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Venezuelan presidential candidate says women are his weakness


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles said that women are his "weakness" and added he was convinced that they will be the ones who win him ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Ivy Queen thrives in male-dominated reggaeton


August 29th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Aug 29 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican reggaeton pioneer Ivy Queen is presenting her new album "La musa" that will keep her in the forefront of a musical genre dominated ... Read more...

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US community groups seek hate crime hearings


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) A diverse group of over 150 organisations led by the Sikh Coalition has asked the Senate Judiciary Committee to conduct hearings on hate crimes and the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

One percent of the world’s people are asexuals


August 20th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) Around one percent of the world's population or 70 million people are "asexuals" -- people who feel no sexual attraction at all, an expert has said.Anthony ... Read more...

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St. Petersburg gays to rally despite ban


July 7th, 2012 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The St. Petersburg gay and transsexual community will stage a parade despite the city council's ban on the event, according to organiser Yury Gavrikov.St. Petersburg ... Read more...

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Chris Brown to sue rapper Raz B?


May 30th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (IANS) Singer Chris Brown is planning to sue R&B; singer Raz B for suggesting he is gay.The former B2K member has written about Brown's sexual orientation ... Read more...

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US brewer sorry, says it’s renaming ‘Kali-Ma’ beer


May 15th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) A US brewer says it is "scrambling" to rename its new beer "Kali-ma", after the Hindu goddess Kali, following an outpouring of criticism from Hindus ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Obama endorses gay marriage


May 10th, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama for the first time said he believes same-sex couples should be able to get married in an interview given to ABC Wednesday.Obama ... Read more...

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Costa Rican court rules male inmate can wear women’s clothes


May 7th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
San Jose, May 7 (IANS/EFE) The Constitutional Chamber of Costa Rica's Supreme Court ordered prison officials to allow a male inmate to dress in women's clothing after he claimed that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dharun Ravi seeks webcam spy case dismissal


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 2 (IANS) Lawyers for an Indian American student found guilty of bias crimes for spying with a webcam on his roommate having an intimate encounter with another ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gay activists fined in Russia


April 25th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) For the first time in Russia, an event organiser and numerous gay rights activists have been penalised for promoting homosexuality, officials said Wednesday.Laws penalising "the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

I’m not bisexual: Jessie J


April 21st, 2012 - 5:00 am ICT by IANS
London, April 21 (IANS) British pop star Jessie J has opened up about her sexual orientation and revealed that she was not a bisexual.She took to Twitter to clarify doubts ... Read more...

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Russian gay rights activists arrested under new law


April 7th, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two gay rights activists in Russia's St. Petersburg city have been arrested for violating a new local law that bans "gay propaganda", police said.The law, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ricky Martin dedicates prize to victim of homophobic violence


March 27th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, March 27 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin dedicated a prize he received from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to a Chilean gay man who is ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Dharun Ravi is just a kid: Defence lawyer


March 14th, 2012 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 14 (IANS) The lawyer for an Indian American student accused of spying on his gay roommate has argued that his client was not a criminal and did ... Read more...

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Dharun Ravi’s lawyers want 9 charges dropped


March 9th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 9 (IANS) Defence lawyers have asked a New Jersey court to dismiss nine out of 15 criminal counts against Dharun Ravi, a former Indian American student charged ... Read more...

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Indicted Indian-American student’s act a ’stupid teenage prank’


February 25th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) As a former Indian American student went on trial for spying on his roommate, who later committed suicide, with another man, prosecutors called it a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Criminal acts in privacy not immune, court told


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights(DCPCR) Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the right to privacy does not confer any right on consenting ... Read more...

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Three British Muslims jailed for anti-gay campaign


February 11th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) Three Muslim extremists who distributed leaflets calling for homosexuals to be hanged, stoned and burned to death were jailed by a British court Friday.The trio were ... Read more...

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‘J. Edgar’ - a sympathetic, non-judgmental portrait (IANS Movie Review)


January 20th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "J.Edgar"; Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts; Director: Clint Eastwood; Rating: ****Controversy surrounds public servants. Especially those who create, deal and manipulate the secrets of those in power. J ... Read more...

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British Muslims on trial for ‘execute gays’ leaflets


January 11th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Five Muslim men in Britain have been charged with distributing leaflets calling for gay people to be executed.The men distributed the leaflets outside a mosque in ... Read more...

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A queer carnival in Delhi


November 27th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Donning rainbow-coloured scarves and attire and gyrating to drumbeats, hundreds of people from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community created a a carnival-like atmosphere ... Read more...

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Delhi set for queer pride parade Sunday


November 25th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) A colourful pride parade and a live rock concert will ensure that it would be a rollicking Sunday for the capital's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and ... Read more...

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Pakistan steps into absurdsville by banning words: Daily


November 21st, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Pakistan has stepped into "absurdsville" by moving to block some 1,500 words from text messages, said a daily.Daily Times editorially said Monday that it seems ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Decriminalise homosexuality to fight HIV: Caribbean expert


November 21st, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Nassau (Bahamas), Nov 21 (IANS/CMC) A leading researcher in HIV/AIDS from the Caribbean islands has called on regional governments to consider decriminalisation of homosexuality as part of the overall fight against ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Parents protest against ‘Glee teen sex scene’


November 9th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Parents Television Council (PTC) has spoken strongly against a scene in the last episode of the highly successful FOX show “Glee.” During the last episode of the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Indonesia’s first gay medical clinic opens in Bali


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Nov 3 (IANS/AKI) The first medical clinic for gay patients has opened in the Indonesia's tourist destination Bali.The initiative aims to serve gays, lesbians and transgenders that are ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘India needs time to open up to gay themes in films’


October 17th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) In India it has recently become a criminal offence to discriminate against people due to their sexual orientation. But commercial Indian films are far from catching ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Portia de Rossi & Ellen DeGeneres to come out with a comedy show


September 12th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Portia de Rossi and partner Ellen DeGeneres will come out with a comedy show on NBC. The show was not named in the report by the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

US asks Russia to review refusal to register party


July 29th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has asked Russia to re-examine a decision not to allow an opposition party to take part in the upcoming parliamentary polls, a US ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistani American who fought for ‘minority within minority’(Comment)


July 28th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, July 28 (IANS) In the early 1990s, the concierge at the apartment complex where Ifti Nasim lived in Chicago, called up to say there was a visitor who insisted ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pakistani American poet who helped Indian gays migrate


July 26th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, July 26 (IANS) Pakistan-born poet and gay activist Ifti Nasim, who died of a heart attack in a Chicago hospital, once escaped persecution in his native land for his ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ Repeal moves forward


July 22nd, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, July 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy of the US military will move to the next stage with Pentagon expected to give the green light ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Genes blamed for gay tendencies


July 8th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) Boys will be boys and engage in more 'rough and tumble' play than girls. But a new study blames a set of genes for one's gay ... Read more...

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Celebs condemn health minister’s MSM comment


July 7th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad's comment that men having sex with men (MSM) is a "disease" and "unnatural" has upset the film fraternity. More and ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

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