Category Archives: Asia

Hurrah! Indian Supreme Court will review anti-gay law

The Indian Supreme Court today agreed to a review of its own 2013 decision that had reinstated India’s colonial-era anti-LGBT law. The sodomy law, known as Section 377, had been overturned by the Delhi High Court in 2009. A five-judge … Continue reading

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Eager anticipation of Indian court action on anti-gay law

LGBTI activists are eagerly anticipating tomorrow’s Indian Supreme Court hearing on Section 377, the country’s colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality. These are excerpts from advance coverage: The 377 Battle: The Court Awakens By Siddharth Narrain (Gaylaxy) The court hearing comes just … Continue reading

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India’s top court will tackle sodomy law

BuzzFeed reports: India’s Supreme Court has scheduled a new hearing in the challenge to the country’s law criminalizing homosexuality, a member of the legal team challenging the law confirmed to BuzzFeed News on Thursday. The lawyer, who declined to comment … Continue reading

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Empire’s evils live on, so activist rejects Empire’s honors

What’s to be done about the continued repression of LGBTI people in Commonwealth nations that hang onto anti-homosexuality laws originally imposed by the British Empire? One answer to the question is clear to Anglo-Ghanian LGBTI rights activist Phyll Opoku-Gyimah. She … Continue reading

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39 Commonwealth nations still have anti-LGBTI laws

Among the 53 nations in the Commonwealth of countries that formerly belonged to the British Empire, the following 39 still have anti-homosexuality laws, which first were imposed by the British. Worldwide, 79+ countries have anti-homosexuality laws. The following list includes … Continue reading

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After 71-24 loss, petition seeks to end anti-gay law in India

In India, Congress Party member of parliament Shashi Tharoor hasn’t been deterred by the defeat of his private member’s bill to decriminalize homosexuality. When he tabled it on Dec. 18, the bill was immediately voted out of Parliament as soon … Continue reading

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LGBTI news from Middle East, Africa, Singapore

LGBTI news in brief from  Iran, Iraq,  Kenya, Nigeria, Singapore and Uganda — all of them countries that have anti-LGBTI policies or have considered adopting them. These items are excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS Equal Eyes recaps of the … Continue reading

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