Guess What? You Can Have Gay Sex ALL OVER India, Now. Grab Yer Passport

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Guess What? You Can Have Gay Sex ALL OVER India, Now. Grab Yer Passport

In 2009 the Supreme Court of India struck down a law from 1860 that declared having gay sex a crime (as an "unnatural offense"). 

Today, India's government said that it would not challenge the Supreme Court's decision. 

The government's recent decision appears in line with the increased acceptance of the nation's LGBT community; according to The Huffington Post, "[o]ver the last decade, homosexuals have slowly gained a degree of acceptance in some parts of India, especially its big cities. The last two years have also seen large gay pride parades in New Delhi and other big cities, including Mumbai and Kolkata."

For more on this story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-17188283



Comments [5]

Marcie Bianco's picture

India's govt seems to have

India's govt seems to have spent a considerable amount of time debating an appeal... I'm glad in the end they were like, "nah."

Jenny Aisenberg's picture

ROCK ON, India!

I am no expert on the Asian subcontinent, but I did date a girl from India in college and I saw firsthand how much she struggled with the question of returning to India after 4 years at Smith, knowing that going back in the closet was not an option. Now that might not be such a gut-wrenching decision to have to make. Woot woot, India!!! You gave the world much of the best of food, music and spices, and now you love the queers...we love you too Smile

"We're all born naked. The rest is drag."
--RuPaul (appropriating Judith Butler for the masses...)

Tiff's picture

Also,

Also, Bollywood? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdyC1BrQd6g  Pretty gay.

Jenny Aisenberg's picture

YES BOLLYWOOD

love it...!!!!! I used to live near the supposed oldest bollywood theater in the US, which, oddly, is in freemont, CA, a random suburb of san jose. not where you'd expect the oldest bollywood theater in the US to be!

"We're all born naked. The rest is drag."
--RuPaul (appropriating Judith Butler for the masses...)

Tiff's picture

Well, I didn't even know the

Well, I didn't even know the U.S. had bollywood theaters, so I didn't expect much! You know, I was in Mumbai in 2004 and someone told us that all the nice homes overlooking the beach belong to Bollywood stars. Unfortunately, they can't enjoy the view because they have to build really high walls to keep their fans out!