LGBT COMMUNITY

  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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 samesex 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 CNNIBN'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...
  • 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...
  • Parliamentarians not hopeful of timely passage of Sec 377 amendment December 12, 2013

    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 themselves...
  • US opposes Section 377, says against criminalising homosexuality December 12, 2013

    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 samesex conduct between adults. LGBT rights are human...
  • Is SC ruling on section 377 a step backwards? December 12, 2013

    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? December 12, 2013

    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. ...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 11, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Religious groups hail SC verdict on gay sex, LGBTs outraged December 11, 2013

    New Delhi: 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. The Coalition for Sex Workers...
  • The Last Word: Has SC made a mistake reversing Delhi HC ruling on homosexuality? December 11, 2013

    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. ...
  • Shock, anger among LGBTs as SC rules gay sex illegal December 11, 2013

    There was shock, anger and disappointment among the LGBT community across India as the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld Section 377 and set aside the Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality. The apex court judgment has gone in favour of religious groups who had contested the earlier verdict. ...
  • LGBT community outraged as SC rules gay sex illegal, upholds Sec 377 December 11, 2013

    New Delhi: A 'black day' is how the LGBT community across India described this Wednesday as the Supreme court upheld Section 377 and set aside the Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality. The gay community is highly disappointed with the apex court's judgement and is up in arms saying...
  • SC set to decide on Section 377 today; gay community waits in hope December 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to give its verdict on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) (gay rights) on Wednesday. The Delhi High Court in its 2009 landmark judgement had upheld the rights of gays and lesbians saying that any sort of sexual relationship between the...
  • Vodka boycott in US spreads on concerns over gay rights in Russia August 2, 2013

    Gay rights activists in New York City dumped vodka onto the street on Wednesday to protest new laws in Russia targeting homosexuals, as a growing number of gay bar owners across the United States vowed to stop pouring Russian vodka. "Boycotts are set for a reason. We're trying to influence change,...
  • Celina Jaitly: There's a lot of violence against the LGBT community July 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Celina Jaitly, a prominent voice for the rights of gays and lesbians in the country, will support Free & Equal, the United Nation's (UN) yearlong campaign for equality and justice for people practising alternate sexuality. She hopes to create awareness about the problems faced by the LGBT...
  • Gay Parade: Hundreds march to protest against discrimination November 25, 2012

    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 rainbowcoloured flags, around 1,000 people marched from Barakhamba Road to Jantar Mantar on Sunday afternoon to...
  • Gay sex not moral: Home Ministry tells SC February 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry on Thursday opposed decriminalisation of gay sex in the country before the Supreme Court. "This is highly immoral and against the social order," the Ministry told the apex court. The Ministry said that India's moral and social values are different from those of other countries...
  • FTN: Is being gay destroying family values? February 10, 2011

    Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of experts if being gay is destroying family values....