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Megan Schutt disappointed with Stoinis, Pattinson's homophobic remarks

16 Feb 2020

Megan Schutt disappointed with Stoinis, Pattinson's homophobic remarks

Australian seamer Megan Schutt revealed she was upset with her male counterparts James Pattinson and Marcus Stoinis' recent homophobic remarks.

Uttar Pradesh: Same-sex marriage of cousin girls shocks Varanasi

04 Jul 2019

Uttar Pradesh: Same-sex marriage of cousin girls shocks Varanasi

A temple in Varanasi witnessed a peculiar event on Tuesday, after two cousins, dressed in jeans and t-shirts, married one another.

London homophobic attack: Lesbian-couple brutally thrashed for refusing to kiss

07 Jun 2019

London homophobic attack: Lesbian-couple brutally thrashed for refusing to kiss

In a brutal homophobic attack in London, a lesbian couple was thrashed and robbed by some men on a bus after they refused to kiss.

Who will play Ayushmann's love-interest in 'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan?'

06 Jun 2019

Who will play Ayushmann's love-interest in 'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan?'

As we all fondly remember, Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer light-hearted comedy-drama Shubh Mangal Saavdhan had released in 2017.

Practo faces criticism for featuring doctors who offer 'homosexuality cures'

25 Jan 2019

Practo faces criticism for featuring doctors who offer 'homosexuality cures'

The Supreme Court took a landmark decision last year as it read down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which criminalized gay sex.

Egyptian TV host interviews gay man, sentenced to jail, penalized

22 Jan 2019

Egyptian TV host interviews gay man, sentenced to jail, penalized

An Egyptian TV host was recently sentenced to one year in jail for interviewing a gay man last August.

Delta, India's first homegrown dating-app for LGBTQ community is here

10 Dec 2018

Delta, India's first homegrown dating-app for LGBTQ community is here

India, the country with its archaic laws has never made a welcoming environment for individuals belonging to the LGBTQ community.

Doctor in dock for using electric shocks to 'cure' homosexuality

09 Dec 2018

Doctor in dock for using electric shocks to 'cure' homosexuality

It's been three months since the Supreme Court has scrapped IPC Section-377, which made gay sex 'unnatural'.

UK: Gay Indian-origin man murdered wife to be with boyfriend

05 Dec 2018

UK: Gay Indian-origin man murdered wife to be with boyfriend

An Indian-origin man, Mitesh Patel, has been convicted of murdering his Indian-origin wife, Jessica Patel, at their Middlesbrough residence in UK.

Pope tells gay priests to leave, if can't be celibate

03 Dec 2018

Pope tells gay priests to leave, if can't be celibate

In what makes for his clearest statement on homosexuality, Pope Francis has asked homosexual clergy to leave priesthood if they cannot remain celibate.

#Section377Verdict: Apurva Asrani celebrates '11 years of togetherness' with boyfriend

10 Sep 2018

#Section377Verdict: Apurva Asrani celebrates '11 years of togetherness' with boyfriend

'Aligarh' writer Apurva Asrani is beaming with joy after reading down of Section 377 and has lauded the Supreme Court's decision.

#Section377Verdict: India's first transgender bureaucrat plans to get married!

10 Sep 2018

#Section377Verdict: India's first transgender bureaucrat plans to get married!

Encouraged by the Supreme Court's verdict of decriminalising homosexuality, India's first transgender bureaucrat, Aishwarya Rituparna Pradhan, wishes to get married to her long-time boyfriend.

Section 377 based on Britain's Buggery Act of 1533: SC

08 Sep 2018

Section 377 based on Britain's Buggery Act of 1533: SC

The Supreme Court, which unanimously struck down part of the British-era law that criminalized gay sex, has traced the history of the 158-year-old provision in its judgment back to the reign of King Henry VIII in 1533.

#ClosetsNoMore: Mumbai man's Facebook post on coming out goes viral

07 Sep 2018

#ClosetsNoMore: Mumbai man's Facebook post on coming out goes viral

It was all cheers and happy tears in the compound of Supreme Court and the country, in general, on Thursday as the apex court declared homosexuality was no longer a crime in India.

#Section377: How global media organization reported on this landmark judgement

06 Sep 2018

#Section377: How global media organization reported on this landmark judgement

The world media today hailed the overturning of a colonial-era law in India that criminalized gay sex, saying the landmark ruling was a boost for gay rights not only in the world's largest democracy but also the world.

#LoveIsLove: How not to be a homophobic person

06 Sep 2018

#LoveIsLove: How not to be a homophobic person

Now that the honorable Supreme Court has decriminalized gay sex, it's time for all of us to throw homophobia out of our lives.

Malaysian PM Mahathir denounces caning of women for lesbian sex

06 Sep 2018

Malaysian PM Mahathir denounces caning of women for lesbian sex

Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad today denounced the caning of two women convicted of having lesbian sex in violation of strict Islamic laws after the punishment sparked a storm of criticism.

Homosexuality not a crime, but same-sex marriage is unnatural: RSS

06 Sep 2018

Homosexuality not a crime, but same-sex marriage is unnatural: RSS

Homosexuality is not a crime, the RSS said on Thursday, while maintaining that it doesn't support same-sex marriage as it was "not natural".

#RainbowTakesOver: Looking at judge's statements on landmark Section 377 judgement

06 Sep 2018

#RainbowTakesOver: Looking at judge's statements on landmark Section 377 judgement

The five-judge bench unanimously read down Section 377 of the IPC making 'Pride' the color of the season.

