Asked a question in the Parliament regarding the number of cases and convictions under Section 377 of IPC; and whether the Government proposes to repeal or amend the same section in the light of the Supreme Court judgement recognizing the constitutional right of an individual to determine and identify one’s gender and sexual orientation.
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.