Category Archives: Asia

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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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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