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LGBTI Rights in Asia


ADDED ON: 09/28/2022

Situation in UAE increasingly worrying for international LGBTQ community

A kiss, a hug or holding hands — acts of fondness by same sex couples in public have always been out of the question in the United Arab Emirates. Behind closed doors,…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2022

Transgender rights’ bill referred to Senate standing committee

Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani on Monday referred the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) (Amendment) Bill, 2022, to the relevant standing committee for debate in order to reach a consensual decision on the…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2022

“Love Is Love” — Meet The Trailblazer Who Broke The Mould For LGBTQ+ Rights In Malaysia

What does it truly mean to live a life worth living? Is it the clothes you wear or the food you eat? Or is it standing for something that could change the…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2022

Cancellation of Taiwan Pride event shows China’s influence extends far beyond its borders

WorldPride 2025 would have been the first time a global lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) event was held in Asia. Originally scheduled to be held in Taiwan, the event was…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2022

Pakistan: Transgender rights in focus amid religious complaints

A religious party in Pakistan has filed a petition against a law that protects the rights of transgender people. Opponents say the legislation could act as a gateway to enable same-sex marriage.…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2022

Prove World Cup will be safe, England LGBTQ+ supporters’ group tells Qatar

The England national team’s largest LGBTQ+ supporters’ group has urged Qatar’s authorities to provide clear reassurances that it will be safe for gay fans to visit for the World Cup – and…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2022

iQiyi Says Deletion of LGBTQ Series in Singapore Is Temporary

Chinese-owned video streamer iQiyi has confirmed that it has blocked access in Singapore to ten gay-themed TV series. But it says that the move is temporary. “The content was temporarily removed in…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2022

Qatar’s Ambassador to Germany Faces LGBT-Rights Appeal Before World Cup

Qatar’s ambassador to Germany was urged Monday to abolish his country’s death penalty for homosexuality at a human rights congress hosted by the German soccer federation two months before the Middle East…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2022

Bishops’ Conference in the Philippines Denounces Gay Former Seminarian’s Wedding

In an unprecedented move, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has issued a public denouncement of a former seminarian for having a wedding service with his partner, according to UCA…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2022

Gay Likud MK defends Netanyahu’s push for inclusion of anti-LGBT Noam party in bloc

Likud MK Amir Ohana on Sunday defended party leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s push to get anti-LGBT party Noam into the Knesset in the next election, saying he was willing to give up some…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2022

Anti-gay sentiment shows limit of Gulf states’ liberal drive

Teachers returning for the new academic year in the United Arab Emirates were struck by a new bureaucratic demand. In a new code of conduct, one clause in particular jumped out: “refrain . . . from…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2022

Defying ministry, rabbis tell school to put transgender boy in female-only class

Over a dozen rabbis called Thursday for a religious school in central Israel to force an 8-year-old transgender student into a female-only classroom, defying the wishes of both the boy’s parents and…

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