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SC calls Section 377 'infrastructure for denying rights', gives hope to LGBTQ community that IPC section may soon be struck down
India

SC calls Section 377 'infrastructure for denying rights', gives hope to LGBTQ community that IPC section may soon be struck down

Observation made by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra in the ongoing hearing of curative petitions to quash Section 377 of the IPC which criminalises "consensual acts of adults in private", have given hope to the LGBTQ community.

Section 377 Supreme Court hearing updates: IPC section eclipsed by privacy verdict, must be struck down, says lawyer
India

Section 377 Supreme Court hearing updates: IPC section eclipsed by privacy verdict, must be struck down, says lawyer

In a series of arguments, in a batch of petitions challenging the vires of Section 377 of the India Penal Code, Senior advocate Arvind Datar says Section 377 is eclipsed post the privacy judgement and needs to be struck down.

Madrid global gay pride parade: Thousands march under tight security
World

Madrid global gay pride parade: Thousands march under tight security

Hundreds of thousands of people marched in a global gay pride demonstration in Madrid under tight security, and a parade of 52 floats took the festivities through the Spanish capital and into the night

Chinese app for lesbians shuts down, website and social media accounts also go offline
News & Analysis

Chinese app for lesbians shuts down, website and social media accounts also go offline

A popular Chinese dating app for lesbians called Rela has been shut down, along with its website and main social media account.

Section 377 makes criminals out of Pandian, Kokila and 2.5 mn LGBTs for their very existence, that’s why SC must revisit it
Life

Section 377 makes criminals out of Pandian, Kokila and 2.5 mn LGBTs for their very existence, that’s why SC must revisit it

Section 377 has real repercussions on real people. People like you and I. People who have friends and families

Rainbow at end of the tunnel? Curative petition on Section 377, a last legal remedy to toss draconian law out
India

Rainbow at end of the tunnel? Curative petition on Section 377, a last legal remedy to toss draconian law out

In their bid to decriminalise Section 377, The LGBTQI groups have mobilised themselves, hundreds of gay men and women came out to their families, friends and to the world — because the personal is political.

Guess who Bipasha Basu is 'petrified' of? Lesbians
Entertainment

Guess who Bipasha Basu is 'petrified' of? Lesbians

Are you a lesbian? Be petrified of Bipasha Basu, because she is petrified of you. This, she has said in an interview to Stardust magazine, for which, she is now facing flak all over social media.

Horror parents: US legalises gay marriage; India yet to acknowledge corrective rape in families
Life

Horror parents: US legalises gay marriage; India yet to acknowledge corrective rape in families

This cruel form of ‘corrective rape’ has its moorings, as per the available records, in South Africa, where it was perpetrated by the family members of lesbians or gays. The goal is to punish the “abnormal” behaviour.

India bans 'Un-Freedom', a film on homosexuality and liberal Muslims
Entertainment

India bans 'Un-Freedom', a film on homosexuality and liberal Muslims

Florida-based director Raj Amit Kumar's debut film "Un-Freedom", starring Adil Hussain and Victor Banerjee in key roles espousing homosexuality, has been banned in India.

Russia dismantles memorial to Steve Jobs' after Tim Cook comes out
World

Russia dismantles memorial to Steve Jobs' after Tim Cook comes out

Promoting "traditional values", President Vladimir Putin last year signed a law prohibiting the spread of "gay propaganda" among minors.

Aamir Khan issued legal notice for promoting homosexuality on TV show
Entertainment

Aamir Khan issued legal notice for promoting homosexuality on TV show

Admitting the petition by advocate Mandeep Kaur, the court of civil judge Jaswinder Singh had on Friday issued a notice to Aamir Khan to file his reply by 19 December.

Booked under Section 377: Bangalore techie's story gets extra punch thanks to outdated law
Life

Booked under Section 377: Bangalore techie's story gets extra punch thanks to outdated law

A repeal or reading down of Section 377 will not miraculously remove the social stigma around homosexuality and what consenting adults do in their bedrooms. But it certainly plays its part in giving a sort of official stamp of approval on that stigma.

Gay and lesbian marriages legalised in Southeast America
World

Gay and lesbian marriages legalised in Southeast America

Gay and lesbian marriages have been legalised in Southeast for the first time, crossing a threshold in a region that stood united against same-sex marriage.

Transgenders aren't OBC: But that doesn't let the govt off the hook
Life

Transgenders aren't OBC: But that doesn't let the govt off the hook

In April, the court had recognized transgender as a third gender and told the government they were entitled to reservations like OBCs.

Obama's gay vision lights fire under US's Bible Belt
World

Obama's gay vision lights fire under US's Bible Belt

President Obama's views on same sex marriages is likely to prove highly divisive in America's vertically split society