Asia

LGBTI Rights in Asia


ADDED ON: 04/19/2022

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…

ADDED ON: 04/18/2022

LGBT+ Afghan deaths ‘preventable’ if West had prioritised evacuations, campaigners say

The deaths of LGBT+ people in Afghanistan could have been prevented if Western governments had prioritised their evacuation after the country fell to the Taliban, campaigners have said. It comes after a new…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2022

How a small queer collective brought ‘Pride’ back to Assam

As the world continues to push for more tolerance along the lines of gender identity and sexual orientation, the LGBTQIA+ community in India is constantly finding its voice and expression in a country…

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ADDED ON: 04/13/2022

The Internet ‘Protection Bill’ will hurt all Iranians, but the queer community will have the most to lose.

International human rights organizations and the United Nations are saying a lot about the repressive “Regulatory System for Cyberspace Services Bill”—widely referred to as the “Protection Bill”—currently under review by the Iranian…

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ADDED ON: 04/13/2022

THIS INITIATIVE IS ENCOURAGING TRANS CHILDREN TO ‘UNBOX THEIR LIVES’.

Queer people are commonly disenfranchised. From workplaces. From society. From their families. And beyond. On a daily basis. Hourly even. Every queer people I know of has been disfranchised at some point…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2022

Tough Territory for Transgender People in the Middle East and North Africa

Transgender people, whose assigned gender at birth does not match their gender identity, face a grim reality in much of the Middle East and North Africa region, including daunting obstacles to legal…

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ADDED ON: 04/08/2022

Singapore’s Slow but Steady Path Toward Decriminalizing Homosexuality

Singapore’s strict legislation is often cited as one the city-state’s defining characteristics. Talks about the country’s most stringent laws, from the infamous ban on chewing gum to the enforcement of death penalty…

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ADDED ON: 04/05/2022

Escudero plans to build shelters for homeless LGBT nationwide.

A senatorial aspirant on Monday said he aims to build shelters for homeless members of the LGBT — lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender — community nationwide as a means of providing equal…

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ADDED ON: 04/05/2022

Lebanese LGBT community fights to keep safe spaces.

On a sofa in a dimly lit bar, two young women finish their beers while they caress each other's hands. Oblivious to the music, to the people who enter and leave, they…

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ADDED ON: 04/04/2022

Agreement signed to prevent violence against transgender

Expressing concerns over the increasing number and severity of reports of individual cases of humiliation of and violence against the transgender community, War Against Rape (WAR) has signed a memorandum of understanding…

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ADDED ON: 04/04/2022

‘It’s a living nightmare’ – LGBT Afghans on life after the Taliban takeover

The panic-fuelled chaos that came to define last August’s invasion of Afghanistan may have subsided, but for the LGBT+ people still trapped and facing displacement, the trauma will remain forever ingrained in a…

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ADDED ON: 04/02/2022

Congress Splits Over How to Address LGBT Rights in China

A major annual congressional report documenting human rights abuses in China was delayed for six months after a behind-the-scenes impasse between Democratic and Republican lawmakers over a section on LGBTQ rights, according…

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