13 February 2013
India: Police raid gay party and arrest 22 men
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.
26 January 2013
India: Report declares that ‘all sexual identities deserve protection’
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.
18 January 2013
India: Visa regulations block gay surrogacy to foreigners
The Indian Home ministry has circulated rules to embassies which prevent unmarried or gay people travelling to become surrogate parents.
25 November 2012
India: Gay pride parade takes place in New Delhi
Hundreds of LGBT activists in New Delhi have marched in a Pride parade.
22 May 2012
War erupts between India’s cricket chief and his gay son
The gay son of India's cricket chief tells Indian newspapers that his father is using his political influence to torture him and his partner, and that this was now 'a fight to the finish.'
1 May 2012
India’s largest transgender festival begins
Koovagam, the largest transgender festival in India, and in Asia, has opened in the eponymous village near the south Indian town of Villupuram, roughly 160 km southwest of Chennai.
25 April 2012
India: Man arrested for allegedly murdering friend who ‘forced him into a gay relationship’
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.
9 April 2012
India: Gay couple get married, but in uncertain terms
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.
29 March 2012
Police in Delhi shut down gay photography exhibition
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.
27 March 2012
Indian Supreme Court reserves verdict on anti-gay petitions
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.
24 March 2012
India’s attorney-general blames Victorian Britain for anti-gay laws
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.