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LGBTI Rights in Asia


ADDED ON: 11/18/2022

Bangladeshi students seek dismissal of gay teacher

The Bangladeshi human rights organization JusticeMakers Bangladesh expressed concern and anger over the attempt to expel the gay teacher, Aminul Islam, from his position as senior lecturer in the geography department of…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2022

Gay Qataris physically abused then recruited as agents, campaigner says

Gay Qataris have been promised safety from physical torture in exchange for helping the authorities to track down other LGBTQ+ people in the country, a prominent Qatari doctor and gay rights campaigner…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2022

1,000 hold rally in Tokyo in call to protect rights of transgenders

Hundreds of people rallied in Tokyo to highlight the urgency of calls to protect the rights of transgender people. Organizers estimated that about 1,000 people, Japanese and foreign residents alike, took part in…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2022

Fifa’s meetings with LGBT charities are just a ‘Band-Aid’ to cover Qatar’s oppression, says Arab LGBT group

One of the only LGBT organisations based in the Gulf region has accused Fifa of putting a “Band-Aid” over Qatar’s treatment of LGBT people by holding meaningless meetings with advocacy groups as…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2022

Isreal’s new legislative leader promises to protect LGBTQ rights despite his party’s threats

Benjamin Netanyahu — the former Israeli prime minister who was recently elected as the chairman of the majority Likud party within his country’s legislature, the Knesset — has promised not to allow…

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ADDED ON: 11/12/2022

Gandhara Briefing: Taliban Targets Universities; Women Barred From Parks; Gay Afghan Men Fear Persecution

RFE/RL's Radio Azadi reports on the Taliban cracking down on Afghan universities, which have become a hotbed of anti-Taliban protests led by female students. In the latest incident, the Taliban beat up…

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ADDED ON: 11/12/2022

Dubbed torture, ID policies leave transgender people sterile

She was the only woman soldier working in the guard room, surrounded by men who harassed and frightened her after she said she was transgender. She tried to ignore them as they…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2022

Before The 2022 World Cup In Qatar, French Football Called To Condemn Violations Of LGBT + Rights

Pressure on French football. A group of associations and personalities have called on the France team and national authorities to denounce the violations of the rights of LGBT + people committed by…

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ADDED ON: 11/09/2022

6th Grader Interviews LGBTQ+ People, Makes Picture Book for Kids

Education about sexual minorities in Japanese schools is relatively non-existent. But one 6th grader named Ui is hoping to educate children about LGBTQ+ people with her picture book “So That Everyone May…

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ADDED ON: 11/09/2022

Gay football fans set to be offered ‘safe houses’ in Qatar during World Cup

Gay football fans are set to be offered 'safe houses' in Qatar after a World Cup ambassador described homosexuality as 'damage in the mind'. The Football Association of Wales warned it 'can’t…

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ADDED ON: 11/08/2022

Ben-Gvir, the Beast Parade, and a Blessing in Synagogue

What follows is a translation of a long Hebrew-language Facebook post by Amir Ohana, the recently reelected Israeli Knesset member who formerly served in governments led by Benjamin Netanyahu. Ohana became the…

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ADDED ON: 11/08/2022

New project Nour Sarah reaches out to LGBTQ Afghans, aims for more

A new project launched by LGBTQ rights activists based in Lebanon and Paris offers emotional support services to members of the LGBTQ community — initially to refugees from Afghanistan and later to…

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