It is govt`s job to protect rights of gays: Vardhan

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday batted for "human rights" of gays and said it was the government`s job to protect their rights.

Ugandan president accuses sex as root of African problems

Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda, believes that the Africans are poor because they are lazy, too fond of sex and they just want multiply and fill the earth.

Thousands in Singapore gay rights rally despite opposition

Thousands of people gathered in Singapore on Saturday for an annual gay rights rally celebrating sexual diversity in the city-state, despite fierce opposition from religious conservatives.

Singapore gay rights rally to kick off despite opposition

A gay rights rally was set to kick off in Singapore Saturday, with organisers expecting tens of thousands of people to celebrate sexual diversity in the city-state despite fierce opposition from religious conservatives.

Uganda minister who stormed gay rights meeting wins case

A Ugandan minister has won a case brought by gay rights campaigners after he stormed a workshop they had been holding, in the wake of tough new anti-gay laws, activists said Tuesday.

Wear white to protest Singapore pink gay rally, religious groups say

Some Christians have joined Muslims in Singapore urging followers to wear white this weekend in protest at the sixth annual "Pink Dot" gay rights rally, which attracted a record 21,000 people last year.

US: Senate bill proposes creation of LGBT rights envoy

Indian Supreme Court`s two decisions on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender reflects that the degree of their human rights protection is uncertain, a bill moved in the US Senate has alleged.

Caleb Landry Jones to star in gay rights film `Stonewall`

`X-Men: First Class` actor Caleb Landry Jones is in talks to star in Roland Emmerich`s gay rights-themed movie `Stonewall`.

Kashish - Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

Kashish- Mumbai International Queer Film Festival – South Asia’s and India’s biggest LGBT film festival – returns for its fifth year with a large collection of 154 films from 31 countries.

Russia eyes own Eurovision after drag queen`s win

Russian lawmakers have proposed creating their own version of Eurovision after Europe`s premier song competition was won by a bearded Austrian drag queen who vehemently promotes gay rights.

Court suspends same-sex marriage in Michigan

An appeals court on Saturday temporarily suspended same-sex marriages in Michigan, local media said, just the latest US state to wrestle with the thorny issue of gay rights.

Arizona governor vetoes bill widely criticized as anti-gay

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a bill on Wednesday derided by critics as a license to discriminate against gays in the name of religion, citing opposition from big business and warning that the measure could "create more problems than it purports to solve."

Chinese man sues government over gay rights

A man in China is suing the government after officials refused his application to register a gay organisation and replied that homosexuality is "against the construction of cultural and ideological progress".

Transgender ex-member of Italy Assembly held in Sochi

A transgender former member of Italy`s Parliament said on Monday she had been detained by Russian police for about three hours for trying to stage a gay rights protest at the Winter Olympics.

Winter Olympics 2014: Google Doodle marks the Sochi Games

To mark the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Google has come up with a colourful and vibrant doodle.

2014 Sochi Winter Games begin, President Vladimir Putin keen to prove doubters wrong

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on Friday determined to prove his doubters wrong after militant attacks, a row over gay rights and ballooning costs overshadowed preparations.

Madonna reveals death threats

Pop star Madonna has received death threats for defending Pussy Riot and was threatened with arrest for promoting "gay behaviour" at her Russian concerts in 2012.

Scotland becomes 17th country to approve same-sex marriages

Scotland voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to allow same-sex marriages, becoming the 17th country to give the green light to gay marriage.

Tom Cruise drops defamation lawsuit against magazine

Actor Tom Cruise has avoided going to trial with owners at America`s In Touch and Life & Style magazine after reaching a settlement over his $50 million defamation lawsuit.

Homosexuality issue: Gowda endorses BJP`s view

JDS supremo H D Deve Gowda on Friday endorsed BJP`s view that the Centre should convene an all-party meeting to discuss the Supreme Court verdict on the gay rights issue.