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Added on: 04/17/2024
The Iraqi parliament is threatening to pass a long-delayed anti-LGBTQ bill that would impose the death penalty for same-sex intimacy. Although Iraq does not currently have an…

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Added on: 04/16/2024
For China’s transgender population of four million – and those with empathy for them – they are people whose souls are trapped in the wrong body. At…

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Added on: 04/10/2024
The perception of the LGBTQ+ community is shifting. Stars like Son Seok-gu are expressing pride in the affection they receive from their gay fan bases. Their heartfelt…

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Added on: 04/08/2024
04/07/2024
Bangkok, Thailand – Thanadech Jandee is thrilled that Thailand’s marriage equality bill, allowing same-sex couples to marry, is moving closer to becoming law. Thanadech, who was born…

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Added on: 04/08/2024
04/07/2024
On World Health Day yesterday, the Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights (TAPCPR) urged the government to better care for the health rights of transgender and…

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Added on: 04/04/2024
04/03/2024
HONG KONG, April 3 (Reuters) – Hong Kong will allow transgender people who have not completed full sex reassignment surgery to change gender on their ID cards,…

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Added on: 04/04/2024
04/03/2024
BANGKOK, April 2 (Reuters) – Thai LGBT activists celebrated another victory on Tuesday after a marriage equality bill overwhelmingly passed a first reading in the upper house,…

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Added on: 04/03/2024
04/02/2024
A decade ago, India’s top court ruled that transgender people should be treated as a third category of gender. While that decision would seem to indicate a…

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Added on: 04/03/2024
Thai LGBTQ+ activists celebrated another victory Tuesday after a marriage-equality bill overwhelmingly passed a first reading in the upper house, a key step bringing the country closer…

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Added on: 04/01/2024
The capital city of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Tehran, announced in early March that transgender people should not appear in popular sections of the metropolis. The Tehran…

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Added on: 03/31/2024
Same-sex couples in Nepal said on Friday they were preparing to register their marriages after the Supreme Court had issued a temporary order clearing the way for…

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Added on: 03/30/2024
03/21/2024
A gay British-Mexican, who was entrapped by police in Qatar on Grindr, has been provisionally released from prison after a global campaign for his freedom. Manuel Guerrero…

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Added on: 03/30/2024
03/29/2024
Transgender hijra people in Bangladesh opened the Muslim-majority country’s first mosque for their community early this month, heralding a new era for the much-discriminated group….

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Added on: 03/28/2024
03/27/2024
Nine men were sentenced to death by a Houthi court in Yemen in a mass trial based on “dubious” charges of sodomy, a human rights organisation has…

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Added on: 03/28/2024
03/27/2024
Thailand is set to become the first Southeast Asian nation to recognise equal marriage after politicians passed a same-sex marriage bill. The lower house of parliament overwhelmingly voted…

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Added on: 03/27/2024
03/27/2024
Thailand is set to become the first Southeast Asian nation to recognise equal marriage after politicians passed a same-sex marriage bill. The lower house of parliament overwhelmingly…

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Added on: 03/27/2024
Organisers of the Gay Games Hong Kong (GGHK) have said that its event last year generated HK$200 million for the local economy, with contributions made to sectors…

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Added on: 03/25/2024
03/24/2024
SINGAPORE — The Singapore Psychological Society (SPS) has denounced “conversion therapy”, the practice of trying to change or suppress the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBTQ…

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Added on: 03/25/2024
Organizers of the Seoul Queer Culture Festival (SQCF), a major annual LGBTQ festival, are highly likely to be denied the use of Seoul Plaza for this year’s…

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Added on: 03/24/2024
03/23/2024
They met in the aftermath of a national tragedy. Love blossomed soon after. It was 2015 and an earthquake had devastated central Nepal. Social worker Tobias Volz…

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Added on: 03/21/2024
03/20/2024
A gay British-Mexican, who was entrapped by police in Qatar on Grindr, has been provisionally released from prison after a global campaign for his freedom. Manuel Guerrero Aviña was…

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Added on: 03/18/2024
03/17/2024
GUANZHONG, China (Reuters) – Morning market shoppers look a little too long in Liu Peilin’s direction as she passes by in a red jacket and gray wig…

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Added on: 03/17/2024
03/16/2024
In a landmark ruling, the Japanese High Court said that the country’s lack of legal recognition of same-sex marriage is “unconstitutional,” the Japan Times reported. The move…

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Added on: 03/16/2024
03/15/2024
A Japanese high court made a landmark ruling on Thursday, saying the country’s lack of legal support for same-sex marriage violates the constitution. Key points: Responding to…

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Added on: 03/16/2024
02/07/2024
In a recent judgment from May 2023, a Bahraini lower court rejected a transman’s application to obtain legal gender recognition and access gender-affirming healthcare, citing Islamic Sharia….

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Added on: 03/15/2024
03/14/2024
Lawmakers in Kyrgyzstan have, in a widely anticipated move, given their definitive backing to a bill that stands to cripple the work of nongovernmental organizations advocating for…

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Added on: 03/15/2024
03/14/2024
Hundreds of gay couples in Taiwan have rushed to get married on Friday – the first day a landmark decision that legalised same-sex marriage took effect. Taiwan…

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Added on: 03/13/2024
03/12/2024
In June 2023, the ‘Act on the Promotion of Citizens’ Understanding of Diversity of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity’ was enacted by the Japanese legislature (the Diet)….

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Added on: 03/12/2024
During the first week of August 2023, Lebanon made international headlines for (a failed, performative) attempt to ban the movie Barbie by a (Muslim Shia) government minister…

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Added on: 03/12/2024
In yet another novel initiative, the GT Hospital has become the first state-run facility in the city to offer voice change surgery to transgender persons who have…