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Added on: 11/24/2018
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…

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Added on: 11/24/2018
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,…

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Added on: 11/23/2018
11/21/2018
Taiwan is in the final days of a battle over the future of equality in the country, with conservatives campaigning fiercely against LGBT advocates over a referendum on…

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Added on: 11/23/2018
11/23/2018
The dark surface of Inya Lake is illuminated by warm bobbing candles, pushed out by a small but dedicated crowd who has come in the evening to…

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Added on: 11/23/2018
11/23/2018
Muslim leaders in Thailand’s South have rejected the proposed Life Partnership Bill, which would allow LGBT couples to marry. The Nation reports that, if the bill becomes…

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Added on: 11/23/2018
11/20/2018
The mayor of Padang, in West Sumatra, led thousands of city residents on an anti-LGBT march on Sunday (18 November). It is the latest state-sanctioned move to vilify…

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Added on: 11/23/2018
11/20/2018
The Philippine LGBTI Chamber of Commerce recently revealed the results of the first-ever SOGIE inclusivity index in the Philippines, and the results are dismal. In a survey of…

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Added on: 11/22/2018
11/20/2018
In the last few weeks, regional authorities in Indonesia have launched a slew of anti-LGBTI measures. Gay sex is not illegal in Indonesia. But, since early 2016, ‘government-driven moral panic’…

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Added on: 11/21/2018
11/19/2018
A Chinese erotic writer has reportedly been jailed for more than 10 years after including gay sex scenes in one of her novels. State media reported that…

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Added on: 11/20/2018
11/19/2018
Grace Baey spent a month with transgender people in Myanmar’s commercial hub, Yangon. ‘I’ve been working with the trans community in Singapore for several years now, and…

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Added on: 11/19/2018
11/18/2018
Seven transgender people in Sumur Utara, Klender, East Jakarta, have been told by residents to leave a boarding house they are currently staying at. “We, kampung Sumur residents,…

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Added on: 11/19/2018
11/19/2018
A reported 100,000 people attended a rally on Ketagalan Boulevard in support of LGBTQ rights Saturday, with a nationwide referendum on marriage equality and LGBTQ-friendly education scheduled…

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Added on: 11/17/2018
11/16/2018
The Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar made the news this month. It was revealed that two LGBTI individuals had been arrested under the colonial-era Section 377 of the…

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Added on: 11/17/2018
11/16/2018
The administration of Depok in West Java says it is committed to preparing a regulation to curb a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement that the…

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Added on: 11/15/2018
11/14/2018
Staff and students at the University of Birmingham have warned that LGBT rights are not adequately protected at its new campus in Dubai where being gay or transgender risks imprisonment, flogging…

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Added on: 11/15/2018
11/13/2018
Taiwan’s bid to become the first country in Asia to recognize same-sex unions has been a rocky road. One woman, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator Yu Mei-Nu,…

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Added on: 11/14/2018
11/14/2018
In a country where nudity is neither commonplace nor commodity, the act of stripping publicly is often a political one — the same way the act of…

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Added on: 11/14/2018
Several regional authorities are planning to create regulations designed to further curtail the rights of the LGBTI community — minority group frequently used as political fodder during…

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Added on: 11/13/2018
11/13/2018
The Thai Justice Ministry has kicked off public hearings on the proposed Life Partnership Bill that is scheduled to be submitted to the Cabinet this month. The…

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Added on: 11/12/2018
11/12/2018
On Oct 29, an officer of the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim), Mohd Izwan Mohd Yusof, claimed that the number of gay men in the country had…

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Added on: 11/12/2018
Anti-LGBT hysteria seems to have once again taken hold in some parts of Indonesia, with near daily stories of authorities fanning the flames of hatred with discriminatory acts…

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Added on: 08/20/2018
08/19/2018
Anas Qartoumeh says he wants Canada to keep fighting for human rights abroad. The Grand Marshal of the 2018 Kelowna Pride March is proud to lead the parade,…

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Added on: 08/20/2018
08/18/2018
A local club operating on Jalan Sultan Ismail for about 30 years has finally been raided earlier this morning (August 18). It is believed that the club…

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Added on: 08/19/2018
A group of girls sit cross-legged in front of a wall-to-ceiling mirror concentrating intensely as they apply make-up. They talk quietly, exchanging tips on which brush to…

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Added on: 08/16/2018
08/15/2018
Austria has rejected the asylum application of an Afghan claiming to be gay because he did not ‘act’ or ‘dress’ like a homosexual, according to a media report. An official in…

World Voices

Added on: 08/02/2018
Robert Blackmon
Alturi Project Director
‘Evening Shadows’ is currently on the international festival circuit including a recent screening at Outfest in Los Angeles. In addition to a glowing audience reception, Sridhar took the…

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Added on: 07/09/2018
07/09/2018
A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear petitions for scrapping Section 377 of the penal code, a 149-year-old archaic law which criminalizes…

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Added on: 07/09/2018
I will openly admit that I have been gay since 2008 when I came out right in front of a crowd of people. Thus, when I was…

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Added on: 07/08/2018
When the news broke last week that a 41-year-old man from Kelantan had married an 11-year-old girl, alarm bells went off in Malaysia’s newly elected government as…

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Added on: 07/07/2018
Days ahead of the crucial hearing on a clutch of petitions challenging the validity of section 377 of the IPC that criminalises consensual gay sex, the Chief…