CNN Philippines reports that according to the Philippines’ Insurance Commission, members of the LGBT Community should be able to designate their partners as beneficiaries in their life insurance plans.
Politicians in Indonesia are planning a revamp of the country’s criminal code, with forced incarceration for LGBT people in rehabilitation camps as part of a new ‘Family Resilience’ law. A leaked version of the law also says it will outlaw surrogacy and S&M sex.
In Seoul, many enjoy the annual Queer Culture Festival, regardless of their sexual orientation, with nearly 150,000 enjoying last year’s 20th anniversary festival. During the festival, participants urged the government to improve LGBT rights.
The people of Hong Kong kicked off 2020 with a massive protest march, continuing the long period of unrest as the ‘special administrative region’ continues to push for greater democracy and less control from Mainland China
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