27th October 2014
Malaysia: Newspaper says backing ex-Deputy Prime Minister is ‘glorifying a perverted culture’ 2
1:40 PM — A right-wing Malaysian newspaper has urged Muslims not to support former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, who was sentenced to five years in jail on sodomy charge.
Kyrgyzstan: UN urges anti-gay draft law to be scrapped 2
11:09 AM — The UN have condemned a Kyrgrz draft bill that could increase violence and discrimination for LGBT people, and have urged the Parliament to scrap it.
26th October 2014
Fiancé of murdered Filipino trans woman ‘rushed to hospital’ 3
5:55 PM — The German fiancé of a transgender woman who was murdered in the Philippines has reportedly been rushed to hospital.
24th October 2014
Chinese CEO posts ‘the only advert to be banned’ online – two men holding hands 4
11:56 AM — A Chinese e-commerce CEO has posted a banned gay advert on social media, sparking a viral sensation.
23rd October 2014
Seoul: Korea University student council bans anti-gay discrimination on campus 2
11:19 AM — In a first for a South Korean university, students at the Korea University in Seoul have revised their council's rules to ban anti-gay discrimination on campus.
Candlelight vigil held in US for murdered Filipino trans woman Jennifer Laude 1
11:04 AM — A candlelight vigil was held in San Francisco recently calling for justice over the Filipino trans woman Jennifer Laude, who is believed to have been murdered by a US marine.
22nd October 2014
Hong Kong: Rainbow pro-democracy umbrella leads sixth annual pride event 1
12:49 PM — This month's Hong Kong sixth annual pride event took place with rainbow umbrellas making an appearance in "mutual support" of pro-democracy protests.
20th October 2014
Anti-gay group protests to ban straight shirtless boy band in stilettos 12
4:42 PM — An anti-gay group has protested to block a boy band from performing in Kyrgyzstan despite that it currently has no gay members.
Hong Kong: Unannounced speaker delivers ‘ridiculous’ anti-gay rant at cathedral 2
1:59 PM — A unidentified man delivered an anti-gay rights speech after Saturday afternoon Mass at a Hong Kong cathedral, it has been reported.
18th October 2014
Philippines: US ‘will ensure justice is served’ after Marine charged with murder of trans woman 1
11:54 AM — The US Military says it will comply with a subpoena, after a Marine was charged with the murder of a transgender woman.
17th October 2014
Former Glee star: My soul is male, but I’m not transitioning 14
3:15 PM — Former Glee actress Charice Pempengco has said she considers her "soul" to be male - but isn't transgender.
Taiwan: Christian groups protest against equal marriage public hearing 10
12:52 PM — Christian groups in Taiwan protested a public hearing on equal marriage on Wednesday outside the Taiwanese parliament in Taipei.
Philippines: German fiancé of murdered trans woman makes plans to attend funeral
10:42 AM — The German fiancé of a murdered transgender woman is planning to go to the Philippines to attend her funeral.
16th October 2014
Kazakhstan: Ad company loses appeal against court fine over gay kiss poster 3
1:34 PM — An advertising agency in Kazakhstan has lost its appeal against a fine over a poster of two 19th Century cultural figures kissing.
15th October 2014
Philippines: US marine charged with murder of transgender woman 25
6:16 PM — A US Marine has been charged with the murder of a Filipino transgender woman in Olongapo.
HRC condemns Kyrgyzstan for passing draft ‘gay propaganda’ law 2
5:14 PM — Kyrgyzstan has been condemned by the Human Rights Campaign, after a proposed 'gay propaganda' law passed its first reading in Parliament.
India: Delhi schools become 25% trans inclusive
4:26 PM — 25% of reservations in schools will be allocated to transgender students in Delhi
13th October 2014
Taiwan: New species of snail named in celebration of same-sex marriage 2
3:44 PM — Researchers in Taiwan have taken an unprecedented step in naming a newly discovered species of snail in support of same-sex marriage laws.
Seoul mayor hopes South Korea ‘will be the first’ Asian nation to allow equal marriage 4
11:45 AM — In a first for mainstream politics in South Korea, Seoul mayor Park Won-soon has spoken publicly to endorse same-sex marriage.
12th October 2014
Philippines: Trans woman found murdered in Olongapo 9
3:10 PM — A transgender woman has been found murdered in the city of Olongapo.