Browsing All Posts filed under »Sexuality«

Woman filmmaker breaks barriers in Malaysia

October 30, 2010


Malaysia is a Muslim majority country and homosexuality is still considered a crime, sodomy being punishable with 20 years of imprisonment. Films in Malaysia are required to pass through the Government censor board and are not allowed to depict sex scenes, even a kiss is not allowed. But now for the first time a woman […]

Photography workshop for sex workers, by GAP

April 21, 2010


Working with French-born photographer Magali Pettier, women involved in a weekly drop-in support group called Girls are Proud (GAP), at the homeless charity Tyneside Cyrenians, learned about the technical aspects of taking and developing photographs. They then took the images and used the project as a means of escaping from their covert activities, says Laura […]

On homosexuality

May 28, 2009


I often wonder what is the relation between religion and sexuality. I have not yet read enough on it to make a post but I do know that Islam and Christianity condemns homosexuality. Hinduism is perhaps silent on the topic. Anyway I found these following reading interesting. Bishop Robert Bennett of the Diocese of Huron […]

NAZ petition against Section 377

October 28, 2008


The Naz petition in High Court of Delhi against Section 377 of Indian Penal Code has come a long way. In my brief period with PLD I have been associated with the Voices Against 377 coalition which has been providing logistical and moral strength to this petition and I really wish I could have continued […]

Justice acknowledges Sexual relations in India is changing

August 29, 2008


Bombay High Court Justice Vijaya K Tahilramani made very interesting comments while addressing a group of students of KC Law College. She said there are a lot of laws in the 1860 Penal Code which are no longer applicable to today’s society. She agreed the sexual relations in society has changed and that there is […]

WTF, No Fuck?

August 21, 2008


I was reading this news where in London a certain Bishop is angry that a certain priest under his jurisdiction has performed same sex marriage. I couldn’t understand the piece properly. It was full of Christian religious jargon so I am not sure what exactly has happened. The Bishop is angry at 2 priest, now […]

Time to stand up and stand tall

June 26, 2008


Some time back I was invited by Bangalore based FM Radio Indigo, to talk about one of the Blogging initiatives I was engaged in. Before the show started, I was chit chatting with the RJ and casually mentioned the word alternate sexuality. She immediately shook her head in serious negation conveying me that I shouldn’t […]

Child sexual abuse

May 20, 2008


Reproducing an article of Telegraph I found here. Bumped into it when I was trying to look for a law which covers child sexual abuse in India. Turned out there is none at the moment. Also interesting to note, wrong touches which are not exactly forceful touch or abuse, are not covered under the IPC. […]

LGBT rights

May 12, 2008


The LGBT rights and queer activism in India probably has such a long way to go. We have happy healthy heterosexual human beings who go about their daily lives who don’t even utter ‘homosexuality’ loudly in public. They say knowingly they wouldn’t even be friends with a gay guy. And there in the first world […]

…Challenge them

April 30, 2008


This is a discussion seed I wrote for Blogathon India. The topic of discussion was: “What are the challenges that society faces in accepting the concept of alternate sexuality? How can we address them?” I say, Challenge them. The society doesn’t face challenges – they create them and impose them on each other. What is alternate […]