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Andrea R. Jain

Andrea R. Jain is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, and author of Selling Yoga: From Counterculture to Pop Culture (Oxford, 2014).

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Religious and Political Silence on India’s LGBTQ Decision Speaks Volumes

Andrea R. Jain

The images of LGBTQ rights advocates celebrating in India—embracing one another, holding rainbow banners, and showered in confetti—appeared on September 6th throughout the global media. After almost a decade of legal battles, the Indian Supreme Court finally decriminalized LGBTQ sex when it decided that the colonial-era law known as Section 377, which bans sex “against […]