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Will Duterte Help Win the Battle for Gay Rights in the Philippines?
August 16, 2019

Will Duterte Help Win the Battle for Gay Rights in the Philippines?

By Erin Cook
The president’s incendiary rhetoric conceals more complex policy realities in the country under his tenure.

Taiwan Inches Closer to Marriage Equality With New Draft Bill
February 28, 2019

Taiwan Inches Closer to Marriage Equality With New Draft Bill

By Nick Aspinwall
Advocates say the bill is a positive step, but contains major shortcomings that prevent it from truly enshrining equality.
Japan’s Supreme Court Upholds Surgery as Necessary Step for Official Gender Change
February 05, 2019

Japan’s Supreme Court Upholds Surgery as Necessary Step for Official Gender Change

By Thisanka Siripala
A law forcing transgender people to remove their reproductive organs before registering a gender change comes under fire. 

Singapore: Crazy Rich But Still Behind on Gay Rights
October 24, 2018

Singapore: Crazy Rich But Still Behind on Gay Rights

By Chirag Agarwal
Singapore’s protection of its LGBT community leaves much to be desired.

Japanese Universities Make Efforts to Be More LGBT Friendly
July 06, 2018

Japanese Universities Make Efforts to Be More LGBT Friendly

By Thisanka Siripala
Schools in Japan are taking steps to support equal access to education for LGBT students.

ASEAN’s Women to Watch: Part 2
March 15, 2018

ASEAN’s Women to Watch: Part 2

By Erin Cook
The second part of a mini-series looking at the region’s leading women.

Why Taiwan's Gay Marriage Ruling Matters
June 01, 2017

Why Taiwan's Gay Marriage Ruling Matters

By Trevor Sutton and Brian Harding
The recent ruling is a testament to Taiwan's robust democracy.
Is Hong Kong Taking a Backward Step on LGBT Rights?
May 29, 2017

Is Hong Kong Taking a Backward Step on LGBT Rights?

By Tyler Roney
With a petition to appeal a landmark rights case, Hong Kong may be taking a small step backward.

US Companies Face an LGBT Challenge in ASEAN
December 21, 2016

US Companies Face an LGBT Challenge in ASEAN

By Justin Sosne
Rising foreign investment is increasingly bumping up against growing intolerance.

Kyrgyzstan’s NGO and LGBT Crackdown
March 17, 2016

Kyrgyzstan’s NGO and LGBT Crackdown

By Franco Galdini
Scapegoating the NGOs and LGBT community won’t fix country’s economy.

A New Hope For India’s LGBT Community
February 23, 2016

A New Hope For India’s LGBT Community

By Sanjay Kumar
India's Supreme Court will revisit Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalizes homosexuality.
Tolerant Pragmatism: Singapore’s Next Growth Strategy?
November 01, 2015

Tolerant Pragmatism: Singapore’s Next Growth Strategy?

By Kris Hartley
Why decriminalizing homosexuality is a chance to eschew ideology in favor of pragmatism.

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