As Congress MP Shashi Tharoor readies to introduce a Bill seeking amendment of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code — decriminalising homosexuality — in the Parliament today, mid-day spoke to various organisations and LGBT rights activists yesterday to gauge their reactions.

Almost everyone said they were happy as well as sceptical about the reaction the Bill might generate in the House. Tharoor said, “The Bill will be introduced in the house and the discussion shall take place in the next session.”