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The importance — and humor — of Taiwan politicians' social media accounts

Social media plays a significant role in Taiwan politics but differently than in countries like the United States. There are three main social media outlets that Taiwanese politicians might use for...

Why hasn't Thailand recognized same-sex marriage?

Despite its international LGBTQ-friendly image, rights activists in Thailand warn that the country is still far from granting equal rights to members of the LGBTQ community. Nattawut Kongsawat, an LG...

Chile's congress approves same-sex marriages, adoptions

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Both houses of Chile's congress voted Tuesday to approve a marriage equality bill that also includes authorization for adoptions by same-sex couples. The initi...

Taiwan-Singapore couple win right to register same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A high court on Thursday (Nov. 25) ruled that same-sex marriage between a Taiwanese citizen and a Singapore national should be recognized in Taiwan, marking the third cros...

Chile Congress approves same-sex marriage, adoptions

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A measure to legalize marriage and adoption by same-sex couples was approved by the lower house of Chile's Congress on Tuesday, moving it close to final adoption. It had already...

Durr grapples with new post as Sweeney cites 'red wave'

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The Republican state senator-elect who works as a furniture store truck driver and whose victory over New Jersey's powerful Senate president made na...

Spending $2,300, GOP newcomer Ed Durr beats top NJ lawmaker

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's longtime state Senate president, Democrat Steve Sweeney lost reelection, falling to a Republican newcomer who spent little money and underscoring Democratic woes in t...

Taiwan LGBT Pride greets online parade attendees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After weeks of preparation, the 19th Taiwan LGBT Pride online parade began on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 30) through an exclusive event website designed to recreate a physic...

Swiss vote 'yes' to same-sex marriage

Switzerland has voted by a wide margin in favor of allowing same-sex couples to get married and adopt children, in a referendum held on Sunday. The Alpine nation has now become the latest western Eur...

Switzerland’s same-sex marriage referendum explained

Switzerland is one of the last nations in Western Europe to ban same-sex marriage. That could change on Sundaywhen voters decide if they should extend gay and lesbian couples the same rights as their...

First transnational couple registers for same-sex marriage in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese citizen Shinchi (信奇) and his Macau partner Guzifer (阿古) registered their marriage on Friday (Aug. 13) after taking their case to court and winning in May. Tai...

Taiwan joins Czech Republic in hosting first gender equality forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Experts from Taiwan and the Czech Republic on Wednesday (Aug. 3) held an online forum focusing on women’s and LGBTQ rights as part of the week-long Prague Pride Fest...

Eric Adams wins Democratic primary in NYC’s mayoral race

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has won the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City after appealing to the political center and promising to strike the right balance betwee...

Taiwan court ruling on Macau citizen opens door to international same-sex marriages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A high court on Thursday (May 6) ruled that same-sex marriage between a Taiwanese citizen and a Macau national should be recognized in Taiwan, opening the door to marriage...

Ecuador picks conservative for president; Peru eyes runoff

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A conservative businessman seemed headed to Ecuador's presidency, with voters rejecting the leftist movement started by former President Rafael Correa more than a decade ago. And...