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Transgenders to soon be categorised as 'third gender', can change gender after sex-change surgery

Transgenders to soon be categorised as 'third gender', can change gender after sex-change surgery

As per the new government ruling, transgenders will soon be categorised as the 'third gender' and will be eligible for welfare benefits in reservation in jobs and education. 

SP leader Azam Khan stirs fresh controversy, says RSS leaders are homosexuals

SP leader Azam Khan stirs fresh controversy, says RSS leaders are homosexuals

Samajwadi Party leader and Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan has triggered a fresh controversy with his remarks on homosexuality.

Chinese homosexuals given electroshock as 'cure'

Chinese homosexuals given electroshock as 'cure'

Chinese hospitals continue to treat homosexuals with drug medications and painful electroshock therapy.

Elton John speaks with Russian President Putin about homosexuals in Russia

Elton John speaks with Russian President Putin about homosexuals in Russia

British singer Elton John on Tuesday said he has spoken over telephone with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the situation of homosexuals in Russia.

Protests in Texas over refusal of marriage licences to homosexuals

Supporters protested in Granbury city, capital of Hood county in the US state of Texas against county clerk Katie Lang`s decision to not issue marriage licences to same-sex couples.

Big turnout for Sao Paulo gay pride

Tens of thousands of revelers thronged Sao Paulo`s main Paulista Avenue thoroughfare on Sunday to cavort at the city`s annual Gay Pride march.

Barack Obama calls for stop to gay 'conversion' therapies

US President Barack Obama is calling for an end to so-called conversion therapies that seek to change sexual or gender orientation of young homosexuals or transgenders.

US `unwavering` in protecting gay rights: Kerry

 Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday the United States was "unwavering" in its commitment to protecting homosexuals worldwide, as he introduced Washington`s first envoy for gay rights.

Sec 377 damaging psychological well-being of homosexuals: Justice Shah

The existing laws pertaining to gay sex are damaging the psychological well-being of homosexuals in the country, Law Commission Chairman Justice AP Shah said on Monday.

Intolerance, extremism on the rise across EU: Official

A senior European commissioner warned on Monday about rising levels of extremism and intolerance across the 28-nation bloc, targeting Jews, Muslims, homosexuals and even women.

Belgian bishop distances himself from gay rights award

A Belgian bishop has distanced himself from an award given by a gay rights group after he called on the Catholic Church to "respect" divorced people and homosexuals.

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.

Malaysia must stop abuse of transgenders: Rights group

Malaysia`s transgender population faces systematic repression, harassment and mistreatment, and the government must immediately repeal laws that criminalise their lifestyles, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.

Majority of Americans now support gay marriage: Survey

Support for gay marriage has surged in the United States in the decade since it first became legal in Massachusetts, with just over half of Americans now supporting the idea, according to a survey.

Uganda newspaper names 200 `homos` after anti-gay law signed

A Ugandan newspaper listed Tuesday 200 people it accused of being gay, a day after the President called homosexuals `mercenaries` and signing one of the world`s toughest anti-gay laws.

Virginia gay-marriage ban unconstitutional: US judge

A federal judge in Virginia ruled Thursday that the state`s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, on the heels of two similar rulings in other US states.

SC refuses plea to review gay sex ban; LGBTs to take fight forward

Activists of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community said they were not disappointed with the Supreme Court`s refusal to review its judgement on Section 377 as they had seen it coming.

Putin says gays at Olympics must `leave children alone`

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said gays need not fear persecution at the Winter Olympic Games, but stood by a controversial ban on promoting homosexuality to children.