- The Magazine
“A few thousand people who claim to be homosexuals cannot dictate rules for the majority; they cannot decide what is right and what is wrong.”
Prakash Sharma, spokesperson for the conservative Hindu group Vishwa Hindu Parishad, praising the decision of India’s Supreme Court to overturn a lower court’s decision to decriminalize homosexuality. The decision once again makes gay sex a crime in India, carrying a prison sentence of up to 10 years.
India’s gay groups were devastated. Anjali Gopalan, founder of the Naz Foundation, the petitioner in the original case that made the colonial-era statute unconstitutional, said, “It’s a black day for us. I feel so exhausted right now thinking we are being set back by 100 years.”
Source: The Washington Post
These are challenging times for news organizations. And yet it’s crucial we stay active and provide vital resources and information to both our local readers and the world. So won’t you please take a moment and consider supporting Metro Weekly with a membership? For as little as $5 a month, you can help ensure Metro Weekly magazine and MetroWeekly.com remain free, viable resources as we provide the best, most diverse, culturally-resonant LGBTQ coverage in both the D.C. region and around the world. Memberships come with exclusive perks and discounts, your own personal digital delivery of each week’s magazine (and an archive), access to our Member's Lounge when it launches this fall, and exclusive members-only items like Metro Weekly Membership Mugs and Tote Bags! Check out all our membership levels here and please join us today!