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Gays in Central Asia - The Economist

03 Apr 14, 04:04:24

Gays in Central Asia
The Economist
Homophobia runs deep across Muslim Central Asia. In Turkmenistan gay sex earns up to five years in a labour camp (going up to 20 years for repeat offenders). In Uzbekistan the sentence is three years in jails rife with tuberculosis. In all five Central ...

Leading the Way: Vietnam's Push for Gay Rights - the Diplomat

19 Apr 14, 08:04:21

the Diplomat

Leading the Way: Vietnam's Push for Gay Rights
the Diplomat
These developments have delighted and shocked gay rights advocates and made Vietnam a surprising torchbearer for LGBT issues in Southeast Asia. This is particularly remarkable when you consider that until 2000 it was illegal for gay couples to even ...

China's Xiang Xiaohan: First gay man to sue the government - BBC News

28 Mar 14, 03:03:47

BBC News

China's Xiang Xiaohan: First gay man to sue the government
BBC News
Nineteen-year-old Xiang Xiaohan, a gay rights activist from Hunan Province, has been dubbed China's Don Quixote over his dogged determination to take the government to court. His campaign to challenge a decision by the civil affairs department of Hunan ...

During Asia trip, Obama seeks to 'rebalance' America's relationship with the ... - NEWS.GNOM.ES

20 Apr 14, 06:04:56

During Asia trip, Obama seeks to 'rebalance' America's relationship with the ...
NEWS.GNOM.ES
... be under pressure from advocates such as John Sifton, Asia advocacy director for Human Rights Watch, to criticize Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his government for curbing free expression by labeling opposition politicNEWS.GNOM.ES as gay.

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Vietnam's gay population hopeful about future - Asian Correspondent

15 Apr 14, 02:04:29

Asian Correspondent

Vietnam's gay population hopeful about future
Asian Correspondent
Other countries in Asia are also reconsidering their laws against gay people. Thailand, already known for its liberal sexual policies, is set to pass legislation on the legalization of same-sex relationships. Cambodia will also amend its civil code ...

Comment: Why we wanted our own 'First Big Fat Gay Asian Wedding' - PinkNews.co.uk

12 Apr 14, 09:04:07

Comment: Why we wanted our own 'First Big Fat Gay Asian Wedding'
PinkNews.co.uk
One of the first gay couples to marry in England and Wales, Subodh Rathod and Niranjan Kamatkar, write for PinkNews on organising their wedding in Haringey. The first same-sex marriages took place on Saturday, the 29 March 2014 in England and Wales.

Transgender stands for office after landmark Supreme Court ruling - NDTV

20 Apr 14, 07:04:53

Hurriyet Daily News

Transgender stands for office after landmark Supreme Court ruling
NDTV
Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia Director for Human Rights Watch, welcomed the Supreme Court ruling but said the lack of previous political intervention "is a reflection of the neglect and bias that the community endures". Kannamma, however, is positive ...
Indian transgender stands for office after landmark rulingHurriyet Daily News
Chennai transgender stands for office after landmark Supreme Court rulingDeccan Chronicle

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Russian war cries herald rise of George Orwell's Eurasian vision - The Australian

20 Apr 14, 01:04:20

Toronto Star

Russian war cries herald rise of George Orwell's Eurasian vision
The Australian
He took Putin's campaign against homosexual rights to chilling extremes by saying that gay people who died in car accidents should have their hearts cut out and incinerated. It is a measure of Russia's authoritarian drift of late that figures such as ...
Russia's Ukraine Invasion: An Opportunity for America?the Diplomat

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Major power conflict brewing in Asia? - CNN (blog)

18 Apr 14, 02:04:10

Major power conflict brewing in Asia?
CNN (blog)
The GOP Prayer/Mantra/Solution: Dear God...With your loving kindness, help us to turn all the Old, Sick, Poor, Non-white, Non-christian, Female, and Gay people into slaves. Then, with your guidance and compassion, we will whip them until they are Young ...

2014's our big year for gay sport - Same Same

04 Apr 14, 03:04:13

2014's our big year for gay sport
Same Same
With the upcoming Asia Pacific OutGames in Darwin and rugby's Bingham Cup in Sydney, 2014 is Australia's biggest gay and lesbian sporting year since 2002 with Sydney's Gay Games. Along with so many chances to shine on the playing fields, the events ...