Exclusive: ‘culture of disbelief’ excludes at least 3,100 nationals from countries outlawing same-sex acts
HIV and LGBTI community heroes from across Asia and the Pacific are set to be honoured at a special event in Bangkok in November, with organisers of the 3rd HERO Awards currently seeking nominations from community members across the region
UN member states and civil society gathered at UN headquarters to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the International Year of the Family during an event titled “It Takes a Family” on May 15, the International Day of Families.
Bangladesh's marginalised transgender community has finally been granted the right to use their correct identity to register as a voter.
“When officials go door-to-door, from April 23, in order to collect information and update the present voters list, people of this community will be able to register as hijras on their voter registration form,” he added.
The following country profiles are derived in part from sections of the Human Rights Watch 2019 World Report that relate to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
In order to end discrimination and achieve broad acceptance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people across South Asia, coordinated and strategic advocacy efforts to advance both social and legal reforms are needed, said participants at a global forum in Kathmandu this week.
"I wasn't sure if anyone would want to read about the struggles of a Muslim lesbian from an immigrant family," Sabina Khan tweeted.
Violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE) is a grave violation of the human rights of sexual and gender minorities worldwide.
Bangladesh, which is known as a low HIV/AIDS prevalent country, has witnessed a rapid rise of the infectious disease among the ‘key populations’ in recent years.
Participants share good practices on implementing transgender-protective laws, policies and programmes during a session at the Multi-Country South Asia Roundtable on Legal Gender Recognition.
She said she wants to lead a normal life like other people