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Pakistan Bans Discrimination Against Transgender Women

Thanks to two bills in Pakistan, it will soon be illegal to discriminate against transgender persons when it comes to…

Sapporo Becomes First Major City in Japan to Recognize Gay and Lesbian Marriage

Sapporo became the first major city in Japan to recognize gay and lesbian partnerships. The northern Japanese city is known…

Malaysian Government Says Homosexuality can be Reversed with ‘Extensive Training’

Malaysian government officials are promoting conversion therapy for the country’s homosexuals. The open endorsement comes after federal authorities claim sexual orientation…

World Eats: Singapore

This year represented a landmark year for Singapore’s restaurant scene. When Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants (www.theworlds50best.com/asia/en) list was announced in…

Discovering Kuala Lumpur’s Gay Scene and More

Futuristic skyscrapers coexist harmoniously alongside mosques, Catholic churches, Buddhist temples, and Hindu shrines in Malaysia’s capital city, but it’s also…

Watch: Viral Video Showcases Gay-Accepting Chinese Families for Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year in China sees more than 700 million migrant workers returning home to celebrate with their families,…

Sri Lanka Retains Ban on Gay People, but Says It Won’t Prosecute

The National Human Rights Action Plan has attempted to remove discrimination based on sexual orientation in Sri Lanka, but the…

Best Rooftop Bars in Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, known locally as Krung Thep or the Capital of Angels, is Thailand’s largest city and one of Southeast Asia’s…

Taiwan Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Legalize Gay Marriage

Taiwan has long been one of the most progressive places in Asia, and it’s continuing that tradition by moving forward with…

Indonesia’s President Defends Gay Community

While the legislature in Indonesia keeps pushing through anti-LGBT legislation and a growing homophobic zeitgeist sweeps the nation, the country’s…

Philippines’ First Transgender Congresswoman Gives her First Powerful Speech

Calling her election a “paradigm shift,” the first transgender congresswoman in the Philippines, Geraldine Roman gave her first speech in…

Famed British actor Sir Ian McKellen had some advice for India over its antiquated reinstitution of colonial-era buggery laws…”grow up.”…

It’s not often I stand in the middle of a sprawling enclosure in the jungle, tossing buckets of smashed fruits…

Indonesia has censored gay and lesbian emojis from use on social media apps like Facebook, Twitter, LINE, and Whatsapp. The heavily…

Same-sex couples may still not have the right to get legally married in Vietnam, but the country recently lifted a…

A Chinese court has accepted a gay civil case for a gay man’s right to marry—a first for the country.…

Watch this incredible new video showing that “no detail is too small” when it comes to Singapore Airlines’ seat designs.…

First, Japan saw their first lesbian kiss air on television, and now India’s population set their eyes on a steamy…

Singapore is lifting their longstanding ban on travelers with HIV from entering the country. The Lion City made the decision…

While Osaka is a popular foodie destination, the city also boasts a fairly active, if lesser known, gay scene. The…

The parliamentary election in Turkey are being hailed as a turning point for LGBT rights in in the country as an…

Japan’s vibrant, spirited, and stimulating capital, Tokyo, is famously a city that never sleeps, but tonight it’s taking a gentle…

It wasn’t just a protest over the country’s reinstatement of an anti-gay sex law that brought hundreds of LGBT and allies…

As my partner John and I settle into a dining room at The Plaza in Seoul, Korea, the hotel’s public…

Two months ago, Turkey became home to the country’s first umbrella organization working to fight homophobia in the country.  “Because…

By Robert Adams Earlier this year, my partner and I took our first trip to Asia. Our itinerary had us…

It’s never too early to start to planning a cruise for next spring, so to help you out we found…

While gay and lesbian rights in India have taken a step back in recent years, the transgender community has seen slow…

Seoul, South Korea’s colorful display of LGBT unity at the city’s annual gay pride parade was interrupted multiple times by…

The oil-rich kingdom of Brunei became the first East Asian country to adopt sharia law that would require the punishment,…