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A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court has unanimously passed a historic verdict decriminalising #Section377. A reading list:
#Section377 | From January 2014, @Suhrith on why the Supreme Court's decision in the Suresh Kumar Koushal case was profoundly anti-democratic.…
@suhrith #Section377 | From February 2016, an interview with Anjali Gopalan, the founder and executive director of the Naz Foundation…
@suhrith From April 2018, a #photoessay by @Soumya_S_Bose on a psychological exploration of the LGBT community in eastern India.…
@suhrith @Soumya_S_Bose #Section377 | "It was sickening to feel fearful every day, to think that I was a criminal just because I loved another man."

From October 2015, non-fiction writer Siddharth Dube on love, homophobia and the AIDS panic in 1980s India.…
@suhrith @Soumya_S_Bose #Section377 | "I don’t care about the government or the court. My problem is I don’t know if god will allow me to be a man or not. No government can overrule him.”

From April 2018, @makesyoucakes on queer love in Mizoram under the shadow of the church.…
@suhrith @Soumya_S_Bose @makesyoucakes "Closeted people, already crippled by the stigma of homosexuality in India, can fall easy prey to those who threaten to disclose their sexuality."

From November 2015, @BhavyaDore on how #Section377 is used by the police and blackmailers to extort men.…
@suhrith @Soumya_S_Bose @makesyoucakes @BhavyaDore “The case around #Section377 is largely a symbolic pursuit ... it feels good to be like, 'Wow, we repealed something.' But I think it’s time to really challenge good feelings.”

From March 2017, an interview with poet and performance artist Alok Vaid-Menon…
@suhrith @Soumya_S_Bose @makesyoucakes @BhavyaDore #Section377 | “My harassers belonged mostly to the educated, urban, middle classes.”

From December 2015, an interview with Manabi Bandyopadhyay, India’s first transgender principal.…

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