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LGBTI Rights in Asia


ADDED ON: 06/20/2022

Palestinian Activists Ban Concert for LGBTQ Community in Ramallah

Palestinian activists shut down a concert for the LGBTQ community that was scheduled to take place in Ramallah over the weekend. East Jerusalem singer-songwriter and video artist Bashar Murad was supposed to…

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ADDED ON: 06/20/2022

How Henna Is Helping Proudly Brown And Queer Individuals Reconnect With Their Heritage

In a rebellious move against the gender binary, as well as notions of toxic masculinity imposed by their South Asian heritage, brown gay men and non-binary individuals are adorning their hands with…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2022

Singapore’s Pink Dot gay pride rally returns, as MP from ruling party attends for first time – and in a pink T-shirt

Singapore’s annual Pink Dot gay pride rally returned to the nation’s sole government-designated free speech zone on Saturday with palpable excitement after a two-year interruption and amid indications a controversial law criminalising…

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ADDED ON: 06/18/2022

Trans community in Pakistan struggles to overcome marginalization

Pakistan’s transgender community remains largely visible, yet marginalized and ostracized. Pakistani society makes little or no distinction between public order, morality, sexual orientation, or gender identity. With the introduction of new thoughts,…

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ADDED ON: 06/16/2022

Thailand edges closer to legalising same-sex unions

Lawmakers in Thailand on Wednesday passed at first reading four different bills on same-sex unions, moving a step closer towards becoming the second territory in Asia to legalise same-gender marriages. Thailand has…

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ADDED ON: 06/16/2022

Tokyo moves to allow same-sex partnerships, but not as legal marriage

The Tokyo metropolitan government on Wednesday adopted legislation recognizing same-sex partnerships, which will extend some rights that apply to married heterosexual couples but falls short of allowing same-sex unions as legal marriages.…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2022

Indonesia’s LGBTQ couples fear Parliament will make their love a crime.

LGBTQ citizens of Indonesia are worried that legislators who are working on an extensive revision of the nation’s criminal code might make forms of LGBTQ sexual activity a criminal offense. Indonesia has…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2022

At Nepal’s Pride Parade, A Unique Vision of Queer Resistance.

On Saturday, after a two-year, COVID-induced hiatus, members of the Nepali queer community and their allies took to the streets of Kathmandu for the Nepal Pride Parade—celebrating their hard-earned wins over the…

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ADDED ON: 06/14/2022

JOC signs framework agreement with LGBTQ hub Pride House Tokyo.

The Japanese Olympic Committee on Monday signed a framework agreement with the LGBTQ hub Pride House Tokyo to promote inclusiveness in the sporting world. JOC President Yasuhiro Yamashita said the move came…

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ADDED ON: 06/14/2022

Israel’s MKs surveyed on gay marriage.

As Pride Month is celebrated all over the world, Israeli citizens are once again sharply reminded that gay marriage is still not recognized by the state. Israeli news source Channel 13 conducted…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2022

Transgender people hope for update to ID card policy

“The great thing about having changed my ID is that I no longer have to explain to other people whether the person on my ID is me.” This is how Huang Wei-chen (黃瑋晨)…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2022

Arunachal: AP Queer Station organises ‘Queers ki Kahani’

Itanagar: About 30 individuals belonging to the LGBTQIAP+ community and a few selected allies participated in the ‘Queers ki Kahani’ event organised by AP Queer Station, a newly-formed rainbow community support group,…

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