19th July 2014
India’s top female sprinter banned from Commonwealth Games over testosterone levels 11
11:29 AM — An Indian sprinter has been banned from the Commonwealth games because she naturally exhibits high testosterone levels.
18th July 2014
Singapore: Destruction of children’s books halted by public outcry 9
1:29 PM — The planned pulping of editions of two children’s books removed from libraries earlier this month have been halted today due to outcry over censorship.
17th July 2014
Hong Kong: Trans marriages allowed to go ahead despite legislative stalling
4:57 PM — Transgender people in Hong Kong who have undergone full gender-reassignment surgeries will be able to marry from today, despite legislative stalling.
Singapore: Literary prize judges step down over ‘bigoted’ destruction of ‘gay books’ 2
3:00 PM — Three authors have stepped down from their roles as judges for a Singaporean literary prize, after the country destroyed copies of 'gay-themed' books.
16th July 2014
UN: Pro-gay Bollywood video is our ‘most watched ever’ 1
4:45 PM — The United Nations has said that a pro-gay Bollywood music video produced earlier this year is the most successful clip they have produced.
New Sailor Moon anime restores same-sex relationships 4
11:03 AM — A new version of the Sailor Moon anime is being released, with previously censored same-sex relationships restored to the series.
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.