Asia

LGBTI Rights in Asia


ADDED ON: 02/24/2019

Hazon’s aggressive anti-Left, anti-LGBT campaign draws backlash, support

"A father and a mother = a family. The courage to be normal." Thus read a large banner displayed on a hotel near the entrance to Jerusalem. The banner quickly sparked outrage…

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ADDED ON: 02/23/2019

Iran: activist charged with normalising same sex relations

Rezvaneh Mohammadi, gender equality activist’s first court session was held in Tehran’s Revolutionary Court Branch 28 on February 18, 2019, presided by the notorious Judge Moghiseh, according to the reports received by…

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ADDED ON: 02/23/2019

Gay parenting ‘boot camp’ moves to Asia to meet growing demand from China

The world’s largest “boot camp” to help gay men become parents will stage its first Asia event next month to address growing demand for surrogates from China and the region, organizers said…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2019

Taiwan unveils Asia’s first draft law on same-sex marriage

Taiwan on Thursday proposed a draft law to allow same-sex marriage in Asia’s first such bill, but the legislation was criticized by rights activists and conservative groups amid a heated debate over…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2019

Singaporeans Remain Deeply Divided on the Issues of Recognizing Gay Civil Partnerships Here

Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam was right — Singapore remains “deeply split” on the matter of gay rights in the country. According to a new study by market research company YouGov, only…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2019

LGBTQIA Members Walk for Pulwama Martyrs

I’m gay, that’s okay. I’m trans, that’s okay, I’m straight, that’s okay’…these slogans were chanted at the fourth edition of Nagpur Pride organised at Samvidhan Chowk on Saturday by hundreds of LGBTQIA members and…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2019

Gujarat Govt Establishes Transgender Welfare Board; Housing, Education & Other Issues To Be Taken Care Of

A Transgender Welfare Board has been established by the Gujarat government, which has been constituted by the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment. The community’s housing, education, employment and livelihood will be…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2019

No human rights violation in West Sumatra’s LGBT ban: Human rights commission

The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM), says it doesn’t see West Sumatra’s plan to ban LGBT behavior in the province as an infringement on the human rights of the persecuted…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2019

‘We are equal’: Thai party candidate aims to be first transgender Prime Minister

Pauline Ngarmpring wants to become Thailand's first transgender prime minister to bring hope to the marginalised and make political life accessible for future LGBT people. As Pinit Ngarmpring, he was a CEO and…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2019

Gay-friendly cartoons outrage homophobic Indonesians

Indonesia’s Information and Communications Ministry, also known as Kominfo, has demanded that the popular social network Instagram remove gay-friendly cartoons published by a user known only as @Alpantuni. The ministry even suggested…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2019

Gender-neutral Canadian activist shows solidarity with Japan’s LGBT communities

Gemma Hickey entered Japan this week with something no Japanese national can obtain a gender-neutral passport in which the gender category shows neither female nor male, but an “X.” The 42-year-old Canadian,…

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ADDED ON: 02/15/2019

Same sex couples seek marriage rights in Valentine’s lawsuit

Chizuka Oe and Yoko Ogawa have been together for 25 years, but when they submitted their marriage registration at a Tokyo town hall, they knew it would be rejected. "We were told…

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