Russia fails in bid to stop UN staff benefits for all gay couples

Russia failed on Tuesday in a bid to stop the United Nations extending staff benefits to all same-sex couples after a UN General Assembly budget committee voted 80 to 43 against the proposal. 

LGBT community gets its first music video

The LGBT community now has a music video titled "Head Held High" which focuses on love and acceptance as the central theme.

Gay love, oppression themes at theatre awards
Gay love, oppression themes at theatre awards

A gay man's lonesome quest for love, the psychological state of people in conflict zones, understanding politics of migration through sardines - such stories will come alive on stage in the capital from March 21.

Gender ceases to be predefined on Facebook
Gender ceases to be predefined on Facebook

Facebook users can now use any term, with which they wish to describe their gender. Previously, it required you to choose from a list of predefined genders.

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.

US names first envoy for gay rights

In a ground-breaking move the United States on Monday appointed the first US special envoy for gay and lesbian rights in a bid to help eradicate discrimination around the world.

Sam Smith, Katie Price nominated for British LGBT Awards
Sam Smith, Katie Price nominated for British LGBT Awards

Grammy-winning singer Sam Smith and diver Tom Daley are among those nominated at this year's British LGBT Awards.

'Crazy Cukkad Family' screened for LGBT community
'Crazy Cukkad Family' screened for LGBT community

A special screening of comedy film "Crazy Cukkad Family" was organised for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community here.

Indian-origin Irish minister comes out as gay

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.

Minister's LGBT comment came from ignorance: Goa CM

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar Tuesday said alternative sexual orientation was a "natural thing" and there was no question of setting up centres in the state to "cure" LGBT youth with medicine and training.

Egypt court orders release of 26 men detained over bath house "orgy"

An Egyptian court on Monday ordered the release of 26 men who were detained last month in a raid on a Cairo bath house after police received a tip that they were holding gay orgies.

'Hogwarts' was safe for LGBT students, says 'Harry Potter' author JK Rowling
'Hogwarts' was safe for LGBT students, says 'Harry Potter' author JK Rowling

 J.K Rowling has confirmed that 'Harry Potter's magic school, Hogwarts, would have been home to all kinds of students.

SC ruling on Sec 377 violation of human rights: LGBT community

Members of the LGBT community and civil society activists on Thursday held a protest here against the Supreme Court verdict of 2013 criminalising gay sex, saying it represented a violation of human rights.

Egypt cracks down on homosexuality, arrests 33 men for alleged 'debauchery'

Police have arrested 33 men in a night-time raid on a Cairo bathhouse for alleged "debauchery", a security official said on Monday, in what appeared to be Egypt's latest crackdown on homosexuality.

LGBT community members, supporters hold parade in Delhi

Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community held a march in the national capital on Sunday demanding an end to the discrimination which is still being faced by them.

Indian-American named new White House LGBT liasion

Washington: Indian-American Aditi Hardikar has been appointed to a key White House position to liaison with the LGBT as well as the Asian American and Pacific Islanders communities, an official said.

Indian-American Aditi Hardikar named new White House LGBT liasion

 Indian-American Aditi Hardikar has been appointed to a key White House position to liaison with the LGBT as well as the Asian American and Pacific Islanders communities, an official said.

Transgender Bangladeshis hold first-ever pride march

At least 1,000 transgender Bangladeshis staged the conservative mainly Muslim country`s first ever pride march on Monday to mark one year since the government recognised them as a third gender.

Malaysian court overturns cross-dressing ban

 Punishing transgenders for cross-dressing contravenes freedom of expression, Malaysia`s court of appeal said Friday.

First Bengali film casting LGBT community awaits release
First Bengali film casting LGBT community awaits release

For the first time in a Bengali film, members of the LGBT community in West Bengal and Bangladesh have been cast in lead roles.