16th February 2015
Second Tokyo district to recognise gay relationships 1
5:37 PM — A second district in Tokyo has announced that it will recognise same-sex relationships.
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: […]
14th February 2015
Vietnamese lesbian couple hold Valentine’s Day wedding on a plane 2
1:32 PM — A Vietnamese lesbian couple have celebrated Valentine's Day - by celebrating their wedding onboard a plane.
12th February 2015
Tokyo district will recognise gay relationships for the first time in Japan 6
3:47 PM — For the first time in Japan, a district of Tokyo has announced plans to recognise gay couples' relationships through "partnerships" certificates.
11th February 2015
Malaysia: Opposition leader jailed over sodomy charge 8
1:07 PM — Malaysia's highest court has upheld a sodomy conviction against the country's main opposition leader.
9th February 2015
George Takei to make Broadway debut 2
6:57 PM — Star Trek actor George Takei is to make his Broadway debut, in a musical based on his life.
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.
4th February 2015
India: Lesbian helpline reveals most calls are from curious men 3
5:48 PM — India's first dedicated helpline for lesbians has revealed that most of the calls it receives are actually from curious men.
Video game tournament wants to limit teams to one gay player each 9
2:28 PM — An Asian video game company has apologised - after planning to limit teams to one LGBT player each during a tournament.
John Legend cancels apperance at Brunei-owned hotel over anti-gay laws 7
1:25 PM — John Legend has pulled out of a planned appearance at a Brunei-owned hotel, over an ongoing boycott of the country over anti-gay laws.
3rd February 2015
Obama urged to raise Brunei’s anti-gay laws in trade deal talks 6
7:34 PM — President Obama has been urged to raise the subject of LGBT rights in trade talks with Brunei.
30th January 2015
Trans women banned from playing in Vietnamese football tournament 19
11:33 AM — Transgender women have been banned from participating in the National Women's Football Championship in Vietnam.
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.
Owner of Vietnamese Attitude Magazine arrested as part of gambling ring
1:48 PM — Among ten people who were arrested in Ho Chi Min suspected of running an illegal gambling ring was the owner of Attitude Magazine's Vietnamese franchise.
21st January 2015
Actor tells Indian trans community: ‘Don’t get offended’
4:36 PM — An transgender actor from controversial Tamil film 'I' has spoken out, telling trans protesters to not be offended.
India: LGBT community want Obama’s support
12:07 PM — The Indian LGBT community is calling on Barack Obama to offer his support to them ahead of his visit to the country this weekend.
16th January 2015
Pope Francis: Same-sex marriage ‘disfigures God’s plan for creation’ 243
5:56 PM — Pope Francis has attacked same-sex marriage, saying those who support it are attempting "redefine the very institution of marriage".
Japan’s ex-PM debuts as a drag queen… could Gordon Brown be next? 8
3:42 PM — The former Prime Minister of Japan has debuted as a drag queen.
15th January 2015
European Parliament urges Kyrgyzstan to drop anti-gay bill
3:57 PM — Kyrgyzstan has been urged by the European Parliament to drop an anti-gay bill.
Goa minister claims he was ‘misquoted’ about trying to ‘cure’ LGBT teens 6
1:10 PM — A minister in Goa has denied that the government there plans to attempt to “cure” LGBT people and make them “normal”, using therapy and “medicines”.