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China permits lesbians to donate blood

China has lifted a 14-year-old ban on lesbians from donating blood, while still barring gays, thought of as a high-risk group for AIDS transmission, from doing so.

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Gay marriage, adoption allowed in France from 2013: PM


Gay couples will be allowed to get married and to adopt children from next year in France, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault announced on Tuesday.

"In the first half of 2013, the right to marriage an

Gay couple in UP on run after marrying

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' under the Hindu Marriages Act (HMA) is f

SC reserves order on appeal against decriminalising gay sex

After a marathon hearing spanning over a month, the Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a bunch of petitions challenging the Delhi High Court verdict decriminalising gay sex among consent

Gay sex is not offence, HC verdict acceptable: Centre tells SC

The government on Wednesday clarified its stand on homosexuality before the Supreme Court, saying it is in favour of decriminalisation of gay sex and the Delhi High Court verdict is acceptable to it.

Nepal launches 'gay Olympics'

Nepal is to stage Asia's first ever multi-sport games for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, organisers announced on Monday.

The two-week event at the national football stadium and

Gay laws: Britain may remove husband, wife terms

If Britain's plan to legalise gay marriages takes shape, offices across the country will have to remove terms like ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ from forms and use more neutral terms like ‘spouse’ and ‘partner

SC directs Centre to provide number of homosexuals in India

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Expressing displeasure for not furnishing details of homosexuals' population, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked for all relevant records from the Centre about LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transg

Chidambaram regrets faux pas by senior law officer in SC on gay sex

Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday expressed regret over the faux pas made by a senior law officer in the Supreme Court on the issue of homosexuality and said this had ‘embarrassed the Ho

Government clarifies views on gay sex

The Indian government sought to clarify its views on homosexuality on Tuesday, saying it ‘fully’ backed a 2009 court order decriminalising gay sex despite the objections of a top state lawyer last wee

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