LGBT community

Malaysian newspaper draws flak over piece on identifying gays, lesbians

Malaysian newspaper draws flak over piece on identifying gays, lesbians

  An article by a Malaysian newspaper on how to identify lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) people has sparked outrage on social media, as the country grapples with the growing influence of religious hardliners.

Feb 13, 2018, 11:06 AM IST
Anti-gay male politician caught having sex with man in office, sacked

Anti-gay male politician caught having sex with man in office, sacked

He sent me videos of him masturbating as well as d**k pics, one of his victims alleged.  

Nov 23, 2017, 21:08 PM IST

Malaysia offers up to USD 1,000 for best 'gay prevention' video

The Malaysian government is offering cash prizes of up to $1,000 for the best videos explaining how to "prevent" homosexuality, according to a competition launched on the health ministry's website.

Jun 03, 2017, 18:47 PM IST

Prince William honoured for supporting LGBT community

Prince William was honoured for supporting the LGBT-- lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender -- community and said "nobody should be bullied for their sexuality".

May 13, 2017, 14:07 PM IST

'Half of China's gay people reluctant to come out in open'

About half of China's gay people, whose numbers are on the rise were reluctant to come out of the closet contrary to Chinese lesbians who would like to come out in open, a survey on LGBT community has said.

Nov 15, 2016, 16:59 PM IST
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. 

Jul 21, 2016, 20:23 PM IST
George Takei clarifies comments about gay Sulu in 'Star Trek'

George Takei clarifies comments about gay Sulu in 'Star Trek'

 Actor George Takei has clarified why he disagreed with the makers of "Star Trek" on making the character of Sulu, which he once played, as gay in their next film.

Jul 14, 2016, 17:34 PM IST
Taiwan may become the first Asian country to legalise same sex marriage

Taiwan may become the first Asian country to legalise same sex marriage

Taiwan has a large gay community and its annual gay pride parade is said to be the biggest in Asia.

Jul 04, 2016, 11:57 AM IST
LGBT community snubs 'fascist' Modi govt, questions PM's silence

LGBT community snubs 'fascist' Modi govt, questions PM's silence

The LGBT community members on Friday demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence and speak about what he calls "inclusive society".

Jul 01, 2016, 11:40 AM IST
Gay, lesbian, bisexual don't come under third gender; give reservation to transgenders: SC to Centre

Gay, lesbian, bisexual don't come under third gender; give reservation to transgenders: SC to Centre

The apex court, while ordering the Centre to grant reservation to transgenders, maintained that lesbians, gays and bisexuals do not constitute to be a part of the third gender.

Jun 30, 2016, 13:52 PM IST

David Cameron calls on LGBT community to live 'freely'

UK Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday called out to the world's LGBT community to live "freely and openly".

Jun 25, 2016, 22:19 PM IST
Orlando shooting: Omar Mateen's wife knew of attack, could be charged

Orlando shooting: Omar Mateen's wife knew of attack, could be charged

New York The wife of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen may face criminal charges after reports emerged that she was aware of his plots to attack a gay nightclub and was with him when he bought ammunition

Jun 15, 2016, 18:21 PM IST
Candles, tears and song at Orlando vigil for massacre victims

Candles, tears and song at Orlando vigil for massacre victims

It was the first major vigil in memory of the 49 people killed in America`s worst mass shooting.

Jun 14, 2016, 09:02 AM IST

Orlando shooting: LGBT community shows support on social media

Artists and activists from the community responded to the Orlando shooting with love and defiance and posted their kissing and hugging photos on the social media.

Jun 14, 2016, 07:43 AM IST
LGBT community won't be free till section 377 exists: Celina Jaitley

LGBT community won't be free till section 377 exists: Celina Jaitley

Bollywood actress Celina Jaitley says section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) is a big challenge for millions of people, who belong to the LGBT community.

May 30, 2016, 14:16 PM IST
Manny Pacquiao: Nike drops boxer's contract over 'homosexuals are worse than animals' comment

Manny Pacquiao: Nike drops boxer's contract over 'homosexuals are worse than animals' comment

We find Manny Pacquiao`s comments abhorrent, says Nike.

Feb 18, 2016, 04:08 AM IST
LGBT community unclear about my project: Monica Dogra

LGBT community unclear about my project: Monica Dogra

After facing criticism on social media for asking fans to crowdfund Rs.50 lakhs for her art project titled "Shiver", singer-actress Monica Dogra thinks people aren't clear about the details of her project.

Jul 02, 2015, 20:20 PM IST
White House lit up in `Pride` colours to celebrate same sex marriage ruling

White House lit up in `Pride` colours to celebrate same sex marriage ruling

 The White House was lit up in rainbow colours on Friday night in celebration of the Supreme Court`s decision to lift same sex marriage bans across the country.

Jun 27, 2015, 15:31 PM IST

'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.

Jun 11, 2015, 19:03 PM IST

US slams Gambia`s president for `unconscionable` gay comments

The United States slammed Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Saturday for "unconscionable" remarks, after the West African leader reportedly threatened to slit the throats of gay men in his country.

May 17, 2015, 04:44 AM IST