13th December 2013
Facebook accounts go #GayForADay in protest against Indian gay sex ban 7
5:06 PM — Swathes of Facebook users, both gay, bisexual and straight, have been changing their profile pictures to pictures of themselves engaging in same-sex kisses in a viral protest against India's recently reintroduced gay sex ban.
12th December 2013
UN: Indian Supreme Court decision to ban homosexuality breaks international law 5
3:11 PM — The UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, has expressed her dismay at the Indian Supreme Court’s decision to recriminalise same-sex sexual activity.
MP Crispin Blunt appeals to Indian Health Minister to repeal ‘disaster’ Supreme Court gay sex ban 3
1:47 PM — Conservative MP Crispin Blunt has written to Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad to express his "dismay and serious concern" as India's Supreme Court ruled this week to reinstate a ban on gay sex.
India’s Law Minister slams Supreme Court’s decision to bring back ‘archaic’ anti-gay law 17
11:48 AM — In an encouraging sign, India's Law Minister Kapil Sibal says the country's government is considering decriminalising same-sex sexual activity, a day after the country's top court upheld a law which criminalised gay sex.
11th December 2013
UK Government: India’s Supreme Court ruling against gay sex is a ‘matter for India’ 40
8:37 PM — The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issued a short response to the decision of India’s highest court to criminalise gay sex.
Indian ban on gay sex condemned by Bollywood stars 1
7:23 PM — The stars of Bollywood have spoken out to condemn the reintroduction of a law banning gay sex by the Indian Supreme Court today.
India: Former Commonwealth Human Rights Head condemns gay sex ban 7
6:25 PM — Dr Purna Sen, former Head of Human Rights at the Commonwealth Secretariat and chair of the Kaleidoscope Trust, has condemned yesterday's decision by India's supreme court to uphold colonial-era laws that ban gay sex.
Protesters take a stand against ‘strange and regressive’ Indian Supreme Court ban on gay sex 2
5:30 PM — Protesters have made a stand against today's Supreme Court decision in India to reinstate a ban on gay sex.
Indian politicians criticise Supreme Court’s decision to ban gay sex 47
11:39 AM — India’s Supreme Court ruling against gay sex is being met with criticism from a growing number of politicians in the country.
India bans gay sex in Supreme Court shock ruling 31
9:37 AM — India’s highest court has upheld a colonial-era law which criminalises gay sex, in what activists have described as a "black day" for gay rights.
1st December 2013
UK: Indian trans asylum seeker fears deportation could lead to ‘torture’ 1
8:58 AM — A trans man who fled to the UK from India has said he will face "torture" at home if he is forced to be deported.
24th November 2013
India: Hundreds march in campaign to end LGBT discrimination
1:15 PM — Hundreds of gay rights activists marched through the streets of New Delhi recently in a demand to end LGBT stigmatisation and discrimination in India.
19th November 2013
Out on the Street London summit talks ‘return-on equality’ for LGBT friendly businesses 11
3:51 PM — The second inaugural Out on the Street Europe summit is currently underway in London, this year focusing on how LGBT issues relate globally to corporate leadership and employment.
21st October 2013
India: Runaway lesbian couple caught by police in Bihar 3
6:33 PM — Two girls have been caught after they ran away from their homes to get married in the first-case of same-sex marriage in the Indian state of Bihar.
7th October 2013
India’s Gujarat state holds its first gay pride march
7:35 PM — Over a hundred people took part in Gujarat’s first ever gay pride march in the city of Surat on Sunday.
11th September 2013
India: First LGBT community radio station launched to ‘create awareness and acceptance’ in the country 1
3:37 PM — The first ever LGBT community radio station has been launched in Bangalore, India which aims to "create awareness and acceptance about alternate sexualities" and to "bridge the gap" between various sexualities in the country.
India: First ever gay candidate for secretary at top university speaks out over LGBT discrimination
1:56 PM — The first ever gay candidate for general secretary at one of India's leading universities has called attention to LGBT discrimination on campus, including an incident where he was denied hostel accommodation because he was deemed too "effeminate."
9th September 2013
India: Archbishop of Mumbai says being gay is ‘not a sin’ 12
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."
5th September 2013
Where do each of the G20 countries stand on LGBT rights? 36
3:23 PM — Today 20 of the world's leading economies meet to discuss issues of global importance, the G20 summit is to take place in Russia which has found itself at the centre of an international storm of controversy over its law which bans the promotion of "non traditional" relationships.
21st June 2013
India: LGBT activist happy with acceptance from appearing on reality TV show
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.