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New Delhi, Dec 15 (JEN): Protests were held across India on Sunday against the verdict of the Supreme Court that once again criminalized homosexuality in the country by holding that Indian Penal Code Section 377 is constitutionally valid, reversing a progressive judgement by the Delhi High Court in 2009 that had read down the section and decriminalized same sex unions. more
UN dismayed as India criminalizes homosexuality

New York, Dec 13 (JEN): The United Nations human rights chief Thursday voiced her disappointment at the re-criminalization of consensual same-sex relationships in India, calling it “a ...

UN: Navratilova, Collins decry homophobic violence

New York, Dec 11 (JEN): Tennis legend Martina Navratilova and former National Basketball Association (NBA) player Jason Collins Tuesday pushed the ball forward on equal rights by adding the ...

Parliament can take up 377: Sibal

New Delhi, Dec 11 (JEN) On a day the Supreme Court once again said decriminalizing homosexuality is constitutionally invalid shocking the rights groups, Union Minister of Law Kapil Sibal sa ...

SC ruling on homosexuality not right: JD(U)

New Delhi, Dec 11 (JEN) Janata Dal United [JD(U)] leader and Rajya Sabha MP Shivanand Tiwari on Wednesday said the Supreme Court ruling that homosexuality would continue to remain illegal in ...

Beginning of new battle: Gay activist

New Delhi, Dec 11 (JEN) While a verdict of the Supreme Court on Wednesday once again criminalizing gay sex in India has been received with outrage, activist-petitioner Gautam Bhan said the b ...

"HIV/AIDS to rise with SC anti-gay ruling"

New Delhi, Dec 11 (JEN) The Supreme Court verdict that once again criminalizes gay sex in India will lead to more number of HIV/AIDS cases in India, said a leading gay activist after the top ...

Homosexuality: SC sets aside HC verdict

New Delhi, Dec 11 (JEN) In a huge setback to the gay rights movement in India, the Supreme Court on Wednesday set aside a landmark pro-LGBT judgement of Delhi High Court in 2009, by ruling t ...

Supreme Court to rule on homosexuality

New Delhi, Dec 11 (JEN) The Supreme Court on Wednesday is likely to pass a verdict on whether homosexuality will be decriminalized in India, more than four years after a landmark judgement b ...

Indian LGBT films to reach out audiences abroad

Mumbai, Oct 2 (IBNS): Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, whose 4th edition was held in May 2013, is facilitating the programming of Indian and South Asian LGBT films around th ...