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Added on: 11/26/2023
11/25/2023
More than 2,000 people took part in a gay pride event in New Delhi, waving rainbow flags and multicolored balloons as they celebrated sexual diversity in India…

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Added on: 11/25/2023
11/24/2023
I’ll never forget my first drag show. After years of tuning into RuPaul’s Drag Race and reblogging gifs of Sasha Velour on Tumblr, I found myself surrounded…

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Added on: 11/23/2023
11/22/2023
Thailand’s Cabinet has approved a draft law on marriage equality and that will be brought to parliament during a session starting next month, Thailand’s Prime Minister Srettha…

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Added on: 11/22/2023
11/21/2023
As night falls, Bewar*, a transgender sex worker, puts on her makeup and hairpiece and starts roaming the streets of Sarchinar in Sulaimani, trying to escape the…

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Added on: 11/22/2023
11/21/2023
In June 2022, in the middle of Pride Month celebrations across the world, Tashi Choden Chombal was crowned the third Miss Bhutan. Chombal was 23 years old…

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Added on: 11/21/2023
The Indian military is considering hiring transgender individuals to fill a variety of defense roles, according to a recent report by Indian Express. Sources said a joint…

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Added on: 11/17/2023
11/16/2023
NEW DELHI — The recent judgment of the Indian Supreme Court on marriage equality was, without a doubt, a disappointment for India’s queer community. With a 3:2 majority, the…

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Added on: 11/16/2023
(Geneva) – The Uzbekistan government should urgently act on recommendations made on November 8, 2023, during its fourth Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of its human rights record at…

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Added on: 11/15/2023
There are currently 10 transgender inmates behind bars, with one of them having undergone a complete sex change, while the remaining nine are in the process of…

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Added on: 11/15/2023
11/14/2023
To pave the way for the employment of transgender persons in defence roles, the Indian Armed Forces are looking at possible employment opportunities for them and the…

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Added on: 11/14/2023
11/09/2023
When Mahmoud’s father, a well-known sheikh in Aleppo city in Syria, found out his youngest son was gay, he was furious. “He pointed a rifle at my…

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Added on: 11/13/2023
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The Kerala Pradesh Transgender Congress (KPTC), which serves as the feeder organisation for the state Congress, underwent a recent overhaul. Despite the state’s pioneering efforts in 2015…

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Added on: 11/11/2023
11/10/2023
Dozens of conservative Muslims marched in Indonesia’s capital on Friday, calling for the cancellation of Coldplay’s upcoming concert over the British band’s support for the LGBTQ+ community….

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Added on: 11/11/2023
Hong Kong’s equality watchdog had spent more than a year researching possible legislative amendments to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination, but was told by the government that…

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Added on: 11/10/2023
11/09/2023
TNT Music, which runs a chart show dedicated to K-pop, aired the music video for boy band Seventeen’s hit song “God of Music” and replaced the rainbow featured…

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Added on: 11/10/2023
11/09/2023
Anti-LGBTQ organization Gerakan Nasional Anti LGBT (Granati LGBT) will stage rallies at several locations in Jakarta from 12:00 Nov. 10. The purpose of the action is to…

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Added on: 11/08/2023
11/07/2023
An LGBT advocacy group urged the Japanese government on Tuesday to ensure that all pregnant women have access to the same level of medical support after a…

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Added on: 11/08/2023
11/07/2023
The Knesset on Monday passed an amendment recognizing LGBTQ partners of fallen IDF service members as widows and widowers, similar to heterosexual counterparts. The amendment followed the…

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Added on: 11/05/2023
“The erosion of a nation’s freedom of speech can happen rapidly.” Oljobai Shakir, a 52-year-old activist and writer, spoke these words shortly after being detained by security…

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Added on: 11/05/2023
11/04/2023
International arrivals, political news conferences and attention-grabbing headlines — six years after the historic decision to award the Gay Games to Asia for the first time, it’s…

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Added on: 11/03/2023
11/02/2023
The Gay Games XI 2023 open this weekend in Hong Kong and Guadalajara, Mexico. Hong Kong was scheduled for 2017 before the global pandemic, and Guadalajara was selected in…

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Added on: 11/02/2023
11/02/2023
An estimated 5,000 people gathered in Ximending on the evening of October 27 for the fifth annual Taiwan Trans March, making it the largest Trans March to…

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Added on: 10/31/2023
Malaysia has begun demanding that concert organisers install a kill switch to “cut off electricity supply if there is any unwanted incident” after members of British band…

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Added on: 10/30/2023
10/29/2023
“We have been fighting for long and will keep doing so,” said Anjali Gopalan, one of the petitioners after a five-judge bench threw out the appeals. “This…

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Added on: 10/28/2023
10/27/2023
Prime Minister (PM) Thailand Srettha Thavisin next week will submit a bill (RUU) legalizing same-sex marriage. This move will make Thailand the first country in the region…

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Added on: 10/27/2023
10/26/2023
New Delhi: A parliamentary committee is likely to recommend re-criminalisation of the adultery law and criminalisation of non-consensual sex between men, women and/or trans members, as part of an…

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Added on: 10/27/2023
10/26/2023
Seoul, South KoreaCNN — South Korea’s Constitutional Court has upheld a law banning same-sex relations in the military, citing a threat to combat-readiness, in a judgment decried by the…

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Added on: 10/27/2023
10/26/2023
Japan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a law requiring transgender people to undergo sterilization surgery in order to officially change their gender is unconstitutional, a landmark…

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Added on: 10/26/2023
10/24/2023
TOKYO, Oct 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – An unprecedented ruling by a Japanese court this month is buoying hopes in the transgender community that a national law…

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Added on: 10/26/2023
10/24/2023
New Delhi, India – In the summer of 2018, three bodies were recovered from the Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad, a sprawling city in western India’s Gujarat state….