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Added on: 12/31/2018
12/30/2018
Among various topics worth intellectual consideration, LGBT+ science and research in 2018 gave us a better understanding of gender identity, sexual desire and same-sex reproduction. In the…

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Added on: 12/31/2018
12/30/2018
A 96-second video of an apparent homophobic attack has been circulating in Malaysia this week. A group of individuals verbally abuse, then violently attack, two men. The…

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Added on: 12/31/2018
12/30/2018
Japan’s tourism industry is looking for ways to attract LGBT visitors from overseas and take advantage of their tendency to spend more than average tourists. Tourism-related businesses…

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Added on: 12/28/2018
12/27/2018
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists today condemned the violent assault of two young men after they were beaten up by several unknown assailants for allegedly…

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Added on: 12/28/2018
Dede Oetomo is the founder and trustee of the Indonesian LGBT advocacy group GAYa Nusantara Foundation, based in Surabaya. “Indonesia has always been conservative and it has…

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Added on: 12/28/2018
12/27/2018
Members of the trans community in Mumbai, India have protested a bill which was designed to protect their rights. The bill has been highly controversial among the trans, intersex,…

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Added on: 12/28/2018
12/26/2018
In 1993, I was appointed by China’s Ministry of Health to carry out a multi-city survey on the country’s population of men who have sex with men,…

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Added on: 12/28/2018
12/26/2018
A theater in the Russian city of Makhachkala canceled the premiere of the music documentary BTS World Tour: Love Yourself in Seoul after a social media campaign accused BTS,…

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Added on: 12/27/2018
Make-up artist Solongo Batsukh braves Mongolia’s below-freezing temperatures in just a skimpy black dress and light pastel pink coat – the country’s trailblazing transgender beauty queen wants…

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Added on: 12/27/2018
12/26/2018
Opinions are divided on the Life Partnership Bill, which is holding back some rights for same-sex couples, as the bill enters the final phase before becoming law….

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Added on: 12/26/2018
12/25/2018
Thailand is moving forward in recognizing same-sex couples. Today the cabinet approved the first draft of a bill regulating civil partnerships. This paves the way for Thailand to become…

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Added on: 12/25/2018
The Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) has censured a purported revamp of the Malaysian Islamic Development Department’s (Jakim) outreach (Mukhayyam) programme to rehabilitate LGBT persons. Referring to a…

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Added on: 12/25/2018
12/24/2018
Joko Widodo was welcomed as a fresh breeze when he stood for election as president of Indonesia in 2014. A stranger to the elites that had long…

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Added on: 12/25/2018
12/24/2018
At the office of the Shaan Foundation, which works with the LGBT community in the district, transgender persons begin a gathering early in the day, holding a…

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Added on: 12/24/2018
12/23/2018
Members of the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community thronged streets as they rejoiced in colours of love and pride. As we passed this test with…

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Added on: 12/23/2018
12/22/2018
Singapore’s Minister for Social & Family Development Desmond Lee has commented on a recent court decision in the island nation that allowed a gay man to adopt…

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Added on: 12/22/2018
12/21/2018
Pakistan’s trans community is celebrating its inclusion in new laws which ban workplace harassment. The Sindh province, whose seat of government is in Karachi, has drafted a…

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Added on: 12/22/2018
12/21/2018
India’s LGBTI community has denounced a new surrogacy bill that would ban same-sex couples from hiring surrogates. The bill limits the practice to infertile couples who have…

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Added on: 12/22/2018
12/21/2018
A new government ‘heresy’ app in Indonesia has troubled the LGBTI community. Smart Pakem, developed by the Jakarta prosecutor’s office, allows everyday Indonesians to report complaints of…

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Added on: 12/22/2018
12/21/2018
Khaled was born in Syria, but his life began anew when he arrived in Canada as a refugee in 2015. “I was born there, but I was reborn…

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Added on: 12/22/2018
12/19/2018
More than one million people in China have watched an online inspirational talk about LGBTI rights despite a government ban on homosexual content.Ah  Qiang of PFLAG China discussed ’the…

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Added on: 12/21/2018
12/21/2018
It’s business as usual in the bustling lane of Connaught Place’s Block B. But something new catches one’s eye: three new billboards depicting the LGBTQ community in…

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Added on: 12/21/2018
12/20/2018
Heads turn when An Hui and Ye Jianbin walk down a street in the Chinese city of Shenzhen with their triplets, who were conceived with help from…

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Added on: 12/21/2018
12/19/2018
Transgender Indians on Wednesday (19 December) protested against a bill claiming to protect their rights. India’s lower house of parliament, the Lok Sabha, passed the Transgender Persons (Protection…

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Added on: 12/19/2018
12/18/2018
A religious group in Israel has launched a new anti-LGBT+ campaign which brands same-sex love as “poison” and advocates for conversion therapy. The campaign – which has…

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Added on: 12/18/2018
12/17/2018
It’s tough being gay in China. Millions of LGBT Chinese face discrimination, intolerance, family pressures to get married and have a baby, and sporadic government crackdowns on…

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Added on: 12/18/2018
12/18/2018
The death of a transgender woman in Malaysia has sparked fears of a rise in hate crimes, campaigners said yesterday, as police moved swiftly to detain four…

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Added on: 12/17/2018
12/17/2018
Four transgender pilgrims stopped by police on their way to a sacred temple in southern India took their case to the district police chief on Monday (17…

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Added on: 12/17/2018
12/16/2018
The third edition of the Likho Awards for Excellence in Media were presented on Saturday, right after the second edition of the Likho Indian LGBTQ Media Summit….

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Added on: 12/17/2018
12/17/2018
A gay man has won a legal battle in Singapore to be legally recognised as the parent of a child he fathered through surrogacy abroad. The Singapore…