When the ID shows a different picture than reality: Being transgender in Romania

Confusion, suspicion, uneasy questions: these are some of the reactions Patrick must endure when asked to present his ID. It's an ordinary situation for most of us that doesn't involve much th...

Taiwan to host world's only Pride parade in June amid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As business, sports, and entertainment events around the world are halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan on June 28 will host the only Pride parade in the world to t...

Hungary bans legal recognition of its transgender citizens

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian lawmakers on Tuesday approved legislation banning the legal recognition of transgender citizens. Amendments to the law on the birth, death and mar...

The Latest: UN chief: LGBTI vulnerable during pandemic

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause m...

Albanian psychologists ban so-called conversion therapy

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Gay rights organizations on Saturday welcomed a decision by the governing body of psychologists in Albania to prohibit the so-called conversion therapy, which attempts to change...

Advocates: Transgender woman sexually assaulted at ICE site

PHOENIX (AP) — A transgender woman seeking asylum should be released after she was sexually assaulted and harassed while being detained in an Arizona immigration facility with men for nine months, adv...

Amnesty Int'l: Asia seeing growing repression, resistance

BANGKOK (AP) — Authoritarian governments in Asia are undermining human rights and demonizing their critics, but they face a rising tide of protest from young people who defy grave risks to protest suc...

AIT, EU representative office to join LGBT Pride Parade in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In Taipei on Saturday (Oct. 26), more than a dozen foreign representative offices in Taiwan will take part in the annual LGBT parade, the first since the island nation leg...

Taiwan and EU to hold first joint LGBTI talks in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has teamed up with the European Union to hold talks on LGBTI and human rights issues in Taipei beginning on Thursday (Oct. 24). The inaugural EU-Taiwan LGBTI Hum...

Activists say Istanbul Pride banned by Turkish authorities

ISTANBUL (AP) — Activists in Istanbul say Turkish authorities have banned a pride march for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights for the fifth year. In a statement Sunda...

Int'l human rights group to hold first Asian congress in Taiwan

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), a Paris-based human rights group consisting of 184 organizations, announced Thursday that it has chosen Taiwan as the location for its first congr...

Australian cricketer clarifies 'boyfriend' social media post

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian cricketer James Faulkner has clarified a vague social media post about his dinner with a "boyfriend" that led to reports that the World Cup star had come out as ...

South Africa marks Freedom Day; apartheid ended 25 years ago

KWA-THEMA, South Africa (AP) — Calls for more jobs for South Africa's black majority and respect for the rights of the LGBTI community have marked Freedom Day celebrations commemorating the 25th anniv...

157 gay couples in Taiwan to wed on May 24

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A total of 157 same-sex couples in Taiwan plan to register to get married at household registration offices on May 24, the day that the Constitutional Court set for same-sex marriages ...

ITB Berlin tourism partner Malaysia claims it has 'no gays'

Malaysia faces a potential backlash from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) rights groups after claiming that the Muslim-majority country doesn't have gays. On Tuesday, Tour...