Homosexuality

Parents stage protest after Kolkata school 'accuses' 10 students of being lesbians

Parents stage protest after Kolkata school 'accuses' 10 students of being lesbians

The school management claims fellow students have complained of being inappropriately touched by the ten girls in question. Parents of the girls though refute the charges.

Mar 14, 2018, 10:17 AM IST
From Aadhaar to Section 377: 8 crucial cases before SC today

From Aadhaar to Section 377: 8 crucial cases before SC today

Five days after four rebel Supreme Court judges publicly questioned the Chief Justice of India of assigning cases of importance to select benches, the top court is all set to listen to eight important cases on January 17, Wednesday. 

Jan 17, 2018, 09:34 AM IST
Section 377 will be dead soon: Harish Salve

Section 377 will be dead soon: Harish Salve

Hours after the Supreme Court decided to reconsider the Constitutional validity of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which criminalises homosexuality, top lawyer Harish Salve claimed the law will soon be dead. 

Jan 08, 2018, 19:34 PM IST
Flaunt it, get punished: Subramanian Swamy's message to LGBT community

Flaunt it, get punished: Subramanian Swamy's message to LGBT community

Swamy has been vocal about his views on homosexuality.

Jan 08, 2018, 15:46 PM IST
SC to reconsider constitutional validity of Section 377 which criminalises homosexuality

SC to reconsider constitutional validity of Section 377 which criminalises homosexuality

SC issued a notice to the Central government seeking its response on a writ petition filed by five members of the LGBT community, who said that they live in fear of police because of their natural sexual preferences.

Jan 08, 2018, 13:14 PM IST
Genes linked to homosexuality identified

Genes linked to homosexuality identified

Researchers from North Shore University Health System (NSUHS) in the US also discovered differences in the TSHR gene, which is linked to the thyroid, The Telegraph reported.

Dec 09, 2017, 18:08 PM IST

Australians decisively vote 'yes' to same-sex marriage

Australians decisively vote 'yes' to same-sex marriage

Nov 15, 2017, 13:40 PM IST
Egypt steps up crackdown on gay community, arrests 27 over suspicion of homosexual behaviour

Egypt steps up crackdown on gay community, arrests 27 over suspicion of homosexual behaviour

Egypt has stepped up a crackdown on people suspected of homosexuality, arresting a total of 27 in a little more than a week, security officials said on Tuesday. 

Oct 03, 2017, 20:52 PM IST

Russia to appeal against European court ruling on ''gay propaganda''

"The (Russian) Justice Ministry expresses its disagreement with the conclusions of the European Court," the ministry said in a statement.

Jun 20, 2017, 16:31 PM IST

Serbia president names gay woman as PM in Balkan first

The appointment makes her Serbia`s first female prime minister and the first openly gay premier in the Balkans, where homosexuality remains a taboo in many parts of the region.

Jun 15, 2017, 23:43 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

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

The Malaysian government is offering cash prizes of up to USD 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, 13:42 PM IST

South Korean military court jails soldier for gay sex

Homosexual acts are not a crime for civilians in South Korea, but it remains a conservative and patriarchal society.

May 24, 2017, 11:54 AM IST

Indonesian men sentenced to caning for gay sex

A sharia court Wednesday sentenced two men to be publicly caned for gay sex for the first time in Indonesia`s conservative province of Aceh, the latest sign of a backlash against homosexuals in the Muslim-majority country.

May 17, 2017, 12:22 PM IST
Muslims chant 'Allah-O-Akbar', throw gays from rooftop as Sharia punishment

Muslims chant 'Allah-O-Akbar', throw gays from rooftop as Sharia punishment

It's a very disturbing video!

Apr 03, 2017, 11:36 AM IST

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.

Sep 03, 2016, 14:57 PM IST
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.

Jun 29, 2016, 10:49 AM IST

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.

Jun 17, 2016, 09:23 AM IST

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.

May 12, 2016, 03:07 AM IST

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".

May 12, 2016, 01:21 AM IST