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In Vietnam, an unlikely haven for gays - and a lucrative market

If it had been in business a decade ago, Nguyen Anh Thuan's restaurant would have been a target for late-night police raids to arrest lawbreakers and stamp out "social evils".

Gay couple's lives 'destroyed' by custody war with Thai surrogate

Bangkok, Thailand - A foreign same-sex couple battling a local Thai surrogate for custody over their infant daughter said Wednesday their lives had been "destroyed" by the 14-month legal war that has prevented their family from returning home.

A bar as a national monument? New York's LGBT landmark vies for honor

The New York bar known as the birthplace of the gay pride movement could become the country's first national monument honoring LGBT rights under a plan to be considered by President Barack Obama.
May 31, 2016 | 05:16 pm GMT+7

Gay Pride prouder and louder after Orlando attacks

Tens of thousands of Europeans paid tribute in Gay Pride marches on Saturday to the 49 people massacred in a gay nightclub in Orlando last weekend in a defiantly festive atmosphere.
June 19, 2016 | 02:24 pm GMT+7

Chinese student sues government over gay 'disorder' textbooks

A Chinese gay activist has taken the Ministry of Education to court over textbooks describing homosexuality as a mental disorder.
September 14, 2016 | 05:10 pm GMT+7

Travel sector zooms in on lucrative gay market

Gay tourists tend to spend more than most when away from home.
January 23, 2017 | 09:18 am GMT+7

Indonesia police detain more than 140 men in raid on gay club

Indonesia has strict anti-pornography laws under which offenders can face up to 15 years imprisonment. 
May 22, 2017 | 03:13 pm GMT+7

For Chinese gays, 'coming out' is a family affair

When Piao Chunmei's son told her he was gay, she reacted the way many Chinese parents do, sleepless and crying for days due to the lingering shame of same sex relationships in China.
June 29, 2017 | 02:49 pm GMT+7

Trump signs memo banning transgender troops

Trump has said he did the Pentagon a 'great favor' by banning transgender troops.
August 26, 2017 | 08:25 am GMT+7

Disney Channel to air first gay storyline

'With more and more young people coming out as LGBTQ, 'Andi Mack' is reflecting the lives and lived experiences of so many LGBTQ youth.'
October 27, 2017 | 09:45 am GMT+7

Australia MP proposes to gay partner in parliament

'So there is only one thing left to do: Ryan Patrick Bolger will you marry me?'
December 04, 2017 | 10:00 am GMT+7

Rainbow flags and high heels: S. Korea holds debut drag parade

Same-sex marriage is not recognized in South Korea and people cannot legally change their birth gender.
May 27, 2018 | 02:06 pm GMT+7

LGBT groups banned from organizing around the world, says report

Just 56 percent of the world’s countries allow LGBT groups to organize without the threat of arrest or state harassment.
August 07, 2018 | 04:24 pm GMT+7

Two Malaysian women caned under Islamic law for lesbian sex

Two Malaysian women were caned Monday for having lesbian sex in violation of strict Islamic laws, sparking outrage from activists.
September 04, 2018 | 08:21 am GMT+7

Hanoi jails German man for sex with minor boy

A Vietnamese-German habitual offender will be jailed for two years for having sex with a 15-year-old boy in Hanoi.
December 01, 2018 | 08:31 am GMT+7
 
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