2 July 2009
Exclusive: Gay Foreign Office minister Chris Bryant welcomes Delhi court decision on decriminalising homosexuality
In an interview with PinkNews.co.uk, the openly gay Foreign Office Minister Chris Bryant has welcomed the Delhi High Court's judgement that homosexuality should be decriminalised.
2 July 2009
Comment: Delhi court’s decision on gay rights is only the first step
It took eight long years, but the verdict gay rights activists in India had long been hoping for was finally delivered by the Delhi High Court this morning.
2 July 2009
Indian court rules to decriminalise gay sex
The Delhi High Court today ruled that a ban on gay sex between adults violates India's constitution.
29 June 2009
India moves closer to decriminalisation of homosexual acts
The Indian government is to hold talks on repealing the country's colonial laws on gay sex.
25 June 2009
Gay referee divides opinion in Turkish football
A football referee in Turkey has claimed he was dismissed by the game's governing body for being gay.
19 June 2009
Indian city plans first gay parade
The city of Chennai, in Tamil Nadu, is due to hold its first Rainbow Parade on June 28th.
17 June 2009
China appears to back down over gay-ban internet filtering
New internet software designed to filter out violence and porn in China may not be mandatory, it has been reported.
17 June 2009
China to ban criminals and those in relationships from having sex change operations
China's Ministry of Health has published new proposed clinical guidelines on gender reassignment surgery.
11 June 2009
China cancels part of Shanghai Pride
Officials in China have cancelled part of Shanghai Pride.
4 June 2009
Gay couples to be protected by Hong Kong domestic violence law
The Domestic Violence Ordinance will have an amendment to include same sex couples, the Hong Kong Government have announced.
28 May 2009
India’s only gay magazine back on newsstands
Bombay Dost, India's first and only gay magazine, has been relaunched and is now back on sale.
28 April 2009
Gay monks told to stop wearing makeup
Gay and trans Buddhist monks in Thailand have been given a new set of guidelines aimed to curb "flamboyant" behaviour such as wearing makeup.
27 April 2009
Bollywood star receives hate mail after supporting gays
Bollywood star Celina Jaitley has been the target of hate mail after expressing support for the gay community.
23 April 2009
Singapore’s LGBT community plans ‘pink dot’ event
An unusual day in the park planned for next month will show support for Singapore's lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans population.
22 April 2009
Gay Nepalese MP looks towards greater acceptance of gays and lesbians
Nepal's first openly gay MP, Sunil Pant has single handedly put gay rights on the political map in Nepal since founding the Blue Diamond Society (BDS).
9 April 2009
Samoa bans film on Harvey Milk’s life
The Samoa Censor Board has banned Milk, a film depicting the life of gay rights activist Harvey Milk.
30 March 2009
Comment: False hope – LGBT rights in the Middle East
Omar Hassan explores the issue of LGBT rights in a Middle East ruled by conservatism.
27 March 2009
Japan gives citizens the green light for gay marriage abroad
Japanese nationals can now wed their same-sex foreign partners in countries where same-sex marriage is permitted.
9 March 2009
Indian city to build trans toilets
The Indian city of Chennai is to build new toilets for trans people.
25 February 2009
Asian TV network censored gay references from Oscar speeches
One of the world's largest broadcasters has been criticised for editing out mentions of gay and lesbian people in acceptance speeches made by Oscar winners.