5th January 2012
Malaysian opposition leader speaks of “archaic” sodomy laws during trial
1:13 PM — The former Deputy Prime Minister and current Leader of the Opposition in Malaysia has spoken of the "archaic" and "unjust" sodomy laws under which he is standing trial.
Filipino father admits burning son after discovering three children were gay 11
9:48 AM — A Filipino father has told police he drunkenly attacked his son after learning that three of his children were gay. The Philippine LGBT Hate Crime Watch said today that 19-year-old Edmund Padilla was left with burns and blisters after his father, Erano, attacked him with boiling water.
4th January 2012
Transgender airline staff make inaugural flight in Thailand 10
2:18 PM — Thailand's first transgender air stewardesses have taken part in PC Air's inaugural flight from Bangkok to Surat Thani. The new airline took on four transgender crew last year when hiring thirty in-flight staff.
23rd December 2011
Malaysia urged to repeal anti-gay law and abandon politician’s trial 22
10:29 AM — The Malaysian government has been urged to revoke its laws criminalising homosexuality and abandon the criminal trial of its former deputy Prime Minister, which is believed to be nearing a verdict.
21st December 2011
Malaysian group wants legal probe of “disgraced” Irish civil partnership student 60
11:25 AM — A Malaysian religious group is calling for the country's police to intervene after one of their countrymen, who had been missing in Ireland for three years, was found to have entered into a civil partnership at the weekend.
19th December 2011
Malaysian student “missing” for three years found after Irish civil partnership 57
11:30 AM — A Malaysian student whose family reported him missing after he stopped contacting them three years ago has been found after pictures of his civil partnership ceremony in Ireland circulated the internet.
15th December 2011
Filipino gays perform updated Christmas carols for Catholic Bishops 11
9:55 AM — A group of rights campaigners in the Philippines has lobbied the country's Catholic Bishops Conference with an unusual round of carol-singing, including Jingle Bells rewritten with a human rights theme.
13th December 2011
100 take part in first gay pride march in Pune, India 6
12:21 PM — Around 100 people participated in the first gay pride march to be held in Pune, India's eighth largest city. The rally was organised by Samapathik, a local men's sexual health organisation.
6th December 2011
Chinese zookeepers give gay penguin couple a chick 17
2:29 PM — A pair of gay penguins in China have been given a baby chick by zoo staff. The infant penguin is one of twins born to parents in the Harbin Polar Land aquarium.
5th December 2011
Philippines health official criticised for suggesting “homosexual children” be “reined in” 5
11:13 AM — The Philippines Health Secretary has been criticised after saying at an AIDS conference that parents of gay children should be surveyed and warned about their children's behaviour. Enrique Ona said parents "should rein in their homosexual children and get them tested".
28th November 2011
India celebrates second annual Pride events since decriminalisation 3
9:39 AM — Two of India's largest cities held Pride events this weekend, with organisers saying it was a chance to "rejoice that we are here and will always be here".
25th November 2011
New Delhi prepares for fourth annual Pride event 15
2:22 PM — Indian capital city prepares for the third parade since homosexuality was decriminalised in 2009.
22nd November 2011
Outcry forces Pakistan to hold back on ‘obscene’ text message blocks 10
1:21 PM — The country's telecommunications authority had reportedly told mobile phone providers to start blocking words, including "gay", "lesbian" and "homosexual" from text messages sent between private users.
18th November 2011
Interview: Alice Nkom and Jonathan Cooper on the future of criminalisation 9
12:56 PM — Alice Nkom talks about defending people charged with homosexual offences, as the newly-launched Human Dignity Trust aims to help lawyers overturn those laws.
16th November 2011
Shooting finishes on first gay Nepalese film Snow Flowers, dubbed “Brokeback Everest” 13
1:01 PM — Film's star Nisha Adhikari said it would be "a simple love story with a lot of complications", following two lesbians in the Asian country where significant gay rights advances have recently been made.
11th November 2011
Malaysian states consider new penalties for gays 49
4:03 PM — Minister for one state said some people "protect human rights, even up to the point they want to allow lesbian activities and homosexuality."
4th November 2011
Comment: Cameron should apologise for anti-gay laws 146
3:03 PM — Peter Tatchell calls for a "gesture of contrition" from the Prime Minister to apologise for the anti-gay laws Britain imposed on foreign countries in the past.
3rd November 2011
Malaysian police cancel gay arts festival 10
11:46 AM — Annual Seksualiti Merdeka festival drew condemnation from the government and aroused threats of protest.
22nd September 2011
Dancer sacked from Chinese talent show because she’s transgender 18
12:13 PM — A famous Chinese dancer says she was dropped as a judge on a TV talent show because she is transgender. Jin Xing, 44, had sex reassignment surgery in 1996. She was booked to appear for eight weeks on Feitong Fanxiang, a show for professional singers.
20th September 2011
Mumbai police fine 150 gay men after breaking up party 25
3:12 PM — Police in Mumbai raided a “gay rave party” early on Sunday morning, fining around 150 men for drinking alcohol and committing "obscene" acts.