27th May 2015
Hook-up app users show less face pics in homophobic countries 8
3:18 PM — Scruff has recently conducted a global survey, in an attempt to discover which countries show more face pictures when using their app and why.
Kazakhstan throws out anti-gay law ahead of Winter Olympics bid 8
3:13 PM — Kazakhstan has thrown out a proposed law banning the "promotion" of homosexuality, ahead of a bid to host the Winter Olympics.
26th May 2015
C-Pop star’s same-sex marriage video banned from TV and radio in Singapore 4
4:37 PM — Singapore has banned a music video and song by pop star Jolin Tsai, because it features same-sex marriage and gay relationships.
25th May 2015
Cast out and unwelcome: Life for transgender people after Nepal’s earthquake 11
5:37 PM — Cast out by their families and unwelcome at survivor camps: Nepal's transgender community is struggling for survival
21st May 2015
MEPs condemn attack on LGBT activists in Kyrgyzstan on IDAHOT 1
12:28 PM — An attack on LGBT rights activists in Kyrgyzstan last weekend on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), has been condemned by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).
20th May 2015
Indian mother places newspaper ad seeking husband for her son 6
10:47 AM — In a first for India, a newspaper carried a matrimonial ad seeking a same-sex partner.
14th May 2015
British woman fighting to live with her civil partner in Hong Kong 6
1:54 PM — A woman is battling to be given the right to stay in Hong Kong, where her civil partner works.
6th May 2015
Trans Indian’s US visa put on hold 4
12:50 PM — A trans health official from India has had her visa put on hold due to the sex listed on her passport.
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 17
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? 15
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 17
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.