was written by Arijeet Ghosh and Madhurima Dhanuka from …

“������������������A Citizen’s Report on the status of Homosexuality in India, November-December 1991. Available


PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 1 November 2020 English

Through this publication, The South Asia Collective (a network of human rights activists and organisations in the region) aims to document the status of minorities – religious, linguistic, ethnic, caste …

revocation of their registration. Sexual Minorities Homosexuality in Bangladesh is prohibited. There are explicitly


PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 1 November 2019 English

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) published this report on November 1, 2019. The first edition of this publication was released in 2012. This …

rights defender in Uzbekistan, charged with homosexuality, being beaten and threatened with rape by police and transgender women who are arrested on homosexuality-related charges to anal examinations that are “Dignity Debased: Forced Anal Examinations in Homosexuality Prosecutions”, 2016. 134 Reports of the Special


PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 1 January 2019 English

This report was published by the South Asian Human Rights Association of People Marginalised Because of their Sexualities & Gender Identity/Expression (SAHRA) – an organisation documenting human rights violations against …

which enforces whipping and death penalty for homosexuality. Despite the legal status and the positive people in Bhutan are unrecognised by law, and homosexuality is crim- inalised. Those who seek acceptance dismissal in light of the criminalisation of homosexuality, which was in place when this incident happened


PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 1 January 2019 English

This report was published in the year 2019 by IT for Change, an NGO based in Bengaluru, India. It has been written by Anita Gurumurthy Amrita Vasudevan and Nandini Chami, …

recent Supreme Court decision decriminalizing homosexuality in India.lxix Increasing incidence and capacity-building


PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 1 April 2018 English

Commissioned by the National Human Rights Commission, this report was drafted by Partners for Law in Development and Sama – two New Delhi-based resource groups working for the rights of …

coming shortly after the re-criminalising of homosexuality by the Supreme Court in 2013,40 the effect Section 377.50After the re- criminalisation of homosexuality (by the Supreme Court in Koushal vs. Naz Foundation adults.55Given the widespread myths against homosexuality being a mental illness, Psychiatric Association’s guidelines ruling out homosexuality as a mental disorder56 there have been cases 56"Indian Psychiatric Society Official Statement: Homosexuality is not amental illness". 2014. Orinam. http://orinam


PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 12 March 2018 English

This document titled The law isn’t straight is meant to be a “queer person’s guide to accessing rights.” While the Supreme Court of India has made some progressive judgements, laws …

diagnose mental disorders, do not categorise homosexuality as a disorder. • The Indian Psychiatric Society Society has also stated that homosexuality is not a mental illness. • Therefore, there is no medically remember that S.377 of the IPC does not make homosexuality an offence. You can be charged only if you


PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 1 February 2017 English

This report was published in February 2017 by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), a Switzerland-based NGO of judges and lawyers dedicated to defending human rights worldwide. The report is …

Court ruling, effectively recriminalizing homosexuality.35 The petitioners have challenged this ruling urged States to repeal laws criminalizing homosexuality.59 Further, they have called attention to the gender identity, including laws criminalizing homosexuality and cross-dressing, and have rejected attempts


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