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India: Top court declines legalizing same-sex marriage

On Tuesday, India's Supreme Court said it cannot legalize same-sex marriages. Supreme Court Chief Justice DY Chandrachud said such a decision "lies within the domain of parliament and state l...

Japanese politician, Taiwanese partner call on Japan to legalize same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Japanese politician and his Taiwanese partner traveled to Taiwan to register their same-sex marriage on Aug. 11 and called on the Japanese government to legalize same-se...

Amnesty International surveys human rights issues in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Secretary-General of Amnesty International, Agnes Callamard, was in Taiwan for a series of high-level meetings with government officials and civil society organization...

Taiwan top judiciary official visits Czech Republic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The president of the Judicial Yuan, Hsu Tzong-li (許宗力), met with the head of the Czech Republic’s Constitutional Court in a breakthrough for judicial diplomacy, repo...

In El Salvador, transgender community struggles for rights and survival

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Fabricio Chicas knows exactly what will happen. As soon as he hands in his ID, the employee on the other side of the counter will look at him with suspicion, asking wh...

In El Salvador, transgender community struggles for rights and survival

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Fabricio Chicas knows exactly what will happen. As soon as he hands in his ID, the employee on the other side of the counter will look at him with suspicion, asking wh...

Support for gay marriage surges in Taiwan 4 years after legalization

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four years after the legalization of same-sex marriage, an opinion poll found public support had surged to 62.6% from 37.4% before its introduction, reports said Friday (M...

Fu Tien-yu's win in Italy highlights Taiwan cinema’s global ambitions

A win for writer-director Fu Tien-yu (傅天余) was a win for Taiwanese cinema on the global stage when she accepted the Mulberry Award for Best Screenplay for her touching movie, “Day Off” (本日...

Today in History: March 24, Exxon Valdez crashes in Alaska

Today in History Today is Friday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2023. There are 282 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 24, 1989, the s...

Indian gay couples begin legal battle for same-sex marriage

NEW DELHI (AP) — Utkarsh Saxena and Ananya Kotia’s love story began just like any other college romance. Except no one else knew about the gay couple’s relationship. It was 2008. Hom...

Taiwanese, expats highlight experiences ahead of annual LGBT Pride parade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the annual Taiwan LGBT Pride approaches, Taiwanese and expats shared what it is like to live in Taiwan as members of the LGBT community as well as their future hopes fo...

Wisconsin Gov. Evers says GOP will ban books if he loses

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday at a ceremony kicking off Pride Month that if he loses reelection in November, Republicans will take the “breathtaking” step to...

Taiwanese show listed on Variety's 'Best International TV Shows' 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — “Fragrance of the First Flower,” produced by Taiwanese over-the-top platform GagaOOLala, which specializes in LGBTQ content, has been named by Variety magazine...

Biden nominates first LGBT woman to federal circuit court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is nominating a Vermont judge who played a critical role in paving the way for the legalization of same-sex marriage to become the first openly LGBT woman to serv...

Taiwanese-curated Queer East Film Festival to open in London Sept. 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The second Queer East Film Festival will open in London Wednesday (Sept. 15) and run through Sept. 26, with 15 Taiwanese films both new and classic featured, the U.K. bran...