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Greece legalises same sex marriage in landmark change

ATHENS, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Greece's parliament approved a bill allowing same-sex civil marriage on Thursday, a landmark victory for supporters of LGBT rights that was greeted with cheers by onlook...

Greece legalizes same-sex marriage

The Greek parliament on Thursday voted in favor of a bill to allow same-sex couples to marry. It makes Greece the first Orthodox Christian country to legalize same-sex civil marriage. The bill was a...

Incoming legislators talk expanding access to surrogacy in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Incoming legislators and advocacy groups shared opinions on opening up Taiwan’s surrogacy laws on Tuesday (Jan. 16) as the country prepares for its first legislative...

Lai Ching-te warns against being ‘overly optimistic’ on Taiwan election day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) held its final rally on Friday (Jan. 12), when DPP presidential candidate Lai Ching-te (賴清德) warned against being “overly opti...

Slovakia: Surgery once again a condition for gender change

Amy Zoyomi is a 29-year-old transgender woman from Lucenec, a town of 30,000 inhabitants in southern Slovakia. As an adult, Amy decided to move to the capital, Bratislava. Her gender identity was one ...

China flooding social media with disinformation about Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan's election nears, China has released a propaganda piece on President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) that is being spread across multiple social media platforms in an app...

Thailand closer to legalizing same-sex marriage

This week, a committee of Thai lawmakers examining draft bills on marriage equality called on influential members of Thailand's LGBTQ community and officials from several ministries to provide inp...

Nepal same-sex marriage a milestone for LGBTQ rights in Asia

In late November, Surendra Pandey and Maya Gurung became the first same-sex couple in Nepal to have their marriage officially recognized, following a years-long process of legal wrangling. Their lega...

After ruling, LGBTQ+ communities in Russia brace for worst

In response to a classified motion brought by the Justice Ministry, on November 30 Russia's Supreme Court classified the "international LGBT social movement" as an "extremist" ...

Exhibit highlights everyday issues for transgender people in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The exhibition “100 Ways to See” in Ximen’s Red House concluded on Sunday (Nov. 12) and provided a snapshot of issues and themes in transgender people&rs...

Taiwan presidential frontrunner marches in LGBTQ+ Pride parade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Almost 180,000 people marched in Taiwan’s LGBTQ+ Pride parade on Saturday (Oct. 28), among them top politicians such as Vice President and presidential frontrunner L...

Taiwan hosts East Asia’s largest LGBTQ+ pride parade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 21st Taiwan Pride parade supporting the LGBTQ+ community set attendance records on Saturday (Oct. 28), drawing a crowd of 176,000 people, according to event organizers...

Japan's top court strikes down gender change surgery law

Japan's Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that a law requiring transgender people to undergo surgery to have their gender officially recognized was in violation of the constitution. The 2003 law s...

Hong Kong court rules that same-sex couples hold equal inheritance rights

HONG KONG, Oct 24 (Reuters) - A Hong Kong court dismissed on Tuesday a government bid to deny same-sex married couples' inheritance rights, saying the refusal of such rights is "an unacceptab...

India's top court declines to legalise same-sex marriage

NEW DELHI, Oct 17 (Reuters) - India's top court on Tuesday said it cannot legalise same-sex marriages, with the chief justice of the country saying making such a law is the domain of parliament. ...