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LGBTI Rights in Asia


ADDED ON: 05/12/2022

Out in the World: 60 LGBTQ Afghan refugees arrive in Canada

The Canadian government has quietly relocated 60 LGBTQ Afghan refugees from Pakistan to the North American country.  Afghan refugees flew out of Islamabad to Nova Scotia around April 30, according to gay…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2022

Popular Indonesian podcast faces backlash over gay couple episode Popular Indonesian podcast faces backlash over gay couple episode.

A popular Joe Rogan-esque podcast in Indonesia is facing backlash and calls for boycott from the country’s conservatives over a recent episode featuring a gay married couple. Magician-turned-fitness enthusiast-turned-TV personality Deddy Corbuzier,…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2022

Call for transnational gay spouse fix

Human rights and LGBTQ+ advocacy groups on Wednesday urged the government to expedite a proposed amendment to allow all transnational same-sex couples to register their marriage in Taiwan. Although Taiwan legalized same-sex…

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ADDED ON: 05/02/2022

Healthcare For All: LGBTQ-Inclusive Health Cover Is A Must In Corporates

The LGBTQ community has been fighting for its rights in the corporate world for a long time. For most people, work is often stressful, and the additional burden of hiding the most…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2022

How LGBTQ Life in China Has Gotten Tougher Under Xi

China’s LGBTQ community has long had to deal with not only societal prejudice but also pressure from the state: censorship, surveillance and intimidation, at times even detention by police. During the early…

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ADDED ON: 04/26/2022

Disney is refusing to cut LGBTQ scene in Doctor Strange 2, Saudi Arabia says.

Saudi Arabia has asked Disney to cut “LGBTQ references” from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness before it can be screened in the kingdom, an official said on Monday – but…

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ADDED ON: 04/22/2022

Rare Syrian NGO formed to defend LGBT community

Homophobia remains prevalent in the Middle East and North Africa regions. Most countries in these regions do not recognize the rights of the LGBT community, and homosexual acts are criminalized. LGBT people in Syria,…

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ADDED ON: 04/21/2022

South Korea’s top court overturns convictions of gay soldiers

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea’s Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a military court ruling that convicted two gay soldiers for having sex outside their military facilities, saying it stretched the…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2022

India’s first openly gay prince endured years of torturous conversion therapy. Now, he’s fighting to make the practice illegal.

Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, the 39th direct descendant of India's Gohil Rajput dynasty, knew he was gay at age 12. But he could only live his truth three decades later. Gohil publicly…

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Seoul Queer Culture Festival – Celebrating Korean LGBTI Pride

South Korea is not traditionally known for its robust queer community. Its conservative culture and religious right-wing make far more headlines than landmark cases of LGBTI progress. However, this expectation is slowly…

ADDED ON: 04/19/2022

Gay civil partnership bill included in Thai government agenda.

More equal rights for same sex couples has moved up a notch after the Thai government included them in legislation planned before the end of the year. A general election must be…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2022

The Mohyeddin Family’s Radical Restaurant Mission.

If Samira Mohyeddin had grown up in Iran, she would be a different person. She would not be able to sing or dance in public, or leave her hair uncovered. Certainly, she…

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