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China court hears its first case from gay man claiming workplace discrimination

China court hears its first case from gay man claiming workplace discrimination

2015-01-28
Lawsuit is part of a wider push by the LGBT community to use the courts to seek fairer treatment under the law where same- sex relations was illegal until 1997
Mixed response over new Thai initiative to empower LGBT community

Mixed response over new Thai initiative to empower LGBT community

2015-01-28
Some rights activists welcome the decision to include a clause in the new constitution to ensure fairer legal treatment while others remain skeptical.
IGLHRC urges caution while reporting Islamic State extremists punishing gay people

IGLHRC urges caution while reporting Islamic State extremists punishing gay people

2015-01-26
"Widespread publicity potentially exposes their families, loved ones and intimate partners to harm," says the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.
Lesbian couple first to 'adopt' child in indigenous ceremony

Lesbian couple first to 'adopt' child in indigenous ceremony

2015-01-20
The adoption ceremony held in traditional in Rukai culture is not known to have been held for a same-sex couple before.
Special jails for transgender and gay prisoners proposed in Vietnam

Special jails for transgender and gay prisoners proposed in Vietnam

2015-01-20
According to an official report, gay and transgender prisoners face the highest risk of sexual harassment from other inmates in prison.
Japan's gay community highly stratified by body type and age

Japan's gay community highly stratified by body type and age

2015-01-19
Japanese gay media have promoted a gay identity linked to youth, masculinity and highly gym-trained bodies as being highly desirable, says a social researcher.
Nepal to issue passports for its third sex citizens

Nepal to issue passports for its third sex citizens

2015-01-18
LGBT rights activists in Nepal say such recognition on passports would help tackle widespread discrimination they face within the Hindu-majority Himalayan country.
Visiting UN chief criticizes India for its anti-gay law

Visiting UN chief criticizes India for its anti-gay law

2015-01-17
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon while in the Indian capital New Delhi said he "staunchly opposed the criminalization of homosexuality" as it violates basic rights.
Koreans go gaga over 'drag queen' musicals

Koreans go gaga over 'drag queen' musicals

2015-01-16
Recent musicals have included very popular drag queen characters in one of the lead roles, lending to a new trend and successfully drawing out a curious audience.
Over half of Japan's 'abused' lesbians, trans* people have considered suicide, says survey

Over half of Japan's 'abused' lesbians, trans* people have considered suicide, says survey

2015-01-15
One of very few surveys pertaining to this group has revealed both a lack of understanding and the scarcity of support for such persons in Japan.

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