Tuesday, May 29, 2007

India Hosts "Nigah Queerfest"

The New York Times is running a Reuters report on Nigah Queerfest '07 , a cultural festival highlighting homosexuality being held in New Delhi, India from May 25th to June 3rd. After spending two weeks in India earlier this year I am very interested in public policy involving the world's largest democracy, especially with regards to homosexuality (and other issues like health care, population control, poverty et cetera). India still has a colonial-era law called Section 377 which criminalizes homosexuality with up to 10 years in prison. There have been numerous protests over Section 377 and there is a pending court case attempting to repeal the provision.

Andy at TowleRoad has links to coverage of the Queerfest.

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