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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.

Hong Kong’s Transgender Community Speaks Out Against Stigma
May 24, 2021

Hong Kong’s Transgender Community Speaks Out Against Stigma

By Jessie Lau
A new survey sparks discussion on discrimination against transgender people.
COVID-19 Takes a Toll on Pakistan’s Transgender Community
July 02, 2020

COVID-19 Takes a Toll on Pakistan’s Transgender Community

By Ebad Ahmed
Transgender people in Pakistan were already marginalized. Now the pandemic is adding to their plight.

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.

China's Complicated Approach to Transgender Rights
October 23, 2017

China's Complicated Approach to Transgender Rights

By Eugene K. Chow
There is increasing tolerance for transgender Chinese, but only for performers.

Defying Holy Orders: Afghanistan’s LGBT Community
January 30, 2017

Defying Holy Orders: Afghanistan’s LGBT Community

By Ritu Mahendru and Maria de la Guardia
Kabul’s underground LGBT network faces daily discrimination, intimidation, and abuse, including from authorities.

An LGBTI Oasis? Discrimination in Thailand
November 01, 2016

An LGBTI Oasis? Discrimination in Thailand

By Ana Salvá
Thailand passed its first equality law in 2015, but still has a long way to go to protect the rights of the community.
India's 2016 Transgender Rights Bill: Progress or Just More Ignorance?
August 12, 2016

India's 2016 Transgender Rights Bill: Progress or Just More Ignorance?

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
A new bill seeking to address the rights and protections of India's transgender community falls flat.

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