13th October 2014
Taiwan: New species of snail named in celebration of same-sex marriage 2
3:44 PM — Researchers in Taiwan have taken an unprecedented step in naming a newly discovered species of snail in support of same-sex marriage laws.
Seoul mayor hopes South Korea ‘will be the first’ Asian nation to allow equal marriage 4
11:45 AM — In a first for mainstream politics in South Korea, Seoul mayor Park Won-soon has spoken publicly to endorse same-sex marriage.
12th October 2014
Philippines: Trans woman found murdered in Olongapo 9
3:10 PM — A transgender woman has been found murdered in the city of Olongapo.
6th October 2014
Taiwan: Thousands campaign for same-sex marriage outside parliament gates
3:18 PM — A coalition of over 120 gay rights groups campaigned outside the Taiwanese parliament in Taipei on Sunday for the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
4th October 2014
Zoo accidentally spends four years encouraging hyenas to have gay sex 14
2:01 PM — A zoo has accidentally spent four years trying to breed with a pair of male hyenas.
2nd October 2014
Philippines: Quezon City passes law banning anti-gay discrimination 3
3:31 PM — Philippines' largest city Quezon has approved ordinance that bans anti-gay discrimination.
Condom cookbook hopes to promote safe-sex in Japan 8
1:26 PM — A bizarre new cook book has been published in Japan, which uses condoms as a device for cooking, and aims to promote better sexual health.
29th September 2014
Amnesty urges Indonesian province to repeal law punishing gay sex with 100 lashes 3
3:23 PM — Amnesty International has called for an immediate repeal of a new law in the Indonesian province of Aceh which punishes homosexuality with public flogging.
27th September 2014
Indonesia: Province passes law punishing gay sex with 100 lashes 9
11:27 AM — An Indonesian province has adopted a new law introducing public floggings for homosexuality.
26th September 2014
Kazakhstan: Court fines ad company over gay kiss poster 1
12:06 PM — An advertising agency in Kazakhstan has been hit with a fine over a poster of two 19th Century cultural figures kissing.
India: Disabled trans woman dies after being pushed from a moving train
10:25 AM — A 22-year-old trans woman has died after being pushed from a moving train by a group of young people.
24th September 2014
Taiwan: Six same-sex marriages rejected in registration protest
12:07 PM — Six same-sex couples in Taiwan had their marriages rejected on Saturday after attempting to register en masse.
This Indonesian province is considering public caning for gay people 4
9:46 AM — A new law is being considered in a conservative province of Indonesia, which would make gay or lesbian sex punishable with public caning.
20th September 2014
Indonesia: Province poised to introduce law to punish gay sex with 100 lashes 18
2:26 PM — An Indonesian province is poised to adopt anew law introducing corporal punishment for homosexuality.
19th September 2014
India: TV network hires first transgender news anchor 1
6:47 PM — An Indian news network has appointed the country's first transgender news anchor.
18th September 2014
Ex-Attorney General of Singapore: Abolish anti-gay law 3
1:39 PM — The former Attorney General of Singapore, Walter Woon, has urged for the repeal of the country’s ban on homosexuality.
14th September 2014
India: Government objects to Supreme Court ruling creating legal third gender 2
1:12 PM — The Indian government has filed an objection to a court ruling legally recognising a third gender.
13th September 2014
Kazakhstani politician: You can identify gays with an easy blood test 33
2:43 PM — A Kazakhstani politician has come up with an 'easy' method to identify gays.
India: Court drops all charges against female athlete accused of being male 3
1:54 PM — A female athlete who was arrested after she was accused of being male has had all charges against her dropped.
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).