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ADDED ON: 12/11/2019

Cambodia to teach LGBT+ issues in schools to tackle discrimination

Children in Cambodia will receive lessons on LGBT+ issues from 2020 in a bid to wipe out bullying and discrimination in the socially conservative country, an official said on Tuesday. From grade…

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ADDED ON: 12/10/2019

Trans woman puts Chinese law to the test in landmark case

Earlier this year, shortly after completing gender-reassignment surgery, a Chinese transgender woman surnamed Yang was fired from her job, an all-too-common fate for members of the country's LGBT community. The reason given…

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ADDED ON: 12/09/2019

Cambodia: CHRC seeks to end LGBT discrimination

The Cambodian Human Rights Committee president spoke during a pro-LGBT event in Phnom Penh on Saturday and called on the public to end discrimination and prevent violence against the community. The event,…

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ADDED ON: 12/09/2019

Breaking barriers: Miss Universe’s first openly gay contestant is from Myanmar

Ninety hopefuls from around the world will vie for the crown at tonight’s (Dec 8) Miss Universe pageant. Among them is Miss Myanmar, Swe Zin Htet. The 21-year-old singer-actress is the first…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2019

TikTok admits it censored LGBT users in ‘wrong’ attempt to tackle online bullying

Documents obtained by the German site netzpolitik.org from an anonymous source at the Chinese-owned company showed that accounts and posts from LGBT+ people, body positive advocates and people with disabilities were being…

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ADDED ON: 12/05/2019

Senate calls on government to expedite asylum claim of two gay Saudi journalists in ‘arbitrary’ detention

The Senate has passed a motion calling on the government to recognise the increased risk it has placed on two gay Saudi journalists by keeping them in detention after they claimed asylum…

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ADDED ON: 12/02/2019

Gay homeowner challenges Hong Kong inheritance law over fears husband may not get house if he dies

A gay homeowner who previously took the Hong Kong government to court over a rule that prevented him from living with his husband has mounted a second legal challenge, this time over…

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ADDED ON: 12/01/2019

Cambodia’s first gay dance company

Prumsodun Ok is a choreographer and founder of Cambodia's first gay dance company. He performs Khmer dance, an ancient dance form with roots in Buddhism, Hinduism and animist practices in the region.…

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ADDED ON: 11/30/2019

Why India’s transgender people are protesting against a Bill that claims to protect their rights

Four days after the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2019 was tabled in the Rajya Sabha on November 20, members of the transgender community marched in Delhi’s 12th Queer Pride Parade…

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ADDED ON: 11/30/2019

LGBT activists in China seek to change marriage civil code

It was only after her partner’s death that He Meili realized the full meaning of marriage. As a lesbian couple in China, He and Li Qin kept their ties largely unspoken, sometimes…

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ADDED ON: 11/28/2019

Japan’s Support for Gay Marriage Is Soaring. But Can It Become Law?

Ikuo Sato stood in front of a Tokyo court in April and told the world he was gay. To a packed room, he described the anxiety he had felt as a young…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2019

Gay Vietnamese tourists fined for committing ‘immoral act’ in Malaysia hotel

Two Vietnamese men pleaded guilty at a Sessions Court here today to committing “immoral activities” at a hotel room at Jalan Burma here, earlier this month. Tang Van Duc, 22, and Lee…

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