stories of our lives…


On the occasion of Human Rights Day, a great discussion on LGBT rights took place at the University of Delhi yesterday! Dominique Kuhling, Deputy Head of Mission, stated a.o. that acceptance takes time and expressed optimism for the LGBT community in future. 
After the screening of the film Stories of Our Lives the panelists and the crowd interacted in lively debate. 
Via this way we would once again like to thank our panelists and moderator:

– Anjali Gopalan 

– Aditya Bondopadhyay

– Shreya Gupta

– Bijayalaxmi Nanda
We were pleased to see the passion and dedication with regard to this topic amongst the each of the participants, this truly indicates a bright future for the cause! 



GSG Reading Group meeting: 3 October 2015

The GSG will have its first reading group session for this semester on Saturday, 3 October 2015 at 2 PM in sociology lawns, D school. We will be reading Gayle Rubin’s ‘Thinking Sex’. Here is a PDF copy of the text:…/uploads/…/08/Rubin1984.pdf

It is requested that all members come having read the text. New members are encouraged to join in as this is the first reading group session after a long break.

Agenda for Booklet launch on 17 September 2015



2:00 PM : Introduction to the Gender Studies Group and FAQ Booklets by Arunima Tiwari, Member , GSG

2:15 PM: Booklet Release by The Gender Studies Group Team

2: 20 PM: Interactive Session on Gender and Sexuality by Manak Matiyani, Executive Director, The YP Foundation

3:20 PM: Vote of Thanks

3:30 PM: Tea


FAQ Booklets will be one sale outside the venue 

About FAQ booklets

This series of booklets brought to you by the Gender Studies Group, Delhi University is the product of years of working with issues of gender in the University. These booklets were planned and realised as we came up against recurring problems of violence, ignorance, hostility and even indifference to questions of gender. Through these booklets, we wish to make an attempt to dispel myths, dissolve ignorance and create a culture in which sexual violence and exploitation have zero tolerance and to encourage a healthy culture regarding sexuality.Our FAQ Booklets center around four broad topics:

1. The Body

2. Sexual Minorities

3. Sexual Harassment

4. Accommodation in and around the University

In each of these booklets, we will explore these topics in the context of the day-to-day lives of students in the University.
Let us look at the content of these booklets briefly:

1. Sexual Harassment

Definition of sexual harassment, Laws around Sexual Harassment, busting the myths around sexual harassment, Policies in Delhi University around sexual harassment, Case studies of Sexual Harassment Cases from Delhi University, Sexual Harassment of LGBT people , Difference between Moral Policing and Consent

2. The Body

Definitions of Sex, Gender and Bodily Rights, Personal Accounts of people discovering about their bodies, Masturbation and Myths , Male and Female Body Sexual Organs, Sexuality and Disability, Anal Sex, Bodily Hygiene, Contraception, Pregnancy, Abortion, Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STDs)

3. Accommodation of students in and around the University

Different types of Student Accommodations in the University and issues around them, Student’s Rights, Need for Collective Protests, Personal accounts of people living in hostels and PGs, Movements and Protests for safe accommodation and against discriminatory rules for women

4. Sexual Minorities

Sexuality, Gender Identity, LGBTQIA, Cisgender, Gender Reassignment Surgery, Hijras, GenderQueer, Issues of LGBT Students in Delhi University, Myths around homosexuality, Coming Out, Section 377, Sexual Harassment of Sexual Minorities, Helpline Numbers for LGBT people

Resources for the upcoming Sexuality and Law Conference

Dear All,

Please take a look at all these links and documents. They are essential background information for our upcoming Sexuality and Law Conference.


Sexuality and the Law

Date: April 18, 2015

Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Venue: Lecture Hall, Department of Political Science, Delhi University

In this student-run seminar, the third in the past few years organised by Gender Studies Group, Delhi University, a loose collective of Delhi University students interested in gender, we will examine various activities around the sexual that come under the purview of criminal law and much that does not. Students will present cases and theoretical papers on subjects ranging from obscenity, pornography, rape, ‘indecent representation’, ‘eve-teasing,’ to domestic violence and sexual harassment, from the rights of sexual minorities to sex work.

Students will present papers on individual cases on these subjects and a panel of experts will respond to each paper and moderate a general discussion at the end.

These students will be from Delhi University (members of GSG, from different Colleges and Departments), Indian Law Institute (ILI) and O. P. Jindal University (JGLS).

The expert panel is Mr. Amit Bindal, Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), O.P. Jindal University, Haryana; Ms. Latika Vashist, Assistant Professor, Indian Law Institute, (ILI), Delhi and Dr. Ashley Tellis, Independent researcher and activist, Delhi.

The seminar will divided into four sessions with three short papers each. Each student gets 20 minutes to present followed by a 10 minute comment by an expert.

9:00 – 9:30: Introductory Remarks (Latika Vashist)

9:30 – 11:30: Panel I: Rape

9:30 – 10:00: Esha (ILI) on 16th December rape case

10:0010:30: Vedika (JGLS) on Verma Committee Report/ Ordinance 2013

10:30 – 11:00: Aishwarya (JGLS) on Marital Rape exception

11:00 – 11:30: Kanika (JGLS) on ‘Outraging Modesty of Women’

11:30 – 12:00: Tea break

12:00 – 1:30Panel II: Sexual Harassment

12:00 – 12:30: Sabarish (JGLS) on Sexual Harassment in IPC

12:30 – 1:00: Niharika (JGLS) on BDSM

1:30 – 2: 00 Lunch

2: 00 – 3:30Panel III: Obscenity

2:00 – 2:30: Ayushi (JGLS) on Indecent Representation of Women Act

2:30 – 3:00: Vasu (ILI) on Aveek Sarkar and Bandit Queen cases

3:00 – 3:30: Arunima (GSG/Ramjas College, DU) on Delhi Metro Kissing case

3:30 – 4:00: Tea

4:00 – 5:30Panel IV: Sexual Orientation

4:00- 4:30: Joanna and Radhika (JGLS) on Naz

4:30 – 5:00: Shambhavi (GSG/LSR,DU) on Koushal

5:00 – 5:30: Karthik  (JGIA) on NALSA

5:30 – 6:00: Closing Remarks (Amit Bindal)

For any further Details Contact:

Amit Bindal : 8930110771

Aapurv Jain: 9910550736

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Gender Studies Group
Delhi University

invites you to a reading 


Date: 7th March, 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 11:00 A.M.
Venue: Sociology Lawns, Delhi School of Economics 

Please bring your own poems, food, drinks and choice of sexual partner

For further details contact (Aapurv): 9910550736