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South Asia's LGBT Muslims turn to social media for social support

Shahamat Uddin moved to the United States recently to look for a better future after living in fear for his life as a marginalized gay man in Muslim-majority Bangladesh. The numerous instances of vi...

With moratorium over, N. Carolina towns OK LGBT protections

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first North Carolina municipalities are acting to expand LGBT rights again a month since the expiration of a moratorium on nondiscrimination ordinances agreed to years ago as ...

Switzerland: Same-sex marriage, transgender rights move a step forward

Swiss lawmakers voted on Friday to legalize same-sex marriage and to simplify legal gender recognition procedures for transgender people. Campaigners hailed the move as a major step forward for LGBT+...

Rights groups condemn Hungarian ban on same-sex adoptions

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Human rights groups on Wednesday condemned a new Hungarian law that effectively bans adoption for same-sex couples and applies a strict Christian conservative viewpoint to the...

LGBT rights: Hungary passes law banning same-sex adoption

Hungarian lawmakers on Tuesday passed a law that bans same-sex couples from adopting children. Prime Minister Viktor Orban's conservative government proposed the legislation earlier this year, an...

Four in ten Asian executives say being openly LGBT would hinder one’s career, according to new EIU research

Nearly half of respondents say enacting more LGBT-friendly workplace policies and practices presents a business opportunity Three in five respondents believe the business world has a fundamental imper...

Rage and hope fuel women's revolt over abortion in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Karolina Micula had used her bare chest in political protest once before. When Poland’s right-wing government first tried to restrict abortion rights, the actre...

2017 ban on local LGBT ordinances ends in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A 3 1/2-year ban on new local ordinances aimed at protecting LGBT rights in North Carolina expired Tuesday, prompting gay rights groups to urge the passage of such measures now. ...

EU unveils first plan to address LGBT rights, discrimination

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union unveiled Thursday its first strategy for improving the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, intersex and queer people, amid deep concern about ...

European Commission presents strategy on LGBT+ rights

The European Commission on Thursday unveiled its strategy aimed at improving the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, intersex and queer people The five-year plan includes legis...

Taiwan's Kaohsiung eyes 'pink dollar' with fresh Pride Parade promotion

The southern city of Kaohsiung is making a strong bid this year to incorporate its annual Pride Parade into its tourism promotion and marketing, hoping that the "pink dollar" will help to bo...

Poland protests leader: abortion court ruling must be waived

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A leader of Poland’s massive protests triggered by the tightening of the country's strict abortion law said Monday the court ruling must be withdrawn. Klementyn...

Poland sees Day 11 of abortion, anti-government protests

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Anti-government protests triggered by the tightening of Poland's strict abortion law took place for an 11th day in the predominantly Catholic nation. People in...

Taipei City Government lit up in rainbow colors on eve of Pride

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The facade of the Taipei City Government building was lit up in rainbow colors on Thursday evening (Oct. 29) in honor of the Taiwan Pride parade, which will kick off Satur...

Taiwan military marries LGBT+ couples for first time

Taiwan's military hosted its first same-sex weddings on Friday in another landmark for Asia's LGBT community. Two female soldiers married their civilian same-sex partners as nearly 200 couples...