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Publications can be suspended under the law for up to 3 months for printing items deemed against the public interest
There are even instances when LGBTQ people are made to sign 'contracts' to ensure they did not express their sexual orientation and gender identity
'Are you saying that he has a same-sex partner? Are you kidding?' the woman, wearing a 'Pete 2020' sticker, asks an organizer
When we are asked to imagine a transwoman or a lesbian, we tend to think of a college student or office peers. We rarely picture a gay or trans farmer, or a lesbian indigenous person.
'As far as I know, pride is still one of the 7 deadly sins,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III on a DepEd memo inviting schools to observe LGBTQ+ Pride Month every June
Jess Labares and Mikee Vitug now embark on their new journey as flight attendants – with flying rainbow colors
Three people – a retired doctor, a DJ and an LGBT rights advocate – lodge fresh challenges in the Singapore Supreme Court, aiming to prove the British colonial era law is unconstitutional
The island has long hosted the region's largest pride marches but this year Taiwan's LGBT community and their supporters had an extra reason to celebrate
This is for the thousands of children who were taught that they are nothing but abominations, for the kids who are disowned by their parents, for the students kicked out of schools, for young people harassed in the streets
I trusted that the friends I have would be accepting of me, and sure enough, they were. I wish I could say the same for my family, though.
What happens after the music dies and the lights go out on Pink Dot?
There are chants of 'shoulder to shoulder against fascism' and 'we will not be quiet' among the crowd with rainbow flags and umbrellas
'Identities are never fixed.... Pride Marches should present messy spaces that constantly evolve,' says sociology professor Evangelista
'Growing up with the tag of bakla weighs heavily on the shoulders of many, due to the expectations of who the bakla should be,' says sociology professor Athena Charanne Presto
Using #LabanHermie, #NoToDiscriminationInUP, and #SolidarityWithHermie, the University of the Philippines community rallies support for transwoman professor Hermie Monterde
'Our personal experience, after all, is a political fight. And it is every person’s right to be fully protected by both law and practice,' says University of the Philippines Assistant Professor Hermie Monterde
Speaking to reporters, Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro says employers would 'think twice' before hiring a gay person for fear they could be accused of homophobia
The lower house overwhelmingly voted late Friday to repeal two sections of the Bhutan 2004 criminal code which made 'unnatural sex' illegal
The teenagers are suspected of ganging up on a lesbian couple for refusing to kiss each other for entertainment
Six out of 10 members of the LGBT+ community experience outright injustice
'While living as an openly LGBTQIA+ person is tiring and difficult, not living your truth is more tiring. I chose truth.'
A film critic says that it had been 'very obvious' cuts had been made to the Russian version of 'Rocketman'
Conservative Liberty Korea Party says the ruling Democrat party, which supports Seoul's Pride march, should 'come out' as a 'queer' party, adding that the annual event was 'lascivious' and involved 'excessive exposure of bodies'
The weddings place Taiwan at the vanguard of the burgeoning gay rights movement in Asia
It's been tough for China's LGBT community: Censors have shut down social media forums, news media have curbed coverage of gay issues, and online shops have removed rainbow-themed products
Authorities say the 8 suspects are members of Ansar al Islam, a group also blamed for a series of murders since 2013
Police disperse LGBT activists who were protesting the cancellation of a parade against homophobia in Cuba
Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party unveils a bill offering same-sex couples 'permanent unions' as well as limited adoption rights, despite stiff opposition from conservatives
While the country's sultan announced this week that such measures would not be enforced, the country remains on the defensive at a rare review of its record at the United Nations Human Rights Council
The South Korean military classes openly gay men in its ranks as having 'special needs' and campaigners say it actively pursues soldiers who have consensual same-sex intercourse with each other
The Chinese release of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' censors Freddie Mercury's sexuality, removing the film's multiple gay scenes
In Manila, members of the LGBT community find acceptance through service – but how can their small victories be celebrated outside their bubble?
Applicants who wish to change their official documents are required to be without reproductive capacity, effectively requiring most people to be sterilised to meet criteria
At a recent Safe Spaces event, UP LGBT group leader Sam Cruz urges youth voters to go for candidates who will work to eliminate gender-based discrimination
The delay is met with dismay by Kenya's LGBT community and their allies, who have been anxiously awaiting a ruling on the petition, which was filed 3 years ago
The 5 lesbian and 8 gay couples involved will file lawsuits across the country seeking damages of one million yen ($9000) a person for being denied the same legal rights as heterosexual couples
Those in Singapore with HIV have long complained of prejudice and campaigners say the negative reaction to the data breach has highlighted the stigma
For some LGBT leaders in Tondo, public service is the only way to gain acceptance and respect
Some 600 revellers party under a blazing sun as the discreet community slowly emerges into the limelight in a country where gay sex remains illegal
"Together as a community, we are saying: We are here," says a 21-year-old protestor
A transwoman broke LGBT barriers by competing in an international beauty pageant. So why are some gay men so upset?
The actor portrays an elderly gay man in the upcoming film 'Rainbow's Sunset'
The city-state's high court says that 'the evidence has demonstrated to us that it is very much in the interests of the child that the adoption order be made'
The first Kadaiyahan Festival in Cagayan de Oro city will run from December 5 to 10
Home to as many as 50,000, Hanuabada has become synonymous with a small but thriving gay, lesbian and transgender community in Port Moresby
'Pro-family' groups defeat pro-gay campaigners in what Amnesty International calls a "bitter blow and a step backwards for human rights in Taiwan
A referendum on whether marriage should only be recognized as between a man and a woman won more than 7 million votes, while another calling for same-sex unions to be regulated under a separate law gained over 6 million
‘Other issues might take precedence over this, but that doesn’t mean we can’t push for it…. All rights are important,’ Cogencia chief executive officer Paulo Edrosolano says