On Monday, Uganda President Yoweri Musevini signed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which includes life imprisonment for repeat offenders and jail time for people who fail to report homosexuals to police. This the latest on the repercussions of the world’s most homophobic legislation.
Singapore Pastor and anti-gay activist Lawrence Khong has revealed himself as behind an online anti-gay petition to remove information from the Public Health Bureau’s website and is most likely responsible for a guide on how to support Article 377A, which also surfaced this week.
Dr Vincent Wijeysingha, Singapore's only openly gay (former) political candidate, today announced his decision to quit the Singapore Democratic Party as his coming out two months earlier had caused debate. In an exclusive column for Fridae, he reveals his "one concern in mind that cannot wait for history to take its course", and his plans to get more involved in LGBT and other human rights issues.
Hong Kong went to the polls on Sept 7 to elect its fourth Legislative Council since the handover. Fridae's Hong Kong correspondent Nigel Collett finds that the political climate may warm - if only slightly - for the LGBT community and highlights the issues that are being watched by LGBT groups in Hong Kong.
Choi Hyun-sook hopes to become South Korea's first openly gay legislator. Although her historic candidacy is another sign of Korea's changing attitudes about homosexuality, the social climate for the country's lesbians still presents many challenges. Matt Kelley reports from Seoul.