China

China: New report on the right to education for transgender persons

The right to education is a fundamental right of citizens in all countries. Educational institutions play an essential role in shaping the attitudes of individuals and society. At the same time, education is a vital basis for all individuals to obtain social opportunities and resources.

US: State Department to launch new human rights panel stressing 'natural law'

The Trump administration plans to launch a new panel to offer "fresh thinking” on international human rights and “natural law,” a move some activists fear is aimed at narrowing protections for women and members of the LGBT community.

Society at a Glance 2019

This report, the ninth edition of the biennial OECD overview of social indicators, addresses the growing demand for quantitative evidence on social well-being and its trends.

China: Transgender people risk their lives with dangerous self-surgery

Transgender people in China are performing highly dangerous surgery on themselves and buying unsafe hormone treatments on the black market because it is almost impossible for them to access the health care they urgently need, Amnesty International said in a new report

The best LGBT-friendly hotels

We know that no such list is ever quite complete because of variables such as changing ownership, "gayborhood" migration and because every traveler's opinion is different. Beyond this list, there are great LGBT-owned guesthouses in cities big and small. To find more modest, queer-friendly lodging, the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), Purple Roofs, Patroc, World Rainbow Hotels, TAG Approved Accommodations, Damron and LGBTQ-travel blogs and guides are terrific resources.

China’s resistance to gay relationships and surrogate births, seen through a filmmaker’s own family

The documentarian Hao Wu tells a very personal story in All in My Family

‘I wanted to show the challenges for gay people of Chinese descent, what kind of generational barriers they have to negotiate,’ he says

Taiwan: Appointments for gay marriage registration begin in Taipei

In line with the Constitutional ruling in 2017, household registration offices in Taipei began taking telephone and on-site appointments for same-sex marriage registration, even though the central government has not yet completed the relevant legal amendments