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  • Usain Bolt blasts tainted Tyson Gay's return 7 hours 54 minutes ago

    Kingston: Sprint sensation Usain Bolt has blasted Tyson Gay's return to track and field, saying the American should have been banned for life for doping. "You have to drive fear into athletes, to make them think about the consequences of their actions. If they're getting an easy penalty, why would they...
  • Thousands march in US capital against gay marriage Yesterday

    Washington: Several thousand people including religious leaders marched in Washington against same-sex marriage as the US Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on the deeply divisive issue in the coming days. Crowds rallied from the US Capitol to the Supreme Court, carrying placards reading, "A Child Needs a Father and...
  • Disappointed with India for voting against gay rights: US March 28, 2015

    Washington: The US has voiced its disappointment with India for voting against the benefits of same-sex partners at the UN. Addressing the gathering at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, US Ambassador to India Richard Verma talked about Strategic Plus Partnership between India and the US but maintained that it was...
  • India supports Russian resolution opposing benefits for same-sex partners of UN staff March 26, 2015

    United Nations: At a time when there is a raging debate calling for decriminalising gay sex back home, India has supported a Russian-drafted resolution that opposed benefits for same-sex partners of UN staff but it failed to pass in the General Assembly committee. The Fifth Committee of the General Assembly, that...
  • India opposes rights to same-sex partners of UN staff March 25, 2015

    United Nations: At a time when there is a raging debate calling for decriminalising gay sex back home, India has supported a Russian-drafted resolution that opposed benefits for same-sex partners of UN staff but it failed to pass in the General Assembly committee. The Fifth Committee of the General Assembly, that...
  • Oscar winner John Legend on talks on race, Common, Sam Smith, 'Blurred Lines' March 22, 2015

    Austin, Texas: John Legend says he's concerned that the "Blurred Lines" verdict could set a scary precedent for artists creating music inspired by others. In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, the Grammy winner said understands why people say 2013's biggest hit song by Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke sounds...
  • The song is over, as 'Glee' ends its tuneful 6-season run March 21, 2015

    New York: The 'Glee' series finale delivered glorious news that William McKinley High School is being turned into an arts school and that Will Schuester, who started its glee club way back in 2009, will become its principal. Oh, and that wondrous show choir, New Directions, won the national championship. But "Glee"...
  • Think before you speak: Madonna to Dolce and Gabbana March 19, 2015

    Los Angeles: Pop star Madonna has criticized designer duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana for dismissing in-vitro fertilisation and gay adoption. The pop star, who has worn many outfits by the designers, posted a picture of herself in D&G outfit while holding a baby on her Instagram account. In the note accompanying...
  • Dolce & Gabbana's attack on gay adoptions leaves Elton John angry March 19, 2015

    Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have defended their comments where they controversially said that babies born to gay couples are synthetic. Gabbana called for a boycott of Elton John and defended his "freedom to speak" in response to John's pledge to boycott Dolce & Gabbana over their...
  • Fashion duo Dolce and Gabbana attacked for 'synthetic' babies comment March 17, 2015

    London: Outraged celebrities tore into Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana on Monday after Dolce described children born to gay couples through fertility treatment as "synthetic". Pop superstar Elton John, leading the chorus of criticism, called for a boycott of the brand on Sunday. Victoria Beckham, a former Dolce and...
  • Elton John slams Dolce & Gabbana over 'synthetic baby' comments March 16, 2015

    Rome: British singer Elton John slammed Italian fashion duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana on Sunday and called for a boycott of their brand after the pair championed "traditional" families. John, who has used his fame to speak out for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality, chided the designers for criticising...
  • Pharrell tells jury he didn't copy Gaye music for hit song March 5, 2015

    Los Angeles: Pharrell Williams told a jury on Wednesday that he was trying to evoke the feel of Marvin Gaye's music but did not copy the late singer's work when he crafted the 2013 hit "Blurred Lines." Williams said he grew up listening to Gaye's music and was familiar with his...
  • 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...