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<strong>A policeman kisses his boyfriend after proposing to him during the Pride in London parade this year</strong>
It terms "sexual orientation" an essential attribute of "identity" and "privacy".
The 1967 Sexual Offences Act decriminalised sexual acts between men in private. It received Royal Assent 50 years ago today. The comments made during the parliamentary debate on the 1967 act before sh...
BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 27: A woman shows a rainbow color heart during the Cristopher Street Day (CSD) parade on June 27, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. One day after the 'Yes' for same-sex marriage in the United States hundreds of thousands of people have celebrated the CSD in Berlin. The Christopher Street Day tuck place the first time in Germany named 'Gay Pride' in 1979 in West-Berlin. Similar marches are taking place in various cities around the world to commemorate the start of the gay rights movement. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump's tweets on Wednesday forbidding transgender people from serving in the U.S. military sent a shock to America's LGBTQ community. As Americans reacted with concern and disappoint...
LAHORE, PUNJAB, PAKISTAN - 2016/11/16: Pakistani Transgender community holding placards during protest against torturing a transgender in Sialkot, at outside Lahore Press Club as the prime suspect, Aijaz Alias Jajja, had allegedly stormed the house of a transgender, Phool, along with his accomplices a few days ago in sialkot. (Photo by Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Germany's parliament on Friday passed legislation legalizing same-sex marriage ― a sudden landmark shift for LGBTQ rights in Europe's most populous country. The vote came days after Chancellor Angela...
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The transgender community in Pakistan just achieved a major "milestone" in the struggle for basic rights. Pakistan's Ministry of Interior issued the country's first passport with the transgender desig...
The spouses of NATO leaders gather for a photo before dinner at the Royal Castle in Laeken.
Son of an Indian immigrant, the 38-year-old doctor is gay and that is hardly deemed worthy of mention in a once staunchly Catholic nation. In his father's country, it's a different story.
People are slamming the White House after a photo was posted to its Facebook on Saturday with one glaring omission. The photo, posted to an album titled "President Trump's Trip Abroad," featured the s...
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A disturbing new short film is depicting the realities that gay men in Chechnya are reportedly facing, both in detention camps and at the hands of their families. "Unchechen" is intended as an "everym...
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More than 100 gay men are reportedly being held in concentration camps in Chechnya, the first such example since Hitler's in the 1930s. Prisoners are said to have been beaten and electrocuted in attem...
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Finland's same-sex couples can finally marry and adopt children, as the country's marriage equality law comes into effect on Wednesday. The Northern European country's parliament originally passed the...
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The police lead the list of abusers, and Section 377 is not helping
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President Donald Trump's administration announced on Wednesday that it will no longer bar schools from discriminating against transgender students, rescinding a policy put in place by the previous adm...
The Indian government had the historic opportunity to uphold our constitutional moralities at an international stage. But instead of being on the right side of history, the government only ended up exposing its hypocrisy.
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Orlando is just the latest of so many challenges in our race- and gender-biased, homophobic world. Yet the wonderful love story of Dr. Aniruddhah Hazra and Dr. Neeral Kamlesh Sheth celebrates the way our world is slowly changing for the better. A decade ago this very public declaration of same-sex commitment and the legalization of it would have been impossible.
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Congress member Shashi Tharoor on Friday blamed the BJP for using its "brute majority" in Lok Sabha to thwart his second attempt in three months to introduce a private member's bill to decriminalise h...
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Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, or rather Yuvraj Shri Manvendra Singhji Raghubir Singhji Sahib, the crown prince of one of India's oldest royal families made a public announcement in 2006 that made head...
Starting today, thousands of LGBT people will start coming together across the country to hold vigils to remind the Supreme Court that the curative petition on Section 377 before it isn't a mere document -- it contains the hopes and aspirations of countless people who are fighting for their right to live with dignity and respect. But this isn't our "last hope". It cannot be, considering how far we have come in just a few decades, despite legislative inaction and judicial dalliance.
He's wearing something you would see on a model at a fashion show. Suspenders and a broach over a crisp button-down navy blue shirt. Paired well with refined wing cap brogues, a shade of dark chestnut, with tan shoelaces- wait, is he wearing a bow tie? Yes. He's wearing a bow tie. What do gay men do best? They accessorize. But it's not caricaturish, like how it is in the movies or Armistead Maupin novels.
We smile at each other, while our feet are engaged in a deep conversation under the table. I look at him closely as he bites into his slice of pizza. He's everything I could want. He's an architect, he's an old friend, he likes his beer, and most importantly, he likes me. Is he steps away from being the human rendition of Taylor Swift's highly dubious 'You Belong With Me'?
It's a quarter past five, and two weeks of speed-texting and one muffled phone call later, here we are. His eyes are piercing grey, his cheekbones high and hollow, like the insides of a psychopath's heart. He's not unattractive to look at, him with his close cropped hair and his arched eyebrows, and on a good day, I can sulk in the dark recesses of my mind and write a haiku about him.
I meet him for a coffee at a second-world swanky café in the suburbs. He arrives, all nervous and a thousand apologies. I shake them off like I shake him off as soon as I meet him - stubbing my cigarette and my smile.
You may have noticed that your timeline on Facebook is flooded with profile pictures of friends that now have rainbow filters. The rainbow flag is a powerful symbol of hope and inclusion for the LGBTQ...
America erupted in joyous celebrations on Friday after the Supreme Court in a pathbreaking decision ruled that it is now legal for all Americans, no matter what their sexual orientation is, to marry t...
RG was the most handsome guy in my German class. He was well dressed, intelligent and full of warmth and humour. He had finished his MBA and was working with a bank. RG was learning German because he wanted to move to Germany; he considered it the financial place to be! He wanted to taste all kinds of beers at an Oktoberfest, own a swanky Mercedes (he was Punjabi) and speed down the autobahn. He was the kind of guy you wanted as a boyfriend, and then a husband.
Every Sunday the pullouts of Indian newspapers are filled with incredibly ambitious people seeking life partners mostly out of their league. What you don't see every day are advertisements welcoming m...
Have your own opinions on the Kardashians clan, sure, but it's hard not to commend Jenner for his bravery and taking advantage of the opportunity that such a television show has provided him with.
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NEW DELHI — In a rare legislative action, a private member's Bill seeking to protect the rights of transgenders was passed unanimously by voice vote in Rajya Sabha today. The "Rights of Transgender P...
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Homosexuals are probably the most intensely loving individuals. Think of it, their love is so strong that even after 100 plus years of 'illegality' tagged against their natural being, they have continued to love their partners, families and never given up on an emotion that fosters peace, all virtually without any support system be it from the law or society.
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When I wrote the song "Head Held High", I had no idea that the script was not just a story that many gay men could relate to, but that it was a path that my life had taken. Yes, as the verses in the song spelt out, even I was confused, frustrated and lost at one stage. Later, I realised who I was and grew in confidence and that led to joy, happiness and the desire to love myself and share the love I could with others.
In the recent past, persons holding high public offices like TMC MP Mr. Tapas Paul and BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj, and likewise the former Supreme Court Judge Mr. Markandey Katju and the Goa Minister Mr. Tawadkar have on separate occasions issued offensive statements which denigrate and deny the personhood of women and the community of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons (LGBT).