LGBT churchgoers in Kenya pray for change

The Cosmopolitan Affirming Church (CAC) is a rare space where Kenya’s LGBT community can escape hostility from society, which is often reflected in hatred and vitriol from religious pulpits. Congregants of the church will be praying ahead of Friday’s potentially historic decision by Kenya’s High Court on whether laws that criminalise homosexuality are unconstitutional.

Myanmar’s first LGBT Pride boat parade takes to Yangon river

Rainbow flags fly high and gay anthems blast out over Yangon’s river as a flotilla of boats take to the water of Myanmar’s biggest city in a sign of growing acceptance for LGBT rights.

Nepal stalls on LGBT rights despite early strides

Despite progressive laws on paper, Nepal’s LGBT community continue to face huge hurdles accessing education and employment opportunities as well as the right to marry.

‘Moral panic’ targets Indonesia’s LGBT community

Indonesia’s LGBT community has always been vilified as immoral. Last week, thousands of anti-LGBT demonstrators marched outside the capital Jakarta, as some local politicians call for carte blanche to detain and “rehabilitate” members of the minority.

Nationalist camp in Ukraine trains kids to kill

(12 Nov 2018) A camp founded by a Ukrainian nationalist group teaches children to use assault rifles to kill Russians and their sympathizers. They are also being inculcated with nationalist ideology, including derision of LGBT rights. (Nov. 12)

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Thousands at Taiwan gay pride parade ahead of landmark vote

Thousands gather for Taipei’s Gay Pride parade — the biggest in Asia — ahead of a landmark vote next month on LGBT rights on the island.

LGBT community weighs in on Bolsonaro’s potential presidency

The LGBT community weighs in on a potential Bolsonaro’s presidency ahead of the second round of the Brazilian elections.

Outraged Mom: Don’t define transgender children

(23 Oct 2018) LGBT leaders and the transgender community are reacting furiously to a report the Trump administration is considering a new definition of gender that would deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans. (Oct. 23)

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(22 Oct 2018) Here are the top stories for Monday, Oct. 22nd: Trump threatens aid cuts over caravan; LGBT proposal triggers protest at White House; Former NFL receiver Ray Carruth out of prison, 55 kilometer bridge connects Hong Kong and China.

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