A Global Call for De-medicalizing Queerness: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Kanav N Sahgal The marginalization and oppression of queer people around the world date back centuries. During the British colonial rule in India, for instance, Section 377 of the 1860 Indian Penal Code criminalized private and consensual same-sex activity, while the Criminal Tribes Act of 1871 criminalized an entire section of people whom our erstwhile colonial masters deemed deviant (mostly ‘eunuchs’- a stigmatizing colonial term … Continue reading A Global Call for De-medicalizing Queerness: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

#PrideMonth | History, Identity, and Marginality: Revisiting LGBTQIA+ Sociology from Indian perspective

By Kanav N Sahgal Western scholars of collective memory have for a long time written about the significance of the Stonewall Riots of 28th June 1969 as the starting point for the gay liberation movement in the US, and eventually, the rest of the world. In the early hours of 28th June 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn located in Greenwich Village, New York City. And even … Continue reading #PrideMonth | History, Identity, and Marginality: Revisiting LGBTQIA+ Sociology from Indian perspective