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Egypt jails 14 soon after draft bill criminalizing homosexuality

Homosexuality is not outlawed in Egypt, but gays have previously been charged with debauchery in the deeply conservative Muslim society.

27 Nov 2017 12:30 PM

Istanbul district bans gay film festival

The once hugely popular annual gay pride rally in Istanbul has been blocked by authorities for three years in a row now.

25 Nov 2017 7:49 PM

Justin Trudeau to apologise to Canadians persecuted for being gay

The apology is expected to be the most comprehensive ever offered by any national government for past persecution of sexual minorities.

20 Nov 2017 11:42 AM

Rio's gay pride marches on despite conservative opposition

Many claim homosexuality is a choice, despite science saying otherwise for over five decades.

20 Nov 2017 10:24 AM

American Democrat Danica Roem becomes first transgender lawmaker in US

Musician and former journalist Danica Roem, 33, prevailed in her race against Republican Robert Marshall.

08 Nov 2017 11:23 AM


In a first, UN drafts report on global trends around decriminalisation of LGBTQ relations

Besides the dozens of countries where it's a crime some countries also have criminal laws aimed at transgender people.

28 Oct 2017 6:33 PM

Does sexual orientation change as women age?

That doesn't mean women are intentionally changing their sexual orientation.

12 Oct 2017 12:15 PM

Uruguay's first transgender senator seated, vows LGBTQ protections

Previously, as an activist, she helped draft a bill that legalized gay marriage when it became law in 2013.

11 Oct 2017 12:48 PM

Wedding bells ring out as Germany celebrates first gay marriages

Germany becomes the 15th European nation to legalise gay marriage.

01 Oct 2017 9:59 AM

Bisexual people prone to developing mental health issues

Previous studies have shown that bisexual people are more at risk of experiencing anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.

11 Sep 2017 2:49 PM


Madras HC declines transgender person's request to redo constable selection test

In the selection process held earlier, the petitioner said she had failed to complete a test in time after tumbling accidentally.

27 Aug 2017 10:48 AM

Questioning a prerogative

This is coming from a person who is newly exposed to issues of transgenders.

03 Aug 2017 12:34 AM

More than food on menu at Delhi’s 1st queer cafe

The French chef later stepped down and handed the reins of control to Mr Sharma and his Italian partner Roberto.

24 Jul 2017 2:01 AM

Thomas Dekker comes out as gay

It has the power to change minds, challenge beliefs and make others feel understood and supported.

15 Jul 2017 12:14 AM

No ‘skirting’ the dress issue

Only he wasn’t wearing his regular pair of jeans but a skirt.

15 Jun 2017 1:20 AM


Meet the first transgender HR executive from Kerala

Zara Sheikha was bullied at school but maintained good academic performance until ragging at college made her withdraw in her shell.

08 Jun 2017 7:12 PM

Talking books: Now, borrow from the library of humans

The human library aims to use people’s experiences to challenge deep-seated prejudices and stereotypes.

02 Jun 2017 10:45 AM

The making of a silent revolution

Faraz Arif Ansari’s Sisak , a short film without dialogues, which was screened in the city against section 377.

29 May 2017 12:47 AM

Queer on air

Keeping It Queer is a new LGBTQ podcast to hit the city’s airwaves.

04 Mar 2017 12:11 AM

Gay couples barred from upscale bars in Delhi and Mumbai

A bar in Mumbai simply said the management only allows 'Husband Wife Type Couples' and another also suggested gay parties.

18 Dec 2016 5:28 PM