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Rights advocates urge Japan to step up LGBT-inclusive efforts and legalize same-sex marriage
Until a few years ago, Rin Okabe, then the general affairs department manager at a subsidiary of ad agency Dentsu Inc., would say goodbye to his wife and son, and commute to work wearing a conventional suit and tie. But quietly, Okabe wanted to be viewed as a woman.
October 21, 2018
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Taiwan to hold referendum on special law for same-sex marriage
Taiwan will hold a public vote on whether the island's civil law should recognise same-sex marriage, two election officials told Reuters on Tuesday, reviving a debate over whether a separate law should be enacted for civil unions between gay couples.
October 09, 2018
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‘LGBTQIA+ public figures speaking about their sexuality will help normalise it’
Sridhar Vardaraj wanted the ‘normal’ life — he wanted to get married and have children.
September 23, 2018
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Being LGBT in Kosovo: a battle to come out from the shadows
There are no gay clubs or bars in the capital Pristina, and only two coffee shops are considered safe in the city of half a million. There have been reports of owners of other cafes kicking gay customers out on the street.
September 23, 2018
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LGBT community finally finds safe, friendly home
GHAR – short for Gay Housing Assistance Resource, is a pan-India location-based, accommodation resource bulletin board that has been helping the LGBT
September 23, 2018
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Hong Kong will now allow gay expat couples to get spousal visas
The Hong Kong government said today (Sept. 18) that it would grant dependent visas to legally recognized gay couples the same way it does for married heterosexual couples.
September 18, 2018
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‘We’re brothers, sisters and activists’: the Greek collective of gay and trans refugees
For persecuted gay and trans refugees, getting together has given them a safe space as well as vital support. Edward Siddons hears how the group became family they never had
September 16, 2018
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Sri Lanka Should Take Up the Challenge on LGBT Rights
On September 6, in a unanimous verdict, the Supreme Court decriminalised same-sex relations, through the repeal of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Chief justice Misra described Section 377 as “irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary.” Sri Lanka’s own Penal Code criminalises same-sex relations, through Section 365 and 365a of the Penal Code, which is based on India’s iteration. Grou...
September 13, 2018
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India Supreme Court strikes a blow against colonialism by striking down sodomy ban
The colonial system surveillance and control made privacy impossible.
September 11, 2018
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‘Nigeria is as gay as any other country’
How a British-Nigerian man finally realised his dream of becoming a professional drag queen.
September 09, 2018
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For Gay Indians, Landmark Ruling Is Just the Beginning
Gay activists in India celebrated the end of a ban on consensual gay sex, even as they prepared for the next battles in advancing gay rights.
September 08, 2018
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Success to Savor but More Challenges for LGBT Rights in Lebanon
When a Lebanon court of appeal upheld a ruling in July that adult, consensual same-sex conduct is not an “unnatural offense,” a wave of excitement rippled through Lebanese lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities.
August 29, 2018
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LGBT Chinese are making a beeline for Thai properties
Being less likely to have children, LGBT Chinese have higher purchasing power than the average mainlander, allowing them to buy condos in Thailand
August 28, 2018
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Rainbow Railroad Station aims to bring persecuted LGBT refugees to Calgary

The Centre for Newcomers is hoping to settle more LGBT refugees in Calgary through a new program, assisted by a longtime gay rights activist who himself fled to safety in Alberta.
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August 22, 2018

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Here, queer, and speaking up: LGBTQ Nigerians tell their stories
In one of the world’s most homophobic countries, a new generation of writers are writing queer people into existence. On Nigeria’s streets, on the pages of its newspapers, and on its screens, members of the LGBTQ community are largely invisible. And with good reason. Nigeria is one of the least tolerant countries in the world for gay people. In a 2013 global survey, it came out as the most homopho...
August 22, 2018
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'She insulted my manhood': murder underlines Turkey's LGBT backlash
In a country where anti-gay violence is often excused as unjust provocation, a fatal shooting has raised fresh fears
August 17, 2018
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Egyptian actor pushes for LGBT rights
Amid Egypt’s continuing repression of its LGBT citizens, dissidents, political activists and journalists, actor Khaled Abol Naga keeps promoting LGBT rights. An award-winning actor, stage director and film producer, Naga was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2007. He has spoken out on many sensitive social issues, including HIV/AIDS, female genital mutilation and children’s rights...
August 16, 2018
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In Haiti, slight progress for LGBT rights is seen as victory
Yaisah Val recently came out publicly as a transgender woman on YouTube, a potentially risky move in a country like Haiti where LGBT residents face pervasive hostility in most spheres of public life. Two proposed anti-LGBT laws are pending in Parliament. The major churches are firm in their condemnation of homosexuality. Gay Haitians are frequent targets of attacks and harassment, and police are o...
August 16, 2018
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Mr Gay Europe 2018 crowned in Poland, despite protests
The final of this year's edition of Mr Gay Europe took place on Saturday in the western city of Poznan in Poland, a conservative and devout Catholic country where many do not accept homosexuality.
August 12, 2018
  
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Penang govt surprised after posters of LGBT activists taken down
The Penang state government has expressed surprise over the removal of posters featuring prominent LGBT activists at the annual George Town Festival, saying the pictures did not violate any rules on decency.
August 09, 2018
  
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LGBT progress in Asia met with conservative pushback
It was a hot and muggy Saturday in mid-July, and Singapore's oasis of green was turning pink. Men and women gathered in Hong Lim Park, a 9,400-sq.-meter field in the middle of the business district, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Pink Dot, a local movement in support of LGBT rights.
August 07, 2018
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“I was judged because of my sexuality”
A cancer research scientist, model, an LGBTQ activist and a writer, Kolkata boy Samarpan Maiti, who added another feather in his cap finishing second runner-up in Mr Gay World 2018 this year in South Africa’s Knysna. In a exclusive interview Samarpan spoke about his new found fame, his struggles, and his future aspirations. Excerpts from the interview.
July 31, 2018
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This is what it was like growing up queer in India when homosexuality was illegal

Just before I was about to enter the airport my mum burst out crying before whispering ‘take care of yourself, don’t take harsh decisions. Remember you don’t belong to just yourself but to a family an...
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July 31, 2018

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Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khattar has a message for the LGBT community

Joining the league of celebs to show their solidarity with the cause are 'Dhadak' actors Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter who believe that every citizen...
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July 30, 2018

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