LGBT

  • Ellen DeGeneres named most powerful gay celebrity 17-04-2014 02:17 PM

    New York: Celebrity talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has been named the most powerful gay celebrity in the US in a new magazine poll. The 56-year-old, who is married to 'Arrested Development' actress Portia de Rossi, secured the top spot on Out magazine's 2014 Power List, an annual ranking of...
  • CJ: Shashi Bhushan hails Supreme Court's judgement on transgenders 17-04-2014 12:06 PM

    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. ...
  • LGBT community shows distrust in electoral system, less turnout to vote 10-04-2014 08:20 PM

    New Delhi Reflecting distrust in the electoral system, not many LGBT community members turned up to cast their vote in the national capital on Thursday. The community is miffed with most of the local and national parties ignoring their issues in their manifestos, saying "parties have distanced themselves from their...
  • CJ Tabu demands voting rights for Transgenders 02-03-2014 05:41 PM

    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...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show 02-03-2014 04:53 PM

    This week, CJ's showcase the power of a mobile phone by exposing corrupt officials pocketing bribe. Also, transgenders fight for their voting rights ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha polls, builder-buyer issues, your pictures and much more. ...
  • New York church posts horrific anti-gay sign outside its premises 27-02-2014 04:47 PM

    An anti-gay pastor of a church in Harlem, New York, has raised many eyebrows by putting up a horrific anti-gay sign in front of the church. Dr James David Manning, a man who has been openly critical of the Barack Obama administration and the progression of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,...
  • Ugandan President to sign Anti-Gay Bill into law 16-02-2014 09:06 AM

    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...
  • 'Juno' actress Ellen Page comes out at a LGBT conference, receives standing ovation 15-02-2014 02:11 PM

    New Delhi: Actress Ellen Page, who has acted in films like 'Juno' and 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' came out at the THRIVE Conference for LGBT youth in Las Vegas on 14 February 2014. The actress, whil addressing the audience, in her speech said, "I'm here today because I am...
  • US Justice Department to expand rights of gay married couples 10-02-2014 10:10 AM

    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...
  • Google quotes the Olympic Charter, doodles against Russian anti-gay law 08-02-2014 08:30 AM

    San Francisco: With the Winter Games underway in Sochi, Google quietly but vibrantly added its voice Thursday to the chorus of US companies speaking out against Russia's law restricting gay-rights activities by updating its iconic search page logo to depict illustrations of athletes skiing, sledding, curling and skating against a...
  • Google quotes the Olympic Charter, posts a protest Winter Olympics doodle in gay pride colours 07-02-2014 06:34 AM

    New Delhi: "The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practising sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play." On the day the the Sochi 2014 Winter...
  • Read Vikram Seth's poem 'Through love's great power' - a protest against the SC ruling on gay sex 29-01-2014 01:40 PM

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a review petition filed by the Centre against its December 11, 2013, verdict criminalizing gay sex. The court rejected the petition as it found no merit in it. Celebrated author Vikram Seth, who has been a champion of the LGBT community for some time...
  • Supreme Court firm on its decision to criminalise gay sex, rejects Centre’s plea 28-01-2014 11:35 PM

    In a huge blow to the LGBT community in the country, the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to review its verdict on gay sex. The apex court has dismissed the review petitions filed by the Centre and gay rights activists against its December 2013 verdict, criminalising gay sex. ...
  • SC rejects review plea: Battle for gay rights faces uncertain future? 28-01-2014 09:54 PM

    In another setback to the LGBT community in India, the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to review its verdict on criminalising gay sex. The court dismissed the review petitions filed by the Centre and gay rights activists against its December 2013 verdict. ...
  • Suman Sridhar reinvents classic Indian pop song as anti-377 anthem 15-01-2014 03:22 PM

    Singer Suman Sridhar, who has been pretty vocal about her dislike for Supreme Court's December verdict which has deemed homosexuality illegal in India, assembled a band in July last year to do a cover version of the classic Indian pop song 'Evening in Gay Maharashtra'. She said that the classic...
  • I have become a criminal now, openly gay filmmaker Onir tells Chief Justice P Sathasivam 14-01-2014 03:25 PM

