China: court rules homosexuality doesn’t need to be ‘cured’
11:48 AM — A court in China has ruled that a psychological clinic must re-pay costs to a gay man for trying to "cure" him.
18th December 2014
Malaysia: government stops funding organisation for trans women
1:50 PM — The Malaysian government has abruptly stopped funding an organisation that provides support for trans women, sex workers and people with HIV.
15th December 2014
Student gives excellent answer when school asks ‘how should we punish gays?’ 14
5:50 PM — When a school in Korea asked its students in a survey on how it should punish gay kids, one gave a strong answer which may surprise you.
India: Government proposes benefits for trans children 1
2:15 PM — The Indian government has outlined plans for helping families support trans children.
Murder charges filed against US marine in death of transgender woman 4
10:22 AM — Murder charges were filed on Monday by prosecutors in the Philippines against a US marine in the death of a transgender woman.
13th December 2014
South Korea: Seoul mayor apologises for axing human rights charter 7
3:01 PM — The Mayor of Seoul has issued an apology to LGBT activists, after scrapping a charter that would have outlawed discrimination against gays.
11th December 2014
India: Ex-Chief Justice slams anti-gay law on 1st year anniversary 3
1:44 PM — A former Chief Justice of India’s Supreme Court has condemned the country’s ban on same-sex relationships a year to the day the law was reintroduced.
A year ago today India recriminalised homosexuality 9
10:35 AM — It’s exactly one year since India shocked the world by recriminalising same-sex relationships.
10th December 2014
Japan: Zen Buddhist temple offers same-sex wedding ceremonies 1
2:12 PM — A Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto has become one of the first to offer same-sex weddings - even though they aren't recognised in Japan.
7th December 2014
South Korea: LGBT protesters occupy Seoul City Hall after rights charter axed 2
2:25 PM — A group of protesters have staged a sit-in at Seoul City Hall, after the government dropped plans for a human rights charter which banned discrimination against gays.
Japan: Activist running to become country’s first gay male lawmaker 2
1:55 PM — An LGBT activist running for election in Japan could be on course to become country's first openly gay male lawmaker.
1st December 2014
India: Delhi’s first Pride since homosexuality was re-criminalised 7
12:46 PM — New Delhi saw its first pride march on Sunday since India reintroduced its anti-gay laws last year.
30th November 2014
South Korea: Seoul scraps human rights charter after anti-gay protests 7
3:55 PM — The Seoul Metropolitan Government has scrapped plans to enact a human rights charter, after fierce protests from homophobic groups.
26th November 2014
United Nations urges Kytgyz Parliament to withdraw ‘gay propaganda’ law
4:24 PM — A group of experts from the United Nations (UN) have urged the Kyrgyz Parliament to withdraw an anti-gay bill.
23rd November 2014
Mario producer: Toad ‘doesn’t have a gender’ 13
5:20 PM — Nintendo have revealed that the Mario character Toad, long assumed to be male, doesn't actually have a gender.
21st November 2014
Japanese dictionary alters definitions of love and sex to be gay-inclusive 1
1:37 PM — A leading Japanese dictionary has altered two of its entries to make it more gay-inclusive.
17th November 2014
Video game ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ banned in India over gay character 3
2:26 PM — An upcoming video game that features a prominent gay character has been banned in India.
14th November 2014
Taiwan: Police shut down gay lifestyle website for ‘distributing obscene material’
3:00 PM — Police in Taiwan have shut down a website which billed itself as "Asia's largest gay lifestyle information network."
Japan: School holds ‘Sex Change Day’ for students 14
2:14 PM — A high school in Japan held a 'Sex Change Day' this week - where boys dressed in skirts, and girls wore suits and ties.
13th November 2014
South Korea: 70% of young gay men not out to their parents
11:13 AM — A study has found that as many as seven out of 10 gay Koreans hide their sexual orientations from their parents.