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Church of England welcomes first openly gay bishop

A British bishop has become the first in the Church of England -- the mother church of the worldwide Anglican faith -- to announce he is homosexual, in an interview published Saturday.

SC refers LGBT celebs' plea challenging Section 377 to CJI

SC refers LGBT celebs' plea challenging Section 377 to CJI

A group of LGBT celebrities had challenged Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a colonial era law that criminalises homosexuality.

Australian PM regrets dinner invite for 'anti-gay' cleric

Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman was present on Thursday at an exclusive function at Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's Sydney residence.

Italy overrules Church with green light for gay unions

The long-awaited and much-disputed legislation was hailed as a landmark but also criticised as falling short of full equality for gay couples, particularly in relation to adoption and marriage rights.

Germany scraps postwar convictions of gays under Nazi law

Article 175 of the penal code outlawed "sexual acts contrary to nature... Be it between people of the male gender or between people and animals".

IIT-Bombay survey: 95% freshers never had sex, 75% have no problem with homosexuality

IIT-Bombay survey: 95% freshers never had sex, 75% have no problem with homosexuality

IT Bombay has found that 95 percent of its fresher students were virgins, while 75 percent had no problems with homosexuality.

Pope reaches out to divorcees but holds line on homosexuality

Pope Francis on Friday opted for no change in the Catholic approach to homosexuality but signalled a more open stance on cohabiting and divorced believers under new Church guidelines on family life.

Baba Ramdev rejects RSS' stance on homosexuality, terms it 'immoral, unnatural' act

Baba Ramdev rejects RSS' stance on homosexuality, terms it 'immoral, unnatural' act

Rejecting Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's opinion, yoga guru Baba Ramdev said on Friday that he thinks homosexuality is an 'immoral and unnatural act'.       

Gay sex not crime, but needs to be treated psychologically: RSS leader Dattatreya Hosabale

Gay sex not crime, but needs to be treated psychologically: RSS leader Dattatreya Hosabale

RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale, who was yesterday hailed by many for his broad-minded take on homosexuality, on Friday said that though gay sex is not a crime, it needs to be treated psychologically.

Chetan Bhagwat appreciates RSS' changed stance on homosexuality, says it's a 'monumental moment'

Chetan Bhagwat appreciates RSS' changed stance on homosexuality, says it's a 'monumental moment'

RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale said, “Homosexuality should be considered a criminal offence as long as it does not affect the lives of others in society.”

Homosexuality should not be considered criminal offence: RSS

Homosexuality should not be considered criminal offence: RSS

RSS said on Wednesday that gay sex was not a crime.

No screening of 'Aligarh' in Aligarh, director says 'extra-constitutional ban'

No screening of 'Aligarh' in Aligarh, director says 'extra-constitutional ban'

A fringe group called the Millat Bedari Muhim Committee (MBMC) has arm-twisted exhibitors in Aligarh into cancelling screening of the biopic, it has been alleged.

Muslim-majority Indonesia`s gay community under attack

Homosexuality is generally taboo in Muslim-majority Indonesia and gay people have in the past suffered verbal and physical attacks.

Sri Sri favours decriminalisation of gay sex, calls for scrapping obsolete laws

Sri Sri favours decriminalisation of gay sex, calls for scrapping obsolete laws

As the debate over Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that calls for criminalising gay sex continues, spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has favoured making homosexuality legal.

Hope for LGBT, SC's Constitution Bench to hear plea on homosexuality

The bench, which did not issue notice to the Centre or any of the parties opposing decriminalisation of section 377, said the larger bench would be constituted in the future.

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Chidambaram welcomes SC's reference of same sex issue to larger bench

Former Union home minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court decision to refer to a five-judge constitution bench the reexamination of the verdict on same sex relationships and hoped that the Delhi High Court judgement on it will be upheld.

LGBT community celebrates as SC refers Section 377 to Constitution Bench

LGBT community celebrates as SC refers Section 377 to Constitution Bench

The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard a curative petition by NGO Naz Foundation and decided to reopen a debate on Indian Penal Code's Section 377 that criminalises gay sex.

IPC's Section 377: Supreme Court to hear plea for relook on verdict on gay sex today

IPC's Section 377: Supreme Court to hear plea for relook on verdict on gay sex today

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hold an open court hearing of the curative petition by NGO Naz Foundation seeking relook at its verdict upholding the validity of Indian Penal Code's section 377 criminalising gay sex.