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LGBTI Rights in Asia


ADDED ON: 12/21/2018

This billboard message on LGBT rights in Delhi was lost in censorship

It’s business as usual in the bustling lane of Connaught Place’s Block B. But something new catches one’s eye: three new billboards depicting the LGBTQ community in India, have recently been added…

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ADDED ON: 12/21/2018

LGBT parents challenge stereotypes in China

Heads turn when An Hui and Ye Jianbin walk down a street in the Chinese city of Shenzhen with their triplets, who were conceived with help from a human egg donor and…

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ADDED ON: 12/21/2018

Protests against transgender bill erupt in India

Transgender Indians on Wednesday (19 December) protested against a bill claiming to protect their rights. India’s lower house of parliament, the Lok Sabha, passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill on Monday. But, the…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2018

Anti-LGBT campaign in Israel brands same-sex love as ‘poison’

A religious group in Israel has launched a new anti-LGBT+ campaign which brands same-sex love as “poison” and advocates for conversion therapy. The campaign – which has been launched by the Movement…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2018

‘A Gay’s Life’: indie web game offers a glimpse into the harsh realities faced by LGBT community in China

It’s tough being gay in China. Millions of LGBT Chinese face discrimination, intolerance, family pressures to get married and have a baby, and sporadic government crackdowns on public events aimed at promoting…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2018

Death of transgender woman in Malaysia sparks fears of hate crime

The death of a transgender woman in Malaysia has sparked fears of a rise in hate crimes, campaigners said yesterday, as police moved swiftly to detain four suspects in the murder investigation.…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2018

Transgender Indians blocked from temple take case to police chief

Four transgender pilgrims stopped by police on their way to a sacred temple in southern India took their case to the district police chief on Monday (17 December). The four transgender women…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2018

Likho Awards honours LGBTQ representation in media

The third edition of the Likho Awards for Excellence in Media were presented on Saturday, right after the second edition of the Likho Indian LGBTQ Media Summit. The awards in 10 categories…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2018

Gay man in Singapore wins landmark child adoption case

A gay man has won a legal battle in Singapore to be legally recognised as the parent of a child he fathered through surrogacy abroad. The Singapore High Court ruled on Monday…

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ADDED ON: 12/16/2018

A welcome move: Bharati Vidyapeeth hospital in Pune to start health services for LGBT community

Bharati Vidyapeeth Hospital and Research Centre has announced to start an all-inclusive medical service for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community in the city which will not only have a…

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ADDED ON: 12/16/2018

India launches first trans body building competition in Asia

Asia’s first trans body building competition launched in India this month. The International Bodybuilding Fitness and Federation India (IBFFI) will include a trans male category in its March 2019 competition, according to IBFFI General Secretary Akshay…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2018

Cries for speedy action over murder grow louder

The gruesome murder of a transgender woman has sparked widespread public outrage and calls for justice. Deputy Women, Community and Family Development Minister Hannah Yeoh said what happened to the victim in…

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