LGBT Community In Southern India Protests, Asks For Decriminalisation Of Homosexuality

Activists and members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community took out a protest march in Andhra Pradesh.

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There are no current official records for the number of LGBT people living in the country. India's Supreme Court in late 2013 reinstated a ban on homosexuality under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.

LGBTs continue to be victimised under Section 377, under which 587 were arrested in 2014. Criminalisation of same-sex sexual activity by Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code has greatly slowed progress with regards to LGBT diversity and inclusion.

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