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California jogger arrested for fatal shooting of a homeless man

68-year-old jogger arrested for fatally shooting a homeless man in Orange County amid increasing hate crime.

Increase in hate crimes targeting Orange County's vulnerable communities(HT photo)
Published on Nov 24, 2023 09:54 PM IST

On marriage equality, a missed opportunity

Given the nuances of existing laws and the legislative vacuum, the Supreme Court could have resorted to judicial legislation of same-sex marriage,

The SC was reluctant to interfere with the provisions of progressive legislation like the SMA, even while it accepted the concerns of the petitioners. (PTi)
Published on Oct 23, 2023 10:00 PM IST

Waves of disappointment as SC denies marriage equality

50-odd-strong club of people pushed the SC to legalise same-sex unions in a country that criminalised homosexuality with life imprisonment before September 2018

Media personnel stand outside the Supreme Court as the Constitution bench reads out its verdict on same-sex marriages, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI)
Updated on Oct 18, 2023 06:52 AM IST
By, Dhamini Ratnam

Holding back on marriage equality

Supreme Court’s refusal to accord even limited recognition to queer couples and leave it instead to executive fiat is disappointing

The Supreme Court’s constitution bench that ruled on same-sex marriage comprises Chief Justice of India Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud and justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, S Ravindra Bhat, Hima Kohli and PS Narasimha (Supreme Court)
Published on Oct 17, 2023 10:17 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Marriage Equality: A personal account of a life everyone deserves

Minita Sanghvi lived through a time when marriage was illegal in some US states. The absence of equality in the eyes of the law is a tough terrain to negotiate

The author, with her spouse, Megan and son, Jamie. (Minita Sanghvi)
Published on Oct 17, 2023 12:23 PM IST

Contrary to rumours, OMG 2 not on the subject of LGBTQ: Source

The long-awaited film OMG 2, starring Akshay Kumar, will not deal with the subject of homosexuality, contrary to rumors. The film is set to release on August 11.

OMG 2, starring Akshay Kumar and Pankaj Tripathi, is slated to release on August 11
Updated on Jul 13, 2023 03:09 PM IST

Zeenat Aman talks about LGBTQIA+ community, gives advice to ‘straight folk’

Zeenat Aman, in a long Instagram post, spoke about the LGBTQIA+ community and also gave advice to the ‘straight folk’. See her post here.

Zeenat Aman shared a note on Instagram.
Published on Jun 26, 2023 07:45 PM IST

Watch | Drag marchers stir controversy with cheeky chant at NYC's pride event

The march, a vibrant display of LGBTQ activism, took place as part of the New York City's Pride Month celebrations

Drag artists and supporters pose for a selfie at Tompkins Square Park before taking part in the New York City Drag March in New York.(Twitter/@EPA_Images)
Published on Jun 25, 2023 06:50 PM IST
ByPaurush Omar

Customer returns drink after Starbucks manager removes pride flag from building

The union Starbucks workers united scrutinizes Starbucks for issuing a new policy which has banned pride decoration.

A customer returns her drink after the district manager removed pride flag. (USA Today screenshot/Twitter)
Published on Jun 16, 2023 10:15 AM IST
ByHarshita Bhati

Has Starbucks 'banned' Pride celebrations at its US stores? Firm denies

Discover the controversy surrounding Starbucks as reports emerge of the company banning Pride decorations in some stores.

Starbucks facing legal charges against the alleged Pride Month decoration ban. (Reuters/representative)
Updated on Jun 14, 2023 12:24 PM IST

Events in June: Blind dating, acting lessons from Manoj Bajpayee & more

Whether you are looking to up your acting skills or go to a popular play, Bengaluru has a lot to offer with several events scheduled this month.

Manoj Bajpayee at an event. (Courtesy G5A)
Published on Jun 07, 2023 12:00 PM IST

LGBTQ+ acceptance on the rise in the US, survey says

The findings of a recent Ipsos poll, indicating that 9% of adults worldwide identify as LGBTQ.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - JUNE 02: Tony Vega wears a Mickey Mouse hat as he attends the Gay Days at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld on June 02, 2023 in Orlando, Florida. As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida lawmakers passed anti-LGBTQ laws, Gay Days organizers encouraged visitors to continue to attend one of Florida�s largest gay and lesbian celebrations. One part of the festivities for the weekend will be a Saturday meetup of LGBTQ visitors at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, even as Disney is in a legal fight with DeSantis over the governor and Florida Republican lawmakers taking over Disney World�s governing district after Disney officials publicly opposed legislation that critics have dubbed �Don�t Say, Gay.� Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by JOE RAEDLE / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)(Getty Images via AFP)
Published on Jun 03, 2023 05:00 PM IST

Ron DeSantis confronts heckler over left-wing indoctrination in schools

Read about how Ron DeSantis, Florida governor and Republican presidential candidate, confronts a heckler during a speech on left-wing indoctrination in schools.

Republican presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a campaign event, in Clive, Iowa., Tuesday, May 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)(AP)
Published on Jun 03, 2023 06:59 AM IST

The North Face stands strong amidst backlash for featuring Drag Queen

The North Face defies criticism, embraces inclusivity with Drag Queen in 'Summer of Pride' Ad campaign.

The North Face. (Image Credit: Wikipedia)
Published on May 27, 2023 09:00 PM IST

Dutee Chand opens up on same-sex marriage: '...they don't speak out due to fear'

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on petitions demanding the legal recognition of same-sex marriages in India.

