Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Queer Shorts and Conversations: Indian Supreme Court Decriminalizes Homosexuality

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Birkelund Board Room

Dinner will be provided.

On September 6, 2018 the Supreme Court of India decriminalized homosexuality by abolishing the archaic Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, introduced by the British in India in 1861. We invite you to join us in celebrating this landmark verdict and discussing its implications. We will screen two short queer films from India. Come share your stories and experiences as CCSA graduate students open the floor for questions and conversations following the screenings. 

For more information:
Section 377 Verdict: What you need to know about SC's decision to decriminalize homosexuality
Scroll India, September 6, 2018
India Gay Sex Ban is Struck Down
The New York Times, Sept 6, 2018

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