World LGBT News

India Decriminalizes Gay Sex

India's Supreme Court has decriminalised gay sex in a landmark ruling.

The court heard petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Section 377 - a colonial-era law under which a same-sex relationship is an "unnatural offence" punishable by a 10-year jail term.

"Any discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation violates fundamental rights," Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, who was head of the five-judge bench, said in Thursday's ruling.

LGBTI Refugees Start Marketplace To Survive

A group of LGBTI refugees who faced violence after holding a Pride festival in their refugee camp have been forced to find new ways to make money because of anti-LGBTI persecution.

Gay Star News exclusively reported in June that LGBTI refugees in the Kenyan Kakuma Refugee Camp held the first Pride parade there. Many of them come from Uganda. The Kakuma refuguee camp is one of the largest in the world. All of the LGBTI refugees in Kakuma fled their home countries because of persecution they faced because they are LGBTI.

Gay Activist Receives Death Threats After Kissing Photo With Moroccan Flag Goes Viral

A Muslim gay activist received dozens of abusive messages, including death threats, after posting a picture of himself and a fellow campaigner appearing to kiss while holding a Moroccan flag at the annual pride parade in Milan, Italy, on Saturday.