Doctor cure thyself: On revising queerphobic medical textbooks

Synopsis: The social issues in India are not just societal problems, but also ingrained deepens our educational system. Introduction Recently National Medical Commission has issued an advisory to all medical universities and colleges. It asked them to bring changes in the teaching methods and opt methods that are not derogatory to the LGBTQIA+ community. What… Continue reading Doctor cure thyself: On revising queerphobic medical textbooks

Building more inclusive, welcoming schools for LGBTQ+ children

Synopsis:  Not just infrastructure and process revamp, we also need reforms in curriculum and teacher education. Introduction This article highlights the discrimination faced by the non-binary gender. Recently, during the Shiksha Parv conclave, PM also emphasized the need for inclusive and equitable education. Recently, Kerala High Court brought attention to medical textbooks that described non-binary… Continue reading Building more inclusive, welcoming schools for LGBTQ+ children

On the margins with full equality still out of reach

Relevance: The LGBTQ+ community is one of the most vulnerable sections in India and mainstreaming them is a great challenge.  Synopsis:  The global LGBTQ+ community marched ahead after the 1970s. But in India, it was not the case. Despite the Constitution focus on liberation, the marginalised segments such as LGBTQ+ did not receive enough attention so far.   What is section… Continue reading On the margins with full equality still out of reach