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  • Section 377 damaging psychological well-being of homosexuals: Justice Shah February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The existing laws pertaining to gay sex are damaging the psychological well-being of homosexuals in the country, Law Commission Chairman Justice AP Shah said on Monday. "Section 377 is discriminatory in its application, unreasonable in its intent, deprives a group of its personal autonomy and violates individual privacy and...
  • Oscar-nominated film 'The Imitation Game' now fights for the rights of persecuted gay men February 16, 2015

    Los Angeles: As the story of a little-known British World War Two code breaker gears up for the Oscars as one of the top nominees, "The Imitation Game" has found a larger cause to fight for the rights of persecuted gay men. Nominated for eight Oscars on Feb. 22, "The Imitation...
  • Gay marriage comes to Alabama over chief judge's objections February 10, 2015

    Montgomery: Alabama's chief justice built his career on defiance: In 2003, Roy Moore was forced from the bench for disobeying a federal court order to remove a boulder-size Ten Commandments monument from the state courthouse. On Monday, as Alabama became the 37th state where gays can legally wed, Moore took a...
  • At 82, Oscar-winning actor Joel Grey comes out as gay; says his family and friends have known about his sexuality January 29, 2015

    New York: Actor Joel Grey, an Oscar winner for his role in "Cabaret" opposite Liza Minnelli and who was married to actress Jo Wilder for 24 years, on Wednesday publicly revealed that he is gay. The 82-year-old actor, who is the father of actress Jennifer Grey and also has a son,...
  • Supreme court sets stage for historic gay rights ruling January 17, 2015

    Washington: The Supreme Court is getting back in the marriage business. The justices agreed on Friday to decide a major civil rights question whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution. The court will take up gay-rights cases that ask it to overturn bans in four...
  • Are right-wing politicians getting regressive? January 13, 2015

    Goa sports minister sparked off a row after he pushed for government centres to 'normalise' LGBT youth and give them medical attention to make them "normal". Discouraging the "discrimination" and "intolerance" towards homosexuals in India, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said that he stood firm for equality for everyone...
  • Goa minister takes a U-turn on 'curing' LGBT remark, UN flays India's intolerance towards homosexuals January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Discouraging the "discrimination" and "intolerance" towards homosexuals in India, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said that he stood firm for equality for everyone in the society. "I am proud to stand for the equality of all people, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. I...
  • First gay weddings in Scotland held at midnight December 31, 2014

    London: The first gay wedding ceremonies in Scotland took place on Wednesday just after the stroke of midnight, as two couples tied the knot in Glasgow. Dressed in kilts, Joe Schofield and Malcolm Brown, both 42, entered the Trades Hall to the sound of bagpipes at 11:30 pm on Tuesday, and...
  • A calendar on LGBT community December 30, 2014

    Kolkata: Of the several calendars being brought out in the New Year, one is on the LGBT community. The "City of Love" calendar has been photographed by lensman Archan Mukhopadhaya. Mukhopadhaya says he wanted to raise awareness about the community among the masses and prove that the word "queer/strange" that has...
  • Mississippi pastor trots out horse in wedding dress to protest gay marriage December 13, 2014

    A Mississippi pastor brought a horse in a wedding dress to stand with him outside a federal courthouse on Friday in Jackson to protest a federal judge's ruling, currently on hold, to overturn the socially conservative state's ban on gay marriage. The horse, complete with white flowers tucked into its harness...
  • US mulls lifting ban on gay blood donations December 3, 2014

    Washington: A US ban on blood donations by gays could be eased after 31 years, depending on the decision of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee that began two days of meetings. Current US law bars any man who has had sex with a man even once since 1977...
  • Hundreds march in New Delhi for gay pride in Modi's India December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Hundreds of people danced, sang and cheered in a gay pride parade in New Delhi on Sunday, the first since the country's top court reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy. Multi-coloured balloons, masquerade masks and wigs, a huge rainbow flag and a St. Bernard...
  • Photos: Hundreds dance, sing and cheer in the Delhi Queer Pride parade for gay pride, the first since the country's top court reinstated a ban on gay sex December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Hundreds of people danced, sang and cheered in a gay pride parade in New Delhi on Sunday, the first since the country's top court reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy. Multi-coloured balloons, masquerade masks and wigs, a huge rainbow flag and a St. Bernard...
  • Gays wish for freedom from 'myopic mindset' November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The setting Sunday sun in the heart of the capital was accompanied by a rainbow of a different kind. As the assertive and confident members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community took part in the Delhi gay parade, they all wished for freedom from the...
  • US high court gives green light to same-sex marriage in Kansas November 13, 2014

