Uganda court scraps new anti-gay law

Uganda`s constitutional court on Friday overturned tough new anti-gay laws that had been branded draconian and "abominable" by rights groups, saying they had been wrongly passed by parliament.

Cinema is a strong medium to reach out to people: Jadhav

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.

Greek Cypriots in first gay pride parade

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.

Ban Ki-moon praises Indian actors, activists for gay rights support

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.

Pakistani serial killer `wanted to teach gays a lesson`

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.

`Mean Girls` star Daniel Franzese comes out as gay

Actor Daniel Franzese, who starred with Lindsay Lohan and Lizzy Caplan in 2004 hit `Mean Girls`, has come out as gay by writing a letter to his character.

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.

Consider transgender verdict while deciding curative plea: Gay rights activists to SC

Gay rights activists on Monday appealed to the Supreme Court to take into account its recent verdict on granting separate recognition to transgenders.

Italian court recognises gay marriage for first time

Rome: An Italian court on Wednesday recognised a gay couple as married for the first time in Italy, which does not have any form of official acknowledgement of same-sex unions.

Egypt court gives men 3-8 years for homosexuality

A judicial official says an Egyptian court has convicted four men of committing homosexual acts and sentenced them to up to eight years in prison.

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.

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.

Aam Aadmi Party clarifies stand on homosexuality

In an attempt to reach out to the LGBT members of society, AAP today held an interaction with the community and spelt out its stand over the issue of homosexuality.

Indian strangled his wife to hide his sexuality, UK court heard

In a shocking incident, a gay bank worker strangled his wife and burnt her body months after marrying her to hide his sexuality.

Four men flogged for homosexuality in Nigeria: Court

An Islamic court in northern Nigeria on Thursday ordered four men to be flogged with horsewhips and fined after being convicted of homosexuality, a court clerk told AFP.

Uganda anti-gay bill author says aid cuts small price to pay

The author of Uganda`s new anti-gay bill that imposes tough jail terms for homosexual acts said aid cuts imposed by disapproving Western donors were a price worth paying to protect the east African nation`s moral values.

UN chief urges Uganda to repeal anti-homosexuality law

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday voiced his concern over the signing into law of the anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda, urging the authorities to revise or repeal it "at the earliest opportunity", Xinhua reported.

Uganda`s Museveni to sign anti-gay bill: Government spokesman

Uganda is a key Western ally in the fight against Islamic extremism in Somalia where Ugandan troops have formed the backbone of the African Union peacekeeping force battling al Qaeda-aligned militants.

Uganda`s Museveni to sign anti-gay bill: Government spokesman

Uganda is a key Western ally in the fight against Islamic extremism in Somalia where Ugandan troops have formed the backbone of the African Union peacekeeping force battling al Qaeda-aligned militants.

Being gay is in the genes: Study

new study has revealed that being gay may be in the DNA and it`s a person`s biological makeup that drives him to homosexuality.