On July 2, 2009, Chief Justice Ajit Prakash Shah and Justice S. Muralidhar of the Delhi High Court transformed the lives of India’s LGBT citizens by reading down Sec 377 of the Indian constitution. Their judgement  decriminalized same-sex acts in private between consenting adults.

Though LGBT Indians now enjoy privacy and dignity like all other Indians, we are still legally vulnerable in many areas. It is important to be aware of various laws that affect us, our legal rights and government policies and procedures.

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