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  • Colleagues, friends ostracised me for fighting for LGBT rights: Celina Jaitly

    Celina Jaitly, who has always spoken up for the rights of the LGBT community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer), says she was ostracised by her colleagues, friends and family for fighting for their rights but this did not deter her and she kept going. An ecstatic Celina called it a historic judgement by the Supreme Court, which on Thursday decriminalised homosexuality between consulting adults by declaring Section 377, the penal provision which

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    Section 377 Verdict: Love is not a crime, says activist Ankit Bhuptani

    Mumbai: Ankit Bhuptani (26) is elated with the Supreme Court judgement decriminalising homosexuality on Thursday among the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. Bhuptani feels that the historic judgement is a step forward in the inclusion of LGBTs in the society since ‘Love is not crime’ Bhuptani who is the Founder and Chairperson of the Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association, “We are very happy with the historical judgment.

  • LGBT looks up to Supreme Court for securing their rights

    Bhopal: “We are confident that the decision of the Supreme Court will go in our favour. Once section 377 of the IPC is decriminalized, no one will be able to exploit us,” said people of LGBTQ community in the city in an interaction with Free Press.  The community members who came to take part in a Bhopal Pride Parade in the city on Sunday also demanded that a a marriage and a

  • Indore: Two day colloquium at IIM ends on inspiring note

    Indore: The two-day annual colloquium organised by Indian Institute of Management Indore to provide a forum for students to interact with experts of various industries concluded on inspiring note on Sunday.

  • German lawmakers approve same-sex marriage in snap vote

    Berlin: Germany on Friday became the 23rd country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage after lawmakers passed a bill in a snap vote that was approved by Chancellor Angela Merkel just four days ago.

  • Hillary Clinton slams Donald Trump on LGBT rights

    Washington: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slammed President Donald Trump’s administration for what she said were moves against LGBT rights, the media reported.

  • Anti-Trump protests continue across US

    New York: Thousands of people all across the US continued to march down streets and interstates opposing Republican Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election.

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    LGBT community snubs “fascist” govt, questions PM Modi’s silence

    Bengaluru (Karnataka): Expressing disappointment over India’s move to abstain from voting in the UN Human Rights Council to appoint an independent investigator to help protect the rights of homosexuals and transgenders worldwide, the LGBT community members today demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence and speak about “inclusive society”.

  • Indian members and supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community attend the eighth Delhi Queer Pride parade in New Delhi on Sunday.

    US watching outcome of LGBT court case in India

    Washington: The US is watching with “great interest” the outcome of an ongoing court case with regard to the LGBT community and their rights, a senior Obama administration official has said.

  • Judge rules against couple in China’s 1st same-sex case

    Changsha: A judge today ruled against a gay couple in China’s first same-sex marriage case that attracted several hundred cheering supporters to the courthouse and was seen as a landmark moment for the country’s emerging LGBT rights movement.

  • Imran Khan to speak about LGBT rights at Harvard University

    Though his last release Katti Batti failed to meet expectations, Imran Khan has been active on the news circuit, thanks to various causes that he extends his support for. One of them is that of LGBT rights. And now Imran is all set to take a step further in the cause that he believes in and will be speaking about LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) rights at the prestigious Harvard University.

  • 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.