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Be celibate or leave the priesthood, Pope Francis tells gay priests

Pope Francis said in the book that homosexuality in the Church "is something that worries me".

Singapore elite backs push to overturn country's anti-gay laws

While Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told parliament in October 2007 the law would not be actively enforced, it can still be used against gay men -- a final decision on whether to prosecute rests with the Attorney General.

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TechM ex-employee accuses manager of discrimination against homosexuals; company promises probe

Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra said the company is investigating the matter and "will ascertain the facts and see that the outcome is fair and just".

Rights over wrong

With Section 377 verdict, SC emphasises dynamic nature of Constitution, its counter-majoritarian role

Queerala member: Legal change without social change isn't very effective

Rajashree R, a Malayali bisexual woman, a board member at Queerala, said, "I know legal change without social change isn't very effective... I don't know if this change in law alone would be enough to convince their parents to let them live their lives happily."

Now, we can say we are not criminals, deserve to be treated like equal citizens: Pune LGBTQI community

Members of Pune LGBTQI community celebrating the judgment said the fight for their rights has just begun, "Marriage, adoption and anti-discriminatory laws are the major fights in the coming years."

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The long road to equality

SC’s Section 377 verdict brings a belated but soaring moment. It’s a victory for individual and minority rights, underlines primacy of Constitution as a transformative document

Section 377: United Nations lauds Supreme Court verdict on homosexuality, hopes it will boost efforts to eliminate stigma

The organisation said sexual orientation and gender expression form an integral part of an individual's identity the world over, and violence, stigma and discrimination based on these attributes constitute an "egregious" violation of human rights.

'SC verdict on gay sex is like getting marriage offer after retirement': India's first transgender college principal

The apex court earlier on Thursday ruled that Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that criminalised gay sex between consenting adults is "manifestly arbitrary".

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

According to a recent report of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), there are eight countries in which homosexuality can result in a death penalty, and dozens more in which homosexual acts can result in a prison sentence.

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Celebrations erupt as Supreme Court decriminalises consensual gay sex

In a historical verdict, the Supreme Court decriminalised gay sex between consenting adults.

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Sec 377 profiles: I wrote about my male crushes in my diary and one day my mother read it all

INTERVIEW: Debottam Saha, an IITian and a petitioner in the section 377 case tells us, among other things, what he hopes the verdict will change.

‘Homosexual’ student asked to leave BHU girls’ hostel

An Undergraduate student of Mahila Maha Vidhyalaya, affiliated to the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), was allegedly asked to leave a girls’ hostel last week, as she showed “tendencies” of homosexuality and indiscipline. She, however, has not been asked to leave the college. While college authorities maintained that the student was suspended from the hostel because […]

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Homosexuality Not Crime But ‘Socially Immoral Act’: RSS

In an apparent U-turn, a top RSS functionary on Friday said homosexuality is a “socially immoral act” which needs to be treated as a psychological case and demanded a ban on gay marriages. A day after he had said homosexuality is not a crime, RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale made a series of tweets […]

Manish Paul, Sikander Kher raise eyebrows with impromptu kiss

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Bollywood actor Manish Paul is well known for his impromptu acts and he gave yet another example by kissing his ‘Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive’ co-star Sikander Kher during an interview.The actor, who was present in the national capital to promote the sequel of 2010 film ‘Tere Bin Laden’, was asked if he would like to do a film based on homosexuality `Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive` is an upcoming comedy film directed by Abhishek Sharma.Ali Zafar, who was the lead of the prequel, has been replaced by Manish Paul. The film also stars Sikander Kher and Pradhuman Singh.The film is scheduled to release on February 26.

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