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Navi Mumbai man gangraped by five; penetrated with coconut shells

26 Sep 2019

Navi Mumbai man gangraped by five; penetrated with coconut shells

In a horrific incident, a 36-year-old man sustained grievous injuries after he was assaulted and gangraped by five men in Vashi, Navi Mumbai on Monday night.

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.

Starring Ayushmann Khurrana, 'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan' features gay romance

10 May 2019

Starring Ayushmann Khurrana, 'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan' features gay romance

Following the success of Shubh Mangal Savdhan, a 2017 film that deals with erectile dysfunction, producer Aanand L. Rai brings to you a sequel titled Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan.

Youngsters compile 'The Pink List,' names LGBTQ-friendly Lok Sabha candidates

19 Apr 2019

Youngsters compile 'The Pink List,' names LGBTQ-friendly Lok Sabha candidates

Days after the Supreme Court dismissed a petition seeking civil rights for the LGBTQ+ community, a group of three friends have kick-started an initiative to ensure queer issues get political precedence.

Queerythm announces LGBTIQ theater, self-help group on Pride Day

19 Mar 2019

Queerythm announces LGBTIQ theater, self-help group on Pride Day

The roads of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, were painted 'rainbow' on Sunday as the first pride parade after reading down of Section 377 was organized in the state.

Mumbai hosts its first gay wedding reception after SC verdict

05 Feb 2019

Mumbai hosts its first gay wedding reception after SC verdict

Almost five months after the Supreme Court read down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, India's financial capital, hosted its first same-sex wedding reception at Anantha hotel, Kanjurmarg, last week.

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.

Army won't decriminalize gay sex, says Bipin Rawat

10 Jan 2019

Army won't decriminalize gay sex, says Bipin Rawat

Addressing his annual press conference in New Delhi, Army Chief Bipin Rawat on Thursday said the army won't decriminalize gay sex in the army.

UP: After divorcing their husbands, two women marry each other

02 Jan 2019

UP: After divorcing their husbands, two women marry each other

Breaking gender barriers, two women from Uttar Pradesh, who were in love with each other for six years, divorced their husbands and got married to each other recently.

#ThatWas2018: 6 Supreme Court verdicts that changed India in 2018

31 Dec 2018

#ThatWas2018: 6 Supreme Court verdicts that changed India in 2018

If 2018 can be summed up for India in a phrase, it would be called the 'year of reforms'.

#EkLadkiKo: A love-story breaking gender barriers? We swipe right

27 Dec 2018

#EkLadkiKo: A love-story breaking gender barriers? We swipe right

Love stories are dime a dozen in Bollywood and are the staple of most mainstream releases.

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.

FIR filed against KRK for vulgar comments on LGBTQ community

09 Dec 2018

FIR filed against KRK for vulgar comments on LGBTQ community

Kamaal R Khan, who is known for his problematic statements, has made it to the headlines for yet another controversy.

How has the fight of LGBT community turned against Hindutva

29 Nov 2018

How has the fight of LGBT community turned against Hindutva

Find what you love and let it kill you, for it is better to be killed by a loved one.

#LoveIsLove: Kerala HC helps woman and her lesbian lover

20 Oct 2018

#LoveIsLove: Kerala HC helps woman and her lesbian lover

Saying rights of adults can't be curtailed, the Kerala High Court recently came to rescue of a woman who wanted to live with her lesbian partner.

CJI Misra, judge of key-verdicts, holds court for last time

01 Oct 2018

CJI Misra, judge of key-verdicts, holds court for last time

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra held court, along with his successor Ranjan Gogoi, for the last time today.

Adultery: Done; Section 377: Done; Now time for marital rape?

30 Sep 2018

Adultery: Done; Section 377: Done; Now time for marital rape?

Striking down 158-year-old provisions of adultery under IPC Section 497, the Supreme Court recently said, "Any provision of law affecting individual dignity and equality of women invites wrath of Constitution. It's time to say that husband is not the master of wife."

After 377 struck down, ex-TISS student alleges he was raped

28 Sep 2018

After 377 struck down, ex-TISS student alleges he was raped

A former student of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai, has filed a complaint with the institute's internal complaints committee, alleging that he was raped by a visiting speaker.

#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.

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".

Beyond Section 377: Looking at prominent judgment of CJI Misra

06 Sep 2018

Beyond Section 377: Looking at prominent judgment of CJI Misra

Heading a constitutional bench which read down Section 377 of the IPC, CJI Dipak Misra scripted history.

'Bye-Bye Section377': Bollywood hails SC's historical judgement

06 Sep 2018

'Bye-Bye Section377': Bollywood hails SC's historical judgement

The Supreme Court, on Thursday, passed the historic judgement of decriminalizing Section 377.

#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'.

Jaipur: Man has unnatural sex with female stray dog, booked

25 Aug 2018

Jaipur: Man has unnatural sex with female stray dog, booked

A man was booked in Jaipur on Friday for having unnatural sex with a female stray dog, police said.

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.

Haryana: Pregnant goat dies after being gang-raped by 8 men

29 Jul 2018

Haryana: Pregnant goat dies after being gang-raped by 8 men

In a ghastly incident, eight men, most of them drug addicts, allegedly gangraped a three-month pregnant goat in Mewat, Haryana.

Gujarat: Wife wants husband punished for forcing oral sex

19 Jul 2018

Gujarat: Wife wants husband punished for forcing oral sex

A Gujarat woman has approached the court seeking stringent action against her husband for forcing her to perform oral sex in their four years of marriage.

Section 377: SC reserves order after a week of hearing

17 Jul 2018

Section 377: SC reserves order after a week of hearing

The SC has reserved its order on the constitutionality of Section 377, arguments on which began on July 10.

Appalling! Kolkata man held for raping street dog

17 Jul 2018

Appalling! Kolkata man held for raping street dog

In an appalling case, a man was arrested in Kolkata for raping a street dog inside his residence Sunday.

Why should you read about Justice Indu Malhotra?

12 Jul 2018

Why should you read about Justice Indu Malhotra?

Indu Malhotra is the first woman to be directly appointed as the Supreme Court judge and has recently expressed her support for the LGBTQ community's "Right to Live".

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.