Rights / Gender
New Delhi: The LGBTQ community in India received a huge shot in the arm after the country's apex court decriminalised gay sex in a landmark verdict on Thursday. more
Malaysian women caned in public for indulging in lesbian sex; lawyer justifies punishment

Kuala Lumpur: Two women were lashed six times each in public, for indulging in lesbian car sex, in Malaysia's Terengganu Syariah Court on Monday.

Bihar: Indian state moots employing transgender guards at women homes to prevent sexual assault

Patna: In an attempt to thwart the growing menace of molestation and rape of women at short stay homes, the Chief Minister of India's Bihar state, Nitish Kumar, has asked his administ ...

Indian fixation with marriage and children a hurdle to LGBTQ acceptance: Mr Gay World runner-up

A cancer research scientist, a model, an LGBTQ activist and a writer, Kolkata boy Samarpan Maiti, who added another feather in his cap finishing second runner-up in Mr Gay World 2018 this ...

LGBTQ comic hero Batwoman to get telly series in USA

New York: US network The CW will air a TV adaptation of Batwoman, a lesbian comic super hero, who hails from the fictional city of Gotham.

India's top court begins hearing to review verdict on gay sex criminalization

New Delhi: Revisiting its own verdict of 2013 which had reversed a 2009 Delhi High Court judgement decriminalizing homosexuality in India, a five-member Supreme Court bench on Tuesday sta ...

Lawyer-activist to stage India's first all transgender dance drama in Kolkata

Come this Sunday, Kolkata will be host to India's first all transgender dance drama, Aami Chitrangada (I am Chitrangada), choreographed and helmed by lawyer-activist Megh Sayantan Gho ...

US transgender woman removed from restaurant when she refuses to show ID to access bathroom

Washington: A transgender woman in the US alleged that she was forcibly removed from a restaurant in Washington when she did not show her ID to use the women's bathroom.

Canada: Mayor says Toronto Pride Month should focus on Inclusivity for the LGBTQ community

Toronto: Declaring the Toronto Pride Month open on Friday, Mayor John Tory said that while holding the event is an achievement in itself but the way ahead is not free of hurdles yet.  ...

Toronto’s 3rd annual Pride Month begins today with a 1,000-square-foot art installation

Toronto Pride Month, one of the most awaited events in the calendar of this gay-friendly Canadian city, begins today with a 1,000-square-foot art installation at city hall, with the cerem ...