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Wednesday, 15 July 2020 03:34

Thailand May Recognize Same-Sex Unions Soon

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A bill to allow civil unions for same-sex couples has been introduced in Thailand, but the bill is far from perfect.

Wednesday, 17 June 2020 01:45

Okayama Now Recognizes Same-Sex Couples

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In Japan, equal marriage and civil unions are not open to same-sex couples, as we saw in an article on the initiative launched to bring businesses together and put pressure on the government to legalize marriage equality. Here is another initiative I am sure you’re going to like.

first lgbtq married couple costa rica

In Costa Rica, Daritza Araya Arguedas, 24, a judicial technician, and Alexandra Quirós Castillo, 29, a university student, dreamed of getting married but couldn’t do so until now, not that they didn’t want to, but the equal marriage was illegal.

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A charity has launched a program called the Famiee Project to bring more LGBTQ rights in Japan.

nepal 2021 census third gender

Nepal is a country that is more advanced on LGBTQ rights than many US states or European countries.

In 2015, the constitution prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation after a landmark Supreme Court decision in 2008. The court also called for greater recognition of same-sex relationships.

south korea military trans soldier

Although South Koreans are gradually accepting the LGBTQ community thanks to growing representation in TV series and movies, the military has just sent a soldier home because of her transgender identity.

philippines supreme court

Bad news... The LGBTQ+ community in the Philippines has suffered a bitter defeat in its attempt to legalize equal marriage.

Monday, 30 December 2019 02:52

Will Mauritius Decriminalize Homosexuality?

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Mauritius is an island located near Africa in the Indian Ocean and is also one of the countries that still criminalizes same-sex relationships.

edmonton

So far, the city of Edmonton, Canada, had no “conversion therapy” ban. The goal was therefore to get a favorable vote to improve the protection of LGBTQ youth, especially since Vancouver passed a similar law in 2018. It was also an opportunity to advance rights for our community.

However, no complaints have ever been filed as a result of “conversion therapy” or attempts to “change” a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. So was Edmonton City Council still going to agree to look into the matter?

china marriage equality

China is one of those countries where there is no law allowing same-sex couples to get married. But as China revises its civil laws, LGBTQ activists are pushing for the legalization of marriage equality.

The goal is simple: to show that this law would not only affect a dozen people but hundreds of thousands.

hong kong marriage equality

Homosexuality was decriminalized in 1991 in Hong Kong, an independent territory in southeast China. In June 2018, a new victory took place for our community as the Hong Kong High Court ruled in favor of a gay couple fighting for equal benefits. In July, the court ruled that foreign LGBTQ couples living in Hong Kong city who had legally married elsewhere were entitled to a spouse visa.

So we believed that victory was possible when MK, a lesbian woman, launched a challenge to get marriage equality.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019 23:19

The 2019 Taiwan Pride March Was Memorable!

2019 taiwan pride march

Taiwan became Asia’s first country to legalize equal marriage on May 24, 2019. Last week’s Pride march was an opportunity to celebrate.