The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) has released a map signifying the worst places to be gay in the world. Based on governmental laws, the map highlights places where homosexuality is illegal and in some cases punishable by the death penalty.
IBM intends to host talks with other international corporations such as Google, Dell, and Citigroup in coming months in order to discuss strategies to protect their LGBT employees in India, following the country’s recent re-criminalization of gay sex.
The ruling to reinstate the colonial-era law, Section 377, which criminalizes consensual sex between two men, went under review by the Supreme Court on Friday, December 20.
The Supreme Court of India shocked the world on Wednesday, December 11 by reinstating an old law banning sex between two men.
The Indian state of Gujarat held their first ever Pride parade on Sunday, October 6 in Surat, the states' second largest city, and India's eighth most populated urban center. Nearly 200 participants marched and danced through the streets of Surat in celebration, although many wrapped scarves or masks around their faces in order to conceal their identities.
Q radio station is the latest business venture to openly target gay consumers in India, which has been broadcasting around the clock from Bangalore since September. The radio station follows on from other gay-friendly establishments in India, like travel companies, hotels and an online bookstore.
Following Tuesday's rulings by the Supreme Court to uphold equal marriage rights, the news has reverberated across the globe. Here is some of the reaction from international commentators, activists and personalities around the world.
A LGBT advocate from Mumbai, Sonal Giani, appeared on the reality TV show, Connected Hum Tum, where she described her relationship with her partner. The 26-year-old theatre producer expressed her appearance on the show as a “huge step forward in terms of acceptance of same-sex love.”
On December 16th last year, six men gang raped a 23-year-old female student on a bus as it drove around New Delhi, India’s capital city. The woman died thirteen days later from her injuries in an emergency ward of a hospital in Singapore.
Entrepreneur Mike Waxman is using his personal experiences to create social change for the LGBT community with his newest venture.