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Madonna sued for $10 mn over Russian concert comments


August 18th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A group of Russian activists have filed $10.5 million lawsuits against pop diva Madonna and organisers of her St. Petersburg concert in which ... Read more...

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I thought people knew i was gay: Elton John


July 19th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Singer Elton John says he always thought his homosexuality was "common knowledge" which is why he never officially came out until he was asked directly.The 65-year-old, ... Read more...

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‘Shab’ my first love story: Onir


June 5th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 5 (IANS) After bringing up sensitive issues like HIV/AIDS and homosexuality through his films "My Brother Nikhil" and "I Am", filmmaker Onir is now working on a new ... Read more...

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Gay rights activists detained in Moscow


May 28th, 2012 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Several Russian gay rights activists were detained during an unauthorized picket in Moscow, police said.The picket led by Nikolai Alexeyev was devoted to the anniversary ... Read more...

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Russian gay rights activist fined under new law


May 5th, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian gay rights activist has become the first person to be fined under a new law banning homosexual propaganda in St. Petersburg.Nikolai Alexeyev, ... Read more...

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Gay couple in UP on run after marrying


April 13th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 13 (IANS) Homosexuality may have been decriminalised by a Delhi court, but a gay couple in Uttar Pradesh is running for cover as their "marriage" solemnised "by mistake" ... Read more...

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Gay propaganda banned in Russian city


March 11th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko Sunday signed off a law penalising propagating homosexuality among minors.The law, passed in the third and final reading by the ... Read more...

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Russian city bans homosexual propaganda


February 29th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The legislative assembly of Russia's St. Petersburg city Wednesday passed a law penalising the dissemination of material promoting homosexuality and paedophilia among minors.The law imposes ... Read more...

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Apex court rebuffs government for flip-flop on homosexuality


February 28th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday rebuffed an attempt by the government to distance itself from submissions made by Additional Solicitor General P.P. Malhotra that homosexuality was ... Read more...

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Scope of penal provision on gay sex wide: SC (Lead)


February 16th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday said the scope of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was wide and could not be limited to holding ... Read more...

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Scope of penal provision on gay sex wide: SC


February 16th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday said the scope of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was wide and could not be limited to holding ... Read more...

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Most Chinese youth don’t discriminate homosexuals


February 14th, 2012 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 14 (IANS) More than 80 percent of Chinese people born after the 1980s hold no discriminatory beliefs regarding homosexuality, says a survey.According to the survey on marriage perspectives ... Read more...

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Ricky Martin to marry boyfriend Jan 28


January 3rd, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Jan 3 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin and his boyfriend Carlos Gonzalez will marry Jan 28 in New York.New York had in June last year approved marriage ... Read more...

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Russian gays plead for end to crackdown


December 2nd, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's gay community Friday called for an end to what they see as an ongoing crackdown spearheaded by the ruling United Russia party.The appeal came ... Read more...

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To get actors, composers, Onir eyes social media


October 18th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Onir, known to bring taboo subjects like homosexuality into the mainstream, says his next film "Shab" will tell the love story of a gigolo and ... Read more...

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Number of homosexuals on rise in Sri Lanka


September 21st, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 21 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities Wednesday said that there has been an increase in the number of homosexuals in the country.A survey conducted by the Sri Lankan health ... Read more...

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My love for Rebecca was real: Ricky Martin


August 16th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Singer Ricky Martin, who announced last year that he is gay, dismissed reports that his romance with Latino television presenter Rebecca De Alba was an ... Read more...

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From closet to freedom for India’s gays, two years on


July 1st, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) What would you make of 377, 2/7, 730? Could be a code or a logical reasoning question. But, for queers, 377 is the Indian Penal ... Read more...

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British Air Force ‘forced’ lesbian recruits to undergo treatment


April 16th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 16 (ANI): Britain's Royal Air Force used to discourage recruitment of bisexual officials and forced suspected lesbians to undergo a medical treatment to 'cure' their 'perversions,' reveals newly declassified documents.A ... Read more...

