6 December 2011
Chinese zookeepers give gay penguin couple a chick
A pair of gay penguins in China have been given a baby chick by zoo staff.
5 December 2011
Philippines health official criticised for suggesting “homosexual children” be “reined in”
The Philippines Health Secretary has been criticised after saying at an AIDS conference that parents of gay children should be surveyed and warned about their children's behaviour.
28 November 2011
India celebrates second annual Pride events since decriminalisation
Two of India's largest cities held Pride events this weekend, with organisers saying it was a chance to "rejoice that we are here and will always be here".
25 November 2011
New Delhi prepares for fourth annual Pride event
Indian capital city prepares for the third parade since homosexuality was decriminalised in 2009.
22 November 2011
Outcry forces Pakistan to hold back on ‘obscene’ text message blocks
The country's telecommunications authority had reportedly told mobile phone providers to start blocking words, including "gay", "lesbian" and "homosexual" from text messages sent between private users.
18 November 2011
Interview: Alice Nkom and Jonathan Cooper on the future of criminalisation
Alice Nkom talks about defending people charged with homosexual offences, as the newly-launched Human Dignity Trust aims to help lawyers overturn those laws.
16 November 2011
Shooting finishes on first gay Nepalese film Snow Flowers, dubbed “Brokeback Everest”
Film's star Nisha Adhikari said it would be "a simple love story with a lot of complications", following two lesbians in the Asian country where significant gay rights advances have recently been made.
11 November 2011
Malaysian states consider new penalties for gays
Minister for one state said some people "protect human rights, even up to the point they want to allow lesbian activities and homosexuality."
4 November 2011
Comment: Cameron should apologise for anti-gay laws
Peter Tatchell calls for a "gesture of contrition" from the Prime Minister to apologise for the anti-gay laws Britain imposed on foreign countries in the past.
3 November 2011
Malaysian police cancel gay arts festival
Annual Seksualiti Merdeka festival drew condemnation from the government and aroused threats of protest.
22 September 2011
Dancer sacked from Chinese talent show because she’s transgender
A famous Chinese dancer says she was dropped as a judge on a TV talent show because she is transgender.
20 September 2011
Mumbai police fine 150 gay men after breaking up party
Police in Mumbai raided a “gay rave party” early on Sunday morning, fining around 150 men for drinking alcohol and committing "obscene" acts.
25 August 2011
Indonesian province separates lesbians after fake marriage
One of the two women in Aceh had posed as a man in order to be married in the only region in Indonesia to operate Sharia law.
9 August 2011
Taiwan gay rights group to host lesbian weddings
A gay rights group in Taiwan has said it will hold a mass lesbian wedding later this month.
9 August 2011
Gay Malaysian pastor urges gays to come out
A gay pastor in Malaysia is urging gay people to come out in order to tackle homophobia.
29 July 2011
Indian lesbian couple win police protection after death threats
A lesbian couple in India have been granted 24-hour police protection after family members allegedly threatened to kill them.
26 July 2011
Indian lesbian couple ask court for protection from anti-gay family members
A newly-married lesbian couple in India have asked a court to protect them from homophobic family members.
26 July 2011
Taiwan denies gay foreign diplomats immunity for their spouses
The Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed yesterday that same-sex spouses of diplomats posted to the country are not entitled to full diplomatic immunity and other privileges in Taiwan currently enjoyed by their straight counterparts.
19 July 2011
Malaysian trans woman loses court case over gender change
A Malaysian trans woman has lost her court case to legally change her sex.
5 July 2011
India’s health minister calls homosexuality a ‘western disease’
India's health minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad, has caused uproar by referring to homosexuality as an unnatural "disease" from the west.