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Glad to be gay in India

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 11 September 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3885
  1. Jeetha D’Silva
  1. Mumbai
Aphishek N Chinnappa/Reuters

A member of India’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community in Bengaluru (Bangalore) celebrates a landmark judgment that decriminalised homosexuality on Thursday 6 September. The Supreme Court ruling could pave the way to healthcare reforms in a country that has been largely insensitive to the community’s needs. But the process could be arduous, say doctors.

Access to healthcare is a major issue for the gay community, and one raised by Indu Malhotra, one of the five judges in the hearings that led …

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