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July 9, 2018 6:58 AM Being LGBT is not a crime, say lawyers and activists

PETALING JAYA: Legal experts and activists have defended the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, saying being one of them is not a crime. The Malaysian Islamic Strategic Research Institute (Iksim) CEO Mahamad Naser Disa (pix) had said being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender is a crime itself. National Human Rights Society (Hakam) 5

January 8, 2018 9:55 AM India’s top court to review gay sex ban

The Supreme Court in India reinstated the ban after it had earlier been rescinded. ― Reuters picNEW DELHI, Jan 8 — India’s Supreme Court today announced a review of a hugely controversial ban on gay sex, saying no one should have to live in fear because of their sexuality. The court said it would take up a legal challenge by five high-profile Indians 23

October 8, 2017 1:23 AM Indonesia police arrest 58 in raid on Jakarta gay sauna

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Police say they arrested 58 men, including several foreigners, in a raid of a gay sauna in Indonesia's capital. Police spokesman Argo Yuwono says Friday's raid in downtown Jakarta will lead to seven people being charged under Indonesia's pornography law, including the sauna's owner and staffers. He said Sunday that the other 51 men will be released 8

July 2, 2017 7:29 AM Perkasa wants gov't to boycott 'pro-LGBT' Starbucks, Microsoft

Malay rights pressure group Perkasa has urged the public and Putrajaya to boycott companies that support the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, citing in particular popular coffee chain Starbucks. According to Amini Amir Abdullah, the group's Islamic affairs bureau head, Putrajaya should also revoke business licenses 8

June 22, 2017 4:49 AM Two boys who fought made to kiss each other on the cheeks

A teacher in Thailand "punished" two boys caught fighting in school by making them kiss each other on the cheeks. The boys were made to stand facing each other inside a small square drawn on the floor. Then they were told to kiss the other person's cheek 100 times, failing which they would remain in the square. The video, which was posted online, gained 5

June 20, 2017 12:14 PM Russia’s ‘Gay Propaganda’ Laws Are Illegal, European Court Rules

“By adopting such laws,” the seven-judge panel of the court added, “the authorities had reinforced stigma and prejudice and encouraged homophobia, which was incompatible with the values of a democratic society.” Russia is a signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights, and the court, which is charged with interpreting the treaty that took effect 5

June 4, 2017 12:25 PM Malaysian Gay 'Prevention' Competition Seeks Videos, US$1,000 Awaits Winner

The Malaysian government has defended its decision to encourage young people to make videos about "preventing" homosexuality. A competition launched on the health ministry's website offers up to $1,000 (£780) for the best videos tackling "gender confusion". Responding to an outcry from LGBT activists, the health ministry said that its aim was to promote 39

May 25, 2017 8:44 AM Taiwan’s gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia

BEIJING – Taiwan’s giant step toward allowing same-sex marriage has reverberated across Asia, but activists warn the fight for equality isn’t over in a region where gay sex remains illegal in some countries. Challenges to an Asia-wide embrace of same-sex unions were highlighted by this week’s caning of two Indonesian men as punishment for gay sex and a South 12

May 25, 2017 4:44 AM Taiwan's gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia

Beijing (AFP) - Taiwan's giant step towards allowing same-sex marriage has reverberated across Asia, but activists warn the fight for equality isn't over in a region where gay sex remains illegal in some countries. Challenges to an Asia-wide embrace of same-sex unions were highlighted by this week's caning of two Indonesian men as punishment for gay sex and a South 12

May 24, 2017 5:14 AM Homosexuality: from the death penalty to gay marriage

Such unions are still illegal in most parts of Africa and in the Middle East, where homosexuality is in some cases punishable by the death penalty. TAIPEI: Same-sex marriage, which Taiwan could become the first Asian nation to authorise, is currently legal in around 20 countries around the world, 13 of which are in pioneering Europe. Such unions are, however 10