Vietnam's move to legislate marriage equality is a ruse to make it look "cool" and promote its new face of modernity for the government has failed to educate the nation's conservative base that recognizes same sex relations as taboo, says a Vietnamese gay activist.
ASEAN SOGIE Caucus have been at the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Civil Society Conference and the ASEAN People's Forum in Yangon, Myanmar. The group has been lobbying the 10 member states to make provisions for LGBT rights.
Let's have a look at the latest LGBT updates from Japan. There's been a revealing poll about the nation's stance on gay marriage, a HIV awareness billboard causing a stir in Tokyo and an inspirational coming out speech from a teenager.
Clashes broke out in Taipei at the weekend as pro-gay marriage activists tried to join a rally organized by Christian churches to promote the idea of a family as consisting of one father, one mother and their children.