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Brit priest resigns after his hooker attire at charity party earns him threats


March 21st, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 21 (ANI): The parish priest, who had dressed up as a hooker for a charity "tarts and vicars" party in Britain, has resigned after he was called a pervert and ... Read more...

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Gay rights groups slam Apple for approving ‘gay cure’ app


March 20th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
New York, March 20 (ANI): Gay rights activists have slammed Apple after it approved an app by a religious organization that seeks to help gay people become straight.According to the Huffington Post, ... Read more...

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I never faced obstacles because of my sexual preference: Onir


March 13th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) Gay director Onir is quite upright about his alternative sexual preference and asserts that it didn't create obstacles in his career. He says that he ... Read more...

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Star Of ‘New Kids On The Block’, Jonathan Knight, Divulges That He Is A Homosexual


January 31st, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Jonathan Knight, an American vocalist, who is a portion of the ‘boy band’, New Kids On The Block (NKOTB), has come out as gay subsequent to the inadvertent outing of ... Read more...

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Human rights group calls for impartial investigation on murder of Ugandan gay rights activist


January 27th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by BNO News
KAMPALA, UGANDA (BNO NEWS) -- Human Rights Watch on Thursday called for an urgent and impartial investigation on the murder of David Kato, a prominent gay rights activist.Kato dedicated his life to ... Read more...

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Therapist tries to turn gay man straight, could be struck off


January 17th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) A psychotherapist in Britain who tried to convert a gay man into a heterosexual will know her fate this week in a hearing that could see her stripped ... Read more...

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Ricky Martin: Launches The Video Of ‘Best Thing About Me Is You’ Which Promotes Equality


January 12th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Ricky Martin is out with his first single, since he came out of the closest about his sexual orientation. Hence it’s not much of a surprise that his new single ... Read more...

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Gay Richard Chamberlain advises other gays to “stay in the closet”


December 28th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 28 (ANI): Actor George Richard Chamberlain, who managed to keep his homosexuality a secret for decades, has advised other gay men who are in the same profession as him ... Read more...

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FIFA boss Sepp Blatter sorry for ‘gay’ remarks


December 18th, 2010 - 1:39 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 18 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter has apologised for saying gay fans should "refrain from sexual activity" if they go to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, BBC reported Friday. ... Read more...

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America is ready to elect a gay president: Jimmy Carter


December 17th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 17 (ANI): Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says America is ready to elect a gay president.And the 39th president predicts it will happen in 'near future'."I think the entire ... Read more...

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Oprah Winfrey Talks Life, Rumors And Gayle King In Barbara Walters Interview


December 9th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A rare treat awaits the TV fans as two of the biggest TV personalities came together for an interview. After decades interviewing others, Oprah Winfrey will ... Read more...

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John Travolta Threatens To File A Suit Against Gawker.com


December 1st, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The website claimed that the actor has been a regular at the spa and was a complete sucker for ‘anal fun’. The author Brian Moylan of the post at Gawker claims ... Read more...

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Ricky Martin’s parents embrace son’s sexuality


November 29th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 29 (IANS) Singer Ricky Martin was overjoyed and surpirsed when his parents accepted his sexuality and expressed their unconditional love for him.Martin came out of the closet in March this ... Read more...

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Transgenders hold pride march in New Delhi


November 28th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.28 (ANI): Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuals and Transgenders (LGBT) participated in the third pride march here on Sunday.They said the Delhi High Court decision to decriminalise homosexuality by redefining Section-377 of ... Read more...

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Review Of Dunno Y…Na Jaane Kyon: Confusing, Clumsy And Waste Of Talents


November 13th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
 November 13, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Film: Dunno Y…Na Jaane Kyon ReviewStarring: Yuvraaj Parasher, Zeenat Aman, Kabir Bedi, Helen, Maradona Rebello, Kapil Sharma and Hazel.Director: Sanjay SharmaRating: 1.5 out of 5.You must ... Read more...

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Marie Osmond Reveals The Pain Of Her Son’s Death To Oprah Winfrey


November 12th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Marie Osmond never opened up about the pain she has been going through ever since her son, Michael Bryan's demise on February 26, 2010, when he ... Read more...

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