15th April 2014
Indian Supreme Court legally recognises transgender people for the first time 9
11:20 AM — India's Supreme Court has issued a landmark verdict creating a new category that allows transgender people to identify themselves as such on official documents.
12th April 2014
Nintendo: Same-sex marriage in video game was ‘unintentional, game-breaking bug’ 24
2:43 PM — Nintendo has said that the inclusion of same-sex marriage in a video game last yearwas a 'critical bug'.
10th April 2014
Foreign Office: India recriminalising homosexuality was ‘unexpected’ 16
10:53 PM — A report from the Foreign Office says India's recriminalisation of homosexuality was 'unexpected'.
6th April 2014
Kuwait: Parliamentary panel offers to ‘help gays and cross-dressers end their suffering’ 25
9:58 PM — A National Assembly panel in Kuwait has offered to 'end the suffering' of gay people and cross-dressers.
India: Bollywood filmmaker drops support for political party as they ‘let down’ gay groups 2
4:01 PM — A Bollywood filmmaker has withdrawn his support from the country's new anti-corruption party, as they haven't pledged to de-criminalise homosexuality in their manifesto.
1st April 2014
Protestant South Korean sex reassignment surgeon: ‘I’ve decided to defy God’s will’ 4
2:54 PM — A leading sex reassignment surgeon in South Korea has spoken about his experiences helping transgender people as a devout Protestant, saying he has made it his mission to correct what he calls "God's mistakes."
31st March 2014
Kyrgyzstan: MEPs condemns plans for anti-gay ‘propaganda law’
3:27 PM — Leading European figures have condemned plans for a Russia-style anti-gay propaganda law in Kyrgyzstan.
28th March 2014
Taiwan: Court rejects gay couple’s bid to marry 1
9:59 PM — A court in Taiwan has rejected a gay couple's appeal, after they were denied the right to marry.
18th March 2014
Poll: Over half of people in Japan oppose same-sex marriage 5
2:29 PM — Despite three-quarters of Japanese adults thinking society is unkind to LGBT people, just over half still oppose same-sex marriage.
Hong Kong: Christian school bans gay teachers 6
11:02 AM — A Christian school in Hong Kong has imposed a ban on gay teachers under a controversial "morality contract".
17th March 2014
Malaysian Ex-Deputy Prime Minister convicted on sodomy charges denies links to captain of flight MH370 1
6:17 PM — Malaysia’s former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim – who earlier this month was sentenced to five years in jail on sodomy charges – has criticised attempts to link him to Malaysia Airlines pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah.
11th March 2014
Imran Khan’s nephew calls man a ‘faggot’ – but claims he didn’t know what it meant 13
10:46 AM — The nephew of Pakistan cricket legend Imran Khan has apologised after describing a politician as a "faggot" on Twitter.
7th March 2014
Malaysia: Ex-Deputy Prime Minister jailed for five years on sodomy charges 4
7:20 PM — Malaysia’s former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has been sentenced to five years in jail on sodomy charges.
2nd March 2014
Hong Kong: Lawmakers to debate bill for equal recognition of ‘non-operative’ transgender people 2
5:02 PM — Lawmakers in Hong Kong are set to debate over a bill that would allow transgender people unwilling to undergo full gender reassignment surgery to have the same rights as 'post-operative' transsexuals.
18th February 2014
Will you host a ‘Dinner for One’ to support efforts against HIV in Asia and Africa? 5
3:05 PM — A charity which aims to save the lives of people living with HIV or AIDS in Africa and Asia is calling for participants to take part in a unique fundraising dinner event.
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.
Video: Gay Kyrgyzstani men discuss their ‘abuse and torture’ by police 1
4:32 PM — Human Rights Watch has released a video showing gay victims of extortion, rape and torture by police in Kyrgyzstan recounting their experiences.
29th January 2014
Kyrgyzstan: Report documents widespread physical and sexual abuse of gay men by police 4
7:30 PM — A report by a leading human rights group has claimed that gay and bisexual men in Kyrgyzstan face extortion, beatings, illegal detentions and even rape from the police force.
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.
28th January 2014
Indian Supreme Court refuses to review decision to ban gay sex 15
11:34 AM — India's Supreme Court has refused to review its decision to reinstate a 153-year-old law that criminalises homosexuality.