Lesbians

  • Monitoring gay rights situation in India: US 17-04-2014 11:45 AM

    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...
  • 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. ...
  • The Indian Supreme Court, Section 377 and the Assault on Fundamental Rights

    The One World Blog |  Manu Bhagavan
    The 11 December Indian Supreme Court 377 IPC judgment is rife with outlandish claims and pseudoscientific posturing, including in paragraph 43 that LGBTQ people only...

  • 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...
  • TN: Girl commits suicide unable to bear separation from lesbian partner 16-11-2013 10:26 PM

    Unable to bear the forcible separation from her lesbian partner, a 20-year-old girl, on Saturday, committed suicide by hanging at her home. According to police Radha (20) in her death note had stated "I suffered insult in the society. I could not forget my friend. Hence I am leaving this...
  • I am not a gay icon, says Lady Gaga 12-11-2013 11:25 AM

    London: Pop sensation Lady Gaga is adamant that she is not a gay icon despite being an active supporter of LGBT rights. Gaga, 27, who is openly bisexual, said she never intended to become a poster figure for the homosexual community, reported Femalefirst. "But here, where do I say I'm...
  • Patna girls elope, marry each other at a Sasaram temple 21-10-2013 09:55 PM

    Patna: In probably the first case of same sex marriage in Bihar, two girls ran away from their homes in Patna to get married to each other, a police official said on Monday. The father of one of the girl's had lodged a case of kidnapping against the other girl's...
  • Lady Gaga comes in support of the LGBT community in Russia 06-08-2013 04:32 PM

    Los Angeles: Pop star Lady Gaga has extended her support to the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community of Russia. The 27-year-old 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...
  • Watch: I'm no one to judge gays, lesbians, says Pope Francis 30-07-2013 09:38 AM

    Pope Francis seems to be reaching out to gays and lesbians, including gay priests saying he is no one to judge them. "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" Francis asked. ...
  • Gay rights clash: Obama, African host are at odds 28-06-2013 01:30 AM

    Dakar: Laying bare a clash of cultures, President Barack Obama on Thursday urged African leaders to extend equal rights to gays and lesbians but was bluntly rebuked by Senegal's president, who said his country "still isn't ready" to decriminalise homosexuality. Obama opened his weeklong trip to Africa one day after...
  • US: Supreme Court strikes federal marriage provision 26-06-2013 08:47 PM

    Washington: In a significant but incomplete victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California. The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their...
  • Pak couple in Britain's first Muslim lesbian tie-up 27-05-2013 04:42 PM

    London: Two former students from Pakistan have defied death threats to tie the knot in Britain's first Muslim lesbian civil partnership. Rehana Kausar, 34, and Sobia Kamar, 29, took their vows at a registry office in Leeds and instantly applied for political asylum in the UK, according to local media...
  • Love story 'La Vie d'Adele' wins top honour at Cannes 26-05-2013 11:56 PM

    Cannes: Lesbian love story "La Vie d'Adele", by French director Abdellatif Kechiche, won the Cannes film festival's top honour, the Palme d'Or, on Sunday. "La Vie d'Adele - Chapitre 1 & 2" (Blue is the Warmest Colour) beat 19 other films in the main competition at the world's biggest film...
  • Should foreign gay couples be allowed to opt for surrogate children from India? 06-03-2013 11:59 PM

    The Union Home Ministry has come up with new guidelines which bar foreign gay and lesbian couples from seeking surrogacy services in India. ...
  • British government to legalize same-sex marriage 11-12-2012 10:57 PM

    London: The British government has said it will introduce a bill next year legalising gay marriage but banning the Church of England from conducting same-sex ceremonies. Equalities minister Maria Miller said on Tuesday the bill will authorize same sex civil unions, as well as religious marriages if religions decide to...
  • Same-sex couples take wedding vows in Washington 09-12-2012 04:51 PM

    Washington: Same-sex couples in Washington state started saying wedding vows early Sunday morning, just minutes into the first day they could marry after the state's gay marriage law took effect. Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples picked up their marriage licenses as early as 12:01 am Thursday, but because of...
  • Gay Parade: Hundreds march to protest against discrimination 25-11-2012 06:40 PM

    New Delhi: Hundreds of gays, lesbians and transgenders marched on the streets of the capital on Sunday protesting discrimination against them and demanding their right to live a life of dignity. Holding banners and rainbow-coloured flags, around 1,000 people marched from Barakhamba Road to Jantar Mantar on Sunday afternoon to...
  • Pink tourism: India now a hot spot for LGBT travellers 22-11-2012 12:08 PM

    Kolkata: Thanks to Indian gay-tour 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...
  • Delhi's Gay Pride parade takes to the streets 28-11-2011 01:20 PM

    New Delhi: Donning rainbow-coloured scarves and attire and gyrating to drumbeats, hundreds of people from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community created a carnival-like atmosphere on Sunday at central Delhi's business and shopping hub of Connaught Place as they marched in the fourth edition of the Delhi Queer...
  • Study finds fewer gay characters on network TV 29-09-2011 12:36 PM

    New York: The number of gay and bisexual characters on scripted broadcast network TV has dipped slightly this season to 19 out of nearly 650 roles, according to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The 16th annual 'Where We Are on TV' report released Wednesday by GLAAD found that...
  • NY wedding planners brace for same-sex boom 02-08-2011 12:01 PM

    New York: New York City's event planners are gearing up for a surge in business after the Empire State embraced same-sex marriage and hundreds of couples rush to tie the knot. In New York City alone, 800 couples were married within hours after New York became the sixth U.S. state...
  • Hundreds of gay, lesbian couples say "I do" 25-07-2011 12:23 PM

    New York: On the first day of the law authorising same-sex marriages in New York, hundreds of gay and lesbian couples officially said "I do" here Sunday. Amid numerous scenes of happiness, the different city clerk offices in New York City's five boroughs married 823 couples, both heterosexual and homosexual....
  • New York's first same sex marriage 25-07-2011 10:21 AM

    The first same sex marriage in New York has taken place and 764 others grabbed their marriage licences in a lottery. ...
  • Nepal lesbian wedding inspires Bengal, Kerala 22-06-2011 04:57 PM

    Kathmandu: The first public lesbian wedding in Nepal, held this week under the aegis of the republic's gay rights icon Sunil Babu Pant, has inspired the gay communities in India's West Bengal and Kerala to seek help to host the two states' first public gay rallies next month. Pant, who...
  • Google supports gay pride with an easter egg 21-06-2011 08:28 AM

    New Delhi: Google is marking the Gay and Lesbian Pride Month with an easter egg on its search results page. For search results for terms such as "gay", "lesbian", "transgender" and "lgbt", Google displays a rainbow, signifying the rainbow flag of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) movement at...