    Washington: The US Supreme Court has authorised same-sex marriages to be held in Kansas, the 33rd state of 50 where it is legal, in addition to the federal capital Washington. The high court on Wednesday rejected Kansas' request that it block same-sex marriages in the state, allowing them to proceed. Only conservative...
  • Gender of a potential partner? Unimportant while dating, says Harry Styles November 6, 2014

    Los Angeles: One Direction singer Harry Styles believes that the gender of a potential love interest doesn't matter when it comes to dating. The 20-year-old star revealed it in an interview with On Demand Entertainment where he was accompanied by his bandmate Liam Payner, reports femalefirst.co.uk. When asked about what traits they...
  • Russia dismantles Apple statue after CEO Tim Cook announces he is gay November 4, 2014

    Moscow: A two-meter (six-foot) statue of an iPhone on a university campus in St Petersburg has been taken down in response to last week's announcement by the CEO of Apple that he is gay. In a statement, ZEFS, which according to its website owns construction, advertising, and finance enterprises in St...
  • Egypt jails eight men over gay marriage video November 1, 2014

    Cairo: Eight Egyptian men were sentenced to three years in jail on Saturday on charges of spreading indecent images and inciting debauchery after they appeared in an online video purporting to show the country's first gay marriage ceremony. The judge ruled that they would also be subject to police supervision following...
  • Proud to be a gay, says Apple CEO Tim Cook October 31, 2014

    Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly announced that he is gay. This is the first time he has publicly acknowledged his sexuality. In an opinion piece published in Bloomberg Business week Cook said that he was proud to be gay and considered it among the greatest gifts God has given...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 30, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay October 30, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Burdwan blast probe reveals Jamaat trained operatives to carry out 9/11 type attack October 30, 2014

    The interrogation of wives of the two terror operatives involved in the Burdwan bomb blast reveals that the Jamaat operatives underwent al-Qaeda's model of training to execute an attack similar to that of the 9/11 attack in the United States. ...
  • I'm proud to be gay, says Apple CEO Tim Cook October 30, 2014

    Bangalore: Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook publicly came out as gay in an article he wrote in Bloomberg Businessweek. Cook has never previously acknowledged his sexual orientation. "So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," Cook said...
  • Singapore upholds law that criminalises gay sex October 29, 2014

    Singapore: Singapore's highest court ruled on Wednesday that a law that criminalises sex between men is in line with the city-state's constitution, rejecting two separate appeals by three men that the measure infringed their human rights. The judgment comes as gay rights have become an increasingly thorny issue in Singapore's traditionally...
  • US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 more states October 26, 2014

    Washington: The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, US Attorney General Eric Holder has announced. Gay marriage recently became legal in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming. The government's announcement follows the US Supreme Court's decision earlier this...
  • US to recognize gay marriage in seven more states October 18, 2014

    Washington: The US government announced on Friday it would recognize same-sex marriages in seven additional states, after the Supreme Court declined to take up the debate. A total of 26 of the 50 US states, and the capital Washington, now legally recognize gay and lesbian marriages, giving them the same legal...
  • Satya Nadella gaffe: Research shows wide gender pay gap in Indian IT sector October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid Microsoft's Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella's gaffe on linking pay hike for women to 'good karma', research shows that a considerable pay gap emerges between men and women staff in Indian IT sector over time, despite they normally starting at similar levels. Speaking at a conference on women in...
  • Indonesia's Aceh introduces whipping as punishment for gay sex September 27, 2014

    Banda Aceh: The Indonesian province of Aceh on Saturday approved an anti-homosexuality law that can punish anyone caught having gay sex with 100 lashes, a lawmaker said. After a three-decade-old separatist movement, a peace agreement signed in 2005 granted special autonomy to Aceh, at the northern tip of Sumatra, on condition...
  • 90yearold lesbian couple marries after 72 years of relationship September 10, 2014

    Imagine the stories they must have after 72 years together. A gay couple has tied the knot after 72 years of relationship and said "it is never too late for people to write new chapters in their lives", according to a report in the Quad City Times. Vivian Boyack, 91, and...
  • Churches urge high court to act on gay marriage September 7, 2014

    Salt Lake City: The Mormon Church and four religious organizations are asking the US Supreme Court to intervene and settle once and for all the question of whether states can outlaw gay marriage. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, in a statement on Friday, said that it joined a...