LGBT

  • Transgender struggles for name change in school certificate August 17, 2014

    Madurai: Battling all odds, a 24-year-old transgender has been running from pillar to post to get her name corrected in school certificates to enable her get a government job, which was refused to her in the past. She has moved the Madras High Court bench here, seeking a direction to officials...
  • Bollywood-style music video on gay rights is UN's most watched videos July 17, 2014

    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...
  • HC directs appointment of woman misbranded as transgender July 6, 2014

    Chennai: Coming to aid of a 24-year-old woman who was misbranded as a transgender, the Madras High Court has asked the Tamil Nadu government to appoint her as a police constable. The woman's application for the post of a constable was rejected by the authorities after being provisionally selected in 2012...
  • 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...
  • Huma Qureshi to make people aware about LGBT community June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Huma Qureshi has joined forces with a poetic campaign called 'Ishq ki Ijaazat' which will be launched online to spread awareness about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. "Ishq ki Ijaazat" is a film poem by Satyanshu and Devanshu Singh, and Huma is said to have...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on LGBT community June 22, 2014

    After Supreme Court rules gay sex illegal Cyrus Broacha in this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't' compares LGBT community parade to Quit India Movement and calls it a 'glorious' day for gay community. ...
  • Ellen DeGeneres named most powerful gay celebrity April 17, 2014

    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 the...
  • 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. ...
  • LGBT community shows distrust in electoral system, less turnout to vote April 10, 2014

    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 plight." However,...
  • 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...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show March 2, 2014

    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 February 27, 2014

    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 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,...
  • 'Juno' actress Ellen Page comes out at a LGBT conference, receives standing ovation February 15, 2014

    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...
  • 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...
  • Google quotes the Olympic Charter, doodles against Russian anti-gay law February 8, 2014

    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 February 7, 2014

    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 January 30, 2014

    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 January 28, 2014

    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? January 28, 2014

    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 January 15, 2014

    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 had...
  • I have become a criminal now, openly gay filmmaker Onir tells Chief Justice P Sathasivam January 14, 2014

    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 Supreme...
  • I was deeply saddened by SC verdict over Section 377: Justice AP Shah December 22, 2013

    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 December 20, 2013

    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 Govt...
  • Barack Obama selects gay athletes for Sochi Olympics December 18, 2013

    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 opening...
  • #GlobalDayOfRage live tweets: #NoGoingBack protests against Section 377 December 15, 2013

    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 December 15, 2013

    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 December 12, 2013

    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. We...
  • Rahul Gandhi disappointed with SC order on Section 377, says Delhi HC was correct December 12, 2013

    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...