Tag Archive | China

China: LGBT+ groups say years away from same-sex marriage

China: LGBT+ groups say years away from same-sex marriage

China is at least a decade away from allowing same-sex marriages, with the current priorities on introducing anti-discrimination laws, letting LGBT+ groups raