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The Baltic nation’s constitution says marriage can only be between a man and a woman, and Tomas Raskevicius said a constitutional amendment allowing same-sex marriage would struggle to gain enough support in the next few years.(Unsplash)

Lithuania set to legalise gay civil partnerships next year, says LGBT+ lawmaker

By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 06:21 PM IST
Lithuania looks set to legalise same-sex civil partnerships next year, but gay marriage could be up to a decade away, according to the country’s only openly LGBT+ lawmaker.
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Switzerland votes for same-sex marriage, easing legal gender change(Reuters)
Switzerland votes for same-sex marriage, easing legal gender change(Reuters)

Switzerland lawmakers vote for same-sex marriage and legal gender change with declaration

By Reuters | Posted by Nishtha Grover | London
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 09:28 AM IST
On Friday, the lawmakers of Switzerland voted for transgender people to be able to easily legalise their gender change with just a declaration. Not just that, they also voted to make same-sex marriage legal in the country.
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Hundreds of global faith leaders call for ban on LGBT+ conversion therapy(Twitter/AlphaSelena)
Hundreds of global faith leaders call for ban on LGBT+ conversion therapy(Twitter/AlphaSelena)

Global faith leaders call for ban on LGBT+ conversion therapy and support same-sex relationships

By Reuters | Posted by Nishtha Grover | London
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 11:59 AM IST
Various religious leaders from all across the world have come together and asked countries to show support for the LGBT+ community. They want countries to overturn bans on same-sex relationships.
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The other 19 gold award winners - with LGBT+ inclusive policies such as gender neutral bathrooms and health insurance for same-sex partners - were all international firms, including tech giant Microsoft and services company Accenture.(Pixabay)
The other 19 gold award winners - with LGBT+ inclusive policies such as gender neutral bathrooms and health insurance for same-sex partners - were all international firms, including tech giant Microsoft and services company Accenture.(Pixabay)

Two local firms win gold in India’s first LGBT+ work equality index

By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 11:23 AM IST
Two Indian firms, the Godrej Group and Hindustan Unilever, were named top employers for LGBT+ people on Thursday, in the country’s first workplace equality index, launched two years after it decriminalised gay sex.
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Gay, bisexual and transgender secondary school students were twice as likely (42%) to report such bullying compared to non-LGBT+ pupils.(Unsplash)
Gay, bisexual and transgender secondary school students were twice as likely (42%) to report such bullying compared to non-LGBT+ pupils.(Unsplash)

Nearly half of LGBT+ pupils feel unsafe at school in England, study finds

By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 08:56 AM IST
Almost half of LGBT+ pupils in England do not feel safe at school, with more than a third saying homophobic and transphobic bullying is common.
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LGBT rights have been a flashpoint in Poland over the last two years.(Reuters)
LGBT rights have been a flashpoint in Poland over the last two years.(Reuters)

LGBT activists welcome rainbow light show in Poland, say more action needed

By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Warsaw
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 05:44 PM IST
Several cities in Poland illuminated buildings with rainbow colours on Monday in a gesture of solidarity with the LGBT+ community, but activists called for more support in the face of rising hostility.
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New Yorkers Torres, Jones become first gay Black men elected to US Congress(Twitter/mondokoosh)
New Yorkers Torres, Jones become first gay Black men elected to US Congress(Twitter/mondokoosh)

LGBT+ rights: New York City’s Ritchie Torres-Mondaire Jones become first gay Black men elected to US Congress

By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | New York
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 10:52 AM IST
‘LGBTQ people of colour will have a seat at one of the most powerful tables, the United States Congress’: Ritchie Torres on being elected as US Congress’ first gay Black man, along with New York’s Mondaire Jones
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett.(REUTERS)
Judge Amy Coney Barrett.(REUTERS)

US Justice Barrett’s first major hearing to focus on gay rights

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 11:00 PM IST
It is first major hearing to come before Justice Amy Coney Barrett, a devout Catholic appointed by President Donald Trump and sworn in last week over the objection of Democrats.
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The United Nations has called for a global ban on conversion therapies(Unsplash)
The United Nations has called for a global ban on conversion therapies(Unsplash)

Woman’s suicide prompts Indian state to mull LGBT+ conversion therapy ban

By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Kochi, India
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 07:58 PM IST
Kerala could become the first state in India to make it illegal for health care professionals or religious leaders to try to alter people’s sexual orientation or gender identity through such treatments, which have no scientific backing.
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Venezuela’s Maduro, citing Pope, asks congress to consider same-sex marriage(Twitter/NicolasMaduro/downwithtyranny/gaymen_online)
Venezuela’s Maduro, citing Pope, asks congress to consider same-sex marriage(Twitter/NicolasMaduro/downwithtyranny/gaymen_online)

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro asks congress to consider same-sex marriage, quotes Pope Francis’ support

By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Caracas
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 10:33 AM IST
Citing Pope Francis’ recent supporting comments on the rights of gay people, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro asks National Assembly to discuss same-sex marriage in next term
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Pope Francis is the leader of the Roman Catholic and his comments on same-sex marriages has reignited a debate on the legal status of the members of the LGBT community.(REUTERS Photo)
Pope Francis is the leader of the Roman Catholic and his comments on same-sex marriages has reignited a debate on the legal status of the members of the LGBT community.(REUTERS Photo)

Catholic priests’ body insists Pope’s views on same sex union misinterpreted

By Ramesh Babu | Posted by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 04:26 PM IST
In a recently released documentary, Pope Francis expressed support for same-sex civil unions in a significant break from his predecessors.
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Pope Francis.(Reuters file photo)
Pope Francis.(Reuters file photo)

Pope Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 08:41 AM IST
The papal thumbs-up came midway through the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which premiered at the Rome Film Festival.
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Poland’s increasing homophobic stance terminates its ties with Irish town(Twitter/Glitterbeamuk)
Poland’s increasing homophobic stance terminates its ties with Irish town(Twitter/Glitterbeamuk)

Irish town Fermoy cuts ties with Polish twin Nowa Deba after latter discriminates against the LGBT community

By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | London
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 12:40 PM IST
‘We just feel that we couldn’t be associated with a town that does not change their stance on their LGBT+ community’: Irish town of Fermoy in a growing culture war with Polish twin Nowa Deba and Poland’s increasing homophobic stance
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“LGBTQ people are running for office in numbers thought unthinkable just a decade ago and the impact will be enormous if this growth trend continues.”(Unsplash)
“LGBTQ people are running for office in numbers thought unthinkable just a decade ago and the impact will be enormous if this growth trend continues.”(Unsplash)

Record number of LGBT+ candidates set to run in U.S. election

By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New York
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 10:42 PM IST
A record number of LGBT+ people will run for office in next month’s U.S. election, reflecting stronger support for LGBT+ rights among Americans that is eroding concerns about the electability of gay, bisexual and transgender candidates.
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“Pop culture lacks queer representation... When I grew up I missed seeing other queer artists.”(Instagram @girlinred)
“Pop culture lacks queer representation... When I grew up I missed seeing other queer artists.”(Instagram @girlinred)

Not enough LGBT+ artists in pop, says star known as Girl in Red

By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 10:14 AM IST
Young LGBT+ people are deprived of role models because there are not enough gay artists in pop, said Marie Ulven, known as popstar Girl in Red
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Some of Poland’s leaders, including the president and lawmakers from the ruling party, have cast the movement for civil rights for LGBT people as a threat to traditional families.(Unsplash)
Some of Poland’s leaders, including the president and lawmakers from the ruling party, have cast the movement for civil rights for LGBT people as a threat to traditional families.(Unsplash)

