26 March 2012
Gay Taiwanese couple make bid to be registered as same-sex household in landmark hearing
A Taiwanese gay couple who have been together for six years are to apply to the Taipei High Administrative Court in a bid to be registered as such under the country's Department of Household Legislation.
26 March 2012
Conscripts to Turkish army must ‘prove’ they’re gay for exemption from military service
Young gay Turkish men are being forced to "prove" their sexual orientation to avoid compulsory military service.
24 March 2012
India’s attorney-general blames Victorian Britain for anti-gay laws
In an apparent change of heart from the position it adopted three years ago, the Indian government has said that homosexuality was tolerated in pre-colonial India, and it was only the British who imposed their Victorian values of morality on what was a largely liberal land.
23 March 2012
Nepal’s first gender-neutral public toilet to be unveiled
Nepal's first openly gay MP has secured the opening of the country's first gender-neutral toilet.
22 March 2012
Letter: Mark Zuckerberg, please allow users to list their gender as ‘other’
In a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and chief executive of Facebook, Sunil Babu Pant, Nepal's first openly gay MP has asked for the social network to give users the option to describe their gender as 'other'.
22 March 2012
Malaysian MP calls for ‘gay rehab’
A Malaysian MP who described 'scary' levels of homosexuality in his country has called for the government to open a gay 'rehabilitation' centre.
21 March 2012
First UK conference on gay China begins this week
A dozen leading figures from the Chinese gay and lesbian community will speak at The University of Manchester this week in the first event of its kind in the UK.
14 March 2012
Call to recommend gay and trans protections in new Commonwealth Charter
Individuals and organisations are being called on to suggest specific gay, transgender and intersex protections in a new consultation on the draft Commonwealth Charter.
28 February 2012
India: Supreme Court rebukes ministers for conflicting gay views
Supreme Court judges hearing the case for reintroducing a ban on gay sex in India have warned the government for making contradictory statements about homosexuality.
16 February 2012
India: Supreme Court hears arguments for anti-gay law
A challenge of the decision to decriminalise homosexuality in India has begun at the country's Supreme Court this week.
9 February 2012
From Diyarbakir with love: Kurdish, gay and proud
As Zenne Dancer tells the story of a Kurdish ‘honour’ killing, we speak to Hebûn, the LGBT group in Diyarbakir.
3 February 2012
China: 16 million women ‘married to gays’
A university professor in China has estimated that 16 million women in the world's most populous country are married to gays.
30 January 2012
Comment: Bangladesh’s invisible minority
Rainer Ebert comments on life for the gay community of Bangladesh, where same-sex intercourse a crime punishable by imprisonment for life.
26 January 2012
Video: Gay artist’s work smashed in New Delhi
A gay artist was attacked and a painting destroyed at his exhibition in New Delhi last week.
9 January 2012
Malaysian opposition leader’s sodomy charge thrown out
The former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia has been cleared today of the sodomy charges in Kuala Lumpur after key DNA evidence was questioned.
5 January 2012
Malaysian opposition leader speaks of “archaic” sodomy laws during trial
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.
5 January 2012
Filipino father admits burning son after discovering three children were gay
A Filipino father has told police he drunkenly attacked his son after learning that three of his children were gay.
4 January 2012
Transgender airline staff make inaugural flight in Thailand
Thailand's first transgender air stewardesses have taken part in PC Air's inaugural flight from Bangkok to Surat Thani.
23 December 2011
Malaysia urged to repeal anti-gay law and abandon politician’s trial
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.
21 December 2011
Malaysian group wants legal probe of “disgraced” Irish civil partnership student
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.