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ADDED ON: 05/31/2021

In a first, Gurugram administration organises Covid vaccination for transgender community, sex workers

In a unique initiative by the Gurugram administration, a special vaccination camp was organised for the transgender community and sex workers, who live in the Millennium City. Around 200 people were vaccinated…

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ADDED ON: 05/29/2021

Japan ruling party abandons LGBT bill as consensus elusive

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Friday gave up on legislation to promote public awareness of sexual minorities, proving unable to overcome opposition within its own ranks. Tsutomu Sato, who chairs the…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2021

Dior chooses Chinese transgender star as an ambassador for its new fragrance campaign

Dior, the French house owned by LVMH, the largest luxury group in the world, is collaborating with China’s transgender celebrity Jin Xing for a campaign centred on the brand’s J’adore fragrance. Dior…

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ADDED ON: 05/27/2021

Cops raid Bangkok gay sauna party, nab 62

Police raided a gay sauna in Wang Thonglang district of the capital yesterday before dawn after a tip-off that a party of drugs and debauchery would be held, arresting 62 men. The…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2021

Japan: New Momentum to Reform Transgender Law

Transgender people in Japan face continuing barriers to changing their legally recognized gender, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The Japanese government should heed increasing calls from activists and…

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ADDED ON: 05/25/2021

Members of the LGBTQ community share reality of being queer in South Korea

“I went to this bar and they were doing this competition. And then I was like ‘Oh shit! It exists here, that’s so cool. I have been watching [Rupaul’s] Drag Race and…

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ADDED ON: 05/25/2021

Hong Kong’s Transgender Community Speaks Out Against Stigma

In Hong Kong, transgender people are far from accepted. Members of the community spoke out against discrimination after a survey published ahead of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia revealed…

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ADDED ON: 05/25/2021

Japanese politicians refuse to pass LGBTQ rights bill as Olympics approach

Advocates around the world are calling foul on Japan, worrying that the country won’t meet their pledge to pass a LGBTQ rights law before hosting the Olympics in August. The concern follows…

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ADDED ON: 05/24/2021

Most Taiwanese support same-sex marriage two years after legalization: survey

A government survey released on Sunday shows that Taiwanese people's acceptance of same-sex marriage has significantly increased to 60.4 percent in 2021 from 37.4 percent in 2018 before the country legalized same-sex…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2021

Japanese Lawmaker Says LGBT Rights Go Against Preservation of Species Amid Record-Low Birth Rates

Japanese lawmaker Kazuo Yana of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has said that LGBT rights go against the preservation of species amid record-low birth rates in the East Asian country. During…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2021

Vietnam’s first openly gay candidate seeks change with parliament run

As an LGBTQ activist, legal whizz-kid and Vietnam's first openly gay candidate running for a seat in its rubber-stamp parliament, Luong The Huy is determined to lead long-lasting change for the country's…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2021

Singapore Rebukes US Embassy Over LGBT Rights Event

Singapore’s government has told the U.S. Embassy “not to interfere” in local matters after it hosted a webinar with local LGBT advocates earlier this week. The invitation-only webinar, held to mark International…

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