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LGBTI Rights in Asia


ADDED ON: 01/08/2019

Trans Indians ramp up protests against ‘discriminatory’ bill

Transgender Indians and their allies have been urgently rallying against a transgender bill. They want the bill to be overhauled before it is considered by the upper house of parliament on Tuesday…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2019

Rebuild Taiwan’s LGBT Movement – Fight Back Against Patriarchal Capitalism

The victory of the anti-LGBT referendum in November, by a large margin, was a blow to the struggle for marriage equality in Taiwan. Taiwan’s LGBT movement, seen as a pioneering force across…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2019

Trans community confront police for taking their sound systems

Trans women in a small Pakistani city have accused police of illegally confiscating their sound system. Dancing at weddings and other special occasions is often the only way trans women can earn…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2019

Chinese gay dating app halts registration after underage HIV report

Chinese gay dating app Blued is halting new user registration for a week, it said on Sunday, following media reports that underage users caught HIV after going on dates set up via…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2019

Raising awareness of LGBT issues in Asian community

Syeda Sarwat came to Britain as a student in 2010 in a bid to escape the violence, abuse and social isolation that she says she suffered as a Muslim lesbian in Pakistan,…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2019

Japanese legislator condemned for making anti-LGBTI comments

A Japanese lawmaker has come under fire for making anti-LGBTI comments. The comments come from Katsuei Hirasawa, a veteran legislator from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). Speaking to a crowd at Yamanashi…

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ADDED ON: 01/04/2019

Second death of a trans woman in a month shakes Malaysian community

The death of a trans woman in the Malaysian town of Klang, the second in less than a month, has prompted calls for the government to better protect the LGBT+ community. The…

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ADDED ON: 01/04/2019

Indian lesbian ‘held captive’ by husband wins right to live with partner

A lesbian from India who was allegedly held against her will by her husband and parents has won the right to live with her girlfriend. The High Court of Delhi‘s Justices Siddharth Mridul and…

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ADDED ON: 01/04/2019

Two gay men mount first legal challenges to Hong Kong laws banning same-sex marriage

The two separate legal challenges were mounted by a 21-year-old University Hong Kong student, known as TF, and a 31-year-old activist, known as STK, who argued in the High Court that the…

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ADDED ON: 01/03/2019

Cambodian President Makes Pioneering Pledge to LGBTI Community and HIV Treatment & Prevention

Cambodia is considered one of the more progressive countries when it comes to LGBT rights. The Office of the High Commissioner of United Nations Human Rights said in a statement that “the Royal Government of…

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ADDED ON: 01/03/2019

Lesbian Couple to Wed 26 Times Abroad to Seek Change in Japan

Two female university students plan to wed 26 times overseas to raise awareness of the fact that they cannot do the same thing in their home country. Misato Kawasaki, 21, and Mayu…

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ADDED ON: 01/02/2019

Why legalising gay sex in India is not a Western idea

The decriminalisation of gay sex was arguably the biggest news story of 2018 in India. So, it wasn't surprising when it became a hotly debated topic at one of the year-end parties…

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