13th July 2014
Singapore: National Library Board ‘saddened’ that people oppose them destroying ‘gay’ books 11
3:05 PM — Singapore's National Library Board says it is 'saddened' at people's adverse reaction to the removal and destruction of gay-themed books.
10th July 2014
Singapore: Libraries remove children’s books over gay characters 8
3:32 PM — Children’s books featuring lesbian and gay characters removed from libraries.
9th July 2014
Indonesia: Transgender women find space to worship in hair salon turned school 1
1:34 PM — A school opened in 2008 in a hair salon continues to offer transgender women a safe space to pray and study.
8th July 2014
India: Bollywood’s gay Romeo and Juliet back in production 1
3:17 PM — Production has re-opened on 'Romil and Jugal', a gay Bollywood version of Romeo and Juliet believed to have been scrapped earlier this year. The project is being led by producer Ekta Kapoor, who is known for pushing the boundaries of what is acceptable to an Indian audience.
Does international aid help or hinder LGBT people in foreign countries? 8
12:58 PM — International aid donor groups host discussion about the effectiveness of aid for LGBT rights in developing countries.
7th July 2014
Wikipedia holds Pride ‘edit-a-thons’ to improve LGBT-related content 3
1:01 PM — Wikipedia launched a campaign this year to encourage the further development of LGBT information across their website.
Hong Kong: Trans man to legally challenge new transgender marriage law
11:35 AM — A trans man in Hong Kong has launched a legal challenge against a new law that would ban him from marrying unless he undergoes surgery.
6th July 2014
If only the parents of all gay children were like this couple 8
2:50 PM — A video of two Sikh parents proudly standing by their gay son has been released by the Asian Pride Project.
3rd July 2014
Archbishop of Singapore apologises, adds, ‘gay relationships contradict God’s laws’ 34
1:00 PM — The Archbishop of Singapore has apologised for a letter in which he condemned the gay “lifestyle” as “detrimental to society”, but has restated his view that homosexuality “contradicts the natural laws of God”.
2nd July 2014
Philippines: Nearly 20,000 new cases of HIV since 1984 1
3:14 PM — 495 new cases of HIV/AIDS were reported in the Philippines in May, bumping this year's new cases up to 2,320.
1st July 2014
Thailand: Major newspaper ‘parody’ describes gang-rape of LGBT activist and politician 4
4:30 PM — A major newspaper in Thailand has published a fictional account of the gang rape of Aum Neko, a LGBT activist and Jakrapob Penkair, a prominent politician.
28th June 2014
Video: Singapore’s Pink Dot pride rally draws record crowd of 26,000 6
3:27 PM — Singapore's sixth annual Pink Dot festival drew record crowds today, despite prominent protests from religious groups.
27th June 2014
Singapore: Pink Dot gay rally to deploy security for first time after increased opposition
1:06 PM — Organisers of Singapore’s annual gay rights rally are to deploy security personnel for the first time, amid fears that increased religious opposition might blight this year’s event.
26th June 2014
India: Police arrest seven in first apparent case since recriminalisation of homosexuality 5
2:44 PM — Police in India have arrested seven men accused of blackmail and same-sex sexual acts, in what is apparently the first case since the reintroduction last year of a law to criminalise homosexuality.
25th June 2014
Malaysia: Political pressure may prevent LGBT protection in new anti-discrimination law
6:34 PM — A new draft act proposed to combat discrimination in Malaysia risks losing protections for the LGBT community after political pressure, a policy formation body has warned.
Kyrgyzstan Parliamentary Committee passes bill to ban LGBT ‘propaganda’ 1
3:51 PM — The Parliament of Kyrgyzstan's Human Rights Committee has approved a bill banning LGBT "propaganda", and a full parliamentary vote may take place this week.
24th June 2014
Kim Kardashian changes mind on ‘stone the gays’ hotel boycott 30
4:44 PM — Kim Kardashian has spoken against the continuing celebrity boycott of hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei, which was initiated after the introduction to Brunei of a law prescribing death-by-stoning as a punishment for same-sex activity.
Mongolian Government may introduce LGBT protections in face of neo-Nazi violence 2
2:40 PM — The Mongolian government is considering the implementation of anti-discrimination legislature to protect its LGBT citizens in the face of rising neo-Nazi violence.
23rd June 2014
Singapore: Christians and Muslims join forces to protest against gay rights 21
4:27 PM — Christians and Muslims have joined up in Singapore in an effort to protest against a gay rights rally which last year attracted over 20,000 people.
22nd June 2014
Archbishop of Singapore: I pray the Holy Spirit cures all gay people 38
12:44 PM — The Archbishop of Singapore has called upon the Holy Spirit to "restore" gay people to a life of "wholeness" in an open letter.