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Taipei Pride Festival

The Taiwanese government has unveiled a draft of its same-sex marriage legislation, in a historic first for Asia. Newly-appointed premier Su Tseng-chang said in a statement on Facebook that the Taiwan cabinet’s proposed law would allow same-sex couples to get legally married. According to Su, the country’s definition of marriage in civil law will remain …

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kunyit

A secondary school in Sabah, Malaysia has apologised for promoting an alleged “conversion therapy” programme for gay students in a yearbook, after a social media backlash. Photos of boys undergoing the program were printed in the school’s 2017 yearbook, alongside the term “kunyit”, a derogatory Malaysian term used to refer to gay people. According to …

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HIV antibody

Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed that the medical records of over 14,000 HIV-positive people from all over the world have been leaked. The sensitive information was leaked by an authorized person authorities have identified as Mikhy K. Farrera Brochez, an American who was deported from Singapore last year. Information included in the leaked …

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Japan LGBT

More people in Japan are coming out as LGBT than ever before, according to a recent study. An online survey of 60,000 people aged between 20 and 59 conducted by advertising agency, Dentsu shows that at least 1 in 11 people or 8.9% now identify as LGBT. In comparison, the same survey in 2012 showed …

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Voters in Taiwan have rejected marriage equality in a series of referendums, creating uncertainty around how the government will respond to a court ruling demanding legal recognition of same-sex unions in the country. In May last year, Taiwan’s top court ruled that the country’s marriage laws violated same-sex couples’ constitutional right to equality and set …

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Taipei Pride Festival

An estimated 100,000 people have rallied for LGBTIQ equality in Taiwan as the country prepares for a series of referendums on same-sex marriage in the country. Last year, Taiwan’s top court ruled that banning same-sex couples from marriage was unconstitutional – a historic first for Asia – and instructed authorities to enact laws legalising marriage …

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Jessica Mauboy on stage at Eurovision Song Contest 2018

SBS has played down speculation that the highly anticipated Asian spinoff of the Eurovision Song Contest is set to be held on the Gold Coast next year. 9 News reported last week that according to the Gold Coast City Council, the inaugural Asian spinoff of the popular music event was slated to be held over …

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Shanghai Pride

Chinese social media giant Sina Weibo has backed down from a controversial ban on online content “related to homosexuality” after outrage from the country’s internet users. The company, which is the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, said on Friday that for the next three months it would be removing photos, videos, text and comics “with pornographic …

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