Nepalese couple makes history with first trans marriage

The first official marriage in Nepal where one of the couple is trans may happen soon. Monika Shahi Nath and Ramesh Nath Yogi registered and were granted a marriage licence in May in western Nepal. The couple addressed media on Saturday saying they registered their wedding and it was accepted in their home district. Nepal […]

Comedian Kumail Nanjiani asks colleagues telling transphobic jokes: ‘what side do you wanna be on?’

The comedian and actor took to Twitter to caution against the hate and violence jokes contribute to Following the death of trans woman TeeTee Dangerfield and the anti-trans hate speech on The Breakfast Club, actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani had words for Twitter. This is so devastating. Comedians making transphobic jokes: what side do you wanna be on? […]

Mass Nigerian arrests for ‘homosexual acts’ in Lagos State

More than 40 men have been arrested in Nigeria over the weekend for performing homosexual acts, police say. They are due to appear in court later. Nigerian newspaper Punch reports that the police raided a hotel in Lagos State on Saturday afternoon and says the hotel was cordoned off while the investigation was carried out. Homosexual acts […]

US Muslims are more accepting of homosexuality than White evangelicals

Some attitudes take a long time to change. But a new survey looking at different faiths’ acceptance of the LGBTQ community has thrown up some interesting results. It suggests that Muslims in American are more accepting of homosexuality than white evangelical Protestants. Furthermore, their rate of acceptance is moving is increasing faster than those of […]

Donald Trump bans trans people from serving in ‘any capacity’ in the US military

Donald Trump has banned transgender people from serving in ‘any capacity’ in the US military. He has blamed the ‘medical costs and disruption’ they would cause to the armed forces. Making the announcement on Twitter, he said: ‘ ‘After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will […]

جنوبی ایشیائی ہم جنس پرستوں کی زبردستی شادیاں

برطانیہ کی ایک پولیس فورس کے مطابق جنوبی ایشیا سے تعلق رکھنے والے سینکڑوں ہم جنس پرست مرد اور خواتین کی اُن کی مرضی کے خلاف مخالف جنس کے افراد سے شادیاں کروائی جا رہی ہیں۔ ویسٹ مڈلینڈز پولیس کا کہنا ہے کہ اپنے ہی خاندان کی جانب سے مخالف جنس کے ساتھ شادی پر […]

Malta votes to legalise same-sex marriage by 66-1

MPs on the predominantly Catholic island of Malta have voted to legalise same-sex marriage. In a vote passed by 66-1, Malta’s parliament approved legislation replacing the traditional “you are now husband and wife” declaration in civil ceremonies with “you are now spouses”. The sole MP who voted against the change said he did so because […]

Britain’s first Muslim gay wedding as man who tried to kill himself over sexuality ties knot

A Muslim man who tried to kill himself after being attacked over his sexuality is believed to have become the first of his faith in the UK to wed in a same-sex marriage. Jahed Choudhury, 24, grew up feeling ostracised because he was gay and was sent on a religious pilgrimage to change his sexual orientation. After […]

جرمنی میں ہم جنس پرست شادیاں قانونی قرار

جرمنی کے ارکانِ پارلیمان نے واضح اکثریت سے ہم جنس پرست شادیوں کو قانونی بنانے کی منظوری دے دی ہے۔ اس سے چند ہی روز قبل چانسلر انگیلا میرکل نے اس بارے میں ووٹنگ پر مخالفت ترک کر دی تھی۔ اس منظوری کے بعد ان جوڑوں کو مکمل ازدواجی حقوق مل جائیں گے جو اب […]

امریکہ میں ہم جنس پرستوں کو شادی کی اجازت: سپریم کورٹ کا فیصلہ

امریکہ کی سپریم کورٹ نے فیصلہ سنایا ہے کہ امریکہ کی کسی بھی ریاست میں ہم جنس پرستوں کا شادی کرنا ایک قانونی حق ہے۔ سپریم کورٹ کے اس فیصلے کے بعد 14 امریکی ریاستوں میں ہم جنس پرستوں کی شادی پر عائد پابندی ختم ہو گئی ہے۔ جسٹس اینتھنی کینیڈی نے اپنے فیصلے میں […]