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.
19 December 2011
Malaysian student “missing” for three years found after Irish civil partnership
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.
15 December 2011
Filipino gays perform updated Christmas carols for Catholic Bishops
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.
13 December 2011
100 take part in first gay pride march in Pune, India
Around 100 people participated in the first gay pride march to be held in Pune, India's eighth largest city.