Straight from the heart: ‘Gay for a Day’ campaign goes viral

MUMBAI: Celebrity hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani was ill at ease the whole of Wednesday after the SC judgement re-criminalising homosexuality. “As a woman in India today, you have to face so much injustice. This verdict was the last straw,” says Bhavnani, part of what she calls the Aam Aurat Party. Late night, she decided she had to fight


The Riddle: new anti-homophobia message from United Nations human rights office

The United Nations has launched “Free & Equal” – an unprecedented global public education campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality: “In 76 countries it’s illegal to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.  And in at least five, it can be punished by death. The UN is here to make it clear that