Category Archives: Asia

LGBTI news worldwide: From hope to troubles

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. Glimmers of hope In Russia, Dmitry Kiselyov, the head of state-controlled media, unexpectedly came out in favor of same-sex … Continue reading

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7 countries’ LGBTI supporters, in school and out

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news.   MUTUAL SUPPORT In Sri Lanka, the group Equal Ground has released a music video “Nothing but Pride,” shot … Continue reading

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10 nations where the penalty for gay sex is death

Ten nations with large Muslim populations have laws providing for the death penalty for same-sex activity. How many actually impose the death sentence is a difficult question. According to the 2015 State-Sponsored Homophobia report from ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, … Continue reading

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Human rights official blasts anti-LGBTI bias in Indonesia

From Indonesia’s Jakarta Post: The chairman of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) Hafid Abbas has called for an end to discrimination and stigma against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, urging the government to issue … Continue reading

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Putin pushes ‘Straight Pride’ as a geopolitical power play

Activist Kyle James Rohrich analyzes the geopolitical tactics behind Russian President Vladimir Putin’s so-called “straight pride” initiative. Excerpts from his article “The Geopolitics of Intolerance: Putin’s ‘Straight Pride’ “: By Kyle James Rohrich In response to the United States’ recent … Continue reading

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Nigeria criticizes U.N. for seeking end to LGBTI repression

The hate-crime murders of thousands of LGBTI people worldwide aren’t enough to convince Nigerian officials or their anti-gay American supporters that tolerance for sexual minorities is a good idea. Nigeria claims that an appeal by the U.N. High Commissioner for … Continue reading

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LGBTI news 1: Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Brunei

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws or considering anti-gay legislation, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. (This is the first of three posts. The second one will report news from Iran, … Continue reading

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