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LGBTI Rights in Asia


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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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ADDED ON: 12/14/2022

Iraq Parliament drafts law to ban publications on LGBTQ concerns

The Iraqi Parliament recently drafted a law to ban publications regarding queer issues. This has alarmed the members of the LGBTQ+ community in the country. The law would punish anyone who would…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2022

Transgender Qatari princess flees country fearing persecution

A Qatari princess was granted asylum in the UK over fears that they would be persecuted for being transgender. Leaked documents obtained by the Sunday Times of London show that the princess,…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2022

A divided church: Friction over LGBTQ issues worsens in global Anglican church

Friction has been simmering within the global Anglican Communion for many years over its 42 provinces’ sharp differences on whether to recognise same-sex marriage and ordain LGBTQ clergy. This year, the divisions…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2022

Will Indonesia’s new ‘no sex before marriage’ laws target LGBT couples?

Indonesia has just approved a long debated new penal code and a provision which has sex and co-habitation outside of marriage illegal has caused alarm. As soon as the new laws were…

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ADDED ON: 12/09/2022

Indonesia’s new sex laws ‘nail in coffin’ for LGBTQ rights

JAKARTA – Indonesia’s legislation banning sex outside marriage represents a major new threat to the LGBTQ community’s rights in the conservative country, where same-sex unions are not recognised. “It’s another nail in the…

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ADDED ON: 12/07/2022

Across vast Muslim world, LGBTQ people remain marginalized

On the outskirts of Yogyakarta, an Indonesian city that’s home to many universities, is a small boarding school with a mission that seems out of place in a nation with more Muslim…

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ADDED ON: 12/07/2022

LGBTQ Politics in Kazakhstan: A Cross-Cutting Electoral Cleavage?

For many decades domestic politics in Kazakhstan has pivoted around monolithic state structures, dependent on such a concentrated leadership elite, that outside observers might surmise the country was controlled by family dynasties.…

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ADDED ON: 12/07/2022

Tel Aviv’s Gay Dads

In the middle of a recent two-week trip to Tel Aviv—a city where I lived for many years, many years ago—I suddenly realized why I felt oddly content, oddly validated, oddly accepted.…

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