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LGBTI Rights in Asia


ADDED ON: 04/25/2020

Brunei’s stoning for ‘gay-sex’ law flies under the radar

In April 2019, the words ‘Sultan’, ‘Brunei’, ‘stoning’ and ‘gay-sex’ were trending globally. Condemnation of Brunei’s death by stoning law for proven acts of liwat — consensual intimacy between men — came…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2020

Lesbian Couple’s Custody Case Takes China Into Uncharted Legal Waters

A Chinese lesbian couple's landmark court battle over the custody of their two children has stirred debate over LGBT rights and put a spotlight on a legal vacuum created by the absence…

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ADDED ON: 04/23/2020

Israel Shows Us the Future of Protest

Rabin Square in Tel Aviv has always been a popular site for demonstration. Israelis gathered on this expansive plaza to protest the Gaza War in 2014 and to demand LGBT rights in…

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ADDED ON: 04/22/2020

Court rules against Beersheba print shop that refused to serve LGBT group

The Beersheba Magistrate’s Court ruled Tuesday that a local print shop must compensate an LGBT rights group after it refused to print its posters. The Aguda Association for LGBT Equality in Israel…

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ADDED ON: 04/21/2020

LGBT people in Japan worry getting coronavirus may result in outing

A 34-year-old man who lives with his same-sex partner in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan, has chosen not to be open about his sexual orientation at his office. But he worries it may be…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2020

Helping others: Manado LGBT community raises funds for COVID-19 food aid

The members of an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community in Manado, North Sulawesi, have joined hands to raise funds and distribute relief aid to those affected by the local COVID-19…

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ADDED ON: 04/13/2020

NGO DISTRIBUTES FOOD TO TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY IN DELHI AMID LOCKDOWN

The members of Mitr Trust NGO on Saturday distributed food among the transgender community in Delhi amid COVID-19 lockdown. Rudrani Chettri, NGO Director said, “Many people are daily wage workers, they are…

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ADDED ON: 04/12/2020

‘Father’ of modern Iraqi architecture dies after contracting coronavirus

Rifat Chadirji, a man often referred to as the father of modern Iraqi architecture, has died after contracting coronavirus. The 93-year-old architect and photographer was living in London when he was diagnosed…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2020

Rights monitor blasts humiliation of 3 LGBT curfew violators

Authorities north of the Philippine capital "publicly humiliated" 3 members of the LGBT community who violated a curfew aimed at halting the coronavirus pandemic, a researcher for the international watchdog Human Rights…

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ADDED ON: 04/08/2020

Indonesia police will not bring murder charges in case of transgender woman burned to death

Indonesian police said on Wednesday they would not bring murder charges against suspects accused of killing a transgender woman by dousing her with petrol and setting her on fire. The 43-year-old died…

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ADDED ON: 04/05/2020

Hong Kong’s LGBT+ community calls for new top judge to work with them

Hong Kong's LGBT+ community urged the territory's new top judge to work with them as they campaign for the recognition of same-sex marriage and to stop widespread discrimination. Hong Kong's chief executive…

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ADDED ON: 04/04/2020

India: LGBT is the hardest hit group in these coronavirus times

The one group of people which is always gets excluded from discussion on any subject of national importance is LGBT or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender. The impact of coronavirus has not…

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