Monday, Nov 28, 2022

LGBT rights


'Denied rented house', Karnataka transgender person says she has sought mercy killing

August 17, 2022 8:54 pm

Rehana says she has petitioned Kodagu deputy commissioner Sateesha B C to 'fix a date for her mercy killing' as she is not able to endure the mental suffering, torture, humiliation, and the violation of her human rights.

Explained: Why Pride Month matters, and the role of the Stonewall Inn riots

June 17, 2022 3:39 pm

The month of June is now commemorated as Pride Month, with inclusive parades, marches, festivals, and workshops to spread awareness about, celebrate, and acknowledge queer history, and to create an accepting space.

Thousands march in Ukraine for LGBT rights, safety

September 19, 2021 7:41 pm

Participants announced eight demands for Ukrainian authorities, including the legalization of civil partnerships for LGBT people and the creation of laws against LGBT hate crimes.

Lithuanian artist uses homophobic messages to raise money for LGBT causes

May 01, 2021 11:47 am

"My goal was to monetise the hate speech," said Malisauskas. "Now everyone who wrote the hateful messages to LGBT people has contributed money towards LGBT causes."

Bolivia recognizes first same-sex marriage

December 20, 2020 3:35 pm

On Friday, Aruquipa and Montano become the first homosexual couple in Bolivia to earn the marriage equality they've been fighting for for years.

Singapore court to hear legal challenges on gay sex ban

November 12, 2019 5:10 pm

Like many other former British colonies, Singapore has retained an old law that criminalizes gay sex, which was scrapped by India in a landmark court ruling last year to give a boost to LGBT+ rights.

NYC pride parade is one of largest in movement's history

July 01, 2019 8:46 am

Marchers and onlookers took over much of midtown Manhattan with a procession that lasted hours and paid tribute to the uprising that began at the tavern when patrons resisted officers on June 28, 1969.

Give us our basic rights and equality: LGBTQ activist and director of Outcast by Birth

June 26, 2019 9:06 am

The 25-year-old independent filmmaker talks about the film, what the Pride Month means to her and what needs to be done to ensure that voices from the community are no longer ignored.

Start with education system for change, says intersex activist

June 06, 2019 9:18 am

Madurai-based Gopi Shankar’s work inspires court to direct Tamil Nadu govt to order a ban on sex reassignment surgeries on intersex children

Colombians stage kiss-a-thon in support of LGBT rights

April 18, 2019 8:09 am

The ``kiss-a-thon'' was held just days after two gay men in their early 20s were harassed at the Andino shopping center by a man who pushed the couple, screamed profanities at them and accused them of fondling each other in front of a group of children.