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Two lawyers who successfully fought to end #India’s colonial-era laws that criminalized same-sex relations have come out as a couple. Sending love and solidarity to @MenakaGuruswamy and @arundhatikatju news18.com/amp/news/buzz/… h/t @_drongo #LGBTQ 🏳️‍🌈🌈
"For queer folk in all post-colonial countries, the governments have to understand that these (anti-sodomy) were not our laws," @MenakaGuruswamy told CNN's Fareed Zakaria. Photo via @arundhatikatju
To clarify origins of homophobia imposed by colonial-era laws in #India and elsewhere, included this in my new book: “India’s fluid gender and sexual norms did not fit into Britain’s strict Victorian conceptions of appropriate sexual behavior,” Amy Bhatt google.com/amp/s/theconve…
Gender and sexual fluidity are not “western” or “white” inventions. It is important to know that same-sex relations have existed everywhere. This novel I just finished reading, set in Equatorial Guinea, is an important reminder. Read this intvu w/author electricliterature.com/how-do-you-adv… 🏳️‍🌈
And this: Why legalising same-sex relations in #India is not a Western idea bbc.com/news/world-asi… h/t @dinnnermyeon #LGBTQ 🏳️‍🌈
In my new book, I write about decriminalizing same-sex relations in #India via scrapping colonial-era laws & attempts to do so also in #Kenya; homophobia in #Egypt and #Nigeria; and a ground-breaking anthology of queer Nigerian women’s voices. Pre-order 👇🏽
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