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ADDED ON: 04/01/2020

Singapore: Two men file appeals against High Court decision to dismiss Section 377A challenge

Two men have filed appeals against a High Court decision to dismiss their legal challenges against the law criminalising sex between men. Lawyers representing Mr Johnson Ong Ming, a disc jockey, and…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2020

Singapore Upholds Colonial Anti-Gay Laws: Being Gay Remains Illegal For 5.7M People

Singapore’s High Court today ruled to uphold the criminalisation of homosexuality, the Human Dignity Trust have confirmed. The decision would have overturned an anti-gay colonial law instated in 1938 under British rule.…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2020

Malaysian LGBT podcast hosts on being queer in a conservative society

“One episode that stands out to this day involved an interview with a person who participated in chemsex,” the Malaysian podcast host known as J says when asked about memorable moments from…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2020

India’s ‘invisible’ trans community struggles as coronavirus shuts life down

India’s coronavirus lockdown leaves transgender people at heightened risk of poverty and ill health because they exist on the margins of society, eking out a living through sex work and begging, activists…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2020

These South Korean women went abroad to get married. Then one spoke out at home, and the backlash began.

Kim Kyu-jin doesn't describe herself as an activist. That's a label that tends to scare people in South Korea's conformist society. She sees herself as just a working woman who wanted to…

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ADDED ON: 03/22/2020

Gay YouTuber takes aim at Indonesia’s ‘sexual deviant’ bill

An Indonesian YouTube star, whose videos about being gay and living with HIV have generated millions of views, is hoping his popular channel will help fight moves by lawmakers to clamp down…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2020

How a 27-year-old queer Indian brought drag to their city

Patruni Sastry is a 27-year-old, gender-fluid drag performer from the south of India. And they have a surprising story to tell about bringing drag to the city of Hyderabad. They have been…

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ADDED ON: 03/19/2020

‘It’s not safe for them’: Coronavirus lockdowns putting LGBT+ people at risk across Middle East

Coronavirus-induced isolation and lockdowns are putting LGBT+ people in the Middle East at risk, campaigners have warned. Many individuals are – or, due to money worries, fear becoming – trapped with family…

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ADDED ON: 03/18/2020

Transgender pastor defies court to conduct same-sex marriages in Hong Kong

A transgender pastor has vowed to officiate same-sex marriages in Hong Kong despite a legal challenge failing to provide assurances that he will not face arrest. Marrz Balaoro was arrested in 2017…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2020

LA LGBT Center is open, shares inspiring story from Wuhan, China

“We are making preparations for worse case scenarios but no, we simply could not take this kind of action,” Los Angeles LGBT Center Chief of Staff Darrel Cummings tells the Los Angeles…

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ADDED ON: 03/14/2020

How Indian Pride Festivals Have Become Political Battlegrounds

For most queer people, pride is seen as a space to celebrate diversity and resist oppression. It’s a space where they feel safe and seen. But this year’s pride in Mumbai has…

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ADDED ON: 03/12/2020

Seven Asian movies celebrating LGBT romance

While Hollywood has blockbuster queer films Brokeback Mountain (2005), Moonlight (2016) and Call Me By Your Name (2017), social stigmas and cultural taboos mean that LGBTQ+ characters in Asian cinema are scarce.…

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