Transgender Thais Lack Vital Legal Protections, Says Rights Group
By Sebastian Strangio
Compared to its neighbors, Thailand is relatively accepting of its transgender population. But there's still a long way to go.
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
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
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?
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
By Preeti Jha
The scandal is also demonizing an already persecuted LGBT minority.
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
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
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?
By Padmapriya Govindarajan
Section 377 continues to loom large over India's LGBT community.
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
By Catherine Putz
The anti-gay activists are the ones being charged, but life hasn't gotten much better for LGBT Kyrgyz.