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  1. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam hosts third gay pride parade as attitudes soften

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 03:27pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Hanoi hosts Vietnam's third ever gay pride parade with around 300 cycling and marching through the streets in a sign of growing tolerance in the communist led country Hundreds join Hanoi's gay pride parade More than 300 activists led a colourful parade through Hanoi yesterday in the nation's largest ever gay pride event, ...

  2. News - World - GAY RIGHTS

    Cyprus' first gay pride parade in Nicosia draws thousands of marchers

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:49am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Nicosia, Cyprus Cyprus' first gay pride parade draws thousands Thousands of people have marched in Cyprus' first gay pride parade, calling for equal rights ... Calleja of ILGA Europe, an advocacy group for lesbians and gays. Shortly before the parade, about 200 people, including clerics, held a noisy protest outside the island's parliament. Some ...

  3. 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

    ... Bibek Bhandari in Kathmandu Draft anti-gay laws hang over Nepal's LGBTs As activists prepare for Nepal's annual gay pride parade tomorrow, draft laws that would restrict 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 ...

  4. News - World

    Russia bans parade in honour of Eurovision contest winner

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:27am by The Guardian

    ... in Russia. Alexeyev told Pravda that they plan to "urgently appeal" the mayor's decision; even if unsuccessful, they will try to merge the event with a proposed gay pride parade on May ... The Guardian March of bearded women and men cited as not respecting country's morality Russia bans parade for winner of Eurovision Russian officials have banned fans from staging ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - GAY RIGHTS

    Turnout doubles for gay pride march

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 06:01am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com An estimated 5,200 marched through the city centre to demand rights for sexual minorities Turnout for pride parade doubles in two years It has been on a slow boil, but support for sexual minorities is on the rise in Hong Kong if the turnout for the fifth staging of the Hong Kong Pride Parade is anything to go by. Organisers estimated 5,200 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Lesbians from mainland China revel in Hong Kong's freedom

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU, Christy Choi

    ... Joanna Chiu and Christy Choi More mainlanders join gay pride on parade When Fanta, 25, from Shenzhen, attended her first Les Péchés party in a Lan Kwai Fong nightclub last year, she ... for a few days," she said. Connie Chan Man-wai, organiser of the yearly Hong Kong Pride Parade, which took place yesterday, said more mainland lesbians were joining in. "They're ...

  7. News - World - UKRAINE

    Pro-Russian rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers before crowd

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kiev Pro-Russian rebels parade captured soldiers Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine paraded dozens of captured soldiers before a jeering crowd yesterday in mockery of Independence Day celebrations in the capital. Ukraine's pro-Western government had sought to boost morale with an upbeat military parade to mark the country's independence from the Soviet ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LEISURE

    Disney takes on new glow after dark with light-up parade

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:06am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Theme park hopes to draw youth with parade of night lights in October Disney takes on new glow after dark Hong Kong Disneyland will step up its appeal to the night owls among the city's youngsters in October with its launch of a light-up parade- the first in all Walt Disney parks around the world. The nightly parade on Main Street USA will feature ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore in 'mid-life crisis' as Lee Hsien Loong marks 10 years in power

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:43am by Satish Cheney

    ... on king of Lion City At Singapore's 49th National Day parade last week, the loudest cheers weren't for the dazzling fireworks or for the fine military displays. They were reserved ... economic miracle. Will his son Lee Hsien Loong receive the same kind of deafening standing ovations at parades many years from now, after he is no longer prime minister? The road is paved with many ...

  10. News - China

    Thousands rally for gay marriage at Taiwan parade

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 06:15pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... annual Gay Pride event in colourful fashion. “The theme this year is to fight for equal rights on marriage. Gay people are also tax-paying citizens and we demand the same basic right as any heterosexual couples,” said Mu Chuan, one of the organisers of the rally. The parade saw revellers in flamboyant costumes, big feathered hats and swimming trunks waving placards reading “marriage” ...




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