15th February 2015
Ad campaign urges gay people in China to come out 13
12:50 PM — A series of adverts urging people to be more accepting of gay people has launched in China. The ad series, titled ‘Love is not a Choice’, launched on social media in the country – and is aimed at breaking China’s strong cultural taboo surrounding homosexuality. The ads feature gay couples in their homes, and read: […]
26th January 2015
First ever Chinese gay workplace discrimination lawsuit ‘will definitely have an impact’
7:05 PM — What is believed to be the first ever lawsuit over anti-gay workplace discrimination has taken place in a Chinese court.
10th November 2014
Hong Kong: 60% support legal protections for LGBT people
11:16 AM — A new report has found that a majority of people in Hong Kong "hold generally favorable views of gays and lesbians."
6th November 2014
China: Gay rights activists in Macau demand domestic violence bill includes gay couples
11:20 AM — Gay rights activists in Macau have delivered a letter to the government headquarters, demanding same-sex couples to be re-introduced into the domestic violence bill.
5th November 2014
US: Basketball star Brittney Griner knifed in China – but led her team to victory the next day
1:47 PM — Basketball star Brittney Griner was slashed with a knife in a random attack in China on Monday night, but not require medical attention and led her team to victory the next day.
4th November 2014
China: Gay dating app secures $30 million funding from investors 4
2:15 PM — Investors have flocked to a hugely popular "hook-up" app for gay men in China, which currently has triple the amount of users compared to Grindr.
24th October 2014
Chinese CEO posts ‘the only advert to be banned’ online – two men holding hands 4
11:56 AM — A Chinese e-commerce CEO has posted a banned gay advert on social media, sparking a viral sensation.
31st August 2014
Robert Mugabe: I prefer Chinese aid, because they don’t want Africa to ‘embrace homosexuality’ 34
4:10 PM — President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe has said he dislikes taking international aid money from the West, because it comes with pressure to "embrace" homosexuality.
29th August 2014
Chinese man sues gay ‘cure’ clinic after electric shock treatments 4
9:50 AM — A man hopes to have the practice of gay "cure" therapy banned in China, as he is suing a clinic which performed electroshock treatment on him.
29th July 2014
China: Gay ‘cure’ clinic sued by activists in landmark move 5
11:58 AM — Campaigners in China have taken a clinic to court over its backing of gay-to-straight conversion therapy.
26th July 2014
Sir Bob Geldof: China ‘doesn’t give a crap’ about fighting HIV 16
6:29 PM — Sir Bob Geldof has attacked China and Russia for their lack of funding for HIV/AIDS research.
8th June 2014
Hong Kong: British consulate banned from performing same-sex marriages 24
8:45 PM — The British consulate in Hong Kong has been banned from performing same-sex marriages by the local government.
9th May 2014
Study: Sexual orientation determines reactions to pheromones 5
5:58 PM — A new study has found a link between a person's sexual orientation and their ability to react to different pheromones.
19th April 2014
China: Censors clamp down on gay Sherlock fan fiction 6
4:52 PM — China's media regulator is reportedly clamping down on gay Sherlock fan fiction online.
30th January 2014
Hong Kong: Billionaire withdraws £78m offer to turn his lesbian daughter straight and ‘respects her choice’ 4
5:49 PM — A Hong Kong billionaire who offered a £78m dowry to any man who married his lesbian daughter has withdrawn his offer, a day after she published an emotional open letter to him asking him to stop.
29th January 2014
Lesbian daughter tells Hong Kong billionaire dad: Stop trying to make me straight 1
3:33 PM — The lesbian daughter of a Hong Kong billionaire who offered a dowry of over £78 million to any man who married her has written an emotional open letter to her father, asking him to accept her for who she is.
5th January 2014
Hong Kong: Survey finds 3 in 4 support more civil rights for gay people 1
3:13 PM — A recent Hong Kong survey has found that three out of four locals support more rights for gay people in the region, although only 27 per cent completely agreed that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.
25th December 2013
China: Two-thirds find homosexuality ‘unacceptable’ 10
7:54 PM — Two out of three adults in China find homosexuality unacceptable, according to a survey by Shanghai Jiao Tong University released today.
26th November 2013
Hong Kong: Gay men still highest at risk in ‘record-breaking’ HIV figures
11:29 AM — Hong Kong has released new figures showing a "record-breaking" number of HIV infections, with gay men still highest at risk of contracting the disease this past year.
19th November 2013
Out on the Street London summit talks ‘return-on equality’ for LGBT friendly businesses 11
3:51 PM — The second inaugural Out on the Street Europe summit is currently underway in London, this year focusing on how LGBT issues relate globally to corporate leadership and employment.