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ADDED ON: 11/11/2019

Gay sex: is time finally up for Singapore’s Section 377A?

It is a law famously and stubbornly resistant to change. One that has outlived not only the British colonialists who drafted it, but the British empire itself. A law that survived the…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2019

Myanmar’s law and justice system perpetuates anti-LGBTQ stigma

Myanmar’s criminal laws are outdated and fail to respect and protect human rights, especially the rights of LGBTQ people and rights enshrined in binding international human rights treaties. This is the key…

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ADDED ON: 11/08/2019

Malaysia sentences five men to jail, caning and fines for gay sex

A Malaysian religious court sentenced five men on Thursday to jail, caning and fines for attempting gay sex, media and a rights group said. Sodomy and same-sex acts are illegal under Islamic…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2019

The Indian army wants to keep homosexuality a punishable offence

Officials in the Indian Army want to keep punishing officers for being gay despite the fact that homosexuality was decriminalised in the country last year. Officials have reportedly approached the Ministry of…

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ADDED ON: 10/29/2019

China’s Longest-Surviving — And Very Illegal — LGBT Magazine

Beijing-based GS began as a listings and lifestyle magazine geared toward the gay community before evolving into a respected outlet for commentary and longform journalism, dedicated to recording landmark events for the…

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ADDED ON: 10/28/2019

Uganda arrested 16 LGBTQ activists. Here’s where else gay rights are a battleground in the world.

This week Ugandan police arrested 16 LGBTQ activists on charges of gay sex — which is punishable by life imprisonment. Police arrested them at the sexual health organization where they worked and…

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ADDED ON: 10/27/2019

For a conservative city, Beijing has a remarkable gay nightlife

By day edmund yang is an accountant at a multinational firm. At night he can sometimes be found quietly sipping a cocktail at Destination, his club-cum-cultural centre. On China’s most popular navigation…

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ADDED ON: 10/27/2019

Record 200,000 people march in Taipei LGBT pride parade

A record-breaking 200,000 people marched through Taipei Saturday in a vivid and exciting annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride parade, calling for the public to embrace the LGBT community, especially…

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ADDED ON: 10/26/2019

17th Taiwan LGBT Pride parade to take place today

The 17th Taiwan LGBT Pride parade is to take place in Taipei today, the first after the nation legalized same-sex marriage earlier this year. Taiwan on May 17 became the first Asian…

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ADDED ON: 10/25/2019

Chinese-owned TikTok Bans LGBT Content Even Where Homosexuality Is Legal

The draw of being a part of social media and gathering followers is the big reason for many to jump on their phones. TikTok seems to be the ego toy of the…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2019

Taiwan: What’s next after marriage equality?

When the annual Taipei LGBT Pride sets off from City Hall on Saturday, it promises to be an especially joyful occasion. With the legalization of marriage equality earlier this year, participants will…

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ADDED ON: 10/23/2019

How PrEP is changing safe sex practices for India’s LGBTQ community

The dating, hook-up and relationship-seeking culture in the LGBTQ community has always had its own secret set of codes that allowed its members to navigate this dicey domain in public, while remaining…

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