28th April 2015
Same-sex Israeli couples evacuated from Nepal
10:07 AM — Couples who had travelled for surrogacy in Nepal were evacuated following the devastating earthquake.
26th April 2015
Tokyo Pride celebrates emerging LGBT rights in Japan 2
4:09 PM — Around 2000 people marched through the LGBT-friendly Shibuya district of Tokyo today.
25th April 2015
Same-sex couple wed at British Embassy in Japan 7
4:17 PM — Diplomats Tim Johnson and Ryan Parkins married in a public ceremony at the embassy, to encourage Japan to advance on LGBT rights.
21st April 2015
IKEA Singapore refuses to cut ties with anti-gay pastor 16
6:05 PM — IKEA Singapore has refused to cut ties with an anti-gay pastor, after coming under fire for providing a discount to his Christian magic show.
20th April 2015
India’s ‘Mr Gay World’ entrant goes into hiding? 14
5:16 PM — India's entrant to the Mr Gay World competition has reportedly gone into hiding with his family.
19th April 2015
This gay couple got abuse online just for holding hands on a train 32
5:50 PM — A photo of a gay couple holding hands on a train in Thailand has gone viral, but unfortunately in part because of negative, judgemental reactions to it.
Lesbian couple marries in Japan amid calls for legal recognition for same-sex marriage 6
1:59 PM — A lesbian couple has married in Japan, despite that the country does not currently recognise same-sex marriages.
17th April 2015
Bollywood is full of ‘closet gays’, actress claims 4
11:53 AM — An iconic Bollywood actress has claimed that a huge number of India's leading men are in the closet.
10th April 2015
Arson attack on Kyrgyzstan LGBT centre 5
2:52 PM — The headquarters of LGBT organisation Labrys was attacked with bottles of explosives.
8th April 2015
Video game studio redesigns male character after complaints he is ‘too sexy’ 40
1:33 PM — Video game studio Square Enix have made modifications to an upcoming game - after complaints the male protagonist is "too sexy".
2nd April 2015
South Korean teachers banned from talking about LGBT issues 16
11:41 AM — New sex education guidelines outlaw teaching about sexual minorities.
1st April 2015
Tokyo district first to recognise same-sex partnerships 1
10:26 AM — Shibuya Ward is the first place in Japan to allow same-sex couples to register their partnerships.
25th March 2015
Trial begins in US Marine Philippines trans murder case 3
4:48 PM — A US Marine who has been charged with the murder of a transgender woman in the Philippines has gone on trial.
22nd March 2015
Priest who entered sham civil partnership reinstated by Catholic Church 23
3:56 PM — A Catholic priest who entered into a sham civil partnership with another man has been allowed to return to work.
18th March 2015
Japanese lawmakers to examine LGBT discrimination ahead of Tokyo Olympics 8
4:52 PM — Polticians have formed a multiparty group to look at LGBT rights before the 2020 Olympic Games.
17th March 2015
Indonesian clerics issue fatwa against gays 69
5:53 PM — Clerics in Indonesia have called for the death penalty to be imposed on people who have gay sex.
10th March 2015
US marine accused of murdering trans woman offered plea deal 11
4:20 PM — A US marine who has been accused of murdering a transgender woman in the Philippines has been offered a plea deal.
9th March 2015
Australian cricketer branded a ‘fag’ at Sri Lanka cricket match 47
5:06 PM — A Sri Lankan cricket fan waved a sign branding Australian cricketer Glen Maxwell a 'fag' during yesterday's Cricket World Cup match.
5th March 2015
Human Rights Watch urges Kyrgyzstan to reject anti-gay bill 1
10:54 AM — The Human Rights Watch has urged Kyrgyzstan to reject an anti-gay bill similar to Russia's anti-gay law.
1st March 2015
First lesbian kiss on South Korean TV sparks complaints 19
1:51 PM — A lesbian kiss on TV in South Korea has led to a number of complaints to the country's regulator.