A long & hard battle of a Sri Lankan activist for gay rights
Posted on September 8th, 2018

Courtesy The Economic Times

It has been a long and arduous road for the LGBT community in India, as it has been for practically all of us who have lived under the yoke of colonial-era laws that have criminalised and marginalised us for over a century

Waking up on the morning of September 6, I thought I was facing yet another humdrum day in Colombo. Good news is always so few and far between when it comes to gay rights in our part of the world. Then came the news from India, the blaring headlines, the joy in activists’ voices — this was a moment to cherish, and also a moment to reflect. In scrapping Section 377, India has done at last what should have been done many, many years ago. Better late than never, however. I can’t applaud LGBT activi ..


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