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.
30th April 2014
Watch: United Nations releases pro-gay Bollywood music video 2
7:35 PM — The United Nations has unveiled a pro-gay Bollywood music video in response to India's sodomy law.
India: Gay college student kills 11-year-old relative after having sex with him 31
11:08 AM — A gay Indian college student has been arrested for killing a boy who he had sex with.
26th April 2014
Australia: Indian gay student granted asylum after being held captive by family 6
11:55 AM — A gay Indian student whose family attempted to force him into an arranged marriage with a woman has been granted asylum in Australia.
22nd April 2014
India: Supreme Court agrees to hear plea against anti-gay law 3
2:45 PM — The Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a plea by gay rights activists against a recently reinstated law banning gay sex.
21st April 2014
India: Trans woman runs for parliament as independent anti-corruption candidate 2
4:56 PM — An Indian trans woman has become the first ever to run for a seat in parliament, as an independent candidate.
India: Supreme Court urged to consider review of anti-gay law after third gender ruling 2
3:31 PM — A law that re-criminalised homosexuality in India could be heading back to the country's Supreme Court, after a separate ruling in favour of trans people.
15th April 2014
Indian Supreme Court legally recognises transgender people for the first time 9
11:20 AM — India's Supreme Court has issued a landmark verdict creating a new category that allows transgender people to identify themselves as such on official documents.