Sprinter Dutee Chand(AFP)
Published on May 12, 2023 10:20 PM IST

LGBT charter adopted in 60% of Scotland secondary schools. Why is it important?

The scheme has been welcomed by 212 out of the country's 357 secondary schools.

The initiative, introduced by the non profit organisation ‘LGBT Youth Scotland’, aims to foster acceptance among teachers and students.(Getty Images via AFP)
Published on Apr 25, 2023 05:08 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

‘Hope to see rainbow marriages…’: Parents of LGBTQIA+ children write to CJI

Sweekar is a “support group for parents of LGBTQIA+ by parents of LGBTQIA+ to help navigate our journey towards acceptance”.

The Supreme Court's five-judge bench headed by DY Chandrachud is hearing a batch of petitions seeking legal recognition of same-sex marriages in India. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2023 12:30 PM IST

Amid SC hearing, TMC, Left back same-sex marriages, many parties undecided

At an event on Thursday, TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee endorsed marriage equality.

Around 50 petitioners have approached the top court asking for legalisation of same-sex marriage, arguing that denying them the right to wed was unconstitutional and violative of their fundamental rights. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 22, 2023 06:31 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Same-sex marriage hearing: Here are the top 10 quotes in the Supreme Court

Petitioners said, “If our rights are identical as held by the State, then we want to enjoy the full extent of our rights under 14,15,19,and 21.”

The bench comprised of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and justices S K Kaul, S Ravindra Bhat, PS Narasimha, and Hima Kohli. (File)
Updated on Apr 18, 2023 01:27 PM IST

‘Is society ready to listen?’: Kapil Sibal ahead of same-sex marriage SC hearing

A five-judge Supreme Court constitution bench is set to hear a batch of petitions seeking legal validation of same-sex marriages in the country on Tuesday.

Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.(PTI / File)
Published on Apr 18, 2023 10:39 AM IST

‘Assault on family system’: Jamiat moves plea in SC opposing same sex marriage

Any change in the existing laws is for the Parliament to decide, read the application.

Earlier last month, the Centre filed an affidavit in the top court opposing the demand for recognising same-sex marriage. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 07:51 PM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

LGBTQ activists laud SC collegium's stand on Saurabh Kirpal's recommendation

Fifty-year-old Kirpal, son of former Chief Justice of India B N Kirpal, will become the first openly gay judge of a constitutional court in India if the Centre accepts the Collegium's recommendation to elevate him.

Saurabh Kirpal
Published on Jan 21, 2023 11:41 PM IST

Onir's talk at Bhopal Lit Fest cancelled over security reasons: They don’t want…

Here's why Onir's session at the Bhopal Lit Fest (BLF) at the event, was cancelled. Onir was scheduled to talk on LGBTQ issues on the opening day of the event.

Onir's session at the Bhopal Lit Fest (BLF) at the event was cancelled.
Published on Jan 14, 2023 04:44 PM IST

US Supreme Court hears case pitting free speech against LGBTQ rights

The case, one of the most consequential being heard by the nation's highest court this term, pits free speech rights against anti-discrimination laws.

The US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. (Photo by Daniel SLIM/AFP)
Published on Dec 06, 2022 09:06 AM IST

Black Panther Wakanda Forever same-sex romance scene reportedly cut in Kuwait

A 10-second scene hinting at a same-sex romance in Marvel's latest release Black Panther Wakanda Forever has reportedly been cut in Kuwait.

Black Panther Wakanda Forever features Michaela Cole as a queer character.
Published on Nov 13, 2022 03:31 PM IST

Conversion therapy and its impact on mental health among LGBTQIs

The article has been authored by Pooja Nair, consultant therapist, Mariwala Health Initiative.

The LGBTQI+ were jubilant after the SC verdict in 2018, which abolished penalisation of people for their sexual orientation and ordered that gay sex among consenting adults is not an offence.(Photo: Samir Jana/HT (Photo for representational purposes only))
Published on Oct 08, 2022 03:56 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Russia moves to tighten restrictions under 'gay propaganda' law | 5 points

Russia has since 2013 criminalised "propagandising" non-traditional sexual orientations to children, as part of the Kremlin's wider conservative agenda

The existing
Published on Jul 19, 2022 10:45 AM IST

Khaled Hosseini shares emotional post after daughter comes out as transgender

Khaled Hosseini has taken to his Instagram page to share that his daughter, Haris, has come out to the world as transgender yesterday.

Haris, Khaled Hosseini's daughter who recently came out as transgender. (Instagram/@khosseini)
Published on Jul 13, 2022 02:41 PM IST
BySohini Sengupta

London LGBTQ Pride draws a million-strong crowd

The Pride parade in the UK capital marked half a century of progress in the fight for LGBTQ equal rights.

Organizers said more than 30,000 people took part in the Pride parade, watched on by a crowd of around a million(Henry Nicholls/REUTERS )
Published on Jul 03, 2022 12:13 PM IST

Pride Matters | Beyond Sec 377, the call for trans equality reaches a crescendo

As women's rights are under attack, the precariousness of constitutional rights is brought to the fore. Often forgotten in these conversations — despite two watershed moments guaranteeing the rights of the queer community — are the unmet demands of the trans community

Everyone needs to join the battle for trans rights, because the systemic changes required to put these basic rights in place would benefit everyone. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 29, 2022 03:34 PM IST
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