Uzbekistan: The Tourism Destination Where LGBTQ+ Dare Not Venture
By Alva Omarova
No one should be imprisoned for who they love. Yet in Uzbekistan, the authorities engage in ongoing criminal prosecution and cruel treatment of members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Japan’s LGBTQ Community Battles Tradition and Ultraconservative Politics
By Thisanka Siripala
Securing legal protections for sexual minorities is agonizingly slow in a country playing catch-up.
In Nepal, the LGBTQ Community’s Fight for Marriage Equality is Far From Over
By Jefferson He
Despite a groundbreaking ruling from the Supreme Court, there is a long way to go before LGBTQ couples in this landlocked South Asian country are genuinely equal.
Japan’s Lower House Passes Bill to Promote LGBTQ Awareness, But Not Guarantee Rights
By Mari Yamaguchi
Japan is the only member of the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations that does not have LGTBQ legal protections.
Brooklyn Lawyers Abuse Asylum System in Advising Clients to Fraudulently Claim LGBTQ Persecution
By Catherine Putz
Taking advantage of the very real persecution of the LGBTQ community in Russia and across much of the former Soviet Union, a pair of lawyers conspired to commit immigration fraud.
‘Don’t Say Gay’ Is Happening in China Too. But It Can’t Turn Back the Clock.
By Zhijun Hu
Despite the many differences between the United States and China, anti-LGBTQ rhetoric in each follows a similar logic.
Taiwan to Host 1st WorldPride in East Asia: Why That’s Important
By Jason Bartlett
Kaohsiung beat out Washington D.C. to host WorldPride 2025.
The Resilience of East Asia’s LGBTQ Community
By Nathanael Cheng, Molly Henry, and Seojung Kim
Amid challenges new and old, the LGBTQ communities in China, South Korea, and Taiwan are finding creative ways to move forward.
Vietnam: LGBTQ+ Pride in the Time of Coronavirus
By Hugh Bohane
The LGBTQ+ community in Vietnam faces many challenges, but remains steadfast in pushing for progress.
Marriage Equality in Taiwan Hinges on Politics
By Zoe Leung
In past electoral politics, marriage equality was seldom a dominant issue, but the landscape is shifting and some barriers to equality remain in place.
The Flickering Edge of Hope: Pakistan’s LGBTQ+ Community Battles Prejudice and Discrimination
The beleaguered community watched neighboring India’s 2018 decriminalization of consensual homosexual relations with wistful joy.
Legal Challenges Look to Advance LGBTQ+ Rights in Hong Kong
By Jessie Lau
A court case filed by a gay widower highlights Hong Kong's conservative approach to gender.