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  • SC issues notice to Centre over ban on transgenders, gays from donating blood Mar 05, 2021 08:06 PM IST

    SC issues notice to Centre over ban on transgenders, gays from donating blood

    A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde, was hearing a petition filed by one T Santa Singh challenging the constitutional validity of Section 12 and 51 of the Guidelines on Blood Donor Selection and Blood Donor Referral, 2017, issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

  • Pope and passion Oct 24, 2020 08:06 AM IST

    Pope and passion

    Pope Francis’s recent statement in support of the gay community is a step in the right direction for all of humanity, gay or not.

  • EU stops funding six Polish towns that boasted of being ‘LGBT-Free Zones’ Aug 02, 2020 08:26 PM IST

    EU stops funding six Polish towns that boasted of being ‘LGBT-Free Zones’

    As per the International Observatory of Human Rights, since 2019, one-third of Polish towns have declared themselves to be “free from LGBTI ideology”.

  • India gets its first LGBT-focused OTT platform Jun 05, 2020 11:57 AM IST

    India gets its first LGBT-focused OTT platform

    Targeting three to four million subscribers in the first year of its operations, EORTV's original content will tell stories of the LGBT community.

  • Police denies LGBTQ+ people from holding Pride parade in Mumbai Jan 29, 2020 05:49 PM IST

    Police denies LGBTQ+ people from holding Pride parade in Mumbai

    Mumbai Police has denied permission saying that people in the march will also talk about the CAA and NRC, and that slogans will be raised against the Central government.

  • India's gets first LBGT theatre group Q Rang Mar 19, 2019 12:36 PM IST

    India's gets first LBGT theatre group Q Rang

    The announcement was made by Prijith -- the founder of Queerythm, an organisation working to ensure the welfare of sexual and gender minorities – on Queer Pride Day.

  • Indonesian city to fine LGBT for being 'public nuisance' Nov 30, 2018 10:42 AM IST

    Indonesian city to fine LGBT for being 'public nuisance'

    Homosexuality is not illegal in Indonesia except in Islamic law-abiding Aceh province but there has been a backlash against the community in recent years.

  • While India unshackled from orthodoxy, gay sex is still illegal in these countries Sep 10, 2018 07:57 AM IST

    While India unshackled from orthodoxy, gay sex is still illegal in these countries

    While India celebrated the landmark judgment by the Supreme Court decriminalising gay sex between consenting adults on September 6, there are some countries which still find themselves in the shackles of orthodoxy.

  • Section 377 verdict: India joins countries where protests led to decriminalisation of gay sex Sep 06, 2018 08:32 PM IST

    Section 377 verdict: India joins countries where protests led to decriminalisation of gay sex

    Women and men had to take to the streets in these countries to fight for equal rights for the LGBT community.

  • Police detain 25 gay rights activists in St Petersburg Aug 04, 2018 06:30 PM IST

    Police detain 25 gay rights activists in St Petersburg

    Police detained campaigners who unfurled rainbow flags or held placards, dragging them into a police bus. There were no clashes between police and the activists.

  • Revised Transgender Bill to be reintroduced in Parliament, but ignores key quota issue Aug 03, 2018 11:32 AM IST

    Revised Transgender Bill to be reintroduced in Parliament, but ignores key quota issue

    Another crucial recommendation which has not been dealt with in the revised bill is that of civil rights like marriage, divorce and adoption

  • Section 377 persecutes sexual minorities in India: Humsafar Trust Jul 20, 2018 11:32 AM IST

    Section 377 persecutes sexual minorities in India: Humsafar Trust

    The study suggests that sexual minorities are vulnerable to multiple forms of interpersonal violence committed against them by family members, neighbours and even intimate partners

  • Cannot wait for majoritarian governments to strike down Section 377: Supreme Court Jul 17, 2018 04:35 PM IST

    Cannot wait for majoritarian governments to strike down Section 377: Supreme Court

    Justice Nariman pointed out how Alan Turing, the popular English Mathematician and computer scientist, committed suicide after he was chemically castrated

  • Pride of identity and inclusivity: How the rainbow flag came to represent the LGBTQ community Jul 13, 2018 08:18 PM IST

    Pride of identity and inclusivity: How the rainbow flag came to represent the LGBTQ community

    The next time the rainbow flag unfurls at a Pride parade, you'll know exactly what it means

  • Will Right to Privacy judgment influence SC verdict on Section 377? Jul 12, 2018 09:18 PM IST

    Will Right to Privacy judgment influence SC verdict on Section 377?

    The bench had emphasized that the LGBTQ community should not be denied their rights and be discriminated against because their “views, beliefs or way of life does not accord with the mainstream”

  • Homosexual behaviour not an aberration, but a variation, says SC while hearing Sec 377 pleas Jul 12, 2018 06:59 PM IST

    Homosexual behaviour not an aberration, but a variation, says SC while hearing Sec 377 pleas

    Justice Indu Malhotra made an observation that members of the LGBTQ community are discriminated against and hence are hesitant to even seek healthcare

  • SC hearing on Section 377: What happened in court today Jul 11, 2018 08:03 PM IST

    SC hearing on Section 377: What happened in court today

    A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Deepak Misra is hearing curative pleas to quash Section 377 of the IPC

  • Explained: How the plea to quash Section 377 made its way to the Supreme Court again Jul 10, 2018 05:50 PM IST

    Explained: How the plea to quash Section 377 made its way to the Supreme Court again

    In January 2018, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court decided to revisit the 2013 judgment “because of the constitutional issues involved” and concurred that it was “appropriate to send this to a larger bench”

  • Instagram apologises for 'mistakenly' taking down photo of two men kissing Jul 04, 2018 09:35 PM IST

    Instagram apologises for 'mistakenly' taking down photo of two men kissing

    After her picture was taken down, the photographer said she went through each and every postulate and “couldn’t find anything applicable to the image – there was no unblurred nipples, no sex, no close-ups of fully-nude buttocks”

  • Ray of hope for LGBT community: SC reopens hearing on Sec 377 Feb 02, 2016 06:10 PM IST

    Ray of hope for LGBT community: SC reopens hearing on Sec 377

    The LGBT community has been fighting tooth and nail to scrap Section 377, which criminalises gay sex.

  • Sec 377: SC rejects plea; setback for LGBT community Jan 28, 2014 10:42 PM IST

    Sec 377: SC rejects plea; setback for LGBT community

    Seeking a stay on the operation of the judgement, gay rights activists, including NGO Naaz Foundation, said thousands from the LGBT community came out in the open about their sexual identity during the past four years after the Delhi High Court decriminalised gay sex and they are now facing the threat of being prosecuted.

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