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ADDED ON: 10/20/2019

The challenge of adolescent SRH services in Bangladesh

The adolescent population (between the ages of 10 and 19) covers more than one-fifth of the total population of Bangladesh, which consists of approximately 36 million in total. Currently 52% of the…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2019

Hong Kong court turns down first judicial challenge for same-sex marriage but urges government to review policies

A Hong Kong court on Friday turned down the city’s first judicial challenge for same-sex marriage and civil union partnerships, but urged the government to “undertake a comprehensive review” to save time…

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ADDED ON: 10/17/2019

UN Body Urges South Korea to Improve Sexuality Education

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child is urging South Korea to revamp its sexuality education curriculum to cover age-appropriate topics like pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, sexual orientation, and gender identity.…

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ADDED ON: 10/17/2019

Bans, censors, jail: perfect storm for gay arts in Singapore?

Homosexuality is banned in Singapore and arts are strictly censored - yet performers say the tough line helps foment a thriving, LGBT+ cultural scene in this conservative city state. Drag artists stage…

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ADDED ON: 10/16/2019

India’s HIV-positive trans people find ‘new strength’ in technology

Shoved, cursed and ridiculed, Nisha’s hospital visits were always stressful as a transgender woman and got worse after she was diagnosed as HIV-positive. But a new app introduced as part of a…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2019

LGBT Issues Get a Push From India Firms a Year After Key Ruling

In the year since India’s Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that decriminalized homosexuality, Deutsche Bank vice-president Ketty Avashia has noticed a small yet important shift toward greater equality in the workplace:…

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ADDED ON: 10/14/2019

Transman anchors Malayalam news show

For someone who aspired to be a journalist, Hrithik M (27), was living the dream. When Jeevan TV telecast its weekly roundup, ‘Azhchavattom’ with Hrithik as news anchor on Sunday, the doors…

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ADDED ON: 10/13/2019

‘The protagonist’s identity of marginalised gay Muslim Afghan refugee is definitely mine’

August 22, 2013 was an important day in Afghan history, and also in Nemat Sadat’s life. Sadat was the first person from Afghanistan to come out, through a post shared on Facebook.…

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ADDED ON: 10/05/2019

Japanese MP makes waves by linking same-sex marriage to revising constitution

A conservative ally of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for discussion on revising Japan’s constitution to allow same-sex marriage, annoying colleagues in the ruling party who are against it and also…

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ADDED ON: 09/30/2019

Devi Durga to click photos, LGBT people draw graffiti in Kolkata puja

From Goddess Durga clicking a photograph of a visitor with an AI smart camera in one puja marquee, to drawing of traditional 'alpana' before the idol by gender minorities in another -…

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ADDED ON: 09/29/2019

Beirut Pride organizers cancel opening event after threats

Organizers of Beirut Pride said they have canceled the event’s opening concert after threats meant they could not guarantee the safety of attendees at Lebanon’s third annual LGBT+ week. Organizer Hadi Damien…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2019

LGBT activist and retired GP Roy Tan files new court challenge against Section 377A

An activist for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, who is a retired general practitioner, has filed a new court challenge against Section 377A of the Penal Code, a law that…

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