Non-profit organisation EQUAL GROUND works to dismantle cultural and social stigma, and fights back against police corruption and government inactivity to seek human and political rights for Sri Lanka’s LGBTIQ community.
The case has revealed some hard truths of the Navy and their lack of awareness on the issue of transgender rights. There is an urgent need to address and introduce policy changes through positive steps towards equality and non-discrimination.
The closest the Qur’an comes to directly addressing homosexual people is the phrase “men who are not in need of women or have no sexual guile before women.” The Qur’an presents this phrase descriptively in neutral tone, not linked to denunciation or legal proscription.
Few days ago one of my classmates was suspended from the college hostel on a mere suspicion of her being a lesbian. The professors, without giving it a second thought, let their homophobia take decision regarding the girl's future instead of their ra... Read More...
A few years into service at Indian Navy, Sabi decided she had to undergo Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS) and become a woman, becoming the first transgender sailor of the Indian Navy. She is now being discharged because of her gender identity.