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LGBTI Rights in Asia


ADDED ON: 08/26/2019

Transgender Refugee Fears Death for Being Deported to Syria

Alarming stories of terror and heartbreak continue to surface amid Turkey’s ruthless campaign to deport thousands of refugees back to Syria’s Idlib province, which faces a deadly daily bombardment of airstrikes by…

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ADDED ON: 08/24/2019

‘It’s not legal’: UN stands by as Turkey deports vulnerable Syrians

When summer began, Ward’s* biggest worry was her sick boyfriend. A Syrian with a gentle voice, and all her identity documents in order, Ward thought she could convince doctors in Istanbul, where…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2019

Duterte expressed full support for LGBTQ community in Palace meet Monday

President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed his full support to the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning) community, neophyte Senator Christopher Lawrence ‘’Bong’’ T. Go said on Tuesday. Go, a former Special…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2019

Palestinian Authority Bans Activities by Gay Rights Group

A Palestinian gay and transgender rights group vowed on Monday to continue its activities after the Palestinian Authority police barred the group from holding events in the West Bank and threatened to…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2019

China’s parliament rules out allowing same-sex marriage

Limiting marriage to a relationship between a man and a woman will remain China's legal position, a parliament spokesman said on Wednesday, ruling out following neighboring Taiwan in allowing same-sex marriage, despite…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2019

PA BANS LGBTQ ACTIVITIES IN WEST BANK

The Palestinian Authority banned members of the Palestinian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community from carrying out any activities in the West Bank. The ban came after the grassroots group…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2019

After legal win for LGBT residents, Hong Kong Marriage Equality hopes city can follow in Taiwan’s footsteps

Hong Kong’s LGBT rights activists have renewed their push for marriage equality by launching the city’s first pressure group dedicated to putting same-sex unions on the statute books. The group hopes Hong…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2019

Law needed to stop abuses vs LGBTQ

A law is needed to discourage and prevent abuses against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community, Laguna Third District Rep. Sol Aragones said over the weekend. In…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2019

Watch: Nepal pride rally calls for better LGBT rights

Hundreds of people gathered in Nepal's capital on Friday for the annual gay pride parade. The participants used the event in Kathmandu to call for better rights. The parade has been held…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2019

Mumbai: LGBT people raise clamour for gender-neutral laws

Two city youths have decided to take the next step in the assertion of LGBT rights and have more queer-friendly laws in the country. To enable their quest, Shrushti Mane and Varun…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2019

Far-right anti-gay party links LGBT, Reform Jews to Nazis

A new campaign video by the Noam party, which went viral on Tuesday evening among Hebrew-speaking social media users, compares Reform Jews, left-wing activists and gay rights advocates to Nazis and Palestinian…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2019

India SC Rejects Review Plea Seeking Same-Sex Marriage

The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea seeking review of its order which had rejected a petition seeking various civil rights such as same-sex marriage, adoption and surrogacy for the LGBTQ community.…

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