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Indian Gay Matrimonial Ad Raises Eyebrows

Indian Gay Matrimonial Ad Raises Eyebrows

In India, 57 year old Padma Iyer made headlines when she placed an advertisement in the Mumbai publication Mid-Day seeking a groom for her son Harish. “Seeking 25-40, Well-Placed, Animal-Loving, Vegetarian GROOM for my SON (36, 5’11”) who works with an NGO, Caste No Bar (Though Iyer Preferred)” the advertisement read. The advertisement has caused […]

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Singapore’s Gay Male Sex Ban Challenged

Singapore’s Gay Male Sex Ban Challenged

Kenneth Chee and Gary Lim on Monday challenged Singapore’s 76-year-old ban on gay sex in the nation’s highest court. Chee and Lim, who have been together for 17 years, argued that the law is discriminatory against homosexual males, and breaches their right to equal protection guaranteed by Singapore’s charter. The law was first enacted in […]

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Supreme Court in India Recognizes Third Gender Category

Supreme Court in India Recognizes Third Gender Category

India’s Supreme Court has issued a verdict allowing transgender and non-gender binary people to identify themselves as such on government documents. Before Tuesday’s ruling, Indian citizens were required to identify themselves as either male or female on official documents. The court noted that it was the right of all human beings to choose their gender, […]

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5000 Attend Mumbai Gay Pride

5000 Attend Mumbai Gay Pride

An estimated 5000 people hit the streets for the gay pride parade in Mumbai on Saturday the 1st of February. The parade was the city’s first since homosexuality was recriminalised in India under section 377 of India’s Penal Code. The city’s seventh annual pride parade, the parade was entitled the Queer Azaadi March, (“Azaadi” being […]

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