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Homosexuality
Entertainment  /  Published 21.02.20

Hit & miss

The‘bhoot’ of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge looms large over Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. In a good way, may we add, and primarily serving two purposes. First, it lends a typical Bollywood flavour t...
By Priyanka Roy in

India  /  Published 21.02.20

UAE bans Bollywood gay romantic comedy

A Bollywood gay film has been banned in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), home to a sizeable South Asian community, the director said on Friday as his new movie hit theatres in India.Touted as India’s...
By Reuters in New Delhi

Entertainment  /  Published 18.02.20

Ayushmann talks homosexuality and homophobia

With his latest release Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, Ayushmann Khurrana is not only seeking his eighth hit on the trot, but also looking to shatter taboos surrounding homosexuality. Recently, Ayushman...
By Priyanka Roy in

World  /  Published 24.12.19

Gay exam for foreign teachers

Agree or disagree, the exam asked: “I would feel uncomfortable knowing my daughter’s or son’s teacher was homosexual.”Or this, true or false: “The gender composition of an orgy would be irre...
By Richard C. Paddock and Muktita Suhartono/New York Times News Service in Jakarta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.08.19

Online fraud cuffs on Tiljala resident

A man in his 20s has alleged that a man he met through a dating app used his private photographs to blackmail him into sharing his ATM card and its PIN.Mohammad Ghulam, who had introduced himself as S...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

India  /  Published 12.07.19

Politicians speak up for LGBT rights

An online `petition` calling for the Narendra Modi government to vote in favour of the UN mandate on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) has gone viral on Twitter. In the vote, held on ...
By The Telegraph in

World  /  Published 17.05.19

Taiwan approves same-sex marriage in first for Asia

Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rainbow flags, despite deep divisions over marriage eq...
By Reuters in Taipei

World  /  Published 03.04.19

Brunei laws allow stoning for gay sex, adultery

New Islamic criminal laws that took effect in Brunei on Wednesday, punishing gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death, have triggered an outcry from countries, rights groups and celebrities ...
By AP in Singapore

Jharkhand  /  Published 16.02.19

Chekov play with LGBT twist for Ranchi

Had he been around, a surprise — pleasant or otherwise — would have greeted Russian playwright Anton Chekhov on Thursday.The English version of Three Sisters, Chekhov’s outstanding play revolvin...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Entertainment  /  Published 12.02.19

Why director of Ek Ladki didn't push the envelope

With Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, debutant director Shelly Chopra Dhar gives us a story unlike anything that mainstream Bollywood audiences have seen before, frontlined by a queer protagonist. The...
By Karishma Upadhyay in


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