Sappho for Equality

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The mission of Sappho for Equality is to address the issues associated with marginalised women and to broaden the struggle for democracy and equal rights within the Indian nation-state and beyond. This mission is generated from their own experiences of struggle against their own sexual subaltern status, and they believe that without establishing the rights of lesbian, bisexual and transgender women (some of whom today populate the liminal regions even of categories recognised as marginal), no society can in any sense consider itself emancipated. Their vision is thus: without recognising the radical possibility that same-sex orientation of women is politically charged against the hetero-normal dominance that is sustained by patriarchy, no democratic struggle can achieve its goal.

Institution type: 
Advocacy organization
Country: 
India
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