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Loud and Proud: Resisting Authoritarianism in the Philippines
June 24, 2021

Loud and Proud: Resisting Authoritarianism in the Philippines

By Rosanna Langara
The country's LGBTQ+ community has mobilized to oppose the Duterte administration's authoritarian turn.

Uzbek Blogger Bazarov Under House Arrest Facing Libel Charges
May 05, 2021

Uzbek Blogger Bazarov Under House Arrest Facing Libel Charges

By Catherine Putz
A month after being brutally beaten, Bazarov was released from the hospital and swiftly charged for insulting his old school in an October 2020 TikTok video.
LGBT Community Targeted by Police in Indonesia
September 18, 2020

LGBT Community Targeted by Police in Indonesia

By Joshua Mcdonald
Homosexuality is legal in most of Indonesia, but attacks on the community have been on the rise in recent years. 

Has Taiwanese Public Opinion on Same-Sex Marriage Changed?
September 11, 2020

Has Taiwanese Public Opinion on Same-Sex Marriage Changed?

By Timothy S. Rich and Isabel Eliassen
Over a year since legalization, how have public opinions in Taiwan shifted around the question of same-sex marriage?

Malaysia’s New Sex Scandal: Look Beyond the Politics
July 31, 2019

Malaysia’s New Sex Scandal: Look Beyond the Politics

By Preeti Jha
The scandal is also demonizing an already persecuted LGBT minority.

Life in the Closet: The LGBT Community in Central Asia
January 29, 2019

Life in the Closet: The LGBT Community in Central Asia

By Anastassiya Fershtey and Khamza Sharifzoda
Sexual minorities in Central Asia live under significant pressure.

A Luta Continua: LGBTI Rights in Timor-Leste
September 01, 2018

A Luta Continua: LGBTI Rights in Timor-Leste

By Bardia Rahmani
Timor-Leste is seen as a bright spot when it comes to LGBTI rights in Southeast Asia, but many challenges remain.
Imperfect Democracy: The Way for Marriage Equality in Taiwan
April 06, 2018

Imperfect Democracy: The Way for Marriage Equality in Taiwan

By Zoe Leung
Will Civil Code amendments or new legislation best serve the rights of same-sex couples in Taiwan?

Beyond Section 377: Where Does India's LGBT Movement Stand?
July 07, 2016

Beyond Section 377: Where Does India's LGBT Movement Stand?

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
Section 377 continues to loom large over India's LGBT community.

China’s Misunderstood History of Gay Tolerance
June 22, 2015

China’s Misunderstood History of Gay Tolerance

By Yuxin Zhang
The Chinese LGBT community struggles to establish itself against intolerance. It wasn’t always that way.

Anti-gay Crashers Charged with Hooliganism in Kyrgyzstan
May 20, 2015

Anti-gay Crashers Charged with Hooliganism in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
The anti-gay activists are the ones being charged, but life hasn't gotten much better for LGBT Kyrgyz.
Indian Supreme Court Creates ‘Third Gender’ Category for Transgenders
April 15, 2014

Indian Supreme Court Creates ‘Third Gender’ Category for Transgenders

By Zachary Keck
The Indian Supreme Court’s ruling on Tuesday aims to empower India’s Hirja population.

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