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First LGBTI job fair held in India after gay ban lifted

Jul 13, 2019, 01.55 PM (IST)

An LGBTI job fair, billed by organisers as the first such event in India, attracted more than 250 people on Friday looking for employment with companies including Intel, Goldman Sachs and Uber. The event on Friday (July 12) in the southern city of Bengaluru comes after India's Supreme Court overruled a law banning homosexuality in 2018, which the organizers said now enables companies to freely hire people who have been marginalized for years. Many Indians who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) still face stigma and violence.