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  • 9th September 2013

    India: Archbishop of Mumbai says being gay is ‘not a sin’ 12

    Cardinal Oswald Gracias: ' I do think we must be sensitive in our sermons and how we speak in public and I will so advise our priests'

    2:06 PM — In a recent letter to LGBT activist groups in India, the Archbishop of Mumbai has said he would advise priests to be more sensitive while referring to gay people in public sermons, affirming "to say those with other sexual orientations are sinners is wrong."

  • 21st June 2013

    India: LGBT activist happy with acceptance from appearing on reality TV show

    Sonal Giani said she was very pleased with the reaction to the reality TV show (Image: Facebook)

    5:43 PM — An LGBT activist in Mumbai has reflected on the positive reaction to a reality television show which featured her living her daily life.

  • 13th February 2013

    India: Police raid gay party and arrest 22 men 7

    The party took place on an island suburb of Mumbai

    10:57 AM — Police in Mumbai have raided a bungalow where a gay party was being held and booked 22 men for indecent behaviour and lacking permissions to hold a party.

  • 27th May 2011

    India celebrates second gay film festival 11

    India's second gay film festival is underway

    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.

  • 15th November 2010

    Mumbai multiplexes ban gay film 7

    A publicity shot from Dunno Y… Na Jaane Kyun

    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.

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