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LGBTI Rights in Asia


ADDED ON: 07/18/2018

Don’t Be Influenced by ‘LGBT Western culture’ – PAS VP

PAS has reminded Muslims not to be influenced by Westerners who adopt the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) lifestyle. Its vice-president Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah, who is also Kelantan deputy menteri…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2018

LGBT Activists Block Tel Aviv Road to Protest Government’s Surrogacy Law

“The government's surrogacy law is the first law in decades that aims directly to harm the gay community,” activists said. LGBT activists blocked traffic on King George Street, one of Tel Aviv's main…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2018

East Timor’s Pride Parade Goes Back to the Roots of What Pride Is All About

As Pride celebrations continue around the world, the upcoming parade in the tiny nation of East Timor is a welcome reminder of why Pride exists at all. East Timor (Timor Leste) is…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2018

Family Courts Witness More Women Seeking Divorce From Gay Husbands

When a 26-year-old woman from Thodupuzha entered a wedlock with a 38-year-old man from Kothamangalam, little she did know what was in store for her. All she dreamt was of a happy…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2018

Thousands Protest Nation-state Bill Sanctioning Segregated Housing

Thousands of protesters marched through Tel Aviv on Saturday night demonstrating against the controversial nation-state bill, which sanctions housing discrimination as part of a series of measures aimed at enshrining Israel’s Jewish character…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2018

How Trinidad and Tobago Played a Key Role in India’s Ongoing LGBT Hearing

In the end, it happened amazingly fast. After the 18 years it has taken so far to fight the Section 377 case, for decriminalization of consensual same-sex relations, the lawyers and activists involved had…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2018

No Free Sex-Change Operations for Transgenders: Thai Health Office

The National Health Security Office (NHSO) has dismissed reports that transgenders will be able to get sex-change operations for free under the country’s universal healthcare scheme. “The scheme provides medical help to…

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ADDED ON: 07/15/2018

India on Brink of Biggest Gay Rights Victory as Supreme Court Prepares to Rule on Gay Sex Ban

India stands on the brink of the greatest breakthrough for gay rights since the country’s independence, activists say, as the Supreme Court prepares to rule on whether homosexuality is illegal. While the…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2018

Will India Stop Treating Gays Like Criminals?

India’s Supreme Court is currently hearing a challenge to Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalizes homosexuality. Under the colonial-era law, passed by the British in the 1860s, homosexual acts…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2018

Rabbi Ariel: Keep LGBTers off Temple Mount

Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, the head of the Temple Institute, expressed his reservations to Arutz Sheva about the ascent of MK Amir Ohana (Likud) to the Temple Mount. “I heard that MK Sharren…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2018

Anti-Gay Pride Petition Signed by More than 200,000 People in South Korea

More than 210,000 people have signed a petition posted on the website of South Korea’s presidential office calling for a gay pride festival to be canceled. The Seoul Queer Culture Festival is…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2018

Supreme Court on Section 377: LGBT Individuals Are Forced to Marry Opposite Sex

In a significant observation during the hearing on IPC Section 377, Justice Indu Malhotra today said that individuals belonging to lesbian gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community marry a person of the…

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