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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - China

    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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Expats 'put off by Hong Kong' over the lack of gay rights law

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Protecting gay people from discrimination is essential if the city is to realise potential, British diplomat tells LGBT rights symposium Expats 'put ... shouldn't be used to discriminate against women, against children, or against LGBT people." Religious freedom and human rights should not be mutually exclusive, he added. Pastor Tjeerd de Boer, ...

  6. News - China - LGBT RIGHTS

    China gay rights activists demand equality on university campuses

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 02:04pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Chinese grass-roots activists have sent a barrage of letters to 112 key universities to demand equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trangender (LGBT ... that might prompt discrimination against LGBTs, and to offer gender diversity courses. Jointly issued by Changsha-based China Same Sex Love (CSSL), Beijing-based LGBT Rights Advocacy China ...

  7. News - China

    LGBT activists detained during celebrations of International Day Against Homophobia

    Posted May 18th 2013, 01:10pm by 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 ...

  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. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Pink power! Celebrities set for pro-LGBT Pink Dot event

    Posted May 12th 2014, 06:27pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... promised games, picnics and musical performances by singers supporting the cause. "We are inviting everyone- not just the LGBT community, but also their families, friends and anyone who loves ... I believe that communication is key. Come and get to know us- we don't bite." Ho, a co-founder of Big Love Alliance, has been involved in gender-orientation rights advocacy since she ...

  10. 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. ...




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