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LGBTI Rights in Asia


ADDED ON: 06/21/2018

School Uniforms go Unisex as Japanese Schools Seek Better fit for LGBTI Students

An emerging number of Japanese schools are introducing unisex uniforms or flexible uniform codes in an effort to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. School officials hope the move will ease…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2018

Top Philippine court hears landmark gay marriage case

Two same-sex couples denied licences to wed urged the Supreme Court to strike down a 1987 law that states marriage must be between a man and a woman. “When the right to…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2018

Japanese Firms Solidify LGBT Policy

Japanese companies are increasingly integrating gender diversity policies into their central business strategies, to keep up with the global trend of harnessing the skills and purchasing power of lesbian, gay, bisexual and…

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ADDED ON: 06/18/2018

96% of LGBTI Iraqis Face Physical or Verbal Violence

A new report, released by the group IraQueer, has revealed the state of LGBT rights in Iraq. It found 96% of LGBT Iraqis have faced physical or verbal violence because of their sexuality or…

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ADDED ON: 06/18/2018

Philippine Lawyer Finds Unlikely Ally in Duterte in Fight to Legalise Gay Marriage

In the Philippines, where Catholicism is dominant and divorce is still illegal, a young atheist, openly gay lawyer is leading a historic fight for same-sex marriage. Jesus Falcis, 31, will face the…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2018

India: A Basic Human Rights Issue

Although discrimination against transgenders is prevalent in India, the scene is slowly evolving as government is recognising them and providing them with identification documents. The word “transgender” is an umbrella term used…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2018

The L.G.B.T. Refugees in Turkey Who Refuse to Be Forgotten

When you are a refugee, you learn all about the hierarchy of compassion. There are the people from war-torn countries—refugees from humanitarian catastrophes so enormous that they upend the world’s imagination, such…

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ADDED ON: 06/14/2018

China’s Transgenders ‘step forward’ from the Shadows

Lan spent years trapped between two identities: the male gender assigned to her at birth and the woman she was inside — a living “torture” in a China not yet ready to…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2018

Indian Lesbians Commit Suicide to Escape Intolerance

A lesbian couple in India committed suicide on Monday by jumping into a local river. The two women left notes saying the world wouldn’t accept their relationship. A three-year-old child, belonging to one…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2018

Japan’s Wedding Ring Jewelers Look to Become more LGBTI-Friendly

While same-sex marriage has not been legalized in Japan, some firms in the country’s wedding jewelry industry have started taking steps to make their products and stores more LGBT-friendly. Primo Japan Inc.…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2018

What’s it Like to Be Gay in North Korea?

North Korea is one of the most closed-off and secretive nations in the world. Little is known of life within the nation’s borders, far less about the lives of LGBT people in…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2018

Shanghai Pride Turns 10

This month is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. In the first story of our week-long series on China’s LGBT community, we take you to the 10th anniversary of the Shanghai…

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