Activists are organizing events in reaction to the Indiana Supreme Court verdict recriminalizing gay sex starting with a march at Jantar Mantar (the protest zone of New Delhi, Capital of India) on December 15, this Sunday.
Write the organizers:
On December 11th, 2013, The Supreme Court of India reinstated the Criminality of Homosexuality in India. This Judgment has inspired anger across different sections of society around the world. While the legal battle continues, it is important that we make our voices heard. Loud and Clear.
This Judgment is not about any one community in any one country but about the hegemonic structures that oppress many across the world. It is a blow to the various other LGBTIQ communities across the world who might have taken strength from the Indian story to challenge laws/social norms/prejudices that criminalise homosexuality in their own countries. It is time we begin to heal this lasting scar of colonialism. It is time we are given the space and freedom to pursue the work of fundamental social change which is made impossible with a law such as Sec. 377 of the Indian Penal Code choking us.
Gather your friends, lovers and anyone else who is enraged by this injustice. Make your voices heard.
A list of events around the world (so far Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Ann Arbor, Cambridge, London, Sydney, and Toronto) can be found on the organizers' Facebook page.
Watch lawyer and activist Gautam Bhan talk about the LGBT community's demands at the Section 377 verdict press conference, AFTER THE JUMP…