17th November 2014
Video game ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ banned in India over gay character 3
2:26 PM — An upcoming video game that features a prominent gay character has been banned in India.
14th November 2014
US State Department urges India to end anti-gay law 2
10:43 AM — The US State Department has urged India to put an end to a law which bans sex “against the order of nature”.
10th November 2014
India: 300 take part in eighth gay pride march in Pune 4
11:51 AM — Around 300 people participated in the eighth gay pride march held in Pune, India’s eighth largest city.
1st November 2014
India: Court files notice to Aamir Khan for ‘promoting’ homosexuality 8
12:15 PM — A court in India has filed a legal notice with Bollywood actor Aamir Khan - for 'promoting' homosexuality on a TV show.
29th October 2014
India: Man charged under anti-gay law after wife discovered affair with spy camera 21
2:24 PM — A man has been charged with a homosexual offenses under India's colonial-era anti-gay law, after his wife secretly filmed him having gay sex with a spy camera.
15th October 2014
India: Delhi schools become 25% trans inclusive
4:26 PM — 25% of reservations in schools will be allocated to transgender students in Delhi
19th September 2014
India: TV network hires first transgender news anchor 1
6:47 PM — An Indian news network has appointed the country's first transgender news anchor.
14th September 2014
India: Government objects to Supreme Court ruling creating legal third gender 2
1:12 PM — The Indian government has filed an objection to a court ruling legally recognising a third gender.
13th September 2014
India: Court drops all charges against female athlete accused of being male 3
1:54 PM — A female athlete who was arrested after she was accused of being male has had all charges against her dropped.
8th September 2014
India: Bestselling author calls colonial anti-gay law ‘our collective sin’ 9
10:07 AM — Bestselling Indian author Chetan Bhagat has spoken about India's anti-gay law to say that it contradicts the country's culture, calling it a "relic of an unscientific, Victorian past."
13th August 2014
Delhi University will recognise transgender students from 2015
4:31 PM — Delhi University says it will recognise transgender students for the first time.
27th July 2014
India: Fifth annual Kerala Pride takes place with LGBT rights protest
12:23 PM — The fifth annual queer pride march took place in Kerala, this weekend, in the city of Kochi.
22nd July 2014
Indian Government to wait for Supreme Court decision over anti-gay law 6
12:44 PM — India will take no decision on amending a law banning same-sex sexual activity until the Supreme Court rules, a government minister says.
19th July 2014
India’s top female sprinter banned from Commonwealth Games over testosterone levels 11
11:29 AM — An Indian sprinter has been banned from the Commonwealth games because she naturally exhibits high testosterone levels.
16th July 2014
UN: Pro-gay Bollywood video is our ‘most watched ever’ 1
4:45 PM — The United Nations has said that a pro-gay Bollywood music video produced earlier this year is the most successful clip they have produced.
26th June 2014
India: Police arrest seven in first apparent case since recriminalisation of homosexuality 5
2:44 PM — Police in India have arrested seven men accused of blackmail and same-sex sexual acts, in what is apparently the first case since the reintroduction last year of a law to criminalise homosexuality.
16th June 2014
World Bank: Homophobia costs Indian economy 30.8 billion dollars 6
1:57 PM — A World Bank study has calculated homophobia costs the Indian economy $30.8 billion (£18.2 billion).
4th June 2014
India: Census finds half a million trans people 8
8:42 PM — The first census in India to contain a third gender option has found nearly half a million trans people.
20th May 2014
Bollywood star: Indian anti-gay law contradicts our culture- ‘it’s completely OK to be gay’ 3
6:38 PM — Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor has spoken about India's anti-gay law to say that it contradicts the country's culture, and that the film industry could begin to explore same-sex relationships.
6th May 2014
Bollywood actress refuses to stop campaigning for LGBT rights, despite death threats 8
12:37 PM — Bollywood actress Celina Jaitly says she will not stop fighting for LGBT rights, despite threats on her life and the lives of her children.