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116 Groups Urge Japanese Prime Minister To Pass LGBTQ Equality Act

116 groups urge Japan Prime minister to pass LGBTQ Equality Act.

In 2011 and 2014, which will forever remain historic moments, Japan has signed UN Human Rights Council resolutions calling for an end to violence against LGBTQ people and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Malaysia Could Toughen Their Already-Inhumane-Anti-LGBTQ Laws

Malaysia could toughen anti-LGBTQ laws again.

Malaysia criminalizes same-sex relationships with section 377 of the federal penal code, and things are not about to get any better for LGBTQ people.

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High Court Pushes Bolivia To Take A First Step Towards Equal Marriage

High Court ruled in favor of marriage equality in Bolivia.

An important decision has been made in Bolivia that could impact the entire LGBTQ community in the country.

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The Legalization Of Equal Marriage Could Be Quite Simply Braked In Sinaloa

Marriage equality could be delayed in Sinaloa.

The final vote on marriage equality in Sinaloa may be delayed because of electoral times scheduled for 2021.

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India Improves Living Conditions For Transgender People

India government launched an online portal to help trans people to change gender on documents.

India is taking an important step for the transgender community by lightening the gender change procedure on official documents.

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Australia: Victoria Introduces Bill To Ban “Conversion Therapies”

Victoria, Australia to ban conversion therapy.

It is in February 2019 that everything switches in the state of Victoria in southeastern Australia.

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Japan: LGBTQ Groups Launch Petition To Get An Equality Act

A petition has been launched to get an Equality Act for LGBTQ people in Japan.

Normally, the Summer Olympics will be held next year in Tokyo.

LGBTQ activists are trying to bring pressure on the Japanese government to enact an LGBT equality law through this event, which will be the center of international attention.

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Japan Airlines Now Uses Gender-Inclusive Language

Gender-neutral greetings to be used by Japan Airlines (JAL).

Japan Airlines (JAL) now uses gender-neutral greetings.

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Japan: Kyoto Now Recognizes Same-Sex Couples

The city of Kyoto recognizes same-sex partnerships.

Marriage equality is not legal in Japan, but more and more cities are establishing same-sex partnerships.

The last Japanese municipality to take the plunge by enabling recognition of LGBTQ couples is Kyoto, in the west of the country.

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Baja California Refuses To Guarantee Marriage Equality

Lawmakers in Baja California do not want to garantee marriage equality.

In the Mexican state of Baja California, it is difficult to get married when you are in a same-sex relationship.

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Thailand May Recognize Same-Sex Unions Soon

Thailand to allow civil unions soon.

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

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Okayama Now Recognizes Same-Sex Couples

Okayama same-sex partnership certificates.

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.

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The List Of The 2020 Virtual Pride Events

virtual pride 2020

Close to 500 Pride Marches have been postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus according to European Pride Organizers Association’s global list, but more events will be held virtually to celebrate Pride Month.

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Lesbian Couple Becomes First LGBTQ Married Couple In Costa Rica

First LGBTQ married couple in 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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Japanese Companies Approve Same-Sex Partnership Certificate Campaign

Japanese companies support LGBTQ rights.

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

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