How 'Right to Privacy' gave new life to Section-377 battle

06 Sep 2018

How 'Right to Privacy' gave new life to Section-377 battle

Reading down the Section 377 of IPC, the Supreme Court gave a landmark judgement on Thursday.

These 6 activists are risking all to fight Section 377

06 Sep 2018

These 6 activists are risking all to fight Section 377

All eyes are set on the Supreme Court as it will, in a short while, give judgement on Section 377. The hearings lasted for four days in July, and the constitutional bench headed by CJI Dipak Misra had reserved the verdict then.

#LandmarkJudgement: Supreme Court rules homosexuality is no more a crime

06 Sep 2018

#LandmarkJudgement: Supreme Court rules homosexuality is no more a crime

In a landmark judgement, the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday scrapped IPC Section 377 which made gay sex 'unnatural'.

Homophobic bullying in school drives 9-year-old boy to commit suicide

29 Aug 2018

Homophobic bullying in school drives 9-year-old boy to commit suicide

In a heart-breaking incident, a nine-year-old boy took his own life after enduring homophobic bullying in his Denver school.

5 common myths about homosexuality debunked!

16 Aug 2018

5 common myths about homosexuality debunked!

The world has not been kind to the same-sex loving community. It's high time we stop insulting and shaming these individuals, because having a different sexual orientation doesn't make them any less human.

These arguments made in favor of Section 377 are appalling

12 Jul 2018

These arguments made in favor of Section 377 are appalling

The sane minds of India are rallying together to make Section 377 a thing of the past. But the arguments being given by supporters of the archaic law shows it won't be an easy battle.

Things one should understand, before judging the LGBTQ community

11 Jul 2018

Things one should understand, before judging the LGBTQ community

For the longest time now, the LGBTQ community has been judged by heterosexual people. Why, you ask? Because, judging people different from us comes naturally to humans.

On decriminalizing Section-377, Centre leaves judgment to 'wisdom of SC'

11 Jul 2018

On decriminalizing Section-377, Centre leaves judgment to 'wisdom of SC'

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court began hearing plea on decriminalization of Section 377. While there are renewed hopes from these proceedings, there were many concerns about the Centre's position on it.

These 6 activists are risking all to fight Section 377

10 Jul 2018

These 6 activists are risking all to fight Section 377

The SC today began hearing a batch of petitions challenging Section 377 and demanding the recognition and dignity for gay people.

Only abolishing Section 377 can cure Subramanian Swamy's homophobia

10 Jul 2018

Only abolishing Section 377 can cure Subramanian Swamy's homophobia

From his basket which nestles homophobic comments, Bharatiya Janata Party's Subramanian Swamy took out another explanation as to why Section 377 shouldn't be repealed.

SC reconsiders gay rights laws: New hope this time

10 Jul 2018

SC reconsiders gay rights laws: New hope this time

Rejecting the Center's request for a postponement, the SC has begun hearing pleas challenging Section 377.

After IITians challenge Section 377, SC agrees to hear plea

17 May 2018

After IITians challenge Section 377, SC agrees to hear plea

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the plea filed by Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) LGBT alumni associations regarding the decriminalization of homosexuality.

Chinese social network Weibo will no longer ban gay content

16 Apr 2018

Chinese social network Weibo will no longer ban gay content

Chinese micro-blogging website Sina Weibo has reversed its controversial decision to ban gay content from the platform following a massive outcry from the country's LGBT community.

Singapore couple challenges forced marriage annulment after husband's sex change

03 Apr 2018

Singapore couple challenges forced marriage annulment after husband's sex change

In a rare incident, Singapore annulled the marriage of a couple after the husband underwent a sex change surgery last year, saying the nation-state didn't permit same-sex marriages.

Homosexuality is not shameful. Using it to discriminate is

20 Mar 2018

Homosexuality is not shameful. Using it to discriminate is

On March 8, twelve 13-year-old girl students of Kolkata's Bengali-medium Kamala Girls School were made to confess in writing by their headmistress that they were lesbians who practised "uncivilized" activities in school.

Decriminalizing homosexuality: When archaic laws weigh down a young nation

14 Mar 2018

Decriminalizing homosexuality: When archaic laws weigh down a young nation

In yet another crime stemming from deep homophobia and stigma surrounding homosexuals in India, an 18-year-old girl bludgeoned her mother to death in Ghaziabad last week because she didn't approve of her same-sex relationship with her 35-year-old teacher.

Meet Manvendra Singh Gohil, India's only openly gay prince

12 Mar 2018

Meet Manvendra Singh Gohil, India's only openly gay prince

What's it like to be the only openly gay crown prince in a country that criminalizes the act of homosexuality?

Meet the first same-sex Australian couple to get legally married

08 Mar 2018

Meet the first same-sex Australian couple to get legally married

The first homosexual couple to get married in Australia after it legalized same-sex weddings last December, could stay married only for 48 days.

Bhopal: Closeted researcher kills himself to "save" gay partner

12 Feb 2018

Bhopal: Closeted researcher kills himself to "save" gay partner

A 27-year-old nanotechnology researcher in Bhopal jumped into a lake, believing he would save his gay partner by killing himself.

California bakeries can refuse to sell cake to gay customers

08 Feb 2018

California bakeries can refuse to sell cake to gay customers

In a controversial judgment, a California court has ruled that bakeries in the US state can refuse services to same-sex couples if they find it in disagreement with their religious beliefs.

Croatian kids can now read stories about same-sex families

23 Jan 2018

Croatian kids can now read stories about same-sex families

There's more than one special thing about My Rainbow Family.