Malaysian Islamic-purity enforcing police are making it increasingly difficult for transgender men and women to live a life without fear of arrest and harassment in a country where Islam is the official religion.
Thai authorities are raising awareness about HIV and encourage testing among gay men and transgender people by embarking on new and novel campaigns that include bare-chested male models in a glitzy ballroom dancing to house music while dozens of young gay men get their blood tested.
Indian contestant Sushant Divgikar who made it to the Top 10 list of the Mr Gay World 2014 contest hopes that his participation in the reality show “Bigg Boss 8″ will change public perceptions about the LGBT community in India.
Asia was one of two continents from where countries abstained, supported and opposed a recent United Nations Human Rights Council to address violence and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
A former South African Constitutional Court judge who was in Taiwan recently to receive the country’s top Tang Prize for rule of law said Taiwan could become a leader in openness if it were to the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.