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.

Transrights in Jharkhand: The Covid-19 Lockdown

Amarjeet Singh Vs. State of Jharkhand & Others

Rights of Transgender Persons during the Covid 19- Lockdown: Jharkhand

The Jharkhand High Court in order dated 17.4.2020 directed the State Government to ensure that meal and other facilities more

Petition for Reservation of seats in Public Transport for Transgender Persons

Sowmya Gupta vs Department of Delhi Trasport Cooperation and Anr.

Transgender consultation report

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

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

Rachana Mudraboyina and Ors vs Union of India and Ors

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 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 more