On 6 September, India became the latest country to recognize and protect same sex relations. In the landmark case, the Indian Supreme Court struck down one of the world’s oldest LGBTQ+ discrimination laws.
The United Nations in India noted that the recent decision will “boost efforts to eliminate stigma and discrimination against LGBTQ+ persons in all areas of social, economic, cultural and political activity” in the country. 
CSF welcomes the opportunity to reflect this new reality on an updated map, highlighting not only India’s achievement, but also all positive changes worldwide.
Through this, CSF, with UN Free and Equal, will highlight national policy shifts and the new commitments to the human rights of LGBTQ+ individuals, while continuing to advocate for positive change.
CSF remains firm in our commitment to continued support to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the work of UN Free & Equal in fighting for the rights of LGBTI individuals.
 United Nations in India. "United Nations in India Welcomes Supreme Court Judgement on Section 377. September 2018. Accessed at: https://in.one.un.org/un-news/united-nations-india-welcomes-supreme-court-judgment-striking-section-377/