Tag Archive | Asia

Asia: New Report ‘Legal Gender Recognition – A Multi-Country Legal and Policy Review in Asia’

Asia: New Report ‘Legal Gender Recognition – A Multi-Country Legal and Policy Review in Asia’

Transgender people in the Asia-Pacific region – and globally – remain among the most marginalized populations in development efforts, experiencing persistent poverty, social exclusion and poor health outcomes. This represents a fundamental barrier to inclusive development and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. To actively address this marginalization, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) […]

China Shows Signs of Embracing LGBT Market

China Shows Signs of Embracing LGBT Market

There are positive signs that Chinese businesses are beginning to pay attention to a lucrative LGBT market, as a Shanghai-based travel agency has launched an advertising campaign aimed at same-sex couples.  The online advert features two same-sex couples – one gay, one lesbian – with an offer to travel to Hong Kong with a discount of […]

Second ‘Being LGBT in Asia’ Conference a Success

Second ‘Being LGBT in Asia’ Conference a Success

“This is actually quite astonishing. A few years ago, police would intimidate and disperse volunteers just for setting up an information booth.” Those were the words of a former lesbian group organiser from Beijing, commenting on the success of a second annual international LGBT conference in the city, held by the Beijing Gender Health Education Institute. The […]