Indulekshmi Rajeswari (better known as Indu) is a lawyer and LGBT activist.
As a law undergraduate at the National University of Singapore, she assisted human rights lawyer M Ravi in his challenge against the constitutionality of Section 377A of the Penal Code on behalf of his client Tan Eng Hong.
She is the main author of the book, "Same But Different: A Singapore LGBT Legal Guide For Couples & Families", modelled after LGBT guidebooks in other countries such as the United States.
She initiated the project because her friends, who did not know other LGBT-friendly lawyers, frequently asked her about the law and their LGBT relationships but she did not have the answers.
A GiveAsia campaign was launched in late February 2017 to fund the project. The team hit their target of $10,000 in under 24 hours and has since raised it to $15,000 - to print 2,000 copies. As of Monday (13 March 2017), almost $18,000 had been raised.
The guidebook was distributed to LGBT organisations and made available for free online.
Indu currently resides in Germany with her husband.
- Sean Foo, "Out Of The Closet: Indulekshmi Rajeswari Shares Her Story", Dear Straight People, 29 November 2016.
- Kok Xing Hui, "Team of lawyers create guidebook for LGBT couples in Singapore", The Straits Times, 13 March 2017.
This article was written by Roy Tan.