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Vietnam LGBTQ+
In a significant step for transgender rights, Vietnam's parliament may introduce a new gender identity law to its agenda in the coming year. Lawmaker Nguyễn Anh Trí presented the proposal to the Standing Committee of the National Assembly on April 10, emphasising the importance of protecting vulnerable populations and...
Indonesian military
Two men who were serving in the Indonesian military have been kicked out of the army and jailed for seven months after being convicted of conducting same-sex sexual relations. Despite same-sex sexual relations being legal in most parts of Indonesia - with the exception of the province of Aceh, the...
Vietnam LGBTQ+
Vietnam’s rainbow community is celebrating a significant step forward in LGBTQ+ rights after the nation’s health ministry finally declared that being LGBTQ+ is “not an illness.” https://youtu.be/_JwUguJSRpU The move by the nation’s ministry of health was announced in an official document stating that being LGBTQ+ is “entirely not an illness” and...
Singapore Lifts Ban on Gay Sex
Homosexuality has finally been legalised in the city-state Gay rights activists in Singapore are celebrating “a triumph of love over fear” as the city-state abolished a colonial-era law that made homosexuality illegal. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the decision on national TV, backtracking on the government’s previous position to...
Taiwan LGBTQ+ Adoption
In what has been described as a historic step forward for LGBTQ+ rights in the Asian region, a judge in Taiwan has ruled in favour of a gay man wanting to adopt his husband’s non-biological child. The ruling, which was made on the 25th of December at a family court...

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