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Activists: Ruling on Gays Hurts HIV Fight in India

AIDS | By AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool | Dec 25
Gay-rights activists and health workers in India are warning that a new Supreme Court ruling criminalizing homosexuality will undo years of progress in fighting AIDS by driving gay and transgender people underground.

India Government Asks Court to Review Anti-Gay Law

India’s government asked the Supreme Court on Friday to review a decision in which it upheld a colonial-era law that bans homosexual acts and makes them punishable by up to a decade in prison.

Anti-Gay India Ruling Sparks San Fran Protests

FAMILY | By Heather Cassell | Dec 19
South Asian LGBTs and their allies protested in San Francisco after the Supreme Court in India reinstated a colonial-era anti-gay sodomy law.

India Government Likely To Review Anti-Gay Sex Law

INTERNATIONAL | By Ashok Sharma | Dec 12
India’s law minister said Thursday that the government has not abandoned efforts to make homosexuality legal, saying the country must take swift action to challenge a Supreme Court decision banning same-sex relations.

India’s Supreme Court Upholds Anti-Gay Sex Law

INTERNATIONAL | By Nirmala George | Dec 11
India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a 2009 lower court decision to decriminalize homosexuality, dealing a blow to gay activists who have fought for years for the chance to live openly in India’s deeply conservative society.

Shakuntala Devi, ’Human Computer’ & LGBT Activists Honored in Google Doodle

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Nov 4
Monday’s Google Doodle honors Shakuntala Devi, a math genius known as the "human computer." But many don’t know she was also one of India’s first LGBT activists.

Skiing in Kashmir

By Sebastian Abbot | Apr 5
There are very few ski resorts in the world where you see a soldier in uniform waiting for the gondola with a snowboard in one hand and an AK-47 in the other. Welcome to Kashmir, one of the most militarized places on earth.

India Bars Same-Sex Couples From Using Surrogates

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 23
India’s government issued a ruling that forbids foreign same-sex couples couples who are looking to start a family from accessing the country’s popular surrogate program.

Pink Escapes for LGBT Bespoke Travel to India

Nov 12
Pink Escapes is a gay-owned, ground-breaking and affordable ’Bespoke Pink Luxury’ travel boutique in India showcasing India, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka in style whilst entwining pink experiences.

A Bengali Culinary Journey with New Cookbook

Bengalis are one of the most food and culture obsessed people in India. They are commonly compared to the French in that regard, as dining and entertaining are such an integral part of their culture.

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