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: […]
9th February 2015
Hong Kong man uses gay hookup apps to steal £400,000 3
1:48 PM — A man has been arrested in Hong Kong for using gay dating apps to cheat men out of £400,000 over the last year.
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.
19th December 2014
China: court rules homosexuality doesn’t need to be ‘cured’ 3
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.
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.
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.
22nd October 2014
Hong Kong: Rainbow pro-democracy umbrella leads sixth annual pride event 1
12:49 PM — This month's Hong Kong sixth annual pride event took place with rainbow umbrellas making an appearance in "mutual support" of pro-democracy protests.
20th October 2014
Hong Kong: Unannounced speaker delivers ‘ridiculous’ anti-gay rant at cathedral 2
1:59 PM — A unidentified man delivered an anti-gay rights speech after Saturday afternoon Mass at a Hong Kong cathedral, it has been reported.
12th September 2014
Man who was electrocuted to ‘cure’ him of being gay to meet World Health Organisation 1
4:06 PM — A man may have taken a step closer to having the practice of gay “cure” therapy banned in China, as he has secured a meeting with the World Health Organisation (WHO).
11th September 2014
China: Gay rights groups ask 112 universities to ‘face up to basic demands’ 2
3:12 PM — Three Chinese activist groups have sent an open letter to 112 universities demanding they "face up to the basic demands" of LGBT students.
8th September 2014
British diplomat marries same-sex partner in Beijing
4:11 PM — A British diplomat has married his same-sex partner in Beijing.
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.
30th August 2014
BBC cuts Doctor Who lesbian kiss from Asian broadcasts 19
10:11 PM — The BBC cut a scene containing a lesbian kiss out of Asian broadcasts of Doctor Who, according to reports.
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.
17th July 2014
Hong Kong: Trans marriages allowed to go ahead despite legislative stalling
4:57 PM — Transgender people in Hong Kong who have undergone full gender-reassignment surgeries will be able to marry from today, despite legislative stalling.
7th July 2014
Hong Kong: Trans man to legally challenge new transgender marriage law
11:35 AM — A trans man in Hong Kong has launched a legal challenge against a new law that would ban him from marrying unless he undergoes surgery.
6th July 2014
If only the parents of all gay children were like this couple 8
2:50 PM — A video of two Sikh parents proudly standing by their gay son has been released by the Asian Pride Project.