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LGBTI Rights in Asia


ADDED ON: 06/03/2022

After years fighting for the ‘little guy’, Hong Kong crackdown forces UK lawyer to flee

Michael Vidler has built his legal career on fighting for the “little guy” in Hong Kong, from high-profile street protesters such as Joshua Wong to little-known LGBT activists. But not any more. After 30…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2022

Kerala Lesbian Couple Reunited by High Court in Big Win After Being Separated by Parents.

The Kerala High Court set a strong precedent on Tuesday by allowing a lesbian couple, Adhila Nasarin and Fathima Noora, to live together after they were forcefully separated by their parents. Adhila…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2022

Israeli right-wing magazine decries ‘LGBT-stan’ and ‘LGBT religion’.

The right-wing Channel 14 announced a new magazine on Monday, with the cover featuring a cartoon of worshippers surrounding a rainbow "golden calf" with the title "LGBT-stan: how radical left-wing organizations control…

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ADDED ON: 05/29/2022

Pakistani film on transgender dancer wins Cannes honour

"Joyland", the Pakistani film featuring a daring portrait of a transgender dancer in the Muslim country on Friday won the Cannes Queer Palm prize for best LGBT, queer or feminist-themed movie, the…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2022

Bangkok’s first ‘real’ Pride parade coming up June 5

Pride month is approaching cities across the globe, including Bangkok! On June 5, the city is expected to host its first ‘real’ pride parade. Feminist activist Siri “Tata” Nilphruek said at a…

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ADDED ON: 05/25/2022

Indonesia may outlaw gay sex amid growing anti-LGBTQ sentiment.

Indonesia’s parliament is debating a bill that would outlaw so-called deviant sexual behavior, raising alarm among human rights activists about a possible increase in violence against LGBTQ people. Homosexuality and extramarital sex…

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ADDED ON: 05/24/2022

Qatar’s Emir welcomes gay couples to World Cup but asks them to ‘respect our culture’.

The Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has said that gay fans will be welcome at the 2022 World Cup, but demanded that visitors “respect our culture”. Speaking at a…

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ADDED ON: 05/24/2022

Indonesia summons British ambassador over LGBT flag.

The Indonesian authorities summoned Monday the British ambassador, Owen Jenkins, to protest the raising of an LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) flag in the embassy, considering it controversial in the Muslim-majority…

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서울퀴어문화축제 – 한국 성 소수자 프라이드를 축하

한국을 상상하면 대부분 사람들은 강력한 퀴어 공동체를 생각하지 않다. 한국에서는 성 소수자 진전의 획기적인 사건들에 비해서 보수적인 문화와 우익성향의 종교에 대해 더 크게 보도된다. 그렇지만, 서울퀴어문화축제같은 단체가 퀴어 한국인 프라이드를 위한 길을…

ADDED ON: 05/22/2022

Same-sex marriage support still up substantially since 2018: survey

As Taiwan approaches the third anniversary of its legalization of same-sex marriage on May 24, support for the right of gay couples to wed has risen to 60.9 percent, still up substantially…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2022

‘I do not wish to be anonymous’: Doctor becomes ‘first’ Qatari to publicly come out as gay

The moment Nas Mohamed knew for certain he was gay, he panicked. “I walked into a gay club and I knew I was 100 percent gay,” he tells The Independent. “I went home and…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2022

Chinese company makes ‘coming out’ kits for queer people

In the early 2000s, queer activism had finally started flourishing in China—with more and more NGOs advocating for gay rights. This, however, has gotten harder ever since Xi Jinping came to power in 2012.…

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