26th January 2013
India: Report declares that ‘all sexual identities deserve protection’ 10
2:00 AM — A committee lead by the former Chief Justice of India has declared that all sexual identities are deserving of protection, and has called for education about LGBT people in schools.
18th January 2013
India: Visa regulations block gay surrogacy to foreigners 6
1:52 PM — The Indian Home ministry has circulated rules to embassies which prevent unmarried or gay people travelling to become surrogate parents.
4th December 2012
Norway: Princess took secret India trip to care for gay palace employee’s newborn twins 15
1:01 AM — Norway's Crown Princess secretly travelled to India to care for infant twins born to her gay friend, and employee's surrogate mother, after his travel visa was delayed.
25th November 2012
India: Gay pride parade takes place in New Delhi 5
7:30 PM — Hundreds of LGBT activists in New Delhi have marched in a Pride parade.
25th April 2012
India: Man arrested for allegedly murdering friend who ‘forced him into a gay relationship’ 7
12:25 PM — Police in New Delhi have arrested a 20-year-old man, identified only as Wasim, who is accused of murdering a friend who he claimed continually forced him into a homosexual relationship.
9th April 2012
India: Gay couple get married, but in uncertain terms 6
11:34 PM — A gay couple who were married according to Hindu rites, and had their marriage registered in Uttar Pradesh last month, have fled home, as their marriage has been discovered to be registered under the Hindu Marriage Act, which does not permit same-sex unions.
29th March 2012
Police in Delhi shut down gay photography exhibition 16
11:47 AM — A photographic exhibition celebrating gay life which opened in Delhi last week has been closed by the police following an anonymous complaint that its content was obscene.
27th March 2012
Indian Supreme Court reserves verdict on anti-gay petitions 1
9:53 PM — The Supreme Court of India has reserved a verdict concerning a batch of appeals that challenged the Delhi High Court ruling decriminalising gay sex between consenting adults.
24th March 2012
India’s attorney-general blames Victorian Britain for anti-gay laws 77
9:28 PM — In an apparent change of heart from the position it adopted three years ago, the Indian government has said that homosexuality was tolerated in pre-colonial India, and it was only the British who imposed their Victorian values of morality on what was a largely liberal land.
28th February 2012
India: Supreme Court rebukes ministers for conflicting gay views 5
10:06 AM — Supreme Court judges hearing the case for reintroducing a ban on gay sex in India have warned the government for making contradictory statements about homosexuality.
16th February 2012
India: Supreme Court hears arguments for anti-gay law 22
9:58 AM — A challenge of the decision to decriminalise homosexuality in India has begun at the country's Supreme Court this week.
29th July 2011
Indian lesbian couple win police protection after death threats 14
3:02 PM — A lesbian couple in India have been granted 24-hour police protection after family members allegedly threatened to kill them. The women, named as Savita, 25, and Veena, 20, from Manesar, near New Delhi, married last week and went to a court to ask for protection.
26th July 2011
Indian lesbian couple ask court for protection from anti-gay family members 25
5:13 PM — A newly-married lesbian couple in India have asked a court to protect them from homophobic family members. The women, aged 20 and 25, from Manesar, near New Delhi, say their families have threatened to kill them since they wed on July 22nd.
5th July 2011
India’s health minister calls homosexuality a ‘western disease’ 234
10:46 AM — India's health minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad, has caused uproar by referring to homosexuality as an unnatural "disease" from the west.
27th May 2011
India celebrates second gay film festival 11
5:07 PM — India's second annual gay film festival is underway in Mumbai. KASHISH 2011, which will show 124 LGBT films from 23 countries, was approved by India’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and has failed to rouse the ire of anti-gay campaigners.
13th April 2011
Indian minister says declining female birth rate means ‘we’ll all become gay’ 67
3:37 PM — An Indian minister says he is concerned that the whole population will become gay if gender balance trends continue. Farooq Abdullah, the minister for new and renewable energy, was commenting on new Census figures which show that the ratio of female children to male children is the lowest since India gained independence.
15th November 2010
Mumbai multiplexes ban gay film 7
6:21 PM — India's answer to Brokeback Mountain has reportedly been banned by some of Mumbai's multiplexes for its gay content. Dunno Y… Na Jaane Kyun, a gay romance, was released last Friday after getting past the country's film censors.
12th November 2010
Delhi eunuchs to be given pensions 7
5:47 PM — All adult eunuchs in Delhi, India, will be given pensions of 1000 rupees (£14) per month in recognition of their low status, the local government has announced.
22nd October 2010
Facebook ads can ‘out’ gay users 12
1:56 PM — Facebook 'outs' gay users through some of its targeted ads, researchers have discovered. They found that some ads which were completely neutral to sexual orientation (such as a nursing degree at a Florida medical college) were targeted exclusively at gay man.
3rd February 2010
Indian director confident gay kiss will pass censors 7
6:24 PM — The director of a Bollywood film hailed as India's Brokeback Mountain has said he is confident gay kissing scenes will get past censors.