India's Supreme Court agrees to start debate on decriminalising homosexuality under Section 377

India’s Supreme Court agrees to start debate on decriminalising homosexuality under Section 377

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India’s Supreme Court has given a ray of hope to India’s LGBT community by agreeing to reopen the debate on the controversial Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a colonial-era law that criminalises homosexuality. The court was hearing a curative petition filed by LGBT activists that challenged its decision upholding the validity of the law in December 2013.

“There are important constitutional questions involved in the issues relating to decriminalising consensual gay sex within the privacy of a house,” the court said, referring the matter to a five-judge constitution bench. The petition, filed by gay rights activists and the NGO Naz Foundation, is the last judicial resort redressing grievances against a court’s verdict. Read more…

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India’s Supreme Court agrees to start debate on decriminalising homosexuality under Section 377

The book covers of some of the earliest lesbian erotica

The book covers of some of the earliest lesbian erotica

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c. 1955

Image: Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library/Yale University Library

“Pulp” magazines and novels were so named for the cheap wood pulp paper they were printed on, in contrast to more expensive “slick” magazines

Selling for as little as $0.35, pulp novels were usually exploitative genre works, with lurid cover art and tales of adventure, crime, murder, mayhem and sex.

Within this range of titillating subjects was the subgenre of lesbian erotica. Even during times when discussion of LGBTQ issues was considered taboo, readers eagerly consumed steamy stories of forbidden, “unnatural” temptations. Read more…

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The book covers of some of the earliest lesbian erotica