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LGBTI Rights in Asia


ADDED ON: 11/07/2022

Australian Jewish group is concerned about homophobia in new Israeli government

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry have congratulated incoming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his election win but have also voiced concern about homophobic elements within the coalition he may lead. Netanyahu…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2022

LGBT community makes presence felt at ALF

NAMSAI, 6 Nov: The three-day Arunachal Literature Festival (ALF) – one of the most popular events conducted by a government department in the state – ended here on Saturday. The fourth edition…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2022

Qatari minister blasts ‘arrogant’ critics of World Cup host’s repressive anti-LGBT laws in furious rant amid huge public backlash to football stars David Beckham and Gary Neville taking money from Middle Eastern state to front the tournament

Qatar's foreign minister has said the country's critics are 'arrogant' and 'cannot accept a small country from the Middle East' is hosting the World Cup, amid criticism of the nation's LGBTQ rights record. 'Preaching…

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ADDED ON: 11/05/2022

Qatari officials accused of gang raping gay man in hotel before deporting him

A gay man who lived in Qatar has revealed the harrowing truth about sting operations in place to entrap members of the queer community, with his own experience resulting in him being…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2022

Religious Zionism MK: Party won’t come after LGBT, but wants ‘order in public space’

Religious Zionism MK Orit Strock says leftists, Arabs and members of the LGBT community should not fear the rise of the far right in this week’s election. “We’re not going to hammer anyone,”…

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ADDED ON: 11/02/2022

Tokyo Same-Sex Couples Start Receiving Partnership Certificates

In what LGBTQ+ people in Japan hope is a harbinger of marriage equality, Tokyo’s city government began issuing partnership certificates to same-sex couples Tuesday. The certificates allow the couples’ unions to be…

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ADDED ON: 10/31/2022

Malaysian Authorities Raid LGBT Halloween Party

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia's Islamic religious officers broke up a large Halloween party attended by the LGBT community and arrested 20 people for cross-dressing and allegedly encouraging vice, activists said Sunday. Activist Numan Afifi…

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ADDED ON: 10/31/2022

Thousands attend LGBTQ Pride marches in South Africa and Taiwan

Some 3,000 people participated in South Africa's LGBTQ Pride Parade on Saturday, the country's first after celebrations were cancelled for two consecutive years due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, officials in the US had…

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ADDED ON: 10/30/2022

Taiwan holds first LGBTQ Pride march in two years

The festivity was back in full swing on Saturday as marchers donned eye-catching costumes and draped themselves in rainbow flags. Tens of thousands braved downpours in Taiwan on Saturday to celebrate as…

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ADDED ON: 10/30/2022

Nearly half of Japan’s LGBTQ teens have considered suicide: survey

Out of Japan’s LGBTQ teens, 48.1% thought about committing suicide over the past year and 14% made an attempt, according to a recent survey by a nonprofit organization. Both proportions were higher…

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ADDED ON: 10/30/2022

Penalized pastor vows to continue his fight for LGBT people

Rev. Lee Dong-hwan’s fight to reverse the decision by the Korean Methodist Church to suspend him for two years for blessing LGBT people in 2019 came to an end last week. The…

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ADDED ON: 10/30/2022

A Thai media mogul and transgender activist has bought the Miss Universe competition

A Thai business tycoon and transgender activist has purchased the Miss Universe Organization for $20 million, her company announced Wednesday. Chakrapong “Anne” Chakrajutathib, who controls JKN Global Group Public Co. Ltd., is…

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