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LGBTI Rights in Asia


ADDED ON: 07/03/2018

Japanese Women’s University to Accept Transgender Students

A Japanese women’s university said Tuesday it would admit transgender students who were born male but identify as female, a rare move in a country where LGBT rights lag behind other developed…

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ADDED ON: 07/02/2018

Philippines Christians Apologize for LGBT Treatment

Religion has often been used to put down the LGBT community. But at a pride parade this past weekend in Marikina, a city just east of the Phillipines' capital of Manila, a…

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ADDED ON: 07/02/2018

New Report Argues Indonesia’s Rising Intolerance Against LGBT Community is Creating a Health Crisis

Once considered a death sentence, decades of advancement in medicine have turned HIV/AIDS into a completely manageable disease. But advancements in science can only do so much when societal attitudes are regressing,…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2018

US Ambassador to Host Surprise LGBT Event

The United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman is expected to host a ceremony next Wednesday at his Herzliya residency honoring the LGBT community in Israel. The black-tie event’s invitation says the…

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ADDED ON: 06/28/2018

Osaka to Start Recognizing LGBT Couples From July

The city of Osaka said Wednesday it will begin issuing cards in July serving as proof of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples certified by the city authorities. The western Japanese city…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2018

Sexual Minorities Mark A Decade Of Gay Pride With Huge Rainbow Flags In Chennai

Hundreds of people belonging to the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community carried out a pride march on Sunday as they cheered and greeted people across the streets of Chennai to…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2018

Being Lesbian in India

June is the month of Gay Pride parades and celebrations. It’s also the month when two women killed themselves in Gujarat because society wouldn’t let them be together. Sunday Times finds out…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2018

ISIS Is Beaten. But Iraq Is Still Hell for LGBT+ People.

Family threats, militia murders, persecution, and fear: The first ever study of its kind by advocacy group IraQueer reveals a heart-wrenching portrait of LGBT life in Iraq. Omar is a 28-year-old gay…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2018

This Matchmaker is Helping India’s LGBT Community Find Love

Matchmakers — both official and not —- have long been a part of South Asian life. But Urvi Shah is perhaps the only one that specializes in fixing up members of India’s LGBT community.…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2018

Bullying of LGBT Youth Still Pervasive in Thai Schools

As an openly gay man, Kangwan Fongkaew experienced a range of abuse as a child; from being called names, to being pushed around and even forced to play football by his teachers…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2018

School Uniforms go Unisex as Japanese Schools Seek Better fit for LGBTI Students

An emerging number of Japanese schools are introducing unisex uniforms or flexible uniform codes in an effort to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. School officials hope the move will ease…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2018

Top Philippine court hears landmark gay marriage case

Two same-sex couples denied licences to wed urged the Supreme Court to strike down a 1987 law that states marriage must be between a man and a woman. “When the right to…

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