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LGBTI Rights in Asia


ADDED ON: 01/25/2021

Separate public toilets for trans community to come up soon in New Delhi

Members of the transgender community will now be able to use public toilets exclusively made for them in New Delhi. In the annual budget for 2021-22, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC)…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2021

The Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t been a “great equaliser” for India’s queer population

In a nation roiled with socio-political anxieties, Covid-19 amplified our sense of impending doom: a quiet cough ringing alarm bells in our heads, while the morning news kept getting darker by the…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2021

LGBT group head aims to be Knesset’s first open lesbian

Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai announced on Sunday that one of the candidates of his Israelis Party would be Hila Pe’er, the chairwoman of Aguda, the Association for LGBT equality in Israel.…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2021

Chinese group KLSCAH Women says heavier punishment on LGBT community will spur more violence against them

Heavier punishments to prosecute the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population will only spur more violence and hatred towards the group, The Kuala Lumpur Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH) Women said.…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2021

Acclaimed chef, LGBT advocate leads social, culinary change in Hong Kong

May Chow may be the most controversial -- and visible -- chef in Hong Kong: an acclaimed female restaurateur who is also a symbol of change for women and the LGBTQ community…

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ADDED ON: 01/22/2021

She Raved About LGBT Lifestyle. Now She’s Been Deported

(NEWSER) – For Kristen Gray, Bali proved to be a dream come true, and the 28-year-old American wanted to share that dream—specifically, how the island is tolerant toward the LGBT community and…

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ADDED ON: 01/22/2021

Seoul education office’s push for LGBT students protection faces opposition

Seoul education office’s push to protect LGBT students and eradicate discrimination at schools is facing opposition after the office released its 2021-23 draft plan to protect the human rights of students. In…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2021

Bangladesh’s first trans school ignites hope for acceptance

Riya was given away by her parents when she was five after a short spell at school where she was bullied for being different. Unable to accept that Riya is a hijra,…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2021

Singapore eatery praised for LGBTQ allyship after homophobic incident in shop

A homophobic incident at a food outlet in Lau Pa Sat has drawn a flock of supporters – including local celebrities – commending the business for taking a stand against hate. Health…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2021

‘LGBT community deserves equal protection under the law’

Everyone is protected by the law and there is no room for harassment and threats against anyone regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. In upholding such principles, Malaysian…

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ADDED ON: 01/20/2021

Pakistan’s transgender people demand respect

Nadra Khan is campaigning for justice after a bank manager rejected her application to open an account. “People make us dance but enjoy bank accounts. The dancers can’t have one. I perform…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2021

South Asia’s LGBT Muslims turn to social media for support

Shahamat Uddin moved to the United States recently to look for a better future after living in fear for his life as a marginalized gay man in Muslim-majority Bangladesh. The numerous instances…

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