20 December 2012
Taiwan: ‘Milestone’ equal marriage case sent to top court
A Taiwanese court which had been scheduled to give a decision today on the case of a gay couple who had appealed to have their marriage legally recognised, made no ruling, and instead sent the case to the country's top court.
20 December 2012
Taiwan: Court decision could lead to legalisation of equal marriage
A decision is expected on Thursday by a Taiwanese court which could result in the first legally recognised marriage of a gay couple in the country.
27 November 2012
Malaysia: Islamic political party members to protest against Elton John concert
Members of a Malaysian Islamic political party are set to protest against the appearance of Elton John in the country's capital on Saturday evening.
25 November 2012
India: Gay pride parade takes place in New Delhi
Hundreds of LGBT activists in New Delhi have marched in a Pride parade.
21 November 2012
Final Fantasy XIV game could soon include gay marriages
A representative of the makers of the hugely popular Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) Final Fantasy XIV has said that it could soon feature marriages between players of the same sex.
27 September 2012
Lesbian daughter of Hong Kong billionaire still ‘close’ with father
Gigi Chao, the lesbian daughter of a Hong Kong billionaire who’s been on the receiving end of global media attention, has given an interview to the BBC.
26 September 2012
Hong Kong billionaire offers £40 million marriage bounty for lesbian daughter
A businessman from Hong Kong has offered a $65m (£40.2m) dowry to any man who can win the heart of his lesbian daughter.
14 September 2012
Malaysian government criticised for hosting seminars to spot ‘gay children’
The Malaysian government has been criticised by Amnesty International for hosting a series of seminars for parents and teachers, claiming how to identify if a child is gay.
31 August 2012
Malaysia: Court case challenges trans “discrimination” law
Four trans women in Malaysia have begun action to challenge the Islamic law which forbids them from behaving and dressing like women.
27 August 2012
Nepal: Religious leaders remain silent over legalisation of LGBT rights
A gay lawmaker in Nepal has said that not a single religious group has made a complaint following a decision by the government to grant equal rights to LGBT citizens.
22 August 2012
Singapore: High Court to hear if anti-gay sex law is unconstitutional
The High Court in Singapore is set to hear if the law that criminalises gay sex in the country is unconstitutional.
21 August 2012
Head of Taiwan’s Centre for Disease Control says marriage equality will help prevent spread of STDs
The deputy director-general of Taiwan's Centres for Disease Control (CDC) is the first first senior official in the country to publicly come out in support of marriage equality.
16 August 2012
Nepalese LGBT rights group condemn ‘brazen thuggery’ of ‘biased and malicious’ TV programme
The Blue Diamond Society (BDS), Nepal’s leading LGBT rights organisation, have issued a statement condemning "a biased and maliciious" news report about their activities, which was screened on a national television station this week.
14 August 2012
Marriage equality on the cards for Taiwan
Two women were married in a Buddhist ceremony in Taiwan last weekend, in the first known ceremony of its kind to be held in the country.
7 August 2012
Malaysian gay couple hold wedding celebration
A gay couple in Malaysia have held what is considered to be the country's first gay wedding celebration.
29 July 2012
Vietnam considers legal recognition for gay couples
Vietnam's Communist government is considering whether to legalise marriage or civil registration for gay couples.
17 July 2012
China: Dictionary in dispute over gay omission
Dictionary writers in China have been criticised for leaving a word popular among the gay community out of a new edition.
9 July 2012
China: Wives of gay men ‘defrauded by support website’
Fifty wives of gay men in China say a website set up to provide them with support in their marriage has defrauded them, state media reports.
8 July 2012
China lifts ban on lesbians donating blood
Lesbians in China can now legally give blood - although the ban on sexually active gay and bisexual men remains.
22 May 2012
War erupts between India’s cricket chief and his gay son
The gay son of India's cricket chief tells Indian newspapers that his father is using his political influence to torture him and his partner, and that this was now 'a fight to the finish.'