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On Air With AIB Episode 2: Science, homophobia and religious fundamentalism
Entertainment

On Air With AIB Episode 2: Science, homophobia and religious fundamentalism

This episode of On Air With AIB saw the comedians tackle the stigmas surrounding science and also made jokes about homophobia and religious fundamentalism

The Guysexual Guide: Every possible guy’s handbook for attending the Pride March
FWeekend

The Guysexual Guide: Every possible guy’s handbook for attending the Pride March

Support for your LGBT friends aside, here are four reasons why you need to walk in the Queer Pride March today

No homo? Bar's refusal of entry shows all-access spaces for the LGBT are still a dream
India

No homo? Bar's refusal of entry shows all-access spaces for the LGBT are still a dream

Nothing will change if we don’t go to Shiro’s in Worli or the Bar Stock Exchange in Mumbai. The 'Guysexual' of Firstpost will still be doling out his homo gyaan. The earth will still revolve around the sun.

Delhi Queer Pride Parade: Hundreds march seeking 'a life without fear'
India

Delhi Queer Pride Parade: Hundreds march seeking 'a life without fear'

Draped in rainbow colours, hundreds of people on Sunday marched in the heart of the national capital for the 9th Queer Pride Parade to show solidarity with the LGBTQ community in making a united call for equality of gender and sexuality and seeking "a life without fear".

Two out of five students in IIT Bombay think homosexuality is a disease: Report
Mumbai

Two out of five students in IIT Bombay think homosexuality is a disease: Report

The report said that 38 percent of the students — or almost two out of every five students — think that homosexuality is a disease.

Homophobia has surged in Mexico after gay marriage push: NGO
World

Homophobia has surged in Mexico after gay marriage push: NGO

Homophobia has surged in Mexico since President Enrique Pena Nieto proposed to legalise same-sex marriage in May, a gay rights group said, reporting 26 hate-fueled murders this year.

Gay pride march in France sparks a row in hard right party, National Front
World

Gay pride march in France sparks a row in hard right party, National Front

While the student wing tweeted out to show solidarity to the gay march, party vice-president and senior leaders disapproved of the pro-march message.

Royal stance: Prince William to appear on the cover of a gay magazine
World

Royal stance: Prince William to appear on the cover of a gay magazine

Prince William will appear on the July cover of Attitude speaking out against homophobia, the first time a British royal has been photographed for the front of a gay publication, the magazine said on Wednesday.

Orlando shooter himself a regular at gay club, say media reports
World

Orlando shooter himself a regular at gay club, say media reports

The gunman who massacred 49 people at the Pulse club in Orlando was himself a regular at the gay nightspot, four clubgoers have said.

Aligarh proves how homophobic Indians really are
Entertainment

Aligarh proves how homophobic Indians really are

The amount of backlash Aligarh is receiving from homophobic groups is reminiscent of similar treatment towards films such as Deepa Mehta's Fire.

Extremist stabs six at Israel gay pride parade
World

Extremist stabs six at Israel gay pride parade

Revelers dancing and singing through the streets of Jerusalem during the holy city's annual gay pride parade were left shrieking in pain and panic on Thursday night, as an anti-gay extremist lunged into a group leading the march and stabbed six people, Israeli police and witnesses said.

Dressing up homophobia: Subhash Jha and Bollywood's gay kiss of death
Entertainment

Dressing up homophobia: Subhash Jha and Bollywood's gay kiss of death

There’s enough substantiated, in-your-face overt homophobia out there in society to not need an article that connects dots at will to cook up the big gay scare.

Anti-gay Christian group cry save children from 'sounds of sodomy', gets trolled on Twitter
World

Anti-gay Christian group cry save children from 'sounds of sodomy', gets trolled on Twitter

A Christian group has come up with a warning poster against gay marriages in Ireland and it's ridiculous.

UN to recognise all same-sex marriages of its staff across the world
World

UN to recognise all same-sex marriages of its staff across the world

The UN will now recognise all same-sex marriages of its staffers across the world as it put in place a new policy aimed at ensuring "greater equality".

Humshakals review: Sajid Khan has done worse, but Saif hits a new low
Entertainment

Humshakals review: Sajid Khan has done worse, but Saif hits a new low

In comparison to the kind of humour Khan has subjected audiences to in the past, Humshakals is a (dare I say?) disappointingly inoffensive film.

Tackling discrimination: Meet worlds first transgender football pro
Life

Tackling discrimination: Meet worlds first transgender football pro

"Just to get the message across that soccer should be a sport for everyone," the American Samoa international told AFP during a visit to Sydney.

My Chacha is Gay: A book that hopes to tackle homophobia in Pakistan
Life

My Chacha is Gay: A book that hopes to tackle homophobia in Pakistan

The crowd-funding page of 'My Chacha is Gay' on IndieGogo describes it as 'a children's book tackling the subject of homophobia in a Pakistani context'.

UN hopes SC will review decision on homosexuality ban
Life

UN hopes SC will review decision on homosexuality ban

The Supreme Court had in December last year upheld the colonial-era law, Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which punishes those found guilty of "unnatural" offences.

US says it's monitoring gay rights situation in India
World

US says it's monitoring gay rights situation in India

According to state department officials, with about 80 countries worldwide criminalising homosexuality, LGBT persons around the world remain vulnerable to arbitrary arrest, harassment, discrimination and violence

Italian gay activist briefly detained in Sochi for rainbow flag
World

Italian gay activist briefly detained in Sochi for rainbow flag

An Italian gay-rights activist says she was detained by police in the Olympic host city after being stopped while carrying a rainbow flag saying "Gay is OK" in Russian.