Members of the Global Equality Caucus held a series of meetings in Tokyo last week (19-20 September 2019) with politicians from the Asia-Pacific region to highlight priorities for LGBT+ rights campaigns in their countries.
Hong Kong Chinese respondents to a survey say fear of rejection is the main reason they conceal their gay identities from their families. The unwillingness of gay men in Hong Kong to practise safe sex or disclose they ahve HIV are big factors in the rapid growth in HIV infection rates in the city
This report draws on data from an extensive literature review, the first-ever global survey on the topic, and in-depth interviews with experts and survivors from various countries.
Inland Revenue Department confirms new development, which follows court victory by civil servant to be treated equally by taxman
Spokesman says city’s ‘family status anti-discrimination laws only protect those who are recognised as married’
Some question whether gay civil servants will step forward to claim new benefits and risk ‘outing’ themselves at work
Senior immigration officer Angus Leung took government to court after secretary for civil service refused to grant spousal benefits to his British husband
Support, acceptance and visibility of these families has been ignored in the region for far too long.
Court rules in favour of Yeung Chu-wing, a gay activist who brought the lawsuit in 2017
Offences overturned or revised made gay men criminally liable for acts that are legal for heterosexuals
Newly appointed chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission says jurisdictions are different and a measured approach is preferred locally
Marrz Balaoro conducts same-sex weddings in secret due to fear of arrest
Gigi Chao and other LGBTI activists hope the new group can change attitudes and bring equality