Gay

  • Bolt chides doping officials over Tyson Gay ban 8 hours 37 minutes ago

    Usain Bolt believes anti-doping officials have sent a "bad message to the sport", after American sprinter Tyson Gay received only a one-year ban following a positive test for an anabolic steroid. "I'm not really happy with the situation and with how it was done," Bolt told Reuters on Tuesday. "I think for...
  • Bollywood-style music video on gay rights is UN's most watched videos 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A Bollywood-style music video on gay rights featuring Indian actress Celina Jaitly has got over one million views online and become one of the United Nations' most watched videos ever. The video was launched by the U.N. in April as part of a global fight against homophobia. Charles Radcliff of...
  • Archie to have a heroic death: Archie comics 6 days ago

    In an interview with CNN, Nischelle Turner entertainment correspondent talks about how Archie will die as a hero. For 75 years now, Archie comics have been spraeding joy all over. He will be going as a champ. ...
  • US comic icon Archie Andrews dies a hero's death taking a bullet for his openly gay friend Kevin Keller in upcoming edition July 15, 2014

    Los Angeles: US comic book character Archie Andrews will die this week taking a bullet intended for a gay friend, publishers said Monday, calling it a fitting turning point for the iconic brand. In the new issue Wednesday of 'Life with Archie,' the famous red-head saves the life of newly-elected Senator...
  • Singapore backs call to destroy gay themed books July 12, 2014

    Singapore: A children's book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York's zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries, and the conservative city-state's information minister said he supports the decision to destroy all copies alongside two other titles. The National...
  • Apple hasn't got a new logo but a variant symbolising inclusiveness July 9, 2014

    While some reports give the impression that Apple has a new logo, but that is not exactly the case. This variant of Apple logo in the colours of the rainbow flag, a symbol of the gay pride movement, appears in a new video shared by Apple CEO Tim Cook in...
  • Singapore gay rights rally to kick off despite opposition June 28, 2014

    Singapore: A gay rights rally was set to kick off in Singapore on Saturday, with organisers expecting tens of thousands of people to celebrate sexual diversity in the city-state despite fierce opposition from religious conservatives. The annual Pink Dot gathering will be held from around 0900 GMT at a downtown park...
  • IAAF will not appeal Gay's one-year doping ban June 27, 2014

    The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will not appeal the one-year ban handed down to Tyson Gay for doping which has put the United States's second-place finish in the 4x100 metres relay at the 2012 London Olympics in jeopardy. Gay, the world's joint second fastest man, was banned for one...
  • Gay men using hook-up apps run a higher risk of contracting sexually transmitted disease June 14, 2014

    Paris: Gay men who use smartphone apps to hunt for a sex partner nearby run a higher risk of contracting sexually transmitted disease than those meeting online or in bars, researchers said. Applications such as Grindr, Scruff and Recon use the smartphone's geolocation facility to help the user hook up with...
  • WADA will not appeal sprinter Tyson Gay's one-year ban June 4, 2014

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will not appeal banned American sprinter Tyson Gay's controversial one-year doping ban, it said on Tuesday. The global agency said the ban, which has been widely criticised in Europe as too lenient, was "compatible with the World Anti-Doping Code." Gay, the world's joint second fastest man, last...
  • Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge marries partner Linda Wallem June 1, 2014

    New York: Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and gay rights activist Melissa Etheridge has gotten married. People magazine says the 53-year-old Etheridge married partner Linda Wallem at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California, on Saturday. Etheridge and the 53-year-old Wallem, a co-creator of the television series "Nurse Jackie," began dating in 2010. They...
  • First openly gay episcopal bishop divorces husband May 4, 2014

    Concord: The first openly gay bishop in the Anglican church has announced he is divorcing his husband. Retired Bishop Gene Robinson announced that he is divorcing Mark Andrew in an email to the Diocese of New Hampshire on Saturday and an article for The Daily Beast. The coupled entered into a civil...
  • US sprinter Tyson Gay banned for one year for doping May 3, 2014

    Former world double sprint champion Tyson Gay has been suspended for one year after testing positive for a banned substance, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said on Friday. He has also returned the silver medal he won with the U.S. 4x100 metres relay team at the 2012 London Olympics. As part of...
  • Watch: In a first, UN releases a beautiful Bollywood music video featuring Celina Jaitly to support gay rights in India May 2, 2014

    In a society that has been divided on the basis of caste and creed for decades now, accepting gay rights hasn't been very easy either. We've seen debates over article 377 that criminalises homosexual acts and the battle between those who think it is unnatural and those who support it...
  • SC to hear plea against criminalising gay sex in open court April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a curative petition on gay rights in an open court. The petition was filed by gay rights activists demanding decriminalising gay sex. The plea challenged the Supreme Court verdict which held gay sex illegal. The apex court in December 2013 had reversed...
  • CJ Youngistan: Are political parties ignoring the rights of transgenders? April 21, 2014

