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ADDED ON: 03/22/2019

Justice Ministry overturns deportation order for gay Taiwanese man without visa

In a rare move, the Justice Ministry has revoked a deportation order for a gay Taiwanese man who remained in Japan illegally after overstaying his visa, apparently giving consideration to his longtime…

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ADDED ON: 03/22/2019

Loud and proud at Arab summit

Luxembourg’s openly gay prime minister, Xavier Bettel, has boldly condemned Arab countries’ conduct towards LGBT individuals – much to their dismay. Leaders from Arab countries were taken aback by his statements at…

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ADDED ON: 03/22/2019

Lebanon’s LGBT community is often denied healthcare, and it’s not OK

With absent or inadequate sex education in school curricula, Lebanese youth are pushed to learn about sex from unreliable sources, with all the risks it entails. The issue is all the more…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2019

A Chinese Dating App for Gay Men Is Helping Them Have Kids, Too

The urge to have a child hit Geng Le hard after age 35. A former cop from China’s Hebei province, he’d launched a gay dating app called Blued a couple of years earlier,…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2019

Japan Urged to Stop Requiring Transgender People to be Sterilised

Human Rights Watch has urged Japan to drop its requirement that transgender people be sterilised to have their gender changed on official documents. A 2004 law says people wishing to register a gender…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2019

#GoodNews: India’s First LGBT Theatre Group Launched in Kerala

At the back of the temporary stage built on Queer Pride day, Prijith stands looking tense. He looks preoccupied even as he describes to journalists the new programmes they are about to…

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ADDED ON: 03/19/2019

Google’s queer female pi world record breaker hopes to inspire LGBT community

Emma Haruka Iwao, a queer software engineer at Google, who calculated pi to a new world record, has said that she hopes her achievement will inspire others in the LGBT+ community. Speaking…

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ADDED ON: 03/17/2019

Pakatan vows no lgbt freedom after rowdy women’s day in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia probably saw its first pro-LGBT march in the country but it has more than that to worry about with a surge in ‘religious’ attacks online Last week was an eventful one…

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ADDED ON: 03/16/2019

Groups blast ‘homophobic’ and ‘unjust’ family bill

A coalition of LGBT rights groups yesterday urged Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Lai Shyh-bao to withdraw his draft bill on same-sex families, which they said could undermine the legalization of same-sex…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2019

Nearly half of LGBT graduates in Japan report having uncomfortable experiences in job interviews

Over 40 percent of lesbian, gay and bisexual students and over 80 percent of transgender students in Japan had uncomfortable experiences during job interviews, a survey by a nonprofit organization showed Wednesday.…

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ADDED ON: 03/14/2019

This transgender woman is running for a seat in India’s national parliament

India’s commercial hub, Mumbai has its first-ever transgender candidate for upcoming parliament elections. Sneha Kale announced she would contest the north-central constituency as an independent candidate this week, according to the Mumbai…

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ADDED ON: 03/14/2019

Thailand’s Tourism Industry Looks to Cash In on Same-Sex Partner Law

Thailand is advancing same-sex partnership legislation. And one of the nation’s biggest industries, tourism, is paying close attention. Amid an election campaign, a measure that would give gay and lesbian couples more…

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