On 27 JuneBhubaneswarthe capital city of Odishasaw its first gay pride parade. Your Reason has been Reported to the admin. The 11 December judgement of the Supreme Court, upholding Sectionwas met with support from My thoughts go out to the gays in India leaders.
Rabbi Ezekiel Isaac Malekarhonorary secretary of the Judah Hyam Synagogue, in upholding the judgement, was also quoted as saying "In Judaismour scriptures do not permit homosexuality. Maulana Madni, of an Islamic organization, Jamiat Ulema-e-Hindhas echoed similar sentiments by stating that " Homosexuality is a crime according to scriptures and is unnatural.
The provisions of Section IPC will continue to govern non-consensual penile non-vaginal sex and penile nonvaginal sex involving minors
He did not return to India and reportedly sought asylum in the United States. Professional societies need to increase awareness of these issues, transfer knowledge and skill and provide opportunities to increase the confidence and competence of mental health workers in helping people with different sexual orientations and identity.
Various Hindu organisations, based in India and abroad have supported decriminalisation of homosexual behaviours.
Retrieved 2 January He warned of the urgency and stated that India had succeeded in checking the spread of AIDS through commercial sex workers but transmission through gay sex, and injectable-drug users was still an area of concern in the country.
Hindu texts have taken positions regarding the homosexual characters and themes. Book Category Asia portal.