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Gays hold influential positions in Bollywood but don't support community: Onir

Onir laments that the percentage of such films being made in India is abysmal. 

Oct 30, 2018, 12:59 PM IST

Society must treat LGBT community with respect: Hansal Mehta

According to Mehta, the court can only make rules and laws, but a change in society can come if people practice it.

Sep 06, 2018, 19:17 PM IST

Bakery refuses to make cake for gay wedding, case to be heard in US court

When Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig entered the "Masterpiece Cakeshop" bakery in a Denver suburb on July 19, 2012, they were giddy about choosing their wedding cake.

Nov 23, 2017, 11:12 AM IST

Microsoft, Apple among companies urging US Supreme Court to weigh gay workers' rights

A group of 76 companies submitted a brief to the court saying a split among lower courts on that question had created uncertainty for employers and gay workers.

Oct 11, 2017, 22:08 PM IST

Russian President Vladimir Putin stirs controversy, says 'I am not a woman, so I don't have bad days'

Putin has stirred a controversy by making a sexist comment in a documentary.

Jun 07, 2017, 17:03 PM IST

Taiwan to make landmark gay marriage ruling

Conservative and religious groups in Taiwan says that gay marriage would destroy family values.

May 24, 2017, 10:02 AM IST

Homophobia up in Mexico after gay marriage push: NGO

Alejandro Brito, head of the Citizen Commission against Homophonic Hate Crimes, said there was a "defamation campaign" against gays.

Jul 13, 2016, 04:12 AM IST

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Nov 29, 2015, 10:46 AM IST

Pope Francis visits Ugandan shrine amid gay rights debate

Francis, on the second leg of his first African tour, said Mass for tens of thousands of people huddled on muddy hillsides surrounding the soaring modern shrine.

Nov 28, 2015, 15:47 PM IST

Prank call? Elton John says Putin phoned him over gay rights; Russia says no

If not Vladimir Putin, who called up popstar Elton John in the name of the Russian President?

Sep 16, 2015, 19:16 PM IST

Obama urges Kenya to hold ''visible'' trials to tackle corruption

United States President Barack Obama has said that Kenya should hold "visible" trials in order to counter the problem of corruption in the country.

Jul 26, 2015, 14:23 PM IST

Obama calls for gay rights in Africa, challenges Kenya on corruption

US President Barack Obama on Saturday called for gay rights in Africa during his landmark visit to Kenya, comparing homophobia to racial discrimination he had encountered in the United States.

Jul 25, 2015, 23:56 PM IST

Gay pride events in Latin America seek more rights

Marchers in several Latin American nations including Chile and Mexico pressed for more gay rights Saturday, with many celebrating the US Supreme Court`s historic decision allowing same-sex couples to wed.

Jun 28, 2015, 05:21 AM IST

Outreach to gay couples not on agenda for Vatican meeting

A working paper for a major Vatican meeting on the family this autumn indicated on Tuesday that organisers do not want the issue of how the Church should reach out to homosexual couples to be a key topic.

Jun 23, 2015, 23:38 PM IST

Hundreds of thousands rally in Rome against gay unions

Hundreds of thousands of Italians gathered in Rome Saturday to demonstrate against gay unions and the teaching of gender theories in schools, as Prime Minister Matteo Renzi tries to push a civil union bill through parliament.

Jun 20, 2015, 23:22 PM IST

Singapore gay-rights rally draws record crowd: Organisers

Thousands of Singaporeans from all walks of life on Saturday joined what organisers said was the city state`s biggest ever public rally to call for an end to discrimination against the gay community.

Jun 13, 2015, 21:03 PM IST

Cuban leader`s daughter organizes symbolic gay weddings

 Cuban President Raul Castro`s daughter Mariela, a lawmaker and gay-rights activist, said Tuesday her organization would hold symbolic gay weddings this weekend in a call for equal rights.

May 06, 2015, 04:02 AM IST

Hundreds protest against US religious freedom laws

Hundreds marched in Indiana Saturday to support gay rights after a controversial religious freedom law was passed in two states, timing the demonstration to coincide with the popular Final Four college basketball tournament.

Apr 05, 2015, 07:28 AM IST

US states pass amended religious freedom laws after outcry

The US states of Arkansas and Indiana passed amended versions of religious freedom laws on Thursday following a nationwide outcry that the original legislation effectively legalized discrimination against homosexuals.

Apr 03, 2015, 08:05 AM IST