Officers busted 14 men holding the party in two hotel rooms in Surabaya, the second biggest city in Indonesia, around midnight yesterday. Two of the eight could face up to 15 years in jail for initiating and facilitating the event. Six others were released. Except for Aceh province, which upholds sharia law, gay sex is not illegal in Indonesia, which mainly follows a criminal code inherited from former colonial ruler the Netherlands.
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Nightlife in Goa - 18 Nightclubs, Bars, Beach Party in
Located near the Taj Holiday Village, it hosts some good DJs who play the latest hits which have made it a popular place for enjoying the nightlife in Goa. You can also dance and sip on your drink outside in your cabanas, next to the pool. It has a hospitable staff along with a fully stocked bar and a poolside deck which offers delicious Goan delicacies. A perfect cruise for couples, the full moon cruise down the river goes on for longer than the others.
The Guardian view on gay rights: India backs freedom – others should follow
The country has repealed its colonial-era laws that directly discriminated against homosexual and transgender identities and also explicitly interpreted Article 15 of the Constitution to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. But many legal protections have not been provided for, including same-sex marriage. Transgender people in India are allowed to change their legal gender post- sex reassignment surgery under legislation passed in , and have a constitutional right to register themselves under a third gender. Additionally, some states protect hijras , a traditional third gender population in South Asia through housing programmes, and offer welfare benefits, pension schemes, free operations in government hospitals as well as other programmes designed to assist them. There are approximately , transgender people in India.
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