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The Indian in the Closet

New Delhi's Wrong Turn on Gay Rights

Author: Ira Trivedi
March/April 2014
Foreign Affairs


On a bright January day, a group of around 200 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activists dressed in black, to symbolize mourning, gathered at Jantar Mantar, a site in New Delhi that frequently plays host to protests and demonstrations. Nearby, khaki-clad police officers warily observed the spectacle. The activists clutched rainbow flags to their chests and shouted slogans.

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