Category Archives: Asia

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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Kyrgyz appeal for protests against anti-‘gay propaganda’ bill

Activists in Kyrgyzstan are appealing to international LGBTI rights supporters to protest against a proposed Russian-style ban on “gay propaganda” that is scheduled for a vote in the Kyrgyz parliament tomorrow (Oct. 15). The Kyrgyz LGBTI group Labrys says that … Continue reading

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Kyrgyzstan to vote on ‘gay propaganda’ ban

By Tom Ana Editor of Caucasus Equality News A committee of Kyrgyzstan’s parliament this week approved a proposed “gay propaganda” ban, moving the bill one step closer to being brought into law. The ban will now go up for vote … Continue reading

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Indonesian region OKs whipping for gay sex, adultery

The Indonesian province of Aceh on Sept. 27 approved a bill that converts  strict Islamic Sharia rules on morality into the province’s criminal law, including a punishment of 100 lashes for homosexuality and extramarital sex, Australia’s SBS News and BuzzFeed reported. … Continue reading

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Indonesia plan: 100 lashes for gay sex, Muslim or not

The Indonesia’s Aceh province is considering adopting a new bylaw that would impose public floggings for homosexual activity by non-Muslims as well as Muslims. Under sharia law, which is in effect in Aceh, Muslims are already subject to that punishment … Continue reading

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Islamic women’s group defends Malaysian arrestees

Sisters in Islam, or SIS, a Malaysian women’s rights organization, has come to the defense of two female students arrested Sept. 1 on suspicion of having same-sex relations in a hotel in Johor Bahru in mainland Malaysia, north of Singapore. … Continue reading

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99 who are in prison for being gay, 148 more awaiting trial

Worldwide, at least 99 people are currently in prison for allegedly violating laws that punish those who are born gay, lesbian or bisexual. In addition, at least 148 other people are awaiting trial on charges related to homosexuality. Those are … Continue reading

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