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'Promoting illegal activity'? Indian filmmaker battles taxman, Guj govt over 'evil' gay movie

Feb 05, 2016

'Promoting illegal activity'? Indian filmmaker battles taxman, Guj govt over 'evil' gay movie

When Kiran Kumar Devmani decided to make a film about homosexuality, he braced for a fight with India's notoriously conservative censors, but he never imagined he would have to battle the tax office. #Gujarat #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Homosexuality #Kiran Kumar Devmani #Meghdhanushya - The Colour of Life
Window of hope: SC refers petition which seeks to de-criminalise Section 377 to five-judge bench

Feb 03, 2016

Window of hope: SC refers petition which seeks to de-criminalise Section 377 to five-judge bench

In a positive development, the Supreme Court referred the petition against Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code to a five-judge bench. #India #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Homosexuality #LGBT #Human Rights #Indian Penal Code #Section 377 #TS Thakur #curative petition
Section 377 in Supreme Court: Tempering expectations ahead of today's curative petition

Feb 02, 2016

Section 377 in Supreme Court: Tempering expectations ahead of today's curative petition

Today’s juncture breathes hope into the community’s tortuous 15-year battle to repeal Section 377, but it is important to temper this hope — expressed through candlelit vigils in cities across the country — with an understanding of the legal background on which the petition hinges #CriticalPoint #Homosexuality #Supreme Court of India #Indian Penal Code #Section 377 #Naz Foundation #Suresh Kumar Koushal
Section 377 hearing today: Fight for LGBT rights will continue, but SC must not let us down

Feb 02, 2016

Section 377 hearing today: Fight for LGBT rights will continue, but SC must not let us down

Listed for 3 pm, Item No 302 (relating to section 377 of the IPC) will be heard in the Supreme Court today, launching the final leg of a legal battle that has lasted 15 years and will decide the criminality of millions of Indians #Supreme Court #ConnectTheDots #Homosexuality #Section 377 #Harsimran Gill #Chief Justice TS Thakur
'A' certificate for Aligarh trailer? CBFC chief Nihalani's sanskar makes no sense

Feb 02, 2016

'A' certificate for Aligarh trailer? CBFC chief Nihalani's sanskar makes no sense

When I heard Asrani lament that Pahlaj Nihalani said Aligarh was “not what a family can go and watch together” I nearly fell off my chair. #Homosexuality #Aligarh #Censor Board #CBFC #Pahlaj Nihalani #Apurva Ansari
Section 377: Supreme Court to hear curative petition on 2 February

Jan 29, 2016

Section 377: Supreme Court to hear curative petition on 2 February

The Supreme Court will hear in open court on 2 February a curative petition of gay activists challenging its verdict criminalising homosexuality in the country. #NewsTracker #Gay #Homosexuality #Lesbian #LGBT #Transgender #Section 377 #TS Thakur #bisexual #curative petition
Shashi Tharoor's move to amend Section 377 shot down; Parliament shows disdain for gay rights

Dec 18, 2015

Shashi Tharoor's move to amend Section 377 shot down; Parliament shows disdain for gay rights

Private member's Bill to amend Section 377 and decriminalise gay sex shot down in Parliament. Politicians don't really care about gay rights #Supreme Court #Homosexuality #parliament #Gay Rights #Section 377 #gay sex #IPC #Tharoor
Hansal Mehta is a man of courage: Apurva Asrani talks homosexuality and writing-editing 'Aligarh'

Dec 05, 2015

Hansal Mehta is a man of courage: Apurva Asrani talks homosexuality and writing-editing 'Aligarh'

After 'Aligarh', the writer-editor of the film, Apurva Asrani himself could shed his social fears and feel comfortable to admit that he is gay. #TheySaidIt #Gay #Homosexuality #Aligarh #Manoj Bajpayee #Hansal Mehta
Out of the closet: Seoul National University elects first lesbian student body president

Nov 20, 2015

Out of the closet: Seoul National University elects first lesbian student body president

She is the first student president who came out of the closet in South Korea, a country that remains largely intolerant towards homosexuality. #Homosexuality #South Korea #Seoul #NEWS TRACKER #Shareworthy #LGBTQI Rights