Biases against lesbians, gays ebbing: Study
Biases against lesbians, gays ebbing: Study

Conscious and unconscious biases against lesbian women and gay men are decreasing across all demographic groups in the US, a new study shows.

Mozambique scraps colonial-era homosexuality ban
Mozambique scraps colonial-era homosexuality ban

 Mozambique decriminalised homosexuality on Monday when a new penal code came into force that swept away old Portuguese colonial laws, in a victory for campaigners for gay rights in Africa.

Activists doubt Azerbaijan`s opening up through sport
Activists doubt Azerbaijan`s opening up through sport

Sport and politics do mix when the Azerbaijan hosts of the first European Games are accused by rights groups of putting on the "Games of Repression."

Morocco kiss trial resumes as debate on gay law rages

The trial of two men arrested for kissing in public resumed Tuesday in Morocco, where a string of recent controversies has reignited debate over homosexuality in the conservative Muslim kingdom.

Singapore gay-rights rally draws record crowd: Organisers
Singapore gay-rights rally draws record crowd: Organisers

Thousands of Singaporeans from all walks of life on Saturday joined what organisers said was the city state`s biggest ever public rally to call for an end to discrimination against the gay community.

'Unfreedom' actress calls lesbian couple ad 'path-breaking'

 Actress Preeti Gupta, whose film “Unfreedom” touches upon homosexuality, has come out to support a new advertisement which looks at lesbian relationships in a refreshing way. She says it's a step towards representation of the community in the mainstream media.

Here's how 'homophobia' affects your health

In a new study, researchers have looked into how homophobia affects the heath of gay people.

Morocco arrests two men who kissed in public

 Two Moroccan men who kissed in public were arrested by authorities in the conservative Muslim kingdom and a Spanish feminist was expelled after a pro-gay protest, officials said on Thursday.

Madrassas are dens of vice and homosexuality, says AMU professor
Madrassas are dens of vice and homosexuality, says AMU professor

An Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) professor triggered a controversy after he allegedly said that “madrassas are dens of vice and homosexuality”.

Draft bill on transsexuals sent to Iran Parliament

 A bill that would provide better protection for transsexuals in Iran has been sent to researchers in parliament, the ISNA news agency quoted an official as saying on Tuesday.

Morocco jails three for homosexuality

Three Moroccan men accused of homosexuality have been sentenced to three years in jail each by a court in north-eastern Morocco, a rights group said on Monday.

Homosexuality and sexual relations outside marriage are forbidden in the conservative North African nation.

Irish vote on gay marriage in landmark referendum

The Irish voted on Friday on whether to allow gay marriage, just two decades after Ireland became the last country in Western Europe to decriminalise homosexuality.

Gay matrimonial ad receives over 70 responses from all over the world
Gay matrimonial ad receives over 70 responses from all over the world

The gay matrimonial ad placed in a popular tabloid a few days ago has created quite an uproar on the social media. While most of it is positive, there has been some backlash too.

'Groom for my son' – India's first gay matrimonial advert
'Groom for my son' – India's first gay matrimonial advert

Arranged marriages – a phenomenon that is inherent in the Indian culture is now breaking boundaries with the first gay personals advert being placed in a daily.

Gay couple voice doubts and hopes ahead of Irish marriage vote

When Donal Traynor met Joseph Bowlby in Dublin in 1994, a year after Ireland decriminalised homosexuality, neither man ever imagined Ireland would one day hold a referendum on legalising same-sex marriage as it will this week.

U2's album cover promotes homosexuality, says Russian Lawmaker
U2's album cover promotes homosexuality, says Russian Lawmaker

A Russian legislator has accused Apple and the band U2 of violating the Russian law "against gay propaganda among minors" by uploading U2's latest album, Songs of Innocence, to iTunes customers worldwide, including Russia, in September 2014.

Stage set for landmark U.S. Supreme Court gay marriage arguments

A day before the U.S. Supreme Court hears landmark arguments on whether the Constitution provides a right to same-sex marriage, activists on both sides of the contentious social issue converged on the white marble courthouse to voice their views.

Israel to airlift 25 infants from Nepal born to surrogates

Israel said Sunday it planned to airlift 25 infants from quake-hit Nepal born to surrogate mothers, along with their Israeli parents, most of them homosexual couples.

Serbia gets its first Miss Transsexual

Serbia chose its first transsexual beauty contest winner on Friday at an event hailed by gay rights groups as a step forward for minority rights in the conservative eastern European country.

Indian scribe's short film shortlisted for Cannes

A debut film by an Indian journalist, focussing on re-criminalisation of homosexuality, has been shortlisted for the Short Film Corner at Cannes Film Festival.