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India's Gay Community Fight For 'The Right To Live With Dignity'

AP | NIRMALA GEORGE | Posted 12.01.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW DELHI (AP) — Nearly a thousand gay rights activists marched through central New Delhi on Sunday to demand an end to discrimination against gays ...

One Of Bollywood's Biggest Stars Wants To Bring A Gay Love Story To The Screen

AP | Posted 07.20.2014 | Gay Voices

CANNES, France (AP) — Could there be a gay love story in Bollywood? One of its biggest stars says it's time to explore it. Sonam Kapoor spoke about...

800 Million Voters in World's Biggest Election: Are Gay Rights on the Ballot?

Nish Gera | Posted 06.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Nish Gera

In past Indian elections, gay rights haven't even been a peripheral issue. This time around, they are an issue. But the good news, unfortunately, stops there. It is, at best, only a peripheral issue.

More Bad News For India's LGBT Community

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW DELHI, Jan 28 (Reuters) - India's Supreme Court has refused to review a month-old ruling that banned gay sex in the world's largest democracy, s...

Refusing to be Criminals (Again): Struggle for Equality Continues in India

Harjant Gill | Posted 02.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Harjant Gill

LGBTQH Indian all over the world must resist seeing ourselves as the "criminal" that the Indian Supreme Court is trying to make us into.

'Just Look At The Plumbing' If You Don't Think Gay Sex Is Unnatural, Pundit Insists

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer has nothing but praise for India's controversial anti-gay sex law. Fischer, whose anti-gay proclam...

Bad News For India's Gay Community

AP | NIRMALA GEORGE | Posted 02.11.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court struck down a 2009 lower court decision to decriminalize homosexual conduct, dealing a blow Wednesday to gay ...

Et Tu, India? Why I Am a Criminal (Again) in My Own Country

Nish Gera | Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Nish Gera

In India, the largest democracy in the world, gay sex is illegal again -- "again" because the law from 1860 British India that made "sex against the order of nature" illegal was struck down by the Delhi High Court in 2009. Yesterday the Supreme Court upheld the law.

Out, Proud And Princely In India

Nish Gera | Posted 06.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Nish Gera

Prince Manvendra talks about what it was like to come out in India -- and about everything that has followed: the wrath of the people, their eventual acceptance, Oprah's invitation and his organization Lakshya Trust, which has been changing lives and attitudes in India since then.

Where Are The Gay Indians? Being Gay In The World's Largest Democracy

Nish Gera | Posted 04.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Nish Gera

If Kinsey was right, there are anywhere between 50 and 100 million people in India who are gay, lesbian or bisexual. So where is the "gay India"? What does it do, and where does it live? A country that is home to nearly a fifth of the world's population surely needs to confront these questions.

PHOTOS: The 4th Annual Delhi Queer Pride March

Posted 11.28.2011 | Gay Voices

Sunday was the the 4th annual Delhi Queer Pride March. The parade moved from Barakhamba Road-Tolstoy Marg to Jantar Mantar. The event was organized...

Baba Ramdev, Yoga Guru, Challenges Gay Verdict In Indian Supreme Court

Indipepal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Varun Bubber It's been less than a week since the Delhi High Court abolished Section 377 of India's Penal Code, decriminalizing consensual sexua...

India Decriminalizes Gay Sex

Indipepal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Mansi Poddar In what many are calling "India's Stonewall", the New Delhi High Court on Thursday decriminalized homosexual intercourse between c...

India's Gays Prepare To Join The Rainbow Nation

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Andrew Buncombe | The Independent The Indian government is considering rewriting a law drafted more than 100 years ago that criminalises homosexualit...