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ADDED ON: 03/04/2021

South Korea’s first known transgender soldier found dead

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea’s first known transgender soldier, who protested the military’s decision last year to discharge her for undergoing gender reassignment surgery, was found dead at her home on…

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ADDED ON: 03/04/2021

The growing calls for a boycott of the Qatar World Cup

In December, Danish caretaker Casper Fischer did something he had never done before. The 32 year old decided to petition Denmark’s parliament – the Folketing – to get the country’s national football…

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ADDED ON: 03/03/2021

Homosexuality can still be called a mental disorder in China, court rules

A court in China‘s eastern Jiangsu province has ruled in favour of a publisher that described homosexuality as a “psychological disorder” in a university textbook. The Suyu District Intermediate Court in the…

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ADDED ON: 03/03/2021

IN A FIRST, SRI LANKAN PRESIDENT ACKNOWLEDGES LGBT RIGHTS

In probably a first for a South Asian head of state, Sri Lankan President in a post on Twitter acknowledged the rights of LGBTQI Sri Lankans. Human rights activists said the President’s…

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ADDED ON: 03/02/2021

Homosexuality can be called a mental disorder, Chinese court rules; LGBT community disappointed

A Chinese court has upheld a ruling that a textbook description of homosexuality as “a psychological disorder” was not a factual error but merely an “academic view”. The Chinese LGBT community, and…

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ADDED ON: 03/01/2021

BIHAR GOVT TO PATNA HIGH COURT : WILL SET UP SPECIAL TRANS POLICE UNITS IN EACH DISTRICT

In an affidavit submitted to the Patna High Court, Bihar Government has said that it is committed to “respectful representation” of transgender people in public employment, and will set up a separate…

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ADDED ON: 03/01/2021

Malaysian man wins landmark challenge against Muslim gay sex ban

The Federal Court of Malaysia has ruled that the state of Selangor has no power to uphold a shariah law that declares it an offense to engage in same-sex intercourse. This decision…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2021

Global Trends in LGBT Rights During the Covid-19 Pandemic

It’s impossible to evaluate what the year 2020 looked like from the perspective of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people’s rights without recognizing how Covid-19 put a spanner in the works and…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2021

The difficulties of being gay in Iran

Police in Iran enter a young man's apartment looking for signs of "misconduct." They rummage through his laundry and check his computer. The young man, who goes by the name of Sahand,…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2021

Malaysian man wins landmark challenge against Muslim gay sex ban

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Malaysian man on Thursday won a landmark court challenge against an Islamic ban on sex “against the order of nature”, raising hopes for greater acceptance…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2021

South Korean Gay Couple Sues National Health Insurer

A South Korean gay couple sued the state health insurer over canceling coverage based on sexual orientation last week, an activist group told the Yonhap news agency. Couple So Seong-wook and Kim…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2021

American anti-trans activist invited to give Singaporeans a ‘better understanding’

An American doctor who believes transgenderism as a “myth” and has supported the forced “conversion” of homosexuals has been invited to lead a discussion of the issue Saturday in Singapore. After details…

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