Sexual Minority and Gender Rights (HUMJINSI)

In 1997, HRLN co-organised a “National conference on rights of sexuality minorities” in Mumbai. Soon afterwards, the India Centre for Human Rights and Law, Mumbai, established the Humjinsi project. In April 2003, it set up an advisory board consisting of lesbian and bisexual women and national women’s movement activists to ensure accountability and community participation in the planning of our programmes. The initiative works with these groups to support women who are attracted to women in their efforts to be themselves, to build a community which celebrates their identity, to secure their rights in society, and most importantly, to help LGBT and hijra individuals overcome obstacles to establish a society which celebrates and protects the rights of sexual minorities. A major focus of its work is campaigning against Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which criminalises homosexuality.

What HRLN Does?

HRLN works with several LGBTQ organizations and activists across the country and provides legal assistance to needy individuals. Organizations working on LGBTQ rights may contact the HRLN units in their state for legal aid.

Patna High Court Order to ensure social and financial security to Transgender Persons

Veera Yadav vs Chief Secretary, Government of Bihar & Ors
Pending

Draft of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Rules, 2020

As soon as the pandemic hit all the sources of income for transgender persons dried up, as all high contact jobs such as ...read more

Transrights in Jharkhand: The Covid-19 Lockdown

Amarjeet Singh Vs. State of Jharkhand & Others

Petition for Reservation of seats in Public Transport for Transgender Persons

Sowmya Gupta vs Department of Delhi Trasport Cooperation and Anr.
Disposed

Transgender consultation report

Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) organised a consultation to discuss the legal support needed for accessing transgender r ...read more

Legal Training for Transgender Persons - Transgender Persons Act, 2019

In the wake of a number of laws that affect Transgender lives and bodies drastically, which include the Transgender Pers ...read more

Challenge to the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019

Rachana Mudraboyina and Ors vs Union of India and Ors
Pending

Training on Right to Food of Transgender Persons

In the mid 1870, the eunuchs of Gazipur district in Uttar Pradesh complained that they were starving  due to ban on ...read more

District level meeting on Housing Rights for Transgender Persons

Transgender Persons as soon as they come out to their family about their gender, they are treated in with extreme discri ...read more

The High Court of Judicature at Patna orders state government to provide medical facilities to HIV+ patients across the State in Bihar, and “available through the year”

Mr. ABC vs. Executive Director (Health) cum Project Director Bihar State Aids Control Society, Bihar and Ors. (CWJC 5692 of 2020)
Disposed Off

In Conversation with: Vicky Shinde (Transgender Activist)

On transgenderism, society, opportunities, government support ...read more

Child Marriages and the Law in India

Without consulting any of the NGOs currently campaigning against child marriages, the UPA government has clandestinely d ...read more

HRLN's Kolkata unit forms a strong alliance with the transgender community in West Bengal

HRLN started working on issues faced by the transgender community since 2016, where a matter on behalf of a transgender ...read more