Bharatnatyam dancer and recipient of 2014 Sangeet Natak Academy award, he teaches at Ashoka University. The 59-year-old is co-founder and artistic director of Studio Abhyas, a centre for yoga and dance in New Delhi.
Navtej Singh performing at Tagore Theater in Chandigarh.
Journalist and former editor of Indian edition of Maxim magazine, Mehra, 63, is a documentary filmmaker and co-founder of Studio Abhyas. He and Johar have been in a committed relationship for two decades.
The 19-year-old, IIT-Delhi student is the youngest petitioner against 377. He realised he was gay 5 years ago but found courage to come out only after he went to college. He joined the petition filed by LGBTQI students, alumni, faculty and staff from the IITs.
Hotelier and historian, Aman Nath, 67, and his late partner Francis Wacziarg were among the founding members of INTACH, and established the Neemrana chain of heritage hotels. Nath has written 15 books on art, culture and historical architecture.
Aman Nath at an event in Delhi.
A transgender, an activist and recipient of the Karnataka state Rajyotsava award, the 32-yearold moved SC in 2016 with two others, saying the law infringed on their right to privacy.
Akkai Padmashali (left) addressing the students during the the seminar on Gender Sensitization Cell and Ondede at St Joseph’s College, Bengaluru.
She returned to India from the US in 1998 and worked in the e-commerce sector for a decade, but quit as she was afraid her sexual orientation would be discovered. She is now a consultant in the food and beverages industry.
A member of Mumbai-based NGO Humsafar Trust, Yadav, 27, filed a petition along with Ashok Row Kavi, Vivek Raj Anand, Gautam Yadav, Yashwinder singh and Arif Jafar. He works on HIV issues and gay rights.
Section 377: Dance and music moments for the delighted LGBT community