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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
'I deserve this. I know in my heart that I am a woman,' says Jek dela Cerna
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
The 93-year-old Malaysian prime minister say, 'we do not accept LGBT but if they (the West) want to accept, that is their business. Don't force it on us'
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
Santiago de Cuba archbishop Dionisio Garcia calls on Cubans not to 'ignore what nature has given', amid legislators' plans to legalize same-sex marriage under the proposed new constitution
The Makati bar is facing backlash after allegedly discriminating against the comedian and her friends
'The actions taken by the management of the establishment are unjustified which resulted in the public humiliation of Jervi Li and company,' says transgender lawmaker Geraldine Roman
The anti-gay marriage Happiness of the Next Generation Alliance submits a referendum petition to election authorities to try to prevent the civil code from being amended to recognize same-sex partnerships
LGBT competitors from China to Uganda share their stories
Mio Sugita says she would take the Liberal Democratic Party's warnings 'seriously,' but neither apologized nor withdrew her remarks against the LGBT community
The latest victory for the LGBT community leaves just 3 US states that prohibit amending the gender marker on the official identification documents: Kansas, Ohio and Tennessee
When he used his power, renown, and privilege to actively rob us of our rights and our humanity, it is only fair that we refuse this convenient compartmentalization and rob him of the things that put him there in the first place.
The actress was initially cast to play trans man Dante 'Tex' Gill in a film about his life
The two men are flogged more than 80 times each for having gay sex, which is outlawed under local Islamic law, as a jeering crowd hurls abuse at them
This year's Pride March is estimated to have attracted 25,000 participants
Prime Minister Theresa May has called conversion therapies an 'abhorrent practice' and in an announcement timed with this weekend's Pride events, vows to ban it
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
Iza stars in the Cinemalaya film 'Distance'
'QT,' who entered into a civil partnership in Britain in 2011 and moved to Hong Kong with her partner the same year, is backed by major financial institutions in her fight for visa rights in the economic powerhouse
Government actions are discouraging some at-risk groups from accessing prevention and treatment services, according to a new Human Rights Watch report
Pride is a protest, after all
'Stupid God', Duterte ratings and economy in the "doldrums?"
'Hindi ikaw 'yung napariwara. Ako. Napariwara ako bilang tatay mo,' a dad tells his bisexual son after attending the 2018 Pride March
For the benefit of my family, I'm staying in the closet. That's why I turned to online dating sites.
'This year, since we’re all gathered here together, there needs to be movement'
The Philippines has been regarded as one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world. Does this hold true for all areas of the country?
Angela Ponce will represent Spain in the Miss Universe pageant, set to take place by the end of the year