close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Sexuality of an individual is a very private matter: Priya Dutt

Congress leader Priya Dutt feels that sexual minorities and sex workers have an equal right to dignified life.

Manny Pacquiao: I respect Nike's decision to drop me

Manny Pacquiao: I respect Nike's decision to drop me

Whatever decision Nike makes is its decision and I respect that, said Pacquiao. 

Centre must consider according LGBT people special status: Madras HC

Centre must consider according LGBT people special status: Madras HC

The court order came ahead of the hearing by the Supreme Court in an open court on February 2.

Now, Islamic State targeting gay men in Syria

Now, Islamic State targeting gay men in Syria

The Islamic State jihadist group executed nine men and a boy it accused of being gay in central and northern Syria on Monday, a monitoring group said.

Ban on gays donating blood lifted in Argentina

A ban on homosexual men donating blood was lifted Wednesday in Argentina, a move the gay community had long demanded.

US clerk says will let deputies issue licenses to gays

The Kentucky clerk sent to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same sex-couples said today she would not prevent her deputies from issuing them, but asked that her name be removed from the documents.

LGBTs should not feel caged in our society, says Priya Dutt

Lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBTs) should not feel caged in our society, asserted Congress leader and Parliamentarian Priya Dutt. She was speaking at the 3rd National Solidarity Event in New Delhi.

MP tells anti-gay rally: Obama should not push gay agenda in Kenya

Dozens of Kenyans rallied in Nairobi on Monday against homosexuality and a lawmaker said US President Barack Obama should not push a pro-gay agenda when he visits the country later this month.

Russian gay couple gets asylum in Finland: Report

A Russian gay couple has been granted asylum in Finland because of the discrimination they faced at home over their sexual orientation, Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat reported on Friday.

Gay Luxembourg PM to marry partner: Sources

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel is to wed his partner Gauthier Destenay next week, sources said Thursday, just a few months after the tiny duchy legalised same-sex marriage.

German Catholic Church opens labour law more to divorced and gays

 Germany`s Roman Catholic Church, an influential voice for reforms prompted by Pope Francis, has decided lay Catholic employees who divorce and remarry or form gay civil unions should no longer automatically lose their jobs. 

Disappointed with India for voting against gay rights: US

The US has voiced its disappointment with India for voting against the benefits of same-sex partners at the UN.

California acts against poll measure to execute gays

California announced legal action Wednesday to suppress a "reprehensible" ballot initiative to outlaw homosexuality -- on pain of execution -- in the famously liberal US state.

Colombia court puts restrictions on adoption by gays

Colombia`s Constitutional Court has put stringent limits on adoption by gay couples, saying it would be allowed only if one partner is already the child`s biological parent.

Madrid metro memo tells staff to keep an eye on gays

Madrid`s metro has opened an investigation into a memo circulated to employees that listed gays, beggars and musicians as problem groups that needed extra vigilance, it said Thursday.

Goa's reputation unaffected by controversies: Minister

Controversies triggered by local politicians over banning bikinis, Hindu nation conspiracies, anti-gay sentiments etc have failed to affect Goa`s reputation as a prime tourist destination, state Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said here on Saturday.

Gays wish for freedom from 'myopic mindset'

The setting Sunday sun in the heart of the capital was accompanied by a rainbow of a different kind. As the assertive and confident members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community took part in the Delhi gay parade, they all wished for freedom from the myopic mindset of society and acceptance of their existence.

Setback for Pope Francis as synod fails to agree on gays, divorcees

Setback for Pope Francis as synod fails to agree on gays, divorcees

Roman Catholic bishops Saturday failed to reach consensus on opening the Church's doors to remarried divorcees and gays after a special synod on the family, in a blow to Pope Francis.

Pope Francis faces key test with vote on divorcees, gays

Pope Francis faces key test with vote on divorcees, gays

Pope Francis was set to sort his allies from his enemies Saturday with a Vatican vote on a document drafted at the end of a fierce two-week debate over opening the Catholic Church`s doors to remarried divorcees and gays.

Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month.