Ambassadors appeal for acceptance of LGBT people in Poland

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Warsaw
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 08:12 PM IST
Ambassadors to Poland from some 50 countries and international organisations have expressed their support for the LGBT community in the country, citing a need to work for “non-discrimination, tolerance and mutual acceptance.”
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Barbados pledges same-sex marriage vote so as not to be ‘blacklisted’ for human rights(Twitter/Harry_StylesUp)
Barbados pledges same-sex marriage vote so as not to be ‘blacklisted’ for human rights(Twitter/Harry_StylesUp)

Barbados pledges same-sex marriage vote so as not to be ‘blacklisted’ for human rights issues

By Reuters by Anastasia Moloney | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Bogota
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 10:02 AM IST
Stirring a ‘controversy’ in the Caribbean country where LGBT people suffer discrimination, verbal abuse and harassment, Barbados Governor General Sandra Mason has called for a public referendum on allowing same-sex marriage
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Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that even the law does not provide the provision for same-sex marriages.(Representational Photo)
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that even the law does not provide the provision for same-sex marriages.(Representational Photo)

Our values don’t recognise same-sex marriage: Centre tells Delhi HC

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 04:08 PM IST
Opposing a plea that sought legalisation of the same-sex marriages, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta expressed his personal opinion that such unions are not only contrary to the statutory provisions but the society and values also do not recognise them
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The disabled have just as much right to love who they want and express their sexuality.(Unsplash)
The disabled have just as much right to love who they want and express their sexuality.(Unsplash)

‘They can love’: UK film directors Neil Ely and Lloyd Eyre-Morgan focus on the untold stories of LGBT+ disabled teens

By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | London
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 06:56 PM IST
The award-winning writing and directing team, Neil Ely, 38, and Lloyd Eyre-Morgan, 32, said they were keen to make a film about the rarely discussed topic of disability in LGBT+ youth, as both minorities are under-represented in British film and television.
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Transgender is an identity, and it is independent from a person’s biological sex. An autopsy cannot determine a person’s gender identity.(HT Photo)
Transgender is an identity, and it is independent from a person’s biological sex. An autopsy cannot determine a person’s gender identity.(HT Photo)

Same-sex couple lived as heterosexuals for 8 years, reveals autopsy

By Shruti Tomar | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 04:01 PM IST
The duo, who got married in 2012, presented themselves to their family and neighbours as a heterosexual couple and adopted a child two years after their wedding
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Indian members and supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community celebrate the Supreme Court decision to strike down a colonial-era ban on gay sex in New Delhi in September 2018.(AFP)
Indian members and supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community celebrate the Supreme Court decision to strike down a colonial-era ban on gay sex in New Delhi in September 2018.(AFP)

Two years after Section 377: Judgement that said it with poetry and words from literature

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 06, 2020 11:15 AM IST
The 495-page path-breaking verdict, delivered by a five-judge constitutional bench headed by then chief justice Dipak Misra on September 6, 2018, took the help of philosophers and poets to read down parts of an 158-year-old colonial law under Section 377 of the IPC which criminalised consensual gay sex.
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A group of transwomen in Hyderabad are preparing and sell pickles and other eatables for a living. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
A group of transwomen in Hyderabad are preparing and sell pickles and other eatables for a living. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Covid-19: Hyderabad trans community sells pickles and other eatables to earn livelihood

By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma | Hyderabad, Telangana, India
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 12:10 PM IST
The idea of making pickles and being self-reliant came after people in the transgender community shared their experiences of discrimination and ill-treatment.
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People take part in a rally in support of the LGBT community in Krakow, Poland.(via REUTERS)
People take part in a rally in support of the LGBT community in Krakow, Poland.(via REUTERS)

LGBT protesters decry rising homophobia, arrests in Poland

By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Warsaw
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2020 05:47 AM IST
Saturday’s protest comes a day after LGBT rights supporters scuffled with police who arrested the activist, Malgorzata Szutowicz, known best as “Margot.”
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Ayushmann Khurrana at a Hindustan Shikhar Samagam session, in Lucknow.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Ayushmann Khurrana at a Hindustan Shikhar Samagam session, in Lucknow.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)

