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Indonesian police arrest two men over gay sex video

Jan 23, 2018 - 8:32 PM

Homosexuality and gay sex are legal everywhere in Indonesia except in conservative Aceh province, which is ruled by Islamic law. Police, however, use the country's tough anti-pornography legislation to criminalize members of the LGBT community.

#PugadBaboy: Temporarily Gay

Jan 13, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Yes, you could have been 'pre-born' gay

Jan 11, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Biology does play a part in being gay, science shows

Midnight vows after historic Australia gay marriage reforms

Jan 09, 2018 - 3:15 PM

Two Australian athletes tied the knot just after midnight Tuesday in one of the first gay unions in the country following historic marriage equality laws

GAY WEDDING. Australian Commonwealth Games sprinter Craig Burns (left) and fiance Luke Sullivan pose ahead of their marriage ceremony at Summergrove Estate, New South Wales on January 8, 2018. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/ AFP

Duterte on same-sex marriage: 'We can change the law'

Dec 17, 2017 - 10:00 PM

'Ako gusto ko, same-sex marriage,' President Rodrigo Duterte says in his speech during a gathering of the LGBT community in Davao City

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte interacts with the members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Davao during the 7th LGBT Davao Year-End Gathering at the Azuela Cove in Lanang, Davao City on December 17, 2017. Also in the photo is Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte wants LGBT representation in anti-poverty body

Dec 17, 2017 - 9:05 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he is looking for a 'bright' and 'honest' person to represent the LGBT community in the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 7th Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Davao Year-End Gathering at the Azuela Cove in Lanang, Davao City on December 17, 2017, invites the LGBT community to nominate a worthy candidate from their community who is capable of taking a seat at the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

#PugadBaboy: The Measure of a Gay Man

Dec 14, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Gay couples register weddings on day one of marriage equality

Dec 09, 2017 - 1:49 PM

The first weddings are expected on January 9

JUST LOVE. Supporters of the same-sex marriage 'Yes' vote gather to celebrate the announcement in a Sydney park on November 15, 2017. Photo by William West/AFP

Australia lawmakers approve same-sex marriage

Dec 07, 2017 - 3:06 PM

(UPDATED) All but 4 MPs in the 150-seat House of Representatives vote in support of marriage equality, after the Senate passed the bill 43-12 last week

THEY SAID YES. Equality ambassadors and volunteers from the The Equality Campaign gather in front of Parliament House in Canberra on December 7, 2017, ahead of the parliamentary vote on Same Sex Marriage. Sean Davey/AFP

Australian Senate passes gay marriage bill in key step

Nov 29, 2017 - 10:41 AM

(UPDATED) The law is expected to pass through the lower house of parliament comfortably in coming weeks after most lawmakers agree to honor 'the will of Australians'

MARRIAGE EQUALITY. Protesters at a pro same-sex marriage rally hold up banners at a protest in Sydney on September 23, 2017.  Peter Parks/AFP

The week in photos: November 18-24, 2017

Nov 25, 2017 - 9:50 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Models celebrate during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

U.S. Supreme Court to rule on wedding cake that split America

Nov 23, 2017 - 6:32 PM

Two men, so in love with each other, could not for a moment imagine that their cake-shopping excursion would wind up before the US Supreme Court five years later and spark a national debate about fundamental rights

Rio's gay pride marches on despite opposition by conservatives

Nov 20, 2017 - 8:39 PM

While Brazil is famous for its sun, sand, and skin-baring Carnival extravaganza, the country has a conservative streak, being still mostly Roman Catholic

KEEP THE PRIDE. A man poses for the picture during the Gay Pride Parade at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on November 19, 2017. Photo by Leo Correa/AFP

Celebrations as Australians back same-sex marriage

Nov 15, 2017 - 2:54 PM

Thousands of marriage equality supporters take to parks and squares across the vast continent, hugging, dancing and singing under clouds of glitter when the results of the two-month-long postal survey are announced

JUST LOVE. Supporters of the same-sex marriage 'Yes' vote gather to celebrate the announcement in a Sydney park on November 15, 2017. William West/AFP

