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LGBTI Rights in Asia


ADDED ON: 10/27/2022

UK foreign secretary under fire for saying LGBT soccer fans should be ‘respectful’ at Qatar World Cup

British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly is receiving backlash for suggesting gay soccer fans should be “respectful” in Qatar when attending the FIFA World Cup set to take place in the Gulf Arab state later this year. Speaking to…

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ADDED ON: 10/26/2022

Qatar’s emir lashes out at criticism ahead of FIFA World Cup

Qatar's ruling emir on Tuesday lashed out at criticism of his country over its hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, describing it as an “unprecedented campaign” targeting the first Arab nation…

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ADDED ON: 10/25/2022

Pakistan’s Transgender Act & its opponents

Eunuchs, or “Khawaja Sira” as they were known, were the most dependable royal aides during the Mughal Empire. They commanded a great deal of respect and had even amassed considerable money in…

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ADDED ON: 10/25/2022

Amman coffee shop becomes safe space for LGBTQ Jordanians

Madian Aljazerah, a gay man who opened Books@Cafe, a coffee shop in the Jordanian capital of Amman that has become a safe space for the country’s LGBTQ and intersex community, recently spoke…

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ADDED ON: 10/25/2022

Qatar: Security Forces Arrest, Abuse LGBT People

Qatar Preventive Security Department forces have arbitrarily arrested lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and subjected them to ill-treatment in detention, Human Rights Watch said today. LGBT people interviewed said that…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2022

Nearly half of LGBTQ teens in Japan thought about suicide in past year: survey

TOKYO -- Many sexual minorities in Japan are experiencing mental suffering, with nearly half of LGBTQ children and young people having thought about suicide in the past year, a recent survey has…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2022

Same-sex couples put stress on inclusivity at Hong Kong’s Pink Dot festival

While every parent wonders how they will respond when their child gets old enough to ask: “Where did I come from”, Hong Kong resident Neil Lewis says he needed to put in…

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ADDED ON: 10/21/2022

Singapore seeks to amend constitution to protect its definition of marriage

SINGAPORE, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Singapore's government filed bills in parliament on Thursday seeking to decriminalise sex between men, and to amend the constitution to prevent court challenges to laws and policies…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2022

Royal Rebels: Amar Singh and Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil

They say it takes a village. But as the world continues to tilt on its current axis of lunacy, with even basic human rights being scoffed at by those who think they…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2022

Gay teacher barred from teaching in Bangladesh

A gay teacher has been barred from teaching classes at a Bangladesh secondary school in response to protests by students. Ramzan Ali, a teacher at Savar Model College near Dhaka, Bangladesh, remains…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2022

Inside a Groundbreaking Anthology That Sheds Light on 18 Queer Arab Voices

In a region where at least 15 nations criminalize homosexuality and in those that don’t, there’s a “don’t ask, don’t tell culture,” queer Arab communities may have been forced into the shadows…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2022

Bisexual OnlyFans creator gets fine and prison sentence in Singapore

A bisexual OnlyFans creator has been sentenced to prison by a Singaporean court after using the app. Back in December, Titus Low was taken into custody on obscenity charges due to his…

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