Trans Rights

What is this legalisation (and) non-legalisation? Only thing is that some of the things that were within the 4 walls earlier are revealed today. It's not as if - you look at the old history, and epics also, there were lesbians, there were homos, so what is that? Only thing (is that) it has been revealed, I mean, in a big way, because of the media. Relations are there.

Arvind Sawant

Mumbai South


Shiv Sena


Spoke up on Trans Rights
Spoke up on LGBTQIA+ Rights
Opposed Section 377
Supported Section 377
Pushed to Amend Trans Act
Supported Regressive Trans Act
Homophobia/ Transphobia

Remember: MPs who have spoken up on LGBTQIA+ rights or trans* rights are not automatically queer-friendly MPs. State of the QUnion is not meant to celebrate those who have spoken up for equal rights but is rather meant to be a platform for accountability to demand action from our elected representatives. We must interrogate their views on caste, religion, gender, and other axes of marginalisation in addition to their party's stance on these issues. See this post on pinkwashing for more details.



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Trans Act

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