A great day in India

2
Jul
2009

The Delhi High Court has finally struck down section 377 of the penal code which criminalized homosexuality. This is fantastic news for the gay community across India, and the opening to a much greater degree of acceptance. Many of the wonderful people that I met while on my trip there were at the forefront of fighting this hateful law, and my heartfelt congratulations go out to them. It seems that even in the past two years alone there has been a fairly rapid growing of awareness of gay rights in India, with small but growing pride rallies taking place in major cities. As I have written about previously, India is still a country where it is not at all safe to be openly gay, but it is definitely changing and this decision is a major breakthrough in the march towards full equality.