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Girl spurns bridegroom, faces village ire, with Pride

Girl spurns bridegroom, faces village ire, with Pride

MADIKERI [Karnataka] : The village ganged up against her, her parents cajoled, the police ‘counselled’ her to go back to her ‘husband’, but this brave village girl said ‘no’. She…

Rhode Island says yes to Marriage Equality

Rhode Island says yes to Marriage Equality

 UNITED STATES: Rhode Island became the tenth state in the nation to legalize gay marriage on Thursday evening, when Governor Lincoln Chafee signed the recently passed bill into law.  The…

Gay teen tortured, forced to eat excreta, killed at rangers ‘camp’ in South Africa

Gay teen tortured, forced to eat excreta, killed at rangers ‘camp’ in South Africa

 In South Africa, three ‘gay and effeminate’ teens have died after being starved, tortured and killed at a ‘boys’ camp’ that promised to turn them into ‘men’.  A picture of…

Transgender Day in Bengal

Transgender Day in Bengal

Today is Transgender Day in Bengal, being celebrated on the 30th  of April 2013 for the fifth time A post from Ranjita Sinha says, “We are much exited to look…

Shakuntala Devi: This was a Life

Shakuntala Devi: This was a Life

Newsnet remembers Shakuntala Devi, maths genius, astrologer,  writer, and one of India’s first supporters of Queer rights. Mainstream India would like us to focus on her maths-ability, but let us…

EFL University encourages Gay-bashing?

EFL University encourages Gay-bashing?

It’s a story that has got lost in the ‘mainstream media’ din over things like the Modi-Rahul speeches and the child rape incidents. But it is an issue that caused…

Bishop Gumbleton tells Queer Catholics: ‘You’re Okay’

Bishop Gumbleton tells Queer Catholics: ‘You’re Okay’

A retired auxiliary bishop who reportedly has worn a mitre with a pink triangle and a rainbow ribbon on it has publicly gone against the words of Archbishop Allen Vigneron…

Uruguay : the 12th Country to Say YES to Marriage Equality

Uruguay : the 12th Country to Say YES to Marriage Equality

Congress in Uruguay has voted overwhelmingly to legalise gay marriage, becoming the second country in Latin America to do so, after Argentina. The number of countries that have granted marriage…

Vietnam Business: LGBT friendly and thriving

Vietnam Business: LGBT friendly and thriving

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM — Right in the heart of the city, next to the Opera House and the old stomping grounds of war correspondents, a rare kind of…

Pehchan: Identifying Transgender and MSM issues in untouched Bihar, UP

Pehchan: Identifying Transgender and MSM issues in untouched Bihar, UP

In an ICTC [An information, counselling, and  testing centre] in Uttar Pradesh, transgender clients are treated with rudeness and disdain – they are like outcastes among the already stigmatised persons…

Pehchan to open Patna Office soon

Pehchan to open Patna Office soon

In the first ever local effort in Bihar state, representatives from ten ‘queer-based’ community organisations from the areas of Aurangabad, Bhabua, Jehanabad, Purnea, Sasaram, Bahraich, Barabanki, Chanduli, Kushinagar and Jaunpur,…

Calling for Entries Chennai Dost Festival

Calling for Entries Chennai Dost Festival

Greetings from Chennai Dost! Chennai Dost is a community based group for Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals (LGB) in South India. Our main objective is to create a safe, non-sexual, all…

LGBT Hope in Pragmatist Pope

LGBT Hope in Pragmatist Pope

A recent front-page New York Times article called Pope Francis a “pragmatist” on LGBT issues, detailing his support of civil unions while cardinal in Argentina. Along with many Catholics, I…

Nepal’s LGBT trsyt with destiny: Sunil Pant

Nepal’s LGBT trsyt with destiny: Sunil Pant

Sunil Babu Pant , Nepal’s former Member of Parliament, speaking at opening ceremony of UN regional seminar on Human Rights, Sexual orientation and Gender identity in Kathmandu today, 22/03/2013.. Text of…

Finally, Manipur Transgender receives ‘Justice’ …

Finally, Manipur Transgender receives ‘Justice’ …

Lucky, a Transgender called from Thinungei- Bishnupur district in Manipur has been awarded a compensation of Rs 5,000, paid by the two men who beat her up, thanks to the…

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