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The 2nd of July | A Reminder of its Importance

Editors posted on 03 July

By Editors

Here's a lesser known fact, one we should all be acutely aware of. The 2nd of July marks five years since Section 377 was declared unconstitutional with respect to sex between consenting adults by the High Court of Delhi. Almost five years later, that decision was overturned by the Supreme Court of India on 12th December, 2013, and the fight for the LGBTQ continues. 

Our friends and inspirations over at Gaysi invited all their readers to submit entries of all the hurtful and humiliating remarks they've been subjected to, courtesy their gender. These comments were then put together, unabashed and unedited, as a testament and brutal reminder of the callous and inhumane attitude towards the female sex. This 2nd of July, Gaysi presented a video titled Ek Ladki, Anek Ladkiyan, bringing the fight for equality and freedom to women all over India.

In a city where flippant remarks, and sex and gender discrimination are upstaged only by our collective short term memory, here's reminding you why our fight is far from over, courtesy the crew at Gaysi. 

About Gaysi | Gaysi is a space for the Desi-Gay community to come together to share personal stories, triumphs, and failures, and talk about their struggles, dreams, hopes and despair. Follow them here.