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LGBTI Rights in Asia


ADDED ON: 09/25/2020

Could Same-Sex Marriage Advocacy in China Be Poised for a Breakthrough?

Last fall, as China’s lawmakers neared finalizing the country’s first-ever Civil Code, they opened to public comment its draft chapters on marriage and other areas of law. A newly formed coalition of…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2020

Trans Activist Akkai Padmashali joins Congress Party in Karnataka

Well know transgender activist Akkai Padmashali joined the Indian National Congress in Karnataka on Sunday. Akkai is the recipient of Karnataka Rajyotsava award – the second highest civilian award of the state-…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2020

Beirut’s port explosion shattered a queer oasis, but the residents of Mar Mikhael have vowed to rebuild

Firas Nabulsi remembers dancing in drag under a rain of glitter, rose petals cascading from beneath his wig, the Beirut nightclub crowd cheering as he lip-synched to a Whitney Houston song. Now…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2020

Israel’s LGBT tech sector is finally being seen

“I was very concerned about how it would impact my career,” Grembek told CTech when thinking back to coming out of the closet following his divorce. “I was very concerned about how…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2020

Transgender activist Akkai Padmashali joins Congress

In a historic event of sorts, transgender activist Dr Akkai Padmashali joined the Karnataka unit of the Congress party on Sunday. Akkai is the first from the sexual minority community to join…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2020

Tens of thousands of protesters partake in Thailand pro-democracy rally

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters massed close to Thailand's royal palace Saturday, in a huge rally calling for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha to step down and demanding reforms to the monarchy.…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2020

60% of queer Iranians have been assaulted by homophobic family members

More than six in 10 queer people from Iran have been assaulted by anti-LGBT+ family members, and almost half have been sexually assaulted in public, according to a new report. The report,…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2020

Proposed ‘comprehensive anti-discrimination bill’ called oxymoronic, removes need to protect LGBTQIA Filipinos

A proposed “Comprehensive (sic) Anti-Discrimination Act” is being considered in the House of Representatives (HOR), though the bill eliminates LGBTQIA people among those in need of protection. In a virtual meeting of…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2020

China Court Rules on LGBT Couple’s Landmark Child Custody Case

A court in eastern China’s Fujian province has ruled against a woman who sued her ex-partner for custody of their 1-year-old daughter in a landmark legal case involving a same-sex couple. The…

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Kalki Subramaniam – Sahodari Foundation, India

Kalki Subramaniam trailblazed a fusion of art and technology as a method for creating social, cultural, and legal changes in India's transgender rights movement. In this article, Kalki shares about the Sahodari…

ADDED ON: 09/14/2020

Delhi HC to hear Petition seeking Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage under Hindu Marriage Act

A PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking recognition of same-sex marriage and couples under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. The petition has been filed by Gopi Shankar Madurai,…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2020

TikTok under fire after admitting it restricts some international LGBT hashtags

Social media and entertainment giant TikTok have acknowledged that it restricts LGBT-related hashtags following a report published by a research team in Australia. A report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)…

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