News from May 22, 2019
In September 2018, the Supreme Court in India overturned a more than 150-year-old law that criminalizes homosexual acts. Navtej Johar, one of India’s leading male dancers and choreographers, former IRC Fellow and recent Valeska Gert Guest Professor, is one of five activists who signed a petition against paragraph 377 of the Indian Penal Code. His lecture describes from a personal point of view what efforts and hardship it took to get rid of the same-sex ban in India.
How does this supreme court decision reach prevailing mentalities and those sections of the population in which homosexuality continues to be stigmatized? What does the decision mean for the feelings of those affected? And how is the work of activists changing with regard to a wider debate on LGBTIQ* rights in India?
In English. Free admission.
An event of the initiative Queer Nations IQN, the International Research Center "Interweaving Performance Cultures" and the Institute for Theater Studies at Freie Universität Berlin in cooperation with the taz.
More information: http://www.taz.de/!168633