Category Archives: Asia

New fund aims to help Iranian LGBT community

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) has launched a fund aimed at supporting the emerging Iranian LGBT community and addressing LGBT human rights violations in Iran. The goal is to support: Advocacy, research or outreach projects to  … Continue reading

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Exposing persection of LGBT individuals in Iraq

Editor’s Note: We are re-publishing here today’s press release from the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)  announcing the launch of two new briefings on violence and abuse of LGBT individuals in Iraq. The two reports are available for download on … Continue reading

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Trans Malaysians win court fight over cross-dressing ban

The Jakarta Globe in Indonesia reported today: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA — A Malaysian court on Friday gave transgender Muslims the right to cross-dress in a landmark decision overturning an Islamic law ban that could trigger similar challenges. Muslim-majority Malaysia represents … Continue reading

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Indian actor accused, Nigerian activist sues over arrest

News in brief: Bollywood actor Aamir Khan faces an accusation in court that he promoted  homosexuality during a TV show in which he urged viewers to seek the repeal of India’s anti-gay law. Nigerian activist Ifeanyi Orazulike is suing police … Continue reading

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India joins the ‘arrest-the-gays’ gang

BuzzFeed reports: Indian Man Arrested For Homosexuality After Being Filmed On Wife’s Spy Cameras Police in the Indian technology hub Bangalore have arrested a 32-year-old man for homosexuality after his wife installed secret cameras in their house and recorded him having … Continue reading

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Singapore court rejects appeal of anti-gay law

Channel NewsAsia reports: SINGAPORE — The nation’s highest court on Wednesday Oct 29 ruled that a law that criminalises sex between men is constitutional. The ruling covers both cases contesting the law, one brought by two graphic designers who have … Continue reading

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Kyrgyzstan votes for anti-gay ‘propaganda’ bill

By Tom Ana Editor of Caucasus Equality News The parliament of Kyrgyzstan voted today for an anti-gay “propaganda” bill modeled on Russia’s 2013 “gay propaganda” law. The proposal, which still needs two votes in parliament and a presidential signature before … Continue reading

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