Human Rights

ADDED ON: 11/28/2018

LGBTQ Movements Gain Energy Across SE Asia

Growing up as a transgender woman in Singapore, Sheila says she lived in fear of her parents "finding out who she is. As a result of me trying to express my liking of feminine…

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ADDED ON: 11/28/2018

Gay man refused justice after torture in Chechnya concentration camp

A gay man is speaking out after suffering torture in a Chechnya concentration camp. Maxim Lapunov was one of the first victims of the ‘gay purge‘ in March 2017. Unknown thugs grabbed…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2018

Why Taiwan LGBT vote must not make Hong Kong lose heart on gay rights

Yes. It is discouraging to see the LGBT community in Taiwan lose its reference battle on the passing of same-sex marriage laws (“Taiwan’s image as LGBT beacon hit by same-sex marriage rebuff”,…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2018

European court: Russia’s ban on LGBT rallies violates rights

The European Court of Human Rights issued a fresh rebuke to the Kremlin on Tuesday, ruling that Russia’s continued ban on LGBT rallies is discriminatory and represents a violation of human rights.…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2018

Meet Russia’s gay priest: “The church should reach out”

It’s a warm afternoon in St. Petersburg, a crowd of shoppers fills the streets of Nevskiy Prospekt, the city’s main shopping street. None of the passersby seem to have ever heard of…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2018

We’re Here, and We’re Queer’: Delhi’s LGBT Community Walks to Celebrate Freedom

With happy faces and bodies swaying to drum beats, rainbow revellers took over the heart of Delhi and celebrated 'pride' and their newfound independence, two months after the Supreme Court quashed a…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2018

Pro-LGBT Group Demands Investigation amid Allegations of Election Misconduct

A pro-LGBT rights group is demanding that the Central Election Commission investigate allegations of irregularities in the voting process surrounding last Saturday's referendums. According to a statement published by the Taiwan Alliance to Promote…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2018

Married gay man sues Hong Kong government over rejected public housing application

A gay man is suing the Hong Kong government for denying him a public housing flat – because he is married to another man. In a judicial review application filed to the…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2018

Taiwan votes down same-sex marriage as China welcomes midterm results

Voters in Taiwan have rejected same-sex marriage in a referendum, a setback to LGBT couples hoping their island will be the first country in Asia to let same-sex couples share child custody and insurance…

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ADDED ON: 11/24/2018

Taiwan referendum threatens both LGBT rights and Olympic athletes

A key referendum in Taiwan has the potential to roll back same sex-marriage and jeopardize international athletic competition. Conservatives and pro-independence groups are using referendums to push their agenda.  As Taiwanese voters…

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ADDED ON: 11/24/2018

This LGBT band is using music to fight Malaysian discrimination

Shh...Diam!, a four-member punk group is a rarity in a country where gay and transgender issues are often seen as taboo, cross-dressing is illegal and sodomy is banned under a British colonial-era law. …

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ADDED ON: 11/24/2018

Taiwan’s same-sex marriage vote divides families

On a sunny day in a park in Taipei, photographer Austin Haung advises a same-sex couple on how to pose for a pre-wedding photo shoot. For him, Taiwan's reputation as a beacon…

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