Ireland bars Baptist ‘Pastor of Hate’

Ireland bars Baptist ‘Pastor of Hate’

A controversial homophobic US preacher has become the first person to be banned from Ireland under a 20-year-old power. Steven Anderson, a pastor from Arizona, runs the Faithful Word Baptist church and openly expresses anti-gay and anti-Semitic views. Pastor Steven Anderson, who is based in Arizona, runs the Faithful Word Baptist Church which says that […]

B’desh arrests local extremists for LGBT activist murders

B’desh arrests local extremists for LGBT activist murders

DHAKA  – Two of Bangladesh’s leading LGBT activists, who were hacked to death over three years ago, have received justice at last. Eight Islamist extremists from a banned group were charged by Bangladesh police on Sunday (May 12) for the 2016 murders of two prominent gay rights activists. Earlier, Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) […]

It’s Done! All citizens have the Right to Love!

It’s Done! All citizens have the Right to Love!

New Delhi, Sep 6 (PTI) Gay sex among consenting adults is not a criminal offence, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday, holding that part of a 158-year-old colonial law that criminalised it, violated the constitutional right to equality and dignity. The top court decriminalised part of the Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that […]

Transwomen as special Security guards in Bihar?

Transwomen as special Security guards in Bihar?

Reshma Prasad, Bihar’s best known transgender activist, has mooted a proposal that TGs be deployed as security guards in Observation and Special homes run under the JJ Act. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar went on to ask officials to figure out if transgender persons (read transwomen) could serve as security guards at remand homes, short stay […]

Scarlett exits role, says it should be played by TG actor

Scarlett exits role, says it should be played by TG actor

Los Angeles, Jul 14 : Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of a role in which she was going to play a transgender man, in support of actors from the LGBT community. The actor exited the drama film “Rub and Tug” a little more than a week after her casting sparked heartburn and questions […]

Really, what if the Court legalizes ‘gay’ intimacy?

Really, what if the Court legalizes ‘gay’ intimacy?

Last night I got a call from a young brash reporter from a newspaper I was once associated with. Those who know me don’t have to ask which one, but let’s get on with what I have to say. This chap asks me ,’What do you have to say about the latest news about article […]

377 IPC: Centre has ‘no opinion’, let the Supreme Court do its work!

377 IPC: Centre has ‘no opinion’, let the Supreme Court do its work!

While the Supreme Court continues to hear arguments for the reading down of the archaic Section 377 of the Indian penal code, the Narendra Modi government has chosen to sit on the fence. It has left it to the “wisdom” of the Supreme Court the question whether consensual non-heterosexual relations should be decriminalised. “That so […]

What the 377 judgement will mean ….

What the 377 judgement will mean ….

Yesterday evening, a long-lost friend called me up, out of the blue. The very first thing he asked me was, “How do you think the judgement in the 377 case will go?” I answered that I was trying not to think about it. I am yet to get over the brazen way in which a […]

SC set for Fresh look at 377

SC set for Fresh look at 377

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has changed the composition of the five-judge constitution bench that will examine the legal validity of section 377 of the penal code, a Victorian-era law that effectively criminalizes non-heterosexual relationships, among other types of ‘carnal intercourse against nature’. The question before the court is, whether Article 377 of the […]

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