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/ Jun 25, 2017

Pakistan issues first transgender passport

Pakistan has issued its first third-gender passport to a transgender activist, who hailed the move as a step forward for the marginalized community in the deeply conservative South Asian country.Farzana Riaz, a transgender in the northwestern city of Peshawar, said the new passport would ...

Australia opens war on food waste

/ Jun 18, 2017

Australia opens war on food waste

Australia’s first recycled supermarket is giving food destined for landfills a second chance, as the government embarks on a major push to cut down on waste costing the economy 20 billion Australian dollars ($15 billion) a year.The outlet run by food rescue organization OzHarvest ...

Taiwan's gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia

/ May 25, 2017

Taiwan's gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia

Taiwan’s giant step toward allowing same-sex marriage has reverberated across Asia, but activists warn the fight for equality isn’t over in a region where gay sex remains illegal in some countries.Challenges to an Asia-wide embrace of same-sex unions were highlighted by this week’s caning ...

/ May 22, 2017

Indonesian police detain 141 men over 'gay party'

Indonesian police have detained 141 men who were allegedly holding a gay party at a sauna, an official said Monday, the latest sign of a backlash against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the Muslim-majority country.Officers late Sunday raided a building in ...