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  • 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,...
  • Supreme Court firm on its decision to criminalise gay sex, rejects Centres 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. ...
  • Sec 377 debate: Tomorrow they'll talk of sex with animals, says Ramdev December 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as the LGBT community expressed anger over the the Supreme Court ruling upholding Section 377, yoga guru Ramdev welcomed the judgement saying it respects the sentiments of religious communities of India. He went on to say that this way people will talk having sex with animals too. "The...
  • Lady Gaga comes in support of the LGBT community in Russia August 6, 2013

    Los Angeles: Pop star Lady Gaga has extended her support to the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community of Russia. The 27yearold took to Twitter to share her views on the country's stance towards the LGBT community, reports eonline.com. "Sending bravery to LGBTs in Russia. The rise in government abuse is archaic....
  • 100 Years of Indian Cinema: Homosexuality in films February 27, 2013

    New Delhi: When sexual revolution swept through the West in the 1960s after the advent of the birth control pill, some of the effects of the change found slanted reflections in popular culture. But for the ripples to hit the Indian shores, where cinema was still bound by Victorian...
  • I'm bisexual, says music mogul Clive Davis February 21, 2013

    London: Music mogul Clive Davis, who discovered talented singers like Whitney Houston and Alicia Keys, reveals that he is bisexual in his new memoir. In 'The Soundtrack of My Life', the 80yearold record executive, who has been married and divorced twice, says he has been involved in two monogamous relationships...
  • Singer Kesha declares her bisexuality January 3, 2013

    London: Singer Kesha has revealed she is bisexual and loves people regardless of their gender. The 25yearsold 'Die Young' singer, who once said she had a sexual encounter with a ghost, doesn't care about gender and loves women as much as men, reported Daily Mail online. "I don't love just men....
  • Pink tourism: India now a hot spot for LGBT travellers November 22, 2012

    Kolkata: Thanks to Indian gaytour operators, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community across the world is vying for India as the ultimate 'pink' tourist destination. "LGBT tourists want the same things as any traveller: to feel safe and welcome. India is becoming more popular with gay travellers since...
  • Hyderabad: LGBTs see rainbow on the horizon July 24, 2012

    Hyderabad: When I spoke to my parents about my sexual orientation, they almost disowned me. They never accepted my relationship with my partner, shares Smruthi Narayan. Her partner Shwetha Pai points out, Its not a disease or a mutation and is not even limited to one community or country. The...
  • Is Johnny Depp dating bisexual Amber Heard? July 3, 2012

    London: Actor Johnny Depp is reportedly dating his Rum Diaries costar Amber Heard, following his split from longtime partner Vanessa Paradis. Depp , Paradis announced their breakup June 19 this year after 14 years of togetherness and the actor has already moved on from the split, with the 26yearold bisexual actress...
  • Koena to do a bisexual role in Hollywood April 13, 2011

    Koena Mitra was in the USA, scouting for work and also prepping herself for her Hollywood project titled 'Story of Naomi' where she plays the central character, who romances both sexes. Ask her what took her so long to get a break and she replies, "I spent a lot of time...
  • Lelyveld on Gandhi's efforts for HinduMuslim unity April 8, 2011

    New York: Joseph Lelyveld whose new book on Mahatma Gandhi had created a controversy in India recently has spoken of efforts made by the freedom fighter to keep peace between Hindus and Muslims during the riots leading up to the partition. "It's almost Shakespearean in its nobility the example it set...
  • Gandhi book may be released in India this month April 6, 2011

    Boston: Joseph Lelyveld's controversial book on Mahatma Gandhi will be available in India later this month and the author is hopeful that the storm over his work will subside. The book will be published in India "within less than three weeks" and will be widely available in the country, he said. The...
  • Westerners misunderstand Mahatma: Tushar Gandhi March 29, 2011

    New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi, honoured as the father of the nation, may have been involved in a relationship with a GermanJewish architect and amateur bodybuilder Hermann Kallenbach, back in 1907. A new biography of Gandhi, called Great Soul Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle with India, by a Pulitzer Prize...
  • Denials after book says Bapu bisexual, racist March 29, 2011

    London: A controversial new biography on Mahatma Gandhi has claimed that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the man who led India into independence, was bisexual and racist. These startling claims in the book titled "Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and his struggles with India", which has been penned by Joseph Lelyveld, former executive editor...
  • Women's dalliance with other women ok with men January 28, 2011

    New York: Half of men would forgive their female partner's infidelity, as long as it was with another woman, according to a new study on cheating. Women, however, were less likely to forgive and forget if their boyfriend had been with another man, the University of Texas at Austin study...
  • Gays more likely to be punished by authority December 6, 2010

    Washington: Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adolescents are about 40 percent more likely than other teens to be punished by school authorities, police and the courts. The study by Yale University researchers is the first to document excessive punishment of LGB youth nationwide. "We found that virtually all types of punishment...
  • Study finds more gay characters on network TV September 29, 2010

    New York: The number of gay and bisexual characters on scripted broadcast network TV has risen slightly this season to 23 out of a total of nearly 600 roles, according to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The 15th annual "Where We Are on TV" report released Wednesday found that...
  • Celina Jaitley inaugurates Queer Film Fest April 19, 2010

    It's the first of its kind film festival in India where Queer is the keyword. Somen Mishra tells you more. 110 films from 25 countries and all Queer themed it's the first edition of an International Queer Film Festival in Mumbai called Kashish. To be held between April 2225, these...
  • Coming out of the closet is bringing in business November 18, 2009

    It is not just the gay community and its supporters that are cheering the relook at Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Joining the celebrations are innovative businessmen who foresee a direct upswing in their top lines because of the New Delhi High Courts move to decriminalise homosexuality. The...
  • Delhi gears up to celebrate gay pride May 27, 2009

    New Delhi: The pride is back. After a successful and colourful gay pride march in 2008, the first of its kind to be held in Delhi, the capital is gearing up for the second edition of the event to be held on June 28, 2009. Organisers say it will be...
  • Rahul Gandhi becomes the new gay icon May 25, 2009

    Mumbai: Rahul Gandhi emerged as a youth icon during the General Elections with even Prime Minster Manmohan Singh acknowledging his contribution to the Congress' thumping victory. But it isn't only the youth that are looking to him for a voice. The country's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community voted overwhelmingly...
  • No curves: Vinay Pathak promotes Straight... on radio March 13, 2009

    Mumbai: Funny guy Vinay Pathak visited an FM radio station in Mumbai to promote his new film Straight A Tedhi Medhi Love Story. The film is a twisted love story revolving around Pinu Patel who runs an Indian restaurant in London and is still single. This out of the box...
  • Delhi's gay community celebrates art festival August 10, 2008

    New Delhi: A month after the success of the first ever 'Gay Pride Parade' in the Capital, the gay community is all set to begin the second edition of the festival which is a 10 day celebration of their sexuality. The festival is a space for the gay community...
  • Gay pride parade to celebrate alternative sexuality June 29, 2008

    New Delhi: On the morning of June 28, 1969, armed squads of the New York Police Department (NYPD) raided the Stonewall Inn, an obscure pub in Greenwich village in New York that was a regular watering hole of gays. And several people were bundled into waiting vans. The gay groups...
  • Just one in 100 Brits reveal they are 'gay' January 27, 2008

    London: It looks like Brits are not that comfortable when it comes to revealing their sexual preferences, for a survey has revealed that only one in hundred of them would describe themselves as gay. According to the first government research into the nation's sexuality, a further one in 100 would...