Free Press Journal
  • Govt has no space in bedrooms: Shashi Tharoor

    Thiruvananthapuram : Congress Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor on Thursday described the Supreme Court decision decriminalising homosexuality as a “dawn of freedom” as the “government has no space in bedrooms”.

  • Justice to Indian LGBT long overdue: Celina Jaitly

    Mumbai: Actress Celina Jaitly says justice to the Indian LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community is long overdue, and that the law must put an end to the legal platform that segregates the community from others.

  • Hunger Games actor Amandla Stenberg comes out as gay

    Los Angeles: Actor Amandla Stenberg has come out as gay, after previously stating in 2016 that she would consider herself to be bisexual. The “Everything, Everything” star made the revelation in a new interview for Wonderland magazine.

  • LGBT activists in London denounce homophobia

    London: Activists gathered in London on Thursday for a protest denouncing homophobia and calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality in Commonwealth countries. Images captured by an epa photojournalist on the ground showed members and supporters of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community holding placards outside of Commonwealth House as part of an action condemning homophobia, Efe reported.

  • LGBT community confused as two SC benches to deal with same-sex law

    The petitions with similar issues are tagged together to ensure separate judgments do not create confusion and hence the Chief Justice setting up a Bench to hear a case filed on January 8 is confusing as an earlier one on the same subject is pending for constitution of such a bench.

  • US-based Indian, gay partner tie knot in Maharashtra

    Yavatmal (Maharashtra): A US-based Indian engineer married his gay lover in a traditional ceremony at Yavatmal in Maharashtra on December 30. Recently, the Supreme Court has agreed to review the criminalisation of homosexuality.

  • First gay weddings take place in Australia

    Canberra, Same-sex weddings took place across Australia on Tuesday, as Australia celebrated its first official day of marriage equality. In December, Australia’s parliament voted overwhelmingly to legalise same-sex marriage following a postal survey of 12.7 million people which returned a 61.6 per cent “yes” result, reports Xinhua news agency.

  • OMG! ‘Mubarakan’ star Arjun Kapoor’s father once thought that his son is gay

    Arjun Kapoor, who is currently busy promoting his upcoming film Mubarakan, has revealed some shocking stories of his teenage life. Well, the actor has always been known for his energetic appearance on the promotional events. The actor is always seen doing strange and funny things with his buddy actor Ranveer Singh.

  • Texas adoption agencies could ban Jews, gays, Muslims, single

    Five other states have passed similar laws protecting faith-based adoption organizations that refuse to place children with gay parents or other households on religious grounds but Texas’ rule extends to state-funded agencies. Only South Dakota’s is similarly sweepingly.

  • Orlando shooter wrote chilling Facebook posts from inside club

    Washington: The gunman who killed 49 people at a gay club in the US this week wrote a series of Facebook posts about the “filthy ways of the West” before and during the shooting rampage, a top US Senator has said and asked them founder of the social networking site to assist in the probe.

  • US diplomat in China marries Chinese gay partner

    Beijing: A senior US diplomat serving in Shanghai has married his Chinese male partner in first such gay marriage by a foreign diplomat serving in the country.

  • Young gays, bisexuals more prone to suicide

    London: Young gay and bisexual men under age 26 are six times more likely to attempt suicide and deliberately harm themselves compared to older men of the same sexuality, a significant study has found.According to researchers, they were also twice as likely to be depressed and anxious. “We know minority groups are at higher risk of poor mental health than the heterosexual majority, however the mental health differences within sexual minorities is

  • Are hookup websites helping spread HIV?

    New York: A large number of newly HIV diagnosed men in the US believe that they contracted the infection from a partner they met online, new research has found. More than 60 percent of men in a US state who have sex with men (MSM) diagnosed with HIV in 2013 reported meeting sexual partners online in the preceding year, the findings showed. “This is a statewide study that included nearly all individuals

  • Indonesia bans ‘gay’ emojis on messaging apps

    Jakarta :  In the latest crackdown on gay rights in Indonesia, the government has demanded all instant messaging apps remove same-sex emoticons or face a ban in the Muslim-majority country.