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  • Standard Chartered Bank extends medical coverage, benefits to employees’ LGBT+ partners May 21, 2020 01:44 PM IST

    Standard Chartered Bank extends medical coverage, benefits to employees’ LGBT+ partners

    This means that employees can now declare LGBT+ partner as an eligible beneficiary under the Bank’s medical reimbursement policy

  • A year after Section 377 was read down, does India 'take me as I am'? Sep 06, 2019 07:05 PM IST

    A year after Section 377 was read down, does India 'take me as I am'?

    On the one hand, clamour for civil and political rights have emboldened the closeted and initiated behavioral change in the society; but on the other, the social change is yet not backed by legislative change

  • 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.

  • Nepal stalls on LGBT rights despite early strides Nov 30, 2018 11:22 AM IST

    Nepal stalls on LGBT rights despite early strides

    More than 900,000 of Nepal's roughly 26-million population identify as a sexual minority, according to LGBT rights group Blue Diamond Society.

  • Meet the Ola transgender driver who had to fight society to live a life of dignity Sep 17, 2018 12:29 PM IST

    Meet the Ola transgender driver who had to fight society to live a life of dignity

    From dancing in bars to begging in trains, she did it all to earn a living despite having a Master’s in Business Administration. Her only crime was to be born as a man.

  • Finally, Queer Inc can also safely come out... and make money Sep 07, 2018 07:07 PM IST

    Finally, Queer Inc can also safely come out... and make money

    Section of the hospitality industry which exclusively cater to the community feels it would be easier for them to do business now. Doubling of business is on the cards-LGBT tour operators

  • SC verdict on LGBTI gives hope to those fighting for justice: Amnesty Sep 06, 2018 05:42 PM IST

    SC verdict on LGBTI gives hope to those fighting for justice: Amnesty

    The SC on Thursday unanimously decriminalised part of the 158-year-old colonial law under Section 377 of the IPC which criminalises consensual unnatural sex, saying it violated the rights to equality.

  • India joins 25 nations where homosexuality is legal as SC decriminalises gay sex Sep 06, 2018 05:10 PM IST

    India joins 25 nations where homosexuality is legal as SC decriminalises gay sex

    The constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra termed the part of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises consensual unnatural sex as irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary.

  • 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

  • Exclusive properties, custom packages: LGBT travellers in India are being treated like royalty Aug 26, 2017 10:47 AM IST

    Exclusive properties, custom packages: LGBT travellers in India are being treated like royalty

    Properties and travel companies that exclusively serve the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community are becoming a trend now.

  • Transgender employees and a boat service: Why Kochi Metro stands out Jun 17, 2017 04:09 PM IST

    Transgender employees and a boat service: Why Kochi Metro stands out

    Inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Kochi Metro is India's first metro service for a tier-II city.

  • PepsiCo chief Nooyi joins Trump's strategic policy forum Dec 14, 2016 08:16 PM IST

    PepsiCo chief Nooyi joins Trump's strategic policy forum

    Indian-American PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has joined Donald Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum that aims to assist the president-elect in implementing his economic agenda, the presidential transition team said today.

  • SC refers petition on homosexuality to CJI's bench Jun 29, 2016 01:08 PM IST

    SC refers petition on homosexuality to CJI's bench

    A bench comprising Justices S A Bobde and Ashok Bhushan said the matter will be listed before a bench headed by the Chief Justice of India for appropriate orders.

  • LGBTQ issue has the potential to embarrass India: Imran Khan Feb 07, 2016 05:51 PM IST

    LGBTQ issue has the potential to embarrass India: Imran Khan

    "I am not proud of the manner in which my industry portrays the LGBTQ community," Imran Khan said participating in a panel discussion on "LGBTQ Rights in India" at the annual India Conference 2016 organized by the Indian students of the Harvard University last evening.

  • Will LGBT community progress in its fight for equal rights? Jan 09, 2014 01:17 PM IST

    Will LGBT community progress in its fight for equal rights?

    After the Supreme Court verdict criminalising homosexuality, there is anger. And there is love. And it is this love that is going to make sure that the battle against discrimination continues. We are not going gentle into the good night

  • Government clarifies: we don't oppose homosexuality Feb 23, 2012 02:42 PM IST

    Government clarifies: we don't oppose homosexuality

    The Union Home Ministry on Thursday seems to have goofed up in the Supreme Court during the hearing on decriminalization of homosexuality. Government sources said that the Additional Attorney General read out an earlier stand by the government instead of the latest in the apex court.

  • Conservative India unlikely hotspot on gay tourism map Jan 29, 2012 11:02 AM IST

    Conservative India unlikely hotspot on gay tourism map

    When Thomas Roth first visited India, he was often asked about his wife and children -- questions he would try to evade.

  • Why gay employees need to come out Jul 02, 2011 09:35 AM IST

    Why gay employees need to come out

    Parmesh Shahani recounts the small changes that are happening in the Indian workplace. But this change in mindsets needs one prerequisite: Gay employees need to come out.

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