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ADDED ON: 10/01/2022

Pakistan launches anti-harassment hotline for trans people

Pakistan on Friday launched a hotline for transgender people in an effort to protect them from discrimination and harassment, a senior government official said. Trans people in Pakistan are considered outcasts by…

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ADDED ON: 09/30/2022

UN experts demand stay of execution for two women activists sentenced to death in Iran

UN experts are demanding a stay of execution for two women LGBT rights activists in Iran, Zahra Sedighi-Hamadani and Elham Choubdar, who have been sentenced to death by Iranian judicial authorities on…

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ADDED ON: 09/30/2022

Pakistan’s Progressive Transgender Law Faces Opposition 4 Years Later

Pakistan is considering amending a landmark transgender rights bill passed in 2018 that some legislators and clerics argue contradicts Islamic teachings on gender identity. Rights activists, however, say the law is being…

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ADDED ON: 09/29/2022

Qatar UN ambassador calls on God to ‘curse’ gay people in resurfaced tweet

Qatar’s ambassador to the United Nations (UN) has deleted her Twitter account after it was revealed she had published numerous homophobic and antisemitic comments online. Hend Al-Muftah deleted her account (@halmuftah) days…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2022

Situation in UAE increasingly worrying for international LGBTQ community

A kiss, a hug or holding hands — acts of fondness by same sex couples in public have always been out of the question in the United Arab Emirates. Behind closed doors,…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2022

Transgender rights’ bill referred to Senate standing committee

Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani on Monday referred the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) (Amendment) Bill, 2022, to the relevant standing committee for debate in order to reach a consensual decision on the…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2022

“Love Is Love” — Meet The Trailblazer Who Broke The Mould For LGBTQ+ Rights In Malaysia

What does it truly mean to live a life worth living? Is it the clothes you wear or the food you eat? Or is it standing for something that could change the…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2022

Cancellation of Taiwan Pride event shows China’s influence extends far beyond its borders

WorldPride 2025 would have been the first time a global lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) event was held in Asia. Originally scheduled to be held in Taiwan, the event was…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2022

Pakistan: Transgender rights in focus amid religious complaints

A religious party in Pakistan has filed a petition against a law that protects the rights of transgender people. Opponents say the legislation could act as a gateway to enable same-sex marriage.…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2022

Prove World Cup will be safe, England LGBTQ+ supporters’ group tells Qatar

The England national team’s largest LGBTQ+ supporters’ group has urged Qatar’s authorities to provide clear reassurances that it will be safe for gay fans to visit for the World Cup – and…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2022

iQiyi Says Deletion of LGBTQ Series in Singapore Is Temporary

Chinese-owned video streamer iQiyi has confirmed that it has blocked access in Singapore to ten gay-themed TV series. But it says that the move is temporary. “The content was temporarily removed in…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2022

Qatar’s Ambassador to Germany Faces LGBT-Rights Appeal Before World Cup

Qatar’s ambassador to Germany was urged Monday to abolish his country’s death penalty for homosexuality at a human rights congress hosted by the German soccer federation two months before the Middle East…

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