The 1975 caused an almighty furore in Malaysia when two male members of the British rock band kissed on stage but their antic was an affront to a society they do not understand .

  • Hong Kong fashion designer Barney Cheng grew up in a huge family, was inspired by his mother’s love of clothes and has rubbed shoulders with the fabulously rich

Lisa Lam, co-chair of the Gay Games Hong Kong, says the Zhuangzi, a foundational work of Chinese philosophy and literature, gave her perspective on being a lesbian.

Readers discuss why the city must recognise same-sex marriage, how this would send the right message about Hong Kong to the world, and shrinking student numbers in schools.


Bangkok is only a five-hour flight from Beijing, and Thailand’s tourism authorities actively promote it as among the region’s most open destinations to LGBTQ people.


Stanley Kwan’s early films during the 1980s and 1990s centred on women, giving the actresses who played them roles focused on their characters and not just their looks. We take a closer look at four of those films.


As part of India’s ‘just transition’, charities receive donated electric rickshaws and provide training to trans people to work as rickshaw drivers, providing them with dignity and steady incomes.

Kristen Kish is set to take over from Padma Lakshmi to play the role of host for Top Chef – here’s what you need to know about the South Korean, LGBT advocate

China has embraced the relationship with the Alternative for Germany party, which sent a high-ranking delegation to Beijing and Shanghai for a week-long visit in June.


Amazon Prime’s LGBT romance film Red, White & Royal Blue is based on Casey McQuiston’s bestselling book of the same name … so how does it differ from the queer, cult hit novel?

Ying Suen, a British-Chinese fashion entrepreneur, talks about how co-founding Apoc Store after ‘working for white men’ allowed her to grow, and how it nurtures emerging design talent.

A draft law has been approved by the cabinet for citizens – some young teens included – to update their gender without court proceedings or expert psychiatric opinion.


Masahiro Shibaguchi of the Communist Party, and his spouse Ariel Ling-chun Liu travelled to Taiwan to register their marriage because Japan remains the only G7 nation that does not recognise same-sex marriage.

Some accused Singapore of becoming ‘woke’, while others said the toilets made them fear for their children’s future. But advocates dismissed claims that gender-neutral bathrooms encourage sex-related crimes.

The ruling comes despite the world chess federation hosting open competitions that allow all players to take part, as well as specialised categories, such as for women, young players and even computers.


Organisers of the Good Vibes Festival are demanding compensation for breach of contract from The 1975 after the event was cut short by the government due to singer Matty Healy’s behaviour on stage.

The ban on the Swiss watchmaker’s products comes three months after Malaysia confiscated more than 160 rainbow-coloured watches from its “Pride collection”.

Francis, speaking to reporters on the plane returning to Rome from Portugal, said ministers in the Catholic Church had to accompany all people, including those not conforming to the rules, with the patience and love of a mother.