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.
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Lok Sabha exit polls, Game of Thrones finale, Dutee Chand; today's must-read stories
Pollsters predicted that Bihar is among those states that will play a major role in BJP's likely stellar performance for the second successive Lok Sabha election.
Dutee Chand's brave coming out opens up new avenues of discussions on homosexuality, bisexuality and queerness in sport
In a country, too, where even the limited conversations the public has had about the LGBTQI community have been restricted to gay men, Dutee has opened up new avenues of discussion
Bollywood is learning to experiment with gay themes on screen in the post 377 era. Bollywood and LGBTQ notions, however, don't go together in real life yet.
Bollywood as well as streaming platforms learn to treat themes of homosexuality with sensitivity
377 Ab Normal movie review: Indian LGBTQ community deserves a better film than this patchy, soulless affair
When ever-dependable actors like Ayub and Tanvi Azmi deliver deeply disappointing performances in 377 Ab Normal, you know there is just no soul in the project.
As 'conservative' Indian Army shies away from admitting homosexuals, world's major powers roll out welcome wagon
Let's examine the stand of some of the world's major powers on homosexuals serving in the military
The Roman Catholic Church's position is that homosexual acts are sinful and Pope Francis' stance on homosexuality in the clergy is not new.
Chinese court sentences author to 10 years for selling 'obscene' literature; punishment sparks outcry among internet users
The case went viral on Chinese social media as commentators asked how such a punishment made sense when some sexual assault cases often drew lighter sentences.
Medical Council of India to update MBBS curriculum after 21 years; course will increase focus on medical ethics
The Medical Council of India (MCI) earlier this month announced that it would update the curriculum for the MBBS course.
The last week of outgoing CJI Depak Misra's tenure was probably the best week that the Indian legal community has seen in terms of the rights that were guaranteed to the citizens.
SC verdicts on Section 377, Sabarimala: Can changed legal positions translate to more open social attitudes?
India’s social and cultural norms are changing so rapidly that there is now a fear that the public synapses will go into overload.
Sabarimala verdict: SC upheld Constitution in letter and spirit by giving preference to equality in recent judgments
Chief justice of India Dipak Misra, through powerful judgments in Section 377 case, Section 497 case and now the Sabarimala temple entry case not only pronounced legal verdict that tends to correct certain ‘legal’ wrongs, but also unleashed a spree of social reforms
This SC ruling may open a Pandora’s box and have much wider ramifications.
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.
Kerala High Court allows lesbian couple to live together after one of the women was illegally confined by family
The court was considering a plea filed by a 40-year-old woman from Kollam district alleging that her 24-year-old partner from Thiruvananthapuram had been illegally confined by her family.
'Tech Mahindra has vindicated my stand', says firm's ex-employee who accused manager of discrimination against homosexuals
Gaurav Pramanik had cited an incident where a manager in Tech Mahindra allegedly made "sweeping generalisations and stereotyping of someone's sexuality."
Tech Mahindra had said it would conduct a thorough probe after a former employee, just days after the Supreme Court decriminalising homosexuality, alleged harassment and discrimination by his then team manager in 2015.
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.