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New York, The United Nations human rights chief has warned that an official campaign in and around the capital of Tanzania to identify and detain anyone suspected of being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) “could turn into a witch-hunt.” more
The Netherlands issues its first gender neutral passport

Amsterdam: Last week, The Netherlands created history after issuing its first ever gender neutral passport.

US to deny G-4 visas to same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and UN workers

Washington: The United States of America has declared that it will not provide diplomatic visas to same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations (UN) workers.

Violence against the LGBTI community: UN focuses on ‘need to challenge hatred’

New York,: As the United Nations celebrates 70 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a high-level event on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary killings of lesbian, gay, ...

Malaysian lawmaker urges public to lodge complaints against gay clubs to facilitate raids

Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysian minister has urged the public to come forward and register complaints against gay clubs, to facilitate raid and searches, reports said.

I dream of holding a pride march in Kashmir: Aijaz Ahmad Bund

Unlike other Indian states, LGBTQ community in Jammu and Kashmir did not revel in the joy of the Indian Supreme Court verdict  that decriminalised gay sex. Kashmir has its own consti ...

Take me as I am: Indian apex court strikes down Section 377, decriminalises gay sex

New Delhi: The LGBTQ community in India received a huge shot in the arm after the country's apex court decriminalised gay sex in a landmark verdict on Thursday.

Malaysian women caned in public for indulging in lesbian sex; lawyer justifies punishment

Kuala Lumpur: Two women were lashed six times each in public, for indulging in lesbian car sex, in Malaysia's Terengganu Syariah Court on Monday.

Bihar: Indian state moots employing transgender guards at women homes to prevent sexual assault

Patna: In an attempt to thwart the growing menace of molestation and rape of women at short stay homes, the Chief Minister of India's Bihar state, Nitish Kumar, has asked his administ ...

Indian fixation with marriage and children a hurdle to LGBTQ acceptance: Mr Gay World runner-up

A cancer research scientist, a model, an LGBTQ activist and a writer, Kolkata boy Samarpan Maiti, who added another feather in his cap finishing second runner-up in Mr Gay World 2018 this ...