Staff Correspondent

HUBLI: Nearly 300 homosexual, bisexual and transsexual people from various districts of north Karnataka will congregate at Indira Glass House in Hubli on Sunday to raise their voice against exploitation and to fight for their rights. “Suraksha”, a non-governmental organisation of Dharwad, fighting for the rights of sexuality minorities, has organised a two-day North Karnataka Convention of Sexuality Minorities here.

Supriya, project coordinator for Suraksha, and E. Manohar, social activist working for NGO “Aneka” told presspersons here on Saturday that although awareness programmes and conventions had succeeded in bringing about increased awareness among sexuality minorities, they still had to fight against social stigma and for their rights.