India News | Written by Sunetra Choudhury | Monday November 30, 2015
If there was an extra spring in their step during the Pride parade -- thanks to support from Union Minister Arun Jaitley and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor -- the gay community soon realised on Monday that the road to decriminalisation will not be easy.
Kerala News | Sneha Mary Koshy | Saturday July 11, 2015
In a first in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram, nearly 200 members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or LGBT paraded across the streets, dressed in varied hues, demanding the revocation of section 377 of the Indian Penal Code or IPC and asking for a life of dignity.
India News | Friday July 3, 2015
The Centre has a majority that it can use to decriminalise homosexuality and enable social cover for members of the LGBTQ community if it has the will, activists said on Thursday, the anniversary of the Delhi High Court's landmark 2009 order that effectively decriminalised homosexuality.
Offbeat | Adrija Bose | Tuesday May 26, 2015
YouTube channel Being Indian collaborated with ad filmmaker N Padmakumar on this five-minute long video in which Indian children between the ages of seven and 12 were interviewed.
Bangalore News | Written by Maya Sharma | Saturday February 28, 2015
The ongoing seventh Bangalore Queer Film Festival (BQFF) has continued to create the space to bring the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community together for film screenings, performances and a photo exhibition.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 13, 2015
After his controversial remarks over the LGBT community drew flak, Goa Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar today did a u-turn over the issue saying he was misunderstood and misquoted on the issue.
South | Reported by Maya Sharma, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Monday November 24, 2014
Around 300 members and supporters of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community took part in Bengaluru's sixth annual Gay Pride parade today.
India News | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday September 11, 2014
Gay, lesbian and bisexual people cannot be categorized as transgender, the Centre has argued in the Supreme Court while seeking clarification on its ruling earlier this year that transgenders should get benefits from the government in jobs and education.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday April 3, 2014
The Supreme Court today agreed to consider the plea for an open court hearing on curative petitions filed by gay rights activists against its verdict criminalising homosexuality.
Bangalore News | Maya Sharma | Sunday March 2, 2014
The festival this year, spread over three days, is the biggest ever, with 91 films from 24 countries being screened.
India News | Reported by Sunetra Choudhury, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday January 30, 2014
Days after the Supreme Court refused to review its controversial order that made gay sex criminal, the Centre has all but given up on any move to challenge the decision.
Chandni | Wednesday January 29, 2014
Soon after the Supreme Court refused to review its verdict on Section 377, actress and gay rights activist Celina Jaitely expressed shock and disbelief at the verdict.
India News | NDTV.com | Wednesday January 29, 2014
The Supreme Court said on Tuesday that it will not review its controversial order that made gay sex criminal, a decision that has dismayed gay rights activists in India and is being criticised internationally. Author Vikram Seth, who calls the court ruling a defeat of human rights, spent a sleepless night putting his thoughts into a poem that he e-...
India News | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Surabhi Malik | Tuesday January 28, 2014
The court today rejected review petitions filed by the Centre and gay rights activists, who said they were "extremely disappointed" but would file another petition soon.
Blog | Ravinder Singh | Monday February 24, 2014
In the backdrop of 2013, the year 2014 is bound to be eventful. Yes, we are in an election year, but what makes this year a lot more interesting is that we are also amid a paradigm shift in the Indian democracy.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday January 5, 2014
A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court for dismissal of Centre's plea seeking review of its judgement on making gay sex an offence in the country. The petition alleged that the review petition is against the constitutional norms as the government cannot ask the court to set aside the penal provision Section 377 of the IPC which is a parliam...
India News | NDTV.com | Wednesday December 18, 2013
A gay Sikh man who was protesting against the Indian Supreme Court order restoring a ban on gay sex, was blacked out of Facebook temporarily after he posted a photograph of himself kissing another man.
Blog | Chitra Palekar | Tuesday December 17, 2013
My first reaction to the recent Supreme Court verdict on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalizes gay sex, was shock and anger. The verdict turned our children criminals overnight. For what? They are just normal people going about their daily lives and suddenly they become criminals in the eyes of the law. Is it not unjust? Is it no...
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday December 15, 2013
The gay community in Nepal has expressed their disappointment over the recent Indian Supreme Court's verdict that holds same-gender consensual sex as a legal offence.
Kolkata News | Press Trust of India | Sunday December 15, 2013
Gay rights activists today took out a rally in the city expressing disappointment over the Supreme Court verdict restoring criminalization of homosexuality, calling it "violation of basic human rights".
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday December 15, 2013
After the BJP endorsed the Supreme Court's order against homosexuality, the Congress today said the saffron party's parent body, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS, should also break its silence on the matter.
India News | Edited by Nadim Asrar (with PTI inputs) | Sunday December 15, 2013
Breaking its silence on the recent Supreme Court order banning homosexuality, the BJP has said it favours the verdict and will not support any "unnatural act."
India News | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Saturday December 14, 2013
Author Vikram Seth today tore into the BJP for what he called its "deafening silence" on the Supreme Court verdict this week that restored a 19th century ban on gay sex.
India News | Dr Shiva Prasad | Friday December 13, 2013
A young doctor blogs on what the Supreme Court verdict means to him.