India’s lingering homophobia

News Today 17.06.2022

Pride Month comes and goes, but homophobia in India is here to stay like a spectre. As a good omen for Pride Month this year, the Kerala High Court set a trailblazing precedent recently by sanctioning a lesbian couple, Adhila Nasarin and Fathima Noora, to live together after they were coercively separated by their parents. Ms Nasarin had filed a habeas corpus petition following which Ms Noora, who was allegedly “incarcerated” by her family, appeared before the court. The court simply asked the couple if they wished to live together, to which they replied yes. The joy of the couple spilled over into social media. (Read more)

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