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.
25th March 2015
Trial begins in US Marine Philippines trans murder case 3
4:48 PM — A US Marine who has been charged with the murder of a transgender woman in the Philippines has gone on trial.
22nd March 2015
Priest who entered sham civil partnership reinstated by Catholic Church 24
3:56 PM — A Catholic priest who entered into a sham civil partnership with another man has been allowed to return to work.
18th March 2015
Japanese lawmakers to examine LGBT discrimination ahead of Tokyo Olympics 8
4:52 PM — Polticians have formed a multiparty group to look at LGBT rights before the 2020 Olympic Games.
17th March 2015
Indonesian clerics issue fatwa against gays 69
5:53 PM — Clerics in Indonesia have called for the death penalty to be imposed on people who have gay sex.
10th March 2015
US marine accused of murdering trans woman offered plea deal 11
4:20 PM — A US marine who has been accused of murdering a transgender woman in the Philippines has been offered a plea deal.
9th March 2015
Australian cricketer branded a ‘fag’ at Sri Lanka cricket match 47
5:06 PM — A Sri Lankan cricket fan waved a sign branding Australian cricketer Glen Maxwell a 'fag' during yesterday's Cricket World Cup match.
5th March 2015
Human Rights Watch urges Kyrgyzstan to reject anti-gay bill 1
10:54 AM — The Human Rights Watch has urged Kyrgyzstan to reject an anti-gay bill similar to Russia's anti-gay law.
1st March 2015
First lesbian kiss on South Korean TV sparks complaints 19
1:51 PM — A lesbian kiss on TV in South Korea has led to a number of complaints to the country's regulator.
26th February 2015
Kazakhstan passes ‘gay propaganda’ draft bill 4
10:22 AM — The Senate of Kazakhstan has passed a draft bill outlawing promotion of "non-traditional sexual orientation".
23rd February 2015
Not guilty plea entered for US marine charged for murder of trans woman 1
8:25 AM — A not guilty plea has been entered in the Philippines on behalf of the US marine charged with the murder of a transgender woman.
17th February 2015
Judge: India’s anti-gay law is ‘discriminatory’ and mentally damaging 3
5:29 PM — The chairman of India’s Law Commission has condemned the country’s Supreme Court for recriminalising homosexuality.
Committee urges Nepal to legalise equal marriage 5
3:53 PM — A committee in Nepal has urged the country to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.
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.