European Union

EU 'deeply concerned' over rights situation in Tanzania

The European Union's ambassador to Tanzania was forced to leave the country after facing government pressure, bloc says.

EU 'deeply concerned' over rights situation in Tanzania

Opinion

Are anti-gay witch hunts really protecting 'African values'?

Homophobia, not homosexuality, is a western import to Africa.

Tafi Mhaka

by Tafi Mhaka

Tafi Mhaka

Taiwan

Thousands march in Taiwan gay pride parade for referendum vote

Nearly 130,000 people marched in Taipei before a landmark vote next month on LGBT rights.

Thousands march in Taiwan gay pride parade for referendum vote

Romania

Low turnout annuls Romanian vote on same-sex marriage

Just over 20 percent of Romanians turned up at referendum aimed at changing the definition of marriage.

Low turnout annuls Romanian vote on same-sex marriage

Romania

Romania's anti-gay marriage referendum flops

Data from the national election bureau shows that only 20.4 percent of Romanians voted in the referendum.

Romania's anti-same-sex marriage vote fails to meet legal turnout

LGBT

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel backs same-sex marriage

Cubans set to vote on same-sex marriage and other issues in constitutional referendum set for February.

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel backs same-sex marriage

Asia

India lifts ban on gay sex

Supreme Court reverses its 2013 judgement saying 'discrimination on basis of sexual orientation violates rights'.

India decriminalises gay sex in landmark verdict

India

India's Supreme Court to rule on gay sex

The archaic law criminalises same-sex intercourse and LGBTQ rights groups have petitioned the court to review the law.

India's Supreme Court to rule on gay sex

Malaysia

Malaysia: Women caned in public for lesbian act

Condemnation in Malaysia after officials in conservative Muslim state whip two women for having sex.

Malaysia: Women caned in public for lesbian act

Pakistan

Transgender community questions inclusion as vote nears

Pakistan passed a landmark law in May, but activists and transgender individuals continue to face discrimination.

Transgender citizens claim law protecting rights not implemented

Pakistan

Transgender candidate in Pakistan: 'I won't stop now'

This marks the first year transgender citizens can run in Pakistan's election following a law guaranteeing their rights.

The determined transgender candidate from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

India

Will India decriminalise gay sex?

Top court hears challenge to British colonial era-law that punishes same-sex relationships with up to 10 years in jail.

India same-sex relations: Will top court decriminalise gay sex?

World Cup 2018

Rising homophobia in Russia and the World Cup

LGBT football fans going to Russia receive threats, as groups voice concern over increase in anti-gay chants in country.

Russia, football World Cup and rising homophobia

LGBT

EU's top court backs same-sex marriage

Decision by the European Court of Justice to recognise rights of same-sex marriage lauded as a landmark victory.

EU's top court backs same-sex marriage

Latin America

Miguel Diaz-Canel: Cuba's post-Castro president

Little known about 57-year-old's plans to tackle challenges facing Communist country, including its struggling economy.

Miguel Diaz-Canel: Cuba's post-Castro president