FIFA 2022 World Cup: Transgender and gay fans 'welcome' but they need to respect our customs, says Qatar
A top Qatari World Cup official has said that transgender and gay fans would be welcomed to the 2022 tournament, but stressed that visitors would have to respect Qatari customs.
Botswana HC decriminalises homosexuality, overturns colonial-era law punishing gay sex up to seven years in prison
Botswana’s ruling comes after Kenya’s high court upheld its law banning gay sex, keeping same sex relations punishable by 14 years in jail, drawing strong criticism from the United Nations and rights activists.
Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte sparks outrage after claiming 'beautiful women cured him of being gay'
Philippines Rodrigo Duterte is notorious for his foul-mouthed speeches that include insults, threats to perceived enemies and references to rape that he casts as jokes.
Mumbai Pride 2019: First march post-Section 377 verdict sees city's queer community, allies celebrate
Mumbai witnessed its 14th Pride Parade on Saturday, 2 February 2019. It was the city's largest pride march yet, also its first after the September 2018 judgment decriminalising homosexuality.
UN Human Rights chief Michelle Bachelet cites Indian Supreme Court's ruling on homosexuality, urges more countries to amend laws
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, during the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual and Intersex (LGBTI) Core Group event — 'Violence against LGBTI Individuals: Extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions' — on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly here on Tuesday, said that change is happening around the world.
Buoyed by the recent landmark ruling on homosexuality in India, a Singaporean DJ filed a court challenge against a law in the city state banning gay sex.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), as many as 2,195 gay sex cases were registered under Section 377 in 2016, 1,347 in 2015 and 1,148 cases in 2014.
Section 377 verdict: SC restores inclusiveness, liberates LGBTQ community from 'societal pariah and dereliction'
While the 2009 judgment should be lauded for ensuring the ‘inclusiveness’, it is Thursday’s judgment by the highest court of the land that established individual liberty as the bulwark of democracy and made the widest possible interpretation of ‘morality’ and ‘freedom’.
Section 377 verdict: Country's first transgender college principal calls it a 'new dawn' for LGBTQ community
The Section 377 judgment would enable every community member to claim his/her rightful place in the society, she told PTI.
Sec 377 hearing in Supreme Court: Long battle for individual freedom, mainstream discussion nears conclusion
A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra will pronounce on Thursday the verdict on a batch of petitions seeking decriminalisation of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, 1861.
Section 377 hearing Day 3: SC says stigma linked to LGBTQ community will go when homosexuality is decriminalised
Chief Justice Dipak Misra also rejected a proposal of lawyers, seeking retention of section 377, that public opinion should be elicited on the matter.
West Bengal education minister claims he has 'never' heard of lesbians in the state, says it's against Bengal's 'ethos'
Reacting to media reports claiming that a school in Kolkata had arm-twisted students in to signing a written "confession" stating that they are lesbians, West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee said, on Wednesday, that lesbianism is "against the ethos" of the state, according to a NDTV report
SC to review Section 377 of IPC: How world has changed since apex court's 2013 verdict on homosexuality
The world has also changed a lot since 2013. There are now over 25 countries around the world which allow homosexuality.
10 years of pride, the monumental Right to Privacy judgment, the acceptance of Intersex people — much was achieved in terms of LGBTQI rights | #YearInReview
Australia legalises same-sex marriage with landslide vote; PM Malcolm Turnbull calls it 'day for love and respect'
Australia's parliament passed a bill legalising same-sex marriage on Thursday, after the nation overwhelmingly voted in favour of changing the law, ending decades of political wrangling
Different sporting organisations in the country, both local and national, publicly backed the 'yes' campaign and called for equal marriage rights for all Australians.
Malcolm Turnbull vows to legalise same-sex marriage by Christmas after 61.6% Australians votes to legalize gay marriage
Australians have voted overwhelmingly for same-sex marriage, paving the way for legislation by the end of 2017 and sparking rainbow celebrations
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians voted overwhelmingly in favour of same-sex marriage in a national survey, paving the way for legislation to make the country the 26th nation to formalise the unions and sparking colourful celebrations on Wednesday. Supporters of the 'Yes' vote for marriage equality celebrate after it was announced the majority of Australians support same-sex marriage in a national survey, paving the way for legislation to make the country the 26th nation to formalise the unions by the end of the year, at a rally in central Sydney, Australia, November 15, 2017. REUTERS/David GrayThousands of people gathered in a central Sydney park, some wearing wedding dresses and sequined suits, broke into a loud cheer, hugged and cried as Australia’s chief statistician revealed live over a big screen that 61.6 percent of voters favoured marriage equality, with 38.4 percent against
Hundreds of gay rights activists and supporters, many wearing colourful costumes and holding balloons, marched through India's capital in celebration but also defiance in a nation that continues to outlaw homosexual acts
Influential personalities from the corporate world and a UN spokesperson came together to discuss the newly-framed standards to prevent discrimination against the LGBTI community. They shared insights on how the current Indian law impacts this issue, how to sensitise employees, the role that the private sector can play