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  1. Lifestyle

    Hong Kong's Pink Season a time for the LGBT community to reach out

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by CHARLEY

    ... celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in Hong Kong, takes place at a time when the community's public role is rapidly changing around the world. Even though ... the Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival concludes in December. In May, Community Business, a non-profit organisation "dedicated to advancing corporate social responsibility in Asia", ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1042364/hong-kongs-pink-season-time-lgbt-community-reach-out
  2. News - World - GAY RIGHTS

    Arizona governor Jan Brewer vetoes bill widely criticised as anti-gay

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 10:51am by Reuters in Phoenix

    ... Reuters in Phoenix Under pressure from fellow politicians and gay rights activists, Arizona governor rejects bill allowing business owners to refuse gay customers on religious grounds ... statement from her office in announcing her decision, to cheers from gay-rights activists rallying outside the capitol. “I have not heard one example in Arizona where a business owner’s religious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1436165/arizona-governor-jan-brewer-vetoes-bill-widely-criticised-anti-gay
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmese couple tie knot in nation’s first gay wedding ceremony

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 09:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Myanmese couple wed in nation's first gay ceremony Dressed in matching traditional national clothes and garlanded with jasmine, a gay couple married ... to overcome many difficulties from his family," said Tin Ko Ko, 38, of his partner in an emotional speech. The pair, who both work for rights groups, have lived together for 10 years without ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1439555/myanmese-couple-tie-knot-nations-first-gay-wedding-ceremony
  4. News - China Insider - LGBT RIGHTS

    China’s gay rights groups asked to pull out of Shenzhen charity fair

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 11:40am by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li chunxiao.li@scmp.com China’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups not officially recognised Several Chinese gay rights advocacy groups were asked to pull ... to a gay rights worker. “They told us we are not registered with the ministry and therefore were not allowed to promote anything at the fair,” said A Qiang (not his real name), a senior worker ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1316638/chinas-gay-rights-groups-asked-pull-out-shenzhen-charity-fair
  5. News - Hong Kong - SEXUAL MINORITY RIGHTS

    Group wants gay marriages overseas to be recognised in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:33am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Gay group wants love- and marriage- recognised It's all about love, no matter what your sexual orientation- that's what the gay and lesbian founders ... to accept same-sex marriages and that it also extends to other basic civil rights. "We are not second-class citizens," he said, pointing out that same-sex couples who have married overseas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1438214/group-wants-gay-marriages-overseas-be-recognised-hong-kong
  6. News - World - GAY RIGHTS

    Obama warns Uganda's president against signing anti-gay bill

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 09:48am by AP

    ... Obama’s government warned Uganda on Sunday over its plans to further criminalise homosexuality, saying it would “complicate our valued relationship”. Defending gay rights around the world, as he ... made support for gay rights a hallmark of his presidency. He supports same-sex marriage and his administration eliminated the Clinton-era ban on openly gay service in the military. For his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1429445/obama-warns-ugandas-president-against-signing-anti-gay-bill
  7. News - World - NIGERIA

    Anti-gay mob beat up 14 men in Abuja, Nigeria

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:26am by AP

    ... neighbourhood of gay people, dragged 14 young men from their beds and assaulted them, human rights activists said yesterday. Four of the victims were marched to a police station, where they were ... marriage, which carries a 14-year jail sentence, and makes it a crime for anyone- straight or homosexual- to hold a meeting of gays or to advocate human rights for gays. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1428716/anti-gay-mob-beat-14-men-abuja-nigeria
  8. News - World - UGANDA

    List of ‘top 200’ gays published in Uganda

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 09:47pm by NYT

    ... Ugandan gay activist was killed after that list came out, and activists said at the time that they believed David Kato was targeted because of his work promoting gay rights in Uganda. The new law ... Associated Press in Kampala List of 'top 200' gays published in Uganda A Ugandan newspaper published a list yesterday of what it called the country's "200 top" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1435224/list-top-200-gays-published-uganda
  9. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong must change human rights focus

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... LGBT citizens denied basic rights accepted in other societies The rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) people are human rights. Unfortunately, most of us do not understand what is meant by human rights. In Hong Kong, attempts have been made to draw a protective baseline to secure the rights of citizens who may feel marginalised and vulnerable, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1087038/hong-kong-must-change-human-rights-focus
  10. News - World - GAY RIGHTS

    US attorney general Eric Holder announces law move on gay marriage

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 10:16am by AFP

    ... at a gay-rights dinner in New York, marks a major gain for advocates of same-sex couples after the Supreme Court issued two rulings expanding gay-marriage rights last year. Under the policy, same-sex ... in certain cases of crisis involving their spouse. Advocates of gay rights immediately hailed the decision. "This landmark announcement will change the lives of countless committed gay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1424444/us-attorney-general-seeks-expand-recognition-same-sex-marriage

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