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Media must end its love affair with religious censors

Media must end its love affair with religious censors

A media that paints puritans and fanatics as mainstream forfeits its right to condemn them, writes Alex Gabriel

“We no longer feel safe”: Egypt’s attacks on gay rights

“We no longer feel safe”: Egypt’s attacks on gay rights

Following three men being sentenced to eight years in prison "for committing homosexual acts", Shahira Amin investigates the dangers faced by Egypt's vulnerable gay community

Homophobic rant by radio host highlights Greece’s gay rights problem

Homophobic rant by radio host highlights Greece’s gay rights problem

Journalists Dimos Verikios said there is a "dictatorship of the gay minority” and gay people should be "treated" by members of Golden Dawn, writes Christos Syllas

Ireland: Legal threats from Catholic commentators put drag artist Panti in a twist

Ireland: Legal threats from Catholic commentators put drag artist Panti in a twist

A gay performer faces legal action after criticising "homophobic" journalists. But does this signal the weakness of traditional views on sexuality? Padraig Reidy reports

India: “Even the Supreme Court thinks my ‘lifestyle’ is illegal”

India: “Even the Supreme Court thinks my ‘lifestyle’ is illegal”

By reinstating a law banning gay sex, the Indian state is entering citizens' bedrooms and infringing on their integrity and bodily autonomy, writes Sayan Bhattacharya

Croatia’s referendum: Religious institutions, right wing flex their muscles on gay marriage

Croatia’s referendum: Religious institutions, right wing flex their muscles on gay marriage

Croatians voted Sunday to amend the constitution to define marriage as being between a man and a woman. The campaign had been orchestrated by the country's religious institutions. Barbara Matejčić reports

All Out: Downloading is a choice

All Out: Downloading is a choice

Gay rights campaigners should be wary of calling for censorship of a "sexual purity" app, says Sean Gallagher

Shutting down Russia’s LGBT community

Russia’s drive against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people continues unabated as the country’s Duma considers a law banning “homosexual propaganda”, Elena Vlasenko reports from Moscow. Before 1993, being a homosexual in Russia meant the possibility of being sent to either a mental institution or prison — and it wasn’t until

British theatre producer freed in Uganda

British theatre producer freed in Uganda

David Cecil, who faced jail for putting on a "gay" play, has seen charges dropped after an Index campaign. Milana Knezevic reports

INDEX INTERVIEW: “Diplomats should be blogging”

INDEX INTERVIEW: “Diplomats should be blogging”

Annette Fisher interviews Frances Guy, Senior Adviser at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and former British Ambassador to Lebanon and Yemen on the dilemmas of public service and free speech

British man faces jail under homophobic Ugandan law

British man faces jail under homophobic Ugandan law

Tomorrow theatre producer David Cecil will go back to court --- he could spend two years in a Ugandan jail for staging a play about homosexuality

Russia: Activist fined for spreading “gay propaganda”

Russian gay rights activist Nikolai Alekseyev has been fined 5,000 roubles (104 GBP) under a St. Petersburg law for spreading “gay propaganda” among minors. The fine was imposed after the court ruled that Alekseyev had spread propaganda about homosexual relations among minors when he held a sign in a public place last

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