February 3, 2020
On September 6, 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that consensual same-sex acts would no longer be a crime. The historic ruling finally read down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a colonial law that should have been struck down decades ago. The judgment was followed by great celebration among the Indian and global LGBT communities, and by human rights activists. It was hailed as a step towards acceptance and equal rights. But more than two years later, equality and acceptance may still be elusive. Gay rights activist Nitin Karani speaks to All Indians Matter.