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  1. HK still has no law protecting its gay citizens from discrimination

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... to become the first Asian country to offer equal marriage rights. The administration of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has failed to act to end the different age of consent between ... A Polytechnic University study in 2002 found that 70 per cent of Hongkongers believed gays and lesbians had the right to form families. Drawing examples from my immediate surroundings as an openly gay ...

  2. News - Asia - GAY RIGHTS

    Draft marriage law hangs over Nepal's LGBT community ahead of rights parade

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:45am by BIBEK BHANDARI

    ... their rights have cast a shadow over the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population. Drafts prepared in 2011 state that marriage is a union between a man and a woman and include criminal ... on LGBT rights, which scrapped all discriminatory laws. In the following years Nepal championed homosexual rights- from tourism campaigns promoting the Himalayan nation as an LGBT ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Hong Kong's gay rights parade takes umbrella as its symbol

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... by LGBT groups. The research is half done and a report is expected to be submitted to the government around May. Denise Ho urged people to put aside their differences and fight for rights ... to shelter gay rights parade The humble umbrella is a major symbol for an annual gay rights march this year, just as it has come to signify the Occupy Central movement's struggle for a more ...

  4. Welcome step towards an opening of minds

    Posted Nov 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with government censors. It would be naive to think that academic courses alone will lead to overnight change, in laws or attitudes. Elsewhere, recognition and legal rights have come as a result of decades of activism, in addition to research that provided deeper understanding of homosexuality. Some historians date the beginning of the modern gay rights movement to the 1969 Stonewall riots ...

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    Gay rights activist arrested after protest in Changsha

    Posted May 20th 2013, 08:34am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Police in Changsha have detained a young gay rights activist after he organised a protest in the capital of Hunan province to mark International Day Against Homophobia, ... a fellow demonstrator and well-known activist from Guangzhou. Xiang has been active in the local LGBT community since age 14. A Qiang said Xiang had approached police about the protest before ...

  6. News - China

    LGBT activists detained during celebrations of International Day Against Homophobia

    Posted May 18th 2013, 01:10pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates across China took to the street to celebrate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on Friday Activists in at least two Chinese cities were detained by police as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates across China, with unprecedented enthusiasm, took ...

  7. Staying in the closet

    Posted Oct 20th 2007, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... in our culture,' Kevin says. His father ignored the letter and has not even discussed the subject with him. Roddy Shaw, chairman of Civil Rights for Sexual Diversities, an NGO that helps ... in Hong Kong today. Despite being acquitted earlier this year for sodomy in a public place, a landmark case widely hailed as a victory for gay rights, he has decided to stay firmly in the closet. ...

  8. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Mainland Chinese parents of gay children rally for LGBT rights at Hong Kong forum

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 05:15am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... children who say they're gay or show signs of being gay. This shows that this is not just a LGBT rights issue, it's a human rights issue." ... suspicions had turned out to be true. "I told her before the wedding: 'You found a man who cooks and cleans and dresses himself? He must be gay.' I was right, of course." Lan ...

  9. Gay marriage is an issue that must be faced

    Posted Oct 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are a long-term prospect, gay and lesbian rights activists should be prepared for recognition of their unions to take even more time. Mr Shaw and Mr Ng are hoping that a ruling by Inland Revenue allowing ... the UK is planning to introduce national legislation granting such couples many of the same rights as married heterosexual couples. Cases such as Mr Shaw's and Mr Ng's have not yet ...

  10. News - China Insider - LGBT RIGHTS

    Gay rights groups outraged over network's hidden camera footage of male sex worker

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 04:45pm by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu Gay rights groups are calling for Southern Television Guangdong to publicly apologise for using hidden camera footage of an undercover reporter meeting with a male sex worker. ... popularity of online dating websites and sex workers who do not use condoms.  The sex worker in question recognised himself in the footage and turned to gay rights groups for help to sue ...




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