Hope Prez Trump works for LGBT in US: Ayushmann

By Deep Saxena | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2020 08:55 PM IST
National award-winning actor Ayushmann Khurrana reacted for the first time to US president Donald Trump’s tweet, on his latest release ‘Shubh Mangal Zyaada Saavdhan’, at a Hindustan Shikhar Samagam session, in Lucknow.
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Cambodia has no legislation that deals specifically with LGBT+ people. Same sex marriages are neither criminalised nor officially recognised by the state.(Unsplash)
Cambodia has no legislation that deals specifically with LGBT+ people. Same sex marriages are neither criminalised nor officially recognised by the state.(Unsplash)

Cambodia to teach LGBT+ issues in schools to tackle discrimination

By HT Correspondent | Reuters, Phnom Penh
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 04:17 PM IST
From grade seven, around age 13, modules covering sexual orientation and gender identity will be part of sex education in schools.
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LGBT+ art exhibition titled Spectrosynthesis takes centre stage at Thai gallery.(https://en.bacc.or.th/)
LGBT+ art exhibition titled Spectrosynthesis takes centre stage at Thai gallery.(https://en.bacc.or.th/)

LGBT+ art exhibition titled Spectrosynthesis takes centre stage at Thai gallery

By Reuters | Bangkok, Thomson Reuters Foundation
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2019 04:37 PM IST
The exhibition at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), which runs until March 1, features the works of nearly 60 Asian artists, and is the second such exhibition after a show in Taipei two years ago.
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The bill, first moved by the government in 2015, has been mired in controversy with many activists complaining it falls short of safeguarding their rights.(Sushil Kumar/HT FILE PHOTO)
The bill, first moved by the government in 2015, has been mired in controversy with many activists complaining it falls short of safeguarding their rights.(Sushil Kumar/HT FILE PHOTO)

A year after 377 verdict: Long battle for civil rights still ahead

By Dhamini Ratnam and Dhrubo Jyoti | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 07:09 AM IST
It’s been a year since the Supreme Court read down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code
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Sudhees Kumar and Arif Jafar (right), who were jailed for 47 days in 2001, outside the office of Naz International in Lucknow.(deepak gupta/ ht)
Sudhees Kumar and Arif Jafar (right), who were jailed for 47 days in 2001, outside the office of Naz International in Lucknow.(deepak gupta/ ht)

The arrests that sparked a crusade against S.377

By Dhamini Ratnam | Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 03:08 AM IST
By 1999, the second phase of the central government’s National Aids Control Programme (NACP) was launched with World Bank credit support of $191 million.
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Members of LGBTQ community celebrate 20 years of 'Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk,' at Rabindra Sadan premises, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Saturday, June 29, 2019.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Members of LGBTQ community celebrate 20 years of 'Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk,' at Rabindra Sadan premises, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Saturday, June 29, 2019.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

A ‘pride’ that roared on the streets of Kolkata yet again

By Dhrubo Jyoti | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2019 10:12 PM IST
On a muggy July afternoon in 1999, 15 people gathered at Park Circus Maidan in the heart of Kolkata dressed in bright yellow T-shirts that said Friendship Walk on one side and ‘Walk into People’s Heart’ on the reverse.
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Campaigners have criticised semi-autonomous Hong Kong for lagging behind on equality issues(HT file photo / representative image)
Campaigners have criticised semi-autonomous Hong Kong for lagging behind on equality issues(HT file photo / representative image)

Hong Kong: LGBT ad approved by transport authorities after resentment

By Agence France-Presse | Hong Kong
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 05:37 PM IST
The news emerged just after Taiwan’s parliament legalised same-sex marriage last week in a landmark first for Asia, placing the island at the vanguard of the region’s burgeoning gay rights movement.
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