    With no mention of section 377 in poll manifestos, transgenders feel that their rights are being ignored by the country's top political parties. ...
  • CJ: Shashi Bhushan hails Supreme Court's judgement on transgenders April 25, 2014

    Noted human rights lawyer, Shashi Bhushan, who has for long been fighting for the cause of LGBT community, welcomes the recent Supreme Court judgement recognizing transgenders as a third gender. ...
  • Monitoring gay rights situation in India: US April 17, 2014

    The United States is monitoring the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender in India in particular after the Supreme Court ruled consensual homosexual activity as unconstitutional, a US official said. "Despite progress in equal rights for LGBT persons around the world, our work is far from finished," Richard E Hoagland,...
  • Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigns; opposition to gay marriage drew fire April 4, 2014

    San Francisco: Mozilla Chief Executive Brendan Eich has stepped down, the company said on Thursday, after an online dating service urged a boycott of the company's web browser because of a donation Eich made to opponents of gay marriage. The software company came under fire for appointing Eich as CEO last...
  • Elton John to get married to partner David Furnish in May March 30, 2014

    London: Singer Elton John and his partner David Furnish will get married in the summer of 2014. They will marry in an English registry office in May, Furnish told the Las Vegas Review Journal at John's birthday party Friday at Fizz, Las Vegas, reports eonline.com. The two entered into a British civil...
  • At midnight hour, UK holds first same-sex weddings March 29, 2014

    Gay couples in Britain waited decades for the right to get married. When the opportunity came, it took just a few minutes to make history. Londoners Sean Adl-Tabatabai and Sinclair Treadway were among the first to tie the knot when Britain's new marriage law came into effect Saturday. The two men wed...
  • Jennifer Lopez to be awarded by gay rights organisation March 25, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez will be given the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards in April. The honour is given to "artists and media professionals who, through their work, have increased the visibility and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community". One of the reasons Lopez was...
  • Judge strikes down Michigan's ban on gay marriage March 22, 2014

    Michigan's ban on gay marriage, approved by voters in a landslide in 2004, was scratched from the state constitution by a federal judge who said the ballot box is no defense to a law that tramples the rights of same-sex couples. Clerks who handle marriage licenses in Michigan's 83 counties said...
  • I have made a special place in my audiences' heart and it's like winning an Oscar: Sanjay Mishra March 20, 2014

    New Delhi, Mar 20 (PTI) Character actor Sanjay Mishra, who is known for his roles in 'All the Best', 'Golmaal' and 'Phas Gaye Re Obama', says playing a protagonist in a film is a huge responsibility. Mishra, 51, who would be seen playing his career's first lead in Rajat Kapoor's 'Ankhon...
  • Adele's music accused of making people gay March 18, 2014

    London: Oscar-winning singer Adele is accused of turning people gay with her music in a TV documentary. The 25-year-old singer is on a list of things that "men should avoid if they want to be straight", reported Daily Star. Doctor Christian Jessen, 37, made the bizarre discovery in Channel 4's...
  • CJ Tabu demands voting rights for Transgenders March 2, 2014

    Tabu, a transgender based in Delhi, has turned a CJ to demand the right to vote. She along with her community members want the government to recognize their right to vote ahead of the Lok Sabha elections and appeal that they be treated on par with other citizens of the...
  • Ugandan President signs anti-gay bill, defying the West February 25, 2014

    Uganda's president signed a law imposing harsh penalties for homosexuality on Monday, defying protests from rights groups, criticism from Western donors and a US warning that it will complicate relations. The new bill strengthened existing punishments for anyone caught having gay sex, imposing jail terms of up to life for "aggravated...
  • Uganda anti-gay bill draws church, donor battle lines February 19, 2014

    Peter, 23, used to enjoy hitting Kampala's bars with his boyfriend until a draft bill dubbed "kill the gays" forced him into hiding. "I'm so, so afraid. I just live indoors," he says, sitting in the semi-darkness of the cramped two-room dwelling where he has lived since his family and friends...
  • Ugandan President to sign Anti-Gay Bill into law February 16, 2014

    Kampala: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni plans to sign a bill into law that prescribes life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, officials said on Friday, alarming rights activists who have condemned the bill as draconian in a country where homosexuality already has been criminalized. Museveni announced his decision to governing party lawmakers,...
  • US Justice Department to expand rights of gay married couples February 10, 2014

    Attorney General Eric Holder on Saturday announced widespread changes within the US Justice Department to benefit same-sex married couples, such as recognizing a legal right for them not to testify against each other in civil and criminal cases. The changes, unveiled by Holder in a speech to a gay rights lobbying...