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New York, Jan 15 (JEN): The United Nations human rights chief Tuesday voiced her alarm at a “draconian” new law in Nigeria that further criminalizes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, organizations and activities, as well as people who support them. more
UN urges Uganda to scrap anti-homosexuality bill

New York, Dec 28 (JEN): The United Nations human rights office on Friday called on the President of Uganda to refrain from signing the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law, and urged the countr ...

Human Rights filmfest slams LGBT verdict

Mumbai, Dec 18 (JEN) The recently concluded FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival in Mumbai highlighted several pertinent issues– both concerning international as well as local human right ...

LGBT protests anti-gay sex verdict

New Delhi, Dec 15 (JEN): Protests were held across India on Sunday against the verdict of the Supreme Court that once again criminalized homosexuality in the country by holding that Indian P ...

UN dismayed as India criminalizes homosexuality

New York, Dec 13 (JEN): The United Nations human rights chief Thursday voiced her disappointment at the re-criminalization of consensual same-sex relationships in India, calling it “a sign ...

UN: Navratilova, Collins decry homophobic violence

New York, Dec 11 (JEN): Tennis legend Martina Navratilova and former National Basketball Association (NBA) player Jason Collins Tuesday pushed the ball forward on equal rights by adding the ...

Parliament can take up 377: Sibal

New Delhi, Dec 11 (JEN) On a day the Supreme Court once again said decriminalizing homosexuality is constitutionally invalid shocking the rights groups, Union Minister of Law Kapil Sibal sa ...

SC ruling on homosexuality not right: JD(U)

New Delhi, Dec 11 (JEN) Janata Dal United [JD(U)] leader and Rajya Sabha MP Shivanand Tiwari on Wednesday said the Supreme Court ruling that homosexuality would continue to remain illegal in ...

Beginning of new battle: Gay activist

New Delhi, Dec 11 (JEN) While a verdict of the Supreme Court on Wednesday once again criminalizing gay sex in India has been received with outrage, activist-petitioner Gautam Bhan said the b ...

"HIV/AIDS to rise with SC anti-gay ruling"

New Delhi, Dec 11 (JEN) The Supreme Court verdict that once again criminalizes gay sex in India will lead to more number of HIV/AIDS cases in India, said a leading gay activist after the top ...