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.
The 28-year-old father-of-two was arrested last week and confessed to three brutal murders, saying he wanted to send out a message about the "evils" of homosexuality, though police insist he had sex with his victims first.
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.