Australians say 'yes' to gay marriage

Nov 15, 2017 - 7:28 AM

(UPDATED) Same-sex couples could be able to marry by Christmas, but first parliament must adopt legislation giving the non-binding vote result the force of law

FOR EQUALITY. Protesters at a pro same-sex marriage rally hold up banners at a protest in Sydney on September 23, 2017. Peter Parks/AFP

Hong Kong to become first Asian host of Gay Games

Oct 31, 2017 - 3:01 PM

For a city facing LGBT discrimination, winning the bid to host the 2022 Gay Games is a milestone for Hong Kong's campaign for equal rights

MILESTONE. Hong Kong will be the first Asian city to host the Gay Games. Photo by Aaron Tam/AFP

Kevin Spacey mengaku dirinya gay

Oct 30, 2017 - 8:39 PM

Pengakuan ini menyusul pernyataan dari aktor Anthony Rapp soal dugaan Kevin pernah melakukan pelecehan seksual terhadap dirinya

PENGAKUAN. Aktor Kevin Spacey mengonfirmasi bahwa dirinya gay dan meminta maaf pada aktor Anthony Rapp yang menuduhnya melakukan tindak pelecehan seksual saat Rapp berusia 14 tahun. Foto dari akun Instagram @kevinspacey

Kevin Spacey reveals that he is gay on Twitter

Oct 30, 2017 - 1:57 PM

Netizens criticize actor's timing amidst sexual harassment accusation from Star Trek: Discovery's Anthony Rapp

Big early response in Australia gay marriage vote

Oct 03, 2017 - 3:14 PM

The result will not be published until November 15, a week after the poll closes, but campaigners from both the 'yes' and 'no' camps welcome the high response

YES OR NO. A photo taken in Sydney on September 20, 2017, shows the voting form in the contentious postal survey on same-sex marriage. William West/AFP

Germany celebrates first gay marriages

Oct 01, 2017 - 6:51 PM

(UPDATED) Germany is the 15th European nation to legalize gay marriage, but advocates say the battle for equal rights continues

EQUALITY. Germany is the 15th European country to legalize same sex marriage.

Trump policies at stake in U.S. Supreme Court session

Oct 01, 2017 - 9:47 AM

From Trump's perspective, the most significant case would result in a validation of his decrees limiting immigration, which have faced repeated setbacks in lower courts

SUPREME COURT. A view of the US Supreme Court during their last public session before the summer break June 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Israel pledges law giving gays equal adoption rights

Sep 17, 2017 - 6:50 PM

The move comes after Association of Israeli Gay Fathers petitioned the supreme court demanding that the law which currently names a 'man and wife' as eligible adoptive parents, be changed

Controversial Australia vote on same-sex marriage begins

Sep 12, 2017 - 3:52 PM

If most Australians vote yes to same sex marriage the government will move to hold a parliamentary free vote on changing the marriage laws

FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY. This picture taken on September 10, 2017 shows demonstrators taking part in a same-sex marriage rally in Sydney. Saeed Khan/AFP

Australia gay marriage debate highlights church divisions

Sep 11, 2017 - 2:36 PM

Although attitudes to same sex marriage vary across denominations and congregations many Australians view the church as the greatest source of resistance to such unions

OPPOSED. This picture taken on September 9, 2017 shows protesters holding up banners at an anti same-sex marriage rally in Sydney. Peter Parks/AFP

Hate law plan in Australia ahead of gay marriage vote

Sep 08, 2017 - 4:08 PM

Same sex marriage advocates have opposed the voluntary postal ballot that opens next week arguing it could turn ugly and expose gay people and their families to abuse

Australia same-sex marriage vote faces legal challenge

Sep 05, 2017 - 9:01 AM

UPDATED Same sex marriage advocates launch legal action in Australia s highest court against a controversial government plan for a postal vote on the issue calling it divisive and harmful

Supporters of same sex marriage carry banners and shout slogans as they march in Sydney on August 6, 2017. Peter Parks/AFP

Australian PM slams gay slurs as marriage vote looms

Aug 22, 2017 - 11:24 AM

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull calls for respectful debate on an upcoming same sex marriage vote

