India was among the 43 countries that voted in support of a Russian-drafted resolution that proposed removing benefits for same-sex partners of UN staff, but the resolution failed to pass in the General Assembly committee after 80 nations opposed it.
Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, who were panned by celebrities for their controversial comments against in-vitro fertilisation, have defended their remarks, saying it was a "private point of view".
Gay rights activists and elected officials said on Tuesday they would continue to protest New York City`s main St. Patrick`s Day parade even as organizers prepared to let a gay group carry a banner this year for the first time in the parade`s history.
Broadway veteran Joel Grey who is also the father of 'Dirty Dancing' actress Jennifer Grey, has come out publicly as a gay man. The 82-year-old 'Cabaret' star has finally come out of the closet after struggling to embrace his sexuality for many years, reported People magazine.
The Islamic State (IS) has reportedly carried out an "unprecedented" string of public executions in a 48-hour period by crucifying 17 young men, throwing men, accused of being gay, off towers and stoning a woman charged with adultery.
An Indian-origin senior Cabinet minister in Ireland on Sunday announced he's gay, becoming the first openly homosexual government figure in the history of the traditionally conservative Catholic country.