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Added on: 01/16/2019
Dr Nguyen Ho Vinh Phuoc of the hospital said: “They can receive services in a private space with respect from the hospital’s health staff.” Nguyen Tan Thu,…

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Added on: 01/16/2019
Mohammed Idris, the mayor of Depok in the metropolitan Jakarta area of Indonesia, has instructed city agencies to investigate LGBT activities and this month asked citizens to…

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Added on: 01/16/2019
A Tunisian man who worked in Dubai for the past five years lost his job and now faces criminal homosexuality charges in a Tunisian court — all…

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Added on: 01/15/2019
01/12/2019
Months after Supreme Court decriminalised consensual gay sex between adults, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat has reignited the debate around gay rights by insisting that homosexuality is…

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Added on: 01/14/2019
01/12/2019
While marriage equality is yet to clear the legislative thicket, advocates are encouraged by the country’s efforts to woo more LGBTQ tourists   The Life Partnership Bill still…

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Added on: 01/13/2019
Last month, the Thai government supported a bill that would make Thailand the first Asian jurisdiction to allow same-sex civil partnerships (“Thai government approves same-sex civil unions”,…

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Added on: 01/13/2019
01/11/2019
India’s army chief drew flak on Friday for saying gay sex would not be tolerated among soldiers, months after the country scrapped a colonial-era ban on same-sex…

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Added on: 01/12/2019
01/11/2019
At least one in eleven people identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, according to a survey conducted by advertising giant Dentsu Inc., while more than two-thirds…

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Added on: 01/12/2019
01/11/2019
Regional authorities in China shut down two LGBTI organizations on Tuesday (8 January). The Municipal Affairs Bureau in the southern metropolis Guangzhou labeled the Guangzhou University Rainbow Group and…

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Added on: 01/11/2019
01/10/2019
A ban on conversion therapy by Israeli doctors will help protect gay people from treatments that claim to make them straight, but more work needs to be…

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Added on: 01/11/2019
01/09/2019
State-sanctioned discrimination in Indonesia against the LGBT community and individuals saw a sharp increase towards the end of last year as officials in a number of cities…

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Added on: 01/11/2019
When the news broke that India’s Supreme Court had struck down a colonial-era law making gay sex illegal, the reaction in Delhi was jubilant, with public celebrations erupting across the capital. Fast…

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Added on: 01/11/2019
01/10/2019
Four weeks before the release of her debut novel, author Sabina Khan tweeted she hadn’t been sure anyone would read her story when she first began writing. “I wasn’t…

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Added on: 01/10/2019
Boby has lost track of the precise number of times she has been gang-raped. She thinks it is between eight and 10. “Every time it has been…

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Added on: 01/10/2019
01/08/2019
It is reported that on the night of June 28, 1969, transgender revolutionary Sylvia Rivera, infuriated and exhausted with the way the queer community had been treated,…

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Added on: 01/10/2019
A Hong Kong-based charity that uses art to fight sexual-orientation discrimination is taking the largest ever LGBT Asian contemporary art exhibition to Bangkok in November. “Spectrosynthesis II”…

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Added on: 01/08/2019
01/04/2019
Have you ever felt excluded from the society and from your own family? Have you ever been discriminated by your classmates based on your gender? If you…

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Added on: 01/08/2019
01/07/2019
Transgender Indians and their allies have been urgently rallying against a transgender bill. They want the bill to be overhauled before it is considered by the upper…

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Added on: 01/07/2019
01/07/2019
The victory of the anti-LGBT referendum in November, by a large margin, was a blow to the struggle for marriage equality in Taiwan. Taiwan’s LGBT movement, seen…

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Added on: 01/06/2019
01/04/2019
Trans women in a small Pakistani city have accused police of illegally confiscating their sound system. Dancing at weddings and other special occasions is often the only…

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Added on: 01/06/2019
01/06/2019
Chinese gay dating app Blued is halting new user registration for a week, it said on Sunday, following media reports that underage users caught HIV after going…

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Added on: 01/06/2019
Syeda Sarwat came to Britain as a student in 2010 in a bid to escape the violence, abuse and social isolation that she says she suffered as…

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Added on: 01/05/2019
01/05/2019
A Japanese lawmaker has come under fire for making anti-LGBTI comments. The comments come from Katsuei Hirasawa, a veteran legislator from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)….

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Added on: 01/04/2019
01/02/2019
The death of a trans woman in the Malaysian town of Klang, the second in less than a month, has prompted calls for the government to better…

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Added on: 01/04/2019
01/03/2019
A lesbian from India who was allegedly held against her will by her husband and parents has won the right to live with her girlfriend. The High Court…

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Added on: 01/04/2019
The two separate legal challenges were mounted by a 21-year-old University Hong Kong student, known as TF, and a 31-year-old activist, known as STK, who argued in…

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Added on: 01/03/2019
01/03/2019
Cambodia is considered one of the more progressive countries when it comes to LGBT rights. The Office of the High Commissioner of United Nations Human Rights said in a statement…

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Added on: 01/03/2019
Two female university students plan to wed 26 times overseas to raise awareness of the fact that they cannot do the same thing in their home country….

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Added on: 01/02/2019
12/31/2018
The decriminalisation of gay sex was arguably the biggest news story of 2018 in India. So, it wasn’t surprising when it became a hotly debated topic at…

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Added on: 01/01/2019
12/30/2018
Transgender people gathered in Lahore for the first ever trans pride march in Pakistan this weekend. Taking place on Saturday (29th December), transgender people and their allies took…