LGBT

Gay Muslim comic strip goes off Instagram after Indonesia outrage

The account depicting gay Muslim characters taken down following a warning letter from Indonesia over its content.

Gay Muslim comic strip goes off Instagram after Indonesia outrage

LGBT

Top US court lets military implement transgender restrictions

The Supreme Court on Tuesday reversed lower court orders preventing the Pentagon from implementing restrictions.

Top US court lets military implement transgender restrictions

Brazil

Brazil's Bolsonaro targets minority groups on first day in office

Far-right leader issues orders targeting Brazil's indigenous groups, descendants of slaves and LGBT community.

Brazil's Bolsonaro targets minority groups on first day in office

Oscars

Actor Kevin Hart withdraws as Oscars host after homophobic tweets

In tweets posted several years ago, Hart made several homophobic remarks that led to the controversy and withdrawal.

Actor Kevin Hart withdraws as Oscars host after homophobic tweets

Podcast

What's the future of marriage equality in Taiwan?

On a new episode of The Take podcast, Al Jazeera journalists talk about Taiwan’s local elections and the island's gay rights movement

What's the future of marriage equality in Taiwan?

Taiwan

Taiwan activists: Marriage-equality movement setback not the end

Despite ballot-box failure, proponents say it's only a matter of time before same-sex marriage is written into law.

Taiwan activists: Marriage-equality movement setback not the end

Asia

Same-sex marriage advocates lose Taiwan referendums

Gay rights activists suffer setback, with conservative groups coming out on top in key referendums they initiated.

Same-sex marriage advocates lose Taiwan referendums

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.

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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