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.
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."
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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Dead or Alive` is an upcoming comedy film directed by Abhishek Sharma.Ali Zafar, who was the lead of the prequel, has been replaced by Manish Paul.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.