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.

Singapore upholds law that criminalises gay sex

Singapore`s highest court ruled on Wednesday that a law that criminalises sex between men is in line with the city-state`s constitution, rejecting two separate appeals by three men that the measure infringed their human rights.

Former British PM Tony Blair named "gay icon"
Former British PM Tony Blair named "gay icon"

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was named one of the top "gay icons" of the last thirty years on Friday in recognition of his work for gay rights.

Indonesian Aceh proposes 100 lashes for gay sex

Gay sex could be punishable by 100 lashes of the cane in Indonesia`s staunchly conservative Aceh province if parliament passes a draft law that critics say violates basic human rights.

Gay-friendly mosque launches quiet 'revolution' in South Africa

Against a global background of rising Islamist militancy a new mosque where gay people are welcome, Christians too, and women are treated equally to men opened peacefully in Cape Town on Friday despite threats of violence.

John Travolta denies gay sex claims
John Travolta denies gay sex claims

 

Los Angeles: Actor John Travolta has denied having sex with his former employee Douglas Gotterba. He says “there is no foundation to the rumour”.

In an interview with the newpaper, Travolta responded to the claims made by Gotterba earlier this year, reportedly.

SC to hear curative plea on gay sex; gives hope to LGBT

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear in open court curative plea of gay rights activists against its order of criminalising gay sex, giving a ray of hope to LGBT community that the controversial verdict may be reconsidered and modified.

Amnesty International welcomes SC verdict on transgender

Amnesty International welcomed the Supreme Court`s ruling to recognise transgenders or eunuchs as the third category of gender.

AAP unveils Mumbai manifesto, vows to decriminalise gay sex

Decriminalisation of gay sex, bringing more women officers in police force and "zero tolerance" towards crimes against women are some of the promises made by AAP which unveiled its Mumbai-centric "sankalp patra".

Gay sex: SC agrees to consider curative petition in open court

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to consider the plea for an open court hearing on curative petitions filed by gay rights activists against its verdict criminalising homosexuality.

Menzies quits as ministerial aide over tabloid allegations

Conservative parliamentarian Mark Menzies has resigned from his post as a ministerial aide following allegations of gay sex by a Brazilian male escort.

Britain set to hold first same-sex weddings

The British government has ordered rainbow flags flown over two prominent government buildings to mark the country`s first same-sex weddings.

US Appeals Court suspends federal judge`s ruling legalising same-sex marriages in Michigan

The US Court of Appeals for the sixth Circuit, in Cincinnati has reportedly suspended the US federal judge`s ruling legalizing same-sex marriages in the state of Michigan.

Pope opens critical week for reform, family issues

Pope Francis is opening most critical week of his papacy: 2 commissions of inquiry on Vatican finance, dealing with rejection by Catholics of church teaching on contraception, divorce and gay unions.

Sochi Olympics: Ban speaks out for gays, US warns on security

UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for end to attacks and discrimination against gays on eve of official opening of the Sochi Olympics, as the United States warned of toothpaste bombs on flights to Russia.

Amnesty Brazil blasts Russian "homophobia"

Brazil`s branch of Amnesty International on Sunday held a rally in Rio to protest what it termed Russia`s "homophobia".

With no reason and rhyme, this is the true unnatural crime, says an anguished Vikram Seth on SC gay sex ruling

Noted Author, Vikram Seth, known for showing uninhibited support to gay rights in India, has expressed his anguish and disappointment over the Supreme Court`s refusal.

Gay sex: Supreme Court refuses to review its verdict

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the petition filed by Centre and rights activists seeking review of its verdict declaring gay sex an offence punishable up to life imprisonment.

US Methodist clergyman charged over gay wedding

The United Methodist Church has formally charged another clergyman for presiding at the same-sex wedding of his son.

EU lawmakers `forcefully` condemn crackdown on gay communities

European Parliament on Thursday "forcefully condemned" laws in nearly 80 countries which criminalise or otherwise discriminate against homosexual men and women.