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LGBTI Rights in Asia


ADDED ON: 05/17/2020

Taiwan marks anniversary of Asia’s first gay marriage law

Taiwan on Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of legalising same-sex marriage, as gay couples and rights groups called for full recognition of unions involving foreigners. The island is at the vanguard of…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2020

Singaporean pop star dropped by his record label for coming out as gay makes triumphant comeback

Willie Tay, a Singaporean pop star whose sexuality cost him his record deal and social media following, has bounced back with a brand new album. Tay was a rising star on the…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2020

Gay Korea: homophobia sparked by Seoul coronavirus cluster driven by Protestant right

The Korean LGBTQ+ community knew to prepare for an anti-gay onslaught after it emerged that a person with an asymptomatic COVID-19 infection had been partying in Itaewon, a gay nightlife district in…

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ADDED ON: 05/15/2020

Taiwan: 93 percent say marriage equality law has had no impact on them

Taipei, May 15 (CNA) As Taiwan approaches the one-year anniversary of its legalization of same-sex marriage on May 24, nearly 93 percent of Taiwanese say the policy has had no impact on…

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ADDED ON: 05/13/2020

Contact tracing South Korea’s latest coronavirus outbreak exposes LGBT+ people to hate

A new coronavirus outbreak in the South Korean capital, Seoul, has also seen a rise in homophobic hate speech. The southeast Asian nation has achieved enviable results in flattening the coronavirus pandemic…

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ADDED ON: 05/13/2020

‘No one wants to be tested:’ Social stigmas are crippling coronavirus containment

Public health officials around the world have agreed that testing and contact tracing are vital to containing the coronavirus pandemic. But for many people, coming forward to get tested -- let alone…

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ADDED ON: 05/13/2020

LGBT community hit hard by COVID-19 lockdown in Lakhimpur

The LGBT community in Assam’s Lakhimpur district is hit hard by the impact of nation-wide COVID-19 lockdown. The victims are four transgender persons in the district who are facing starvation due to…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2020

South Korea struggles to contain new outbreak amid anti-gay backlash

Authorities in South Korea are struggling to contain a new coronavirus outbreak linked to the capital’s nightclub district as a backlash against the country’s gay community increases, prompting fears LGBT people will…

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ADDED ON: 05/11/2020

From Sex Worker Mothers to Lesbian Parents: The Changing Face of Motherhood in India

'You’re not complete as a woman unless you become a mother.’ With these brilliantly misleading words that every woman in India must have heard at some point of her life begins Pooja…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2020

LGBT groups launch petition to allow cross-national same-sex marriage

Scores of volunteers from LGBT groups in Taiwan embarked on a signature campaign Saturday to petition the government on laws that restrict same-sex marriage between couples from different countries, under certain circumstances.…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2020

The millennials changing the face of sex education in Vietnam

Tu Nguyen never had a formal sex education (sex-ed) class at his school in Hanoi, nor was he trained as an educator on the subject, but he and his team have set…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2020

LGBT sector tapped to lead rice distribution to barangays

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has assigned the city’s LGBT sector to manage the city’s next round of rice distribution after receiving complaints from residents that barangay officials have failed to provide…

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