The man who successfully challenged the criminalisation of gays in India, Anand Grover, will be the guest speaker at this year’s John Marsden Lecture.
Grover, the senior lead advocate in the Supreme Court of India, founded the Lawyers Collective human rights advocacy group.
Delhi’s High Court made a landmark decision in July to overturn the 148-year-old law which made consensual homosexual acts illegal, with a punishment of up to 10 years in jail.
At the lecture Grover will describe his group’s decade-long fight to end discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Grover is also the UN Special Rapporteur on Health.
The John Marsden Lecture is named after John Marsden, who was long-time president of the NSW Council for Civil Liberties, president of the NSW Law Society and champion of law reform for sexual minorities.
info: The John Marsden Lecture, Overturning India’s Anti-Sodomy Law, a Tumultuous Path to Victory, is on November 30 at 6.30pm at the Grand Lodge Room, Sydney Masonic Centre, 66 Goulburn St, Sydney. To find out more visit www.nswccl.org.au or phone 9286 3767.