from India Insight:

Being gay and ‘No One Else’ in India and the USA

December 8, 2015

Siddharth Dube’s latest book, “No One Else – A Personal History of Outlawed Love and Sex,” is more than a memoir of a gay man’s life growing up in India and the United States. It is also a firsthand account of the lives of sexual minorities in these two countries during the 1980s, a time when being gay for many meant living in fear – of disease, abuse and public scorn.

from India Insight:

‘Aligarh’ rooted in reality of homophobia in India

October 21, 2015

Marathi-language professor Shrinivas Siras killed himself in 2010, a few days after Aligarh Muslim University suspended him for having consensual sex with a man.

from India Insight:

Reactions on Twitter to the Supreme Court judgment on gay sex

December 11, 2013

The Supreme Court on Wednesday threw out a 2009 ruling by a lower court that had decriminalised gay sex in India, in a major setback for the cause of gay rights in the world's largest democracy. For full story, click http://reut.rs/18TsR0U

from Felix Salmon:

Niall Ferguson’s history with Keynes

By Felix Salmon
May 7, 2013

Brad DeLong has found a 1995 article by Niall Ferguson which pretty much puts the lie to Ferguson's claim about his take on John Maynard Keynes. Here's what Ferguson now says:

from Nicholas Wapshott:

The continued slur against Keynes

By Nicholas Wapshott
May 6, 2013

Harvard professor Niall Ferguson’s belief, caught on the hop, that John Maynard Keynes’s homosexuality and lack of children led to recklessness when it came to the effects of his economic theories is widespread among conservatives, though few are foolish enough to express it out loud. At a conference in California last week, the prolific contrarian Ferguson “asked the audience how many children Keynes had. He explained that Keynes had none because he was a homosexual and was married to a ballerina, with whom he likely talked of ‘poetry’ rather than procreated.” Keynes’s lack of children and grandchildren, Ferguson implied, is why he blithely proposed large-scale long-term debt.

from The Observatory:

Sex and sensationalism

By Curtis Brainard
August 10, 2012

“The media loves to sensationalize research” on same-sex sexual behavior among animals, according to an analysis published this week in the journal Nature.

from The Observatory:

Sex and sensationalism

By Curtis Brainard
August 10, 2012

“The media loves to sensationalize research” on same-sex sexual behavior among animals, according to an analysis published this week in the journal Nature.

from India Insight:

Indian health minister invents queer “disease”

By Reuters Staff
July 5, 2011

By Annie Banerji

As if the Congress-led coalition government hadn't already cut a pitiable figure in recent times, the Indian health minister stirred up a storm of criticism on Monday with his comments on a "disease" called MSM -- men who have sex with men.

from FaithWorld:

Report says U.S. Catholic sex abuse “historical”, critics see coverup

May 19, 2011

(Victims of sexual abuse by priests outside the Vatican Embassy in Washington, DC, March 25, 2010/Hyungwon Kang)

from Africa News blog:

Ugandan court gags anti-gay paper

November 8, 2010

ugandaThe latest twist in Uganda’s hang the ‘homos’ saga was played out last week when the High Court in Kampala ordering Rolling Stone newspaper to stop publishing the names, photographs and addresses of people it says are gay. Alongside the photos, the paper urged the government: “Hang them.”