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  1. johnathan
    July 1, 2010

    This is great. Any signs of positive acceptance and movement in India — and there have been vast in recent years — are wonderful.

    (Side note: Why do stories concerning international issues / countries generally receive little to no comments?)

  2. johnathan
    July 1, 2010

    “There are still strong cultural traditions that frown on same-sex sexuality, but there are also demonstrations of positive movement.”

    Another question: I know VERY LITTLE about Indian cultural traditions, but I thought several cultures strongly embraced the concepts of a third gender as well as gay/lesbian sexuality BEFORE British colonialization. In other words, I wonder if these “cultural traditions that frown on same-sex sexuality” are not Indian traditions, but 18th century British-based traditions. (Example: Indian penal code Section 377, now repealed)

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