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LGBTI Rights in Asia


ADDED ON: 07/18/2019

Bullied by peers, India’s LGBT+ children drop out of schools

The school bullies started by teasing six-year-old Shemba for walking in a feminine way, and graduated to stone-throwing when the transgender girl - initially raised as a boy - started wearing girls'…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2019

Star India Extends Mediclaim To Partners Of Its LGBT Employees

In a major gender inclusion step, broadcasting major Star India has extended the group health insurance cover to the partners of its employees from the LGBT community. The media group in a…

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ADDED ON: 07/15/2019

India’s first LGBTI job fair draws a crowd in Bangalore

India's first ever LGBTI job fair attracted a sellout crowd Friday as some of the biggest names in business lined up to interview hundreds of candidates in the tech city of Bangalore.…

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ADDED ON: 07/15/2019

HUNDREDS PROTEST IN TEL AVIV AFTER ISRAELI EDUCATION MINISTER PRAISES GAY CONVERSION THERAPY

LGBT activists in Israel are calling for the resignation of Education Minister Rafi Peretz after he claimed gay conversion therapy could work. "I think it's possible," Peretz, an orthodox rabbi and leading…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2019

LGBT community hopes election spurs gay rights debate, legislation

The LGBT community and their allies hope the upcoming upper house election will help advance the national discussion on LGBT rights in Japan and lead to legal recognition. Small headway has been…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2019

Nepal’s Sexual Minorities Demand Government To Include LGBT Community In Public Service

The sexual and gender minority community in Nepal has demanded with the government to include the community in the public service commission vacancy announced by the state. Speaking at an interaction organised…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2019

Gay and trans soldiers say they were abused in South Korean military

After months of watching the abuse, Park felt he had to act. The South Korean soldier had seen another low-ranking conscript, deemed effeminate and suspected of being gay, being sexually abused, beaten…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2019

Despite SC Ruling, India Abstains Again on Vote on LGBT Rights at UN

The Supreme Court may have decriminalised gay sex last year, but it seems the Indian government didn’t think that it was enough to revise a three-year-old position as it again abstained on…

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ADDED ON: 07/12/2019

How a Hong Kong tax assessment decision could influence attitudes towards LGBT+ rights across Asia

Just days after same-sex marriage was legalised in neighbouring Taiwan, Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal handed down its own landmark decision. A judgment which has – arguably – laid the first…

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ADDED ON: 07/11/2019

Amnesty Int’l: LGBT soldiers face abuse in South Korea military

A law that criminalizes consensual sex between men in the South Korean military is leading to violence and harassment against gay and trans soldiers and should be abolished, an Amnesty International report…

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ADDED ON: 07/11/2019

Indonesia’s prison chief says LGBT inmates will be put in isolation rooms to prevent ‘transmission of sexual disorientation’

Horrible overcrowding has long been a serious issue in Indonesia’s prison, but one that rarely merits much attention from average Indonesians or the local media. But the issue has been much in…

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ADDED ON: 07/10/2019

What it’s like to be transgender in China

Chao Xiaomi considers the question: “Why are you not happy that you were born a man?” That’s because, she says, “in order to live like a man I should drink more, be…

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