Free Press Journal
  • I am not a gay man: Andrew Garfield

    Los Angeles: Andrew Garfield said he is not homosexual but if he has an “awakening” later in life about his sexual orientation, the actor will be prepared to explore it. The 33-year-old actor will essay Prior Walter, a character who struggles between his Jewish faith and homosexuality in Tony Kushner’s play “Angels in America”.

  • Sri Lanka scuttles move to legitimizes homosexuality

    Colombo: Sri Lanka’s cabinet rejected a proposal to end discrimination based on sexual orientation because it could legitimise homosexuality, which is illegal on the island, a government minister said. Sri Lanka’s 1883 penal code, a legacy of its British colonial rulers, makes sex between men punishable by 12 years in jail, although the law is rarely enforced.

  • Indore: Need to spread awareness about HIV among homosexuals

    Indore: With homosexuality on a rise, there is a need to spread safety awareness among men practicing it so as to contain spread of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), said a city based physiologist here on Thursday.

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    Manoj Bajpayee ignores bad back  

    Behind all the glitterati that an actor has around himself, there are a lot of hardships that they go through and some of them manage them just right. With chock-a-block schedules, back to back shoots and so many professional and personal commitments, an actor’s life is a roller coaster ride with so many experiences but very little time for themselves. They keep their profession at top priority and Manoj Bajpayee definitely proves

  • Teen lit turns bolder with love, sex and homosexuality

    New Delhi: When renowned author Ranjit Lal penned “Smitten”, a book for young adults in 2013, its original story line was about sexual abuse with the father as the culprit.

  • NRI sets up gay marriage agency for Indians

    Ahmedabad: An NRI settled in the US has started first-of-its kind portal which will serve as a customised marriage agency for homosexuals to find life partners in India. Benhur Samson, who has been working in the field of medical tourism and helping gay couples have children through surrogacy, said he decided to start the service for homosexuals to get life partners after receiving requests from his clients.

  • Can socialisation alter sexuality?

    Tokyo : Homosexuality may not be completely genetically programmed and environment or how one is reared can play a very important role in shaping or even changing one’s sexuality, suggests new research.

  • 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. The emojis — which are available on the popular apps LINE and Whatsapp as well as Facebook and Twitter — depict same-sex couples holding hands and the rainbow flag, commonly used to symbolise the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

  • LGBTQ issue has the potential to embarrass India: Imran Khan

    Boston: Underscoring that he is not proud of the way Bollywood portrays the LGBTQ community, actor Imran Khan has said that the discrimination against them has the potential to embarrass India. “I am not proud of the manner in which my industry portrays the LGBTQ community,” Imran Khan said participating in a panel discussion on “LGBTQ Rights in India” at the annual India Conference 2016 organized by the Indian students of the Harvard

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    LGBT Freedom: A tale of two Indias

    Earlier this week, the Supreme Court instructed a five-judge Constitution Bench to take a call on Section 377 which criminalises homosexuality. Increasingly, LGBT Indians are coming out in the open about their sexuality and ironically a huge number get married to the opposite sex as well. VIKRAM PHUKAN explores this dichotomy.

  • Supreme Court

    SC refers curative plea on homosexuality to five-judge bench

    New Delhi: A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court will hear curative petitions seeking re-examination of its verdict criminalising sexual activity between same sex consenting adults under section 377 of IPC. A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justices A R Dave and J S Khehar said that since important issues concerning the Constitution were involved in the matter, it would be appropriate to refer the issue to a

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    Will keep fighting for Gay Marriage rights, says Poonawalla

    New Delhi: , a gay rights and social activist, besides being a supporter of the Congress Party, said Tuesday that irrespective of the Supreme Court’s ruling on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which criminalises sexual activities “against the order of nature”, arguably including homosexual acts, he would plead with the apex court to legalise gay marriage.

  • Gay pride should be national pride

    Lavanya Regunathan Fischer & Devadatt Kamat say that it is about time that India validates its claims to tolerance and inclusion; a claim that seemed to ring hollow especially after the court judged homosexuality still illegal as per section 377.

  • Colombia takes another step towards LGBT rights

    Bogota: Colombia took another step towards recognising the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community with the passing of a new legislation that would facilitate civil registration procedures for transsexuals wanting to change their sex legally, Spanish news agency Efe reported.

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    Gay sex win huge setback for Ireland Catholic church

    The seemingly unshakable influence of the Catholic Church got a rude  shock in Ireland on Saturday as an overwhelming 62 per cent of people voted to approve gay marriages in a nationwide referendum.