19th September 2014
India: TV network hires first transgender news anchor 1
6:47 PM — An Indian news network has appointed the country's first transgender news anchor.
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."
5th September 2014
Bollywood star: The UK must stand up against colonial anti-gay laws abroad 24
12:23 PM — A Bollywood star has called on the UK to do more to stand up against colonial anti-gay laws abroad.
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.
8th July 2014
India: Bollywood’s gay Romeo and Juliet back in production 1
3:17 PM — Production has re-opened on 'Romil and Jugal', a gay Bollywood version of Romeo and Juliet believed to have been scrapped earlier this year. The project is being led by producer Ekta Kapoor, who is known for pushing the boundaries of what is acceptable to an Indian audience.
Does international aid help or hinder LGBT people in foreign countries? 8
12:58 PM — International aid donor groups host discussion about the effectiveness of aid for LGBT rights in developing countries.
7th July 2014
Wikipedia holds Pride ‘edit-a-thons’ to improve LGBT-related content 3
1:01 PM — Wikipedia launched a campaign this year to encourage the further development of LGBT information across their website.
6th July 2014
If only the parents of all gay children were like this couple 8
2:50 PM — A video of two Sikh parents proudly standing by their gay son has been released by the Asian Pride Project.
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.