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Backstage a bling-bling night, a drag-queen drama

In the darkness enveloping the edge of the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens, drag queens meticulously set the stage for a fun evening.

Film on LGBT-families to hit big screens next month

Thua Me Con Di (Goodbye Mother), a bittersweet LGBT-themed Vietnamese movie, will premiere in national cinemas on August 18.

A dancer flits between the divine and the mundane

A dance to commune with goddesses, a dying tradition, gives a transgender artist peace, happiness and strength to confront adversity.
July 05, 2019 | 02:33 pm GMT+7

Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for Asia

Taiwan's first official same-sex weddings kicked off Friday in a landmark moment for LGBT rights in Asia.
May 24, 2019 | 08:17 am GMT+7

Indonesian director calls for LGBT+ debate after film ban

An Indonesian director who received death threats over his latest film warned against a return to authoritarianism on Friday, calling for more debate on LGBT+ issues.
May 11, 2019 | 11:33 am GMT+7

Boycott of Brunei-owned businesses over gay sex death penalty likely to expand

Businesses will likely continue to shun companies owned by Brunei, as they come under pressure to honor commitments to LGBT+ rights after the sultanate imposed the death penalty for gay sex and adultery.
May 02, 2019 | 08:19 am GMT+7

Brunei accused of 'abusive lobbying' before critical EU vote

EU officials on Wednesday accused Brunei of "rude" and "abusive" lobbying against a resolution condemning the Muslim-majority sultanate for imposing the death penalty for gay sex and adultery.
April 18, 2019 | 08:24 am GMT+7

Ahead of LGBT+ crackdown, fleeing Bruneians fear for friends back home

The incoming Islamic law in Brunei that punishes LGBT+ people with whipping, stoning or death for same-sex activity has made many flee for fear of their lives.
April 02, 2019 | 04:55 pm GMT+7

Brunei to impose death by stoning for gay sex and adultery

Adultery and gay sex in Brunei will be subject to death by stoning from next week, under a strict Sharia law that has been on hold for four years amid heavy criticism.
March 28, 2019 | 09:56 am GMT+7

Rainbow roses add blushes to International Women’s Day

For the LGBT community in Saigon, a flower shop is selling rainbow roses for International Women's Day.
March 08, 2019 | 05:47 pm GMT+7

Cupid takes aim: gay couples file Valentine's cases to wed in Japan

In Japan, 13 same-sex couples will go to court on Valentine’s Day calling for the right to marry, in a bid to become the first Asian country to allow gay marriage.
February 07, 2019 | 09:26 am GMT+7

Indian trailblazers #RideWithPride after gay sex ban lifted

Bollywood makes a lesbian rom-com, a transgender woman bags a key opposition party post and judges green light same-sex couples living together.
January 18, 2019 | 01:42 pm GMT+7

LGBT troupes set Saigon stages alight with cabaret-bingo shows

A popular cultural entertainment event presented by LGBT people mocks social evils often, but it is not officially recognized.
December 21, 2018 | 11:32 am GMT+7

LGBT teenagers, teachers discuss school stigma

“After I gave a girl classmate a present, other students abused and threatened me via email they would tell the world I’m weird.”
December 18, 2018 | 07:44 am GMT+7

Police raid Saigon salon, catch men in orgy

Police in HCMC raided a barber shop Thursday afternoon and said they found nearly 20 Vietnamese and foreign men indulging in group sex.
December 14, 2018 | 09:24 am GMT+7
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