    Kolkata: Protesting against a recent ruling by the Supreme Court which criminalises gay sex under IPC Section 377, maverick filmmaker Onir has written a letter to the Chief Justice of India saying he is a criminal now. "I am a proud law abiding citizen, but with the ruling of the...
  • I was deeply saddened by SC verdict over Section 377: Justice AP Shah 22-12-2013 05:55 PM

    Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Justice AP Shah described the Supreme Court judgment on Section 377 of the IPC as disappointing and said "my first feeling was deep sadness about the LGBT community." ...
  • Centre files review plea against Supreme Court ruling on Section 377 20-12-2013 01:27 PM

    New Delhi: The Centre has filed a review petition against the Supreme Court's ruling on Section 377 that criminalises homosexuality. The Congress had voiced out disappointment over the apex court's order after it had set aside the Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality, saying gay sex is illegal. "The...
  • Barack Obama selects gay athletes for Sochi Olympics 18-12-2013 12:22 PM

    President Barack Obama sent Russia a clear message about its treatment of gays and lesbians with who he is - and isn't - sending to represent the United States at the Sochi Olympics. Billie Jean King will be one of two openly gay athletes in the US delegation for the...
  • #GlobalDayOfRage live tweets: #NoGoingBack protests against Section 377 15-12-2013 05:55 PM

    Several LGBT advocacy groups and activists are protesting against the reinstation of criminality of homosexuality in India (Section 377 of the IPC) by the Supreme Court in India and in many cities across the world. "This Judgment has inspired anger across different sections of society around the world. While the...
  • Protest at Jantar Mandar against SC verdict ruling gay sex illegal 15-12-2013 01:00 PM

    New Delhi: After the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld Indian Penal Code Section 377 and passed a ruling making gay sex illegal, LGBT community erupted in protests across the country. On Sunday, protests are being held at Jantar Mantar in the national capital. Several activists have gathered at the venue...
  • US opposes any action that criminalise consensual same sex 12-12-2013 06:28 PM

    Expressing concern over the Indian Supreme Court verdict which ruled that gay sex is illegal, the US has said that it is opposed to any action that criminalise consensual same sex between two adults. "We oppose any action that criminalises consensual same-sex conduct between adults. LGBT rights are human rights....
  • Rahul Gandhi disappointed with SC order on Section 377, says Delhi HC was correct 12-12-2013 05:54 PM

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has slammed the Supreme Court verdict which upheld Indian Penal Code Section 377 and said the people should have the right of freedom of expression on this issue as well. "My personal view is that these are matters left to individuals. I agree...
  • Parliamentarians not hopeful of timely passage of Sec 377 amendment 12-12-2013 07:47 AM

    New Delhi: Gay sex in India is illegal again as the Supreme Court set aside the 2009 Delhi High Court judgement and put the onus on Parliament again. It now remains to be seen as to how long Parliament takes to make amendments to Section 377 to decriminalise homosexuality. Parliamentarians...
  • US opposes Section 377, says against criminalising homosexuality 12-12-2013 07:15 AM

    Washington: Expressing concern over the Indian Supreme Court verdict which ruled that gay sex is illegal, the US has said that it is opposed to any action that criminalise consensual same sex between two adults. "We oppose any action that criminalises consensual same-sex conduct between adults. LGBT rights are human...
  • Is SC ruling on section 377 a step backwards? 12-12-2013 12:26 AM

    In a huge setback for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community, the Supreme Court has set aside the Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality and had struck down Section 377. While setting aside the 2009 Delhi High Court order, the apex court observed that Section 377 is...
  • Is the Supreme Court verdict on gay rights regressive? 12-12-2013 12:19 AM

    Upholding Indian Penal Code Section 377 and setting aside the Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality, the Supreme Court on Wednesday passed a ruling making gay sex illegal. While the decision invoked angry reactions from the LGBT community, religious groups hailed the verdict. ...
  • News 360: SC upholds Section 377, rules gay sex illegal 11-12-2013 11:42 PM

    In a huge setback for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community, the Supreme Court has set aside the Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality and had struck down Section 377. While setting aside the 2009 Delhi High Court order, the apex court observed that Section 377 is...