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August 27, 2018 3:16 PM Vatican rolls back on pope's remarks on psychiatric help for gay children

VATICAN CITY: The Vatican on Monday rolled back on Pope Francis' recommendation that parents seek psychiatric help for children who show homosexual tendencies. The pope made the comments to journalists as he was flying back to Rome from Ireland, but the Vatican later removed his phrase from its official account, saying he had not meant to suggest that homosexuality 79

August 27, 2018 9:51 AM Austria asylum seekers to be denied apprenticeships

VIENNA: Austria will no longer allow asylum seekers to take up apprenticeship opportunities while their claims are being assessed, a policy reversal by the country's anti-immigration government criticised by the opposition. The government is working on a new regulation to fill vacant training places with labourers from third countries, but will no longer 87

August 27, 2018 8:23 AM Pope says psychiatrists can help gay children and their parents

ON BOARD THE PAPAL PLANE, Italy: Pope Francis has recommended parents seek psychiatric help for children who show homosexual tendencies, during a press conference on his plane taking him back to Rome from Ireland. A journalist asked the pontiff on Sunday what he would say to parents who observe homosexual traits in their children. "I would say first 77

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) 21

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The Supreme Court in India reinstated the ban after it had earlier been rescinded.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 38

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 15

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 117

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 12

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 12

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 47