LGBTI global news 24-7

Content about Homosexuality in India

April 21, 2014

India’s Naz Foundation is appealing to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India over the criminalization of homosexuality - hoping a recent court ruling that recognized transgender people as a third legal gender will make their case stronger

India’s Supreme Court may rule on the legality of gay sex after HIV non-government organization the Naz Foundation applied this morning for the Chief Justice of the court to review the matter.

The Naz Foundation’s lawyers hope that the Chief Justice will take into account the recent Indian Supreme Court ruling that created a legal third gender status for transgender Indians.

December 25, 2013

Naz Foundation is seeking a stay on the Supreme Court’s judgment

The NGO that drove the Delhi High Court to allow consensual adult gay sex in 2009 is now taking on the Indian Supreme Court.

Naz Foundation, an NGO committed to bringing down HIV, filed on Tuesday a review petition in the Supreme Court against its recent ruling that set aside the lower court’s order of decriminalizing homosexuality.

December 18, 2013

The controversial penal code 377 was reinstated in India last week and protestors worldwide came out in force to show their disapproval on Sunday

It is a week since India's Supreme Court reinstated section 377 of the penal code.

Overnight they made 17% of the world's gay population into criminals again. And, because it punishes 'unnatural' sex, they forced even straight people to only have intercourse in the missionary position or risk a jail term.

The court's decision has been met with outrage around the world, with LGBTI equality groups and public figures gay and straight lining up to condemn it.

And on Sunday (15 December) protests took place worldwide under the name ‘Global Day of Rage.’

June 29, 2012

On Monday, Mumbai’s LGBT community celebrates Delhi High Court’s 2009 ruling, but a question mark still hangs over the appeal in the Supreme Court

LGBT rights activists in Mumbai are planning a celebration on Monday (2 July) to commemorate three years since the decriminalization of homosexuality in India.

The organizers of Queer Azaadi Mumbai (the city’s Pride celebration) are inviting the community to display rainbow flags, wear pride accessories or ‘just pray to mother nature for a rainbow in the sky’.

April 18, 2012

A short film made by Lisa Dazols and Jenni Chang, the couple traveling the world in search of 'supergays' will be shown at Kashish queer film festival

A short film by Lisa Dazols and Jenni Chang, the lesbian couple traveling the world in search of 'supergays' will be shown Kashish, the Mumbai Queer Film Festival, at the end of May.

Dazols and Chang left their home in San Francisco last June and since then have been traveling around Australia, Asia, Africa and South America looking for inspiring role models fighting for LGBT rights.

January 16, 2012

A fundraiser for next week’s Queer Azaadi Mumbai (Mumbai Pride) was interrupted by police on Friday, despite being a wholly legal gathering.

A party fundraising for next week's Queer Azaadi Mumbai (QAM) was interrupted by police and a self-appointed ‘moral guardian’ on Friday night. At 11.45pm, a party of around 270 people in a lounge in the Oshiwara area of Mumbai was stopped when a man claiming to be from a political party brought the local police.

December 12, 2011

Almost 100 join the first gay pride march in the Indian city of Pune in Maharashtra

Nearly 100 people took part in the first-ever gay pride march in the Indian city of Pune on Sunday (11 December).

The rally was organised by Samapathik, a men's sexual health organization  based in the country's eighth largest city, formerly known as Poona and situated in the central Indian state of Maharashtra.

'We had organized this rally to mark the 10 years of our fight for the rights of homosexuals,' said the organisation's president, Bindumadhav Khire.