Supporters of same sex marriage carry banners and shout slogans as they march in Sydney on August 6, 2017. Peter Parks/AFP

Gay marriage postal vote sparks fury, debate in Australia

Aug 09, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Polls indicate popular support in Australia for marriage equality but the issue has dragged on for more than a decade amid political wrangling over the best way to vote on the issue

Supporters of same sex marriage carry banners and shout slogans as they march in Sydney on August 6, 2017. Peter Parks/AFP

Nepal hosts gay pride parade demanding equal rights

Aug 08, 2017 - 9:20 PM

The march is timed to coincide with the Hindu festival of Gai Jatra which brings hundreds onto the streets to pay respects to those who have died in the past year

Bills vs endo, discrimination, and tax reform top Congress priorities

Jul 26, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Leaders of the 17th Congress also prioritize measures on national land use government procurement and creation of the disaster response and management department which the President mentioned in his SONA

LEGISLATIVE AGENDA. Leaders of the 17th Congress meet on July 26 to discuss their priority measures. Photo sourced by Rappler

Penyanyi Greyson Chance mengaku dirinya gay

Jul 25, 2017 - 9:19 AM

Aku mendukung siapapun yang masih mencari arah orientasi seksual mereka untuk mengambil waktu sebanyak mungkin untuk proses menemukan kepercayaan diri penerimaan diri sendiri dan mencintai diri sendiri

MENGAKU GAY. Penyanyi Greyson Chance mengaku dirinya gay dalam sebuah unggahan di akun Instagramnya pekan lalu. Foto oleh Stephen Lavoie/Rappler

The week in photos: July 15-21, 2017

Jul 22, 2017 - 1:25 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A captain of the Red Ants, a municipal team tasked with evictions, cracks his whip to speed up the eviction inside Fattis Mansion in downtown Johannesburg on July 19, 2017.  Residents of the allegedly illegally occupied building were forcibly removed by dozens of red clad security men and their belongings laid on the pavement outside the building. Several buildings in the central district of Johannesburg are illegally occupied by a large number of residents, often migrants, who live in substandard conditions. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Thousands march in London for gay Pride milestone

Jul 09, 2017 - 12:38 AM

This year s Pride Parade also marks the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in England and Wales

PRIDE PARADE. Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community take part in the annual Pride Parade in London on July 8, 2017. Niklas Halle'n/AFP

Indonesia, Malaysia Muslims call for Starbucks boycott over LGBT stance

Jul 04, 2017 - 10:46 PM

Leaders from Muhammadiyah Indonesia s second biggest mass Muslim organization also urge the government to revoke the company s business license for its stance on lesbian gay bisexual and transgender issues

Starbucks file photo from Wikipedia

World Pride 2017: Warna-warni di jalanan Madrid

Jul 03, 2017 - 8:07 PM

Pride Parade 2017 tahun ini dipusatkan di Madrid untuk mendukung hak hak kaum LGBT Madrid merupakan salah satu kota yang mengakui pernikahan sesama jenis

PRIDE. Pride 2017 di Madrid diikuti dari delegasi berbagai negara, termasuk negara-negara Asia Tenggara seperti Filipina dan Singapura, tapi tidak ada Indonesia. Foto oleh Famega Syavira/Rappler

Foreigners banned as Singapore holds gay rights rally

Jul 01, 2017 - 11:13 PM

The Singaporean government has also banned overseas companies from providing sponsorship to this year s Pink Dot rally

'PINK DOT' RALLY. A supporter wrapped in a rainbow flag attends the annual "Pink Dot" event in a public show of support for the LGBT community at Hong Lim Park in Singapore on July 1, 2017. Roslan Rahman/AFP

WATCH: 'What is love?' at Pride March 2017

Jul 01, 2017 - 12:55 PM

LGBTQ or heterosexual those who were at the 2017 Pride March all agree that LoveWins

Rappler Talk: Naomi Fontanos on support for the LGBTQ+ community

Jun 27, 2017 - 3:07 PM

GANDA Filipinas Naomi Fontanos calls for solidarity with members of the LGBTQ community and gay rights advocates

Turkey police break up Gay Pride protest in Istanbul

Jun 26, 2017 - 12:35 AM

UPDATED It is the 3rd year in a row that the parade for LGBT rights has been banned by Turkish authorities

A plain-clothes police officer kicks a member of a group of LGBT rights activist as Turkish police prevent them from going ahead with a Gay Pride annual parade on June 25, 2017 in Istanbul, a day after it was banned by the city governor's office. Police fired rubber bullets at a group of around 40 activists, an AFP journalist reported, a day after the city governor's office banned the parade citing safety and public order concerns. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC

WATCH: 2017 Metro Manila Pride March

Jun 25, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Check out the highlights of this year s march to celebrate LGBTQ pride and diversity

PRIDE. Thousands join the 2017 Metro Manila Pride March called "Here Together" on Saturday, June 24, in Marikina City. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Embracing 'DiBearSity' at the Metro Manila Pride March

Jun 25, 2017 - 8:50 PM

It s very important to be at ease and be comfortable with who you are Be at peace with who you are and enjoy it says an advocate for LGBTQ inclusivity

INCLUSIVITY. Ian Carandang (left) advocates for inclusivity at the 2017 Metro Manila Pride March. Photo by Adrianne Diaz

Christian groups show support by marching with LGBTQ+

Jun 25, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Freedom in Christ Ministries apologizes on behalf of other churches that condemn the gay community

SUPPORT. Freedom in Christ Ministries church apologizes on behalf of other churches who condemned the LGBT community. Photo by Clyde Jayvy Villanueva/Rappler

Hontiveros: 'Duterte's macho politics failed LGBT hopes'

Jun 25, 2017 - 10:55 AM

He paraded himself as an ally during the campaign season promising same sex marriage in the Philippines says Senator Risa Hontiveros

2017 PRIDE MARCH. Senator Risa Hontiveros delivered the keynote speech at the 2017 Metro Manila Pride March. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Why we're #HereTogether

Jun 25, 2017 - 8:30 AM

They came to protest preach and to celebrate diversity and unity

IN PHOTOS: #HereTogether at the 2017 Metro Manila Pride march

Jun 25, 2017 - 12:09 AM

While some see the march as an avenue where they can voice out their concerns others see it as a safe space where they can express themselves without prejudice

#HereTogether: Thousands march for LGBTQ+ community

Jun 24, 2017 - 6:02 PM

Celebrating love and passion the country hosts its biggest pride march of the year

PRIDE MARCH. Thousands attend the 2017 Metro Manila Pride march in Marikina City on Saturday, June 24. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Pride March 2017 pushes for solidarity with LGBTQ+ community

Jun 21, 2017 - 7:36 PM

Carrying the theme Here together the 2017 Pride March is scheduled for Saturday June 24

PRIDE MARCH. In this file photo, LGBT groups and individuals gather at the Luneta to celebrate the 22nd Pride March in the Philippines on June 25, 2016.

British gay woman launches rights appeal in Hong Kong

Jun 15, 2017 - 3:35 PM

The woman known to the court only as QT was refused a spousal visa because she is in a same sex partnership

(FILES) This file photo taken on November 26, 2016 shows participants of Hong Kong's annual pride parade walking through the streets with a large rainbow flag.  Major international finance institutions in Hong Kong made a landmark intervention on June 7, 2017 in the case of a gay couple struggling to get their rights recognised by the city's courts. / AFP PHOTO / Aaron TAM

Malaysia offers up to $1,000 for best 'gay prevention' video

Jun 03, 2017 - 3:05 PM

Contestants are invited to submit a video clip addressing various categories including gayness or gender confusion

GAY PREVENTION. The Malaysian government is offering cash prizes of up to $1,000 for the best videos explaining how to "prevent" homosexuality, according to a competition launched on the health ministry's website. File photo by Manan Vatsyayana / AFP

Detik-detik penangkapan di Atlantis: Pengakuan seorang pengunjung

May 30, 2017 - 4:31 PM

Penyebaran foto nama tempat tinggal pengunjung Atlantis Gym Sauna dapat mengancam keamanan mereka

Ilustrasi oleh Tri Khalidya