President Vladimir Putin on Friday said his support for traditional family values does not mean gays and lesbians will be persecuted, despite what many describe as a crackdown on homosexuals in Russia.
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.
Noted Marathi filmmaker Ravi Jadhav, who has dabbled in bold topics including homosexuality, transgender culture and sex education in films including `Natarang`, `Bal Gandharv`, and `Balak Palak`, says he needed a strong medium like cinema to communicate with the audience.
Nicosia held its first Greek Cypriot gay pride parade Saturday, 16 years after homosexuality was decriminalised on the Mediterranean island, where the influential Orthodox Church views non-heterosexual relations as sinful.
Amid the launch of the first ever Bollywood-style UN video on gay rights, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon applauded India`s human rights activists and film fraternity for standing up for the rights of lesbians and gays.