Asia

LGBTI Rights in Asia


ADDED ON: 12/27/2022

Remote same-sex marriage breaks international boundaries

Same-sex couples in China are making their love official in the United States -- all from the comfort of their own homes. Yi Yang and Johny Ni have been together for about…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/26/2022

Netanyahu rebukes far-right ally for anti-LGBTQ comments

JERUSALEM — Designated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a rare rebuke of his new coalition allies on Sunday for saying they would advance laws allowing discrimination against LGBTQ people, pledging there…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/25/2022

Netanyahu’s Far-right Allies: Doctors Could Refuse Treatment on Religious Grounds, Hotels Can Refuse LGBT Guests

Religious Zionism party lawmaker Orit Strock said on Sunday that a doctor shouldn't be forced to provide treatment that contradicts his religious beliefs, "as long as there are other doctors who can…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/22/2022

A transgender resource centre now favourite stop for scholars, students in Tamil Nadu

The silence in the hall is broken by the ringtone of a mobile phone. The caller, who is a Ph.D. scholar from Coimbatore engaged in research on the transgender community, wanted to…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/22/2022

Deputy FM says Avi Maoz’s anti-LGBT sentiment has only boosted support for community

Deputy Foreign Minister Idan Roll says that the anti-LGBT sentiments espoused by Noam party chief MK Avi Maoz have only boosted support for Israel’s LGBT community. “I want to thank MK Avi Maoz,…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/20/2022

Two faces of Pakistan: The Transgender RIghts Act and its Muslim opponents

Transgender Pakistanis face the complex challenges of life in a homeland with both a strong conservative Muslim society and a groundbreaking transgender rights law. Pakistan, a conservative Muslim society, is trying hard…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/20/2022

Gay couples in India ask Supreme Court to legalise same-sex marriage

Four gay couples have asked India's Supreme Court to recognise same-sex marriages, setting the stage for a legal face-off with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government which has in the past refused to…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/19/2022

Maria B announces Khunsa Fund for intersex community

A few days after receiving criticism for her opinion on the film Joyland, renowned designer Maria B established the Khunsa Fund for the empowerment of the intersex population. Julie Khan is the…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/19/2022

Inclusive Healthcare! In A First, Cloud Clinics Launched For LGBTQIA+ Community In Bengaluru

Borderless.lgbt, the world's first health and wellness cloud platform devoted to LGBT healthcare, has launched a cloud clinic in Bengaluru, where global experts will work alongside doctors from local community clinics to…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/19/2022

Qatar’s Secret Gay Conversion Center Minutes From World Cup Final Stadium

One of Qatar's secret alleged conversion therapy centers for members of the LGBTQ community is only minutes from where the FIFA World Cup final will be played. Funded by the Qatari government,…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/18/2022

Forgotten victims of Indonesia’s new sex outside marriage ban

Sweeping changes to Indonesia’s laws, which will make sex between unmarried partners illegal, has made headlines around the world. Much of the global bewilderment has been on how that might affect couples…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/16/2022

Women ‘acting like men’ face cane, jail under Malaysia state law

(Bloomberg) — A recent move by a Malaysian state to punish Muslim women for out-of-wedlock pregnancies and donning men’s clothing has drawn the ire of human rights activists. As many as 14…

GO TO FULL STORY