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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 ...

/ Mar 7, 2017

'Hormonal' women need protecting, Indian minister says

Female students need curfews to protect them from their own “hormonal outbursts,” India’s women’s minister has said, sparking ridicule on social media.Many Indian universities inflict curfews on women while allowing male students freedom to stay out at night, a policy that critics say is ...