Five Booted For Gay Film

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Five students at India’s Christian St Joseph’s College of Communications have been expelled after producing a short film with gay themes. The fearsome five made the film for an inter-college film festival, but school officials found the exploration of gay woe to be indecent. One teacher notes, “We teach modern technology and so we are generally open to new ideas. But this film was outrageously indecent.”

The students defended their actions on grounds of artistic expression, including the partial nudity. “The film was targeted at the festival crowd. At festivals, only creativity matters and issues of morality are swept aside.” Apparently not.

The move comes just weeks after three Indian states banned sex education. The legacy of Section 377 lives on…

Five expelled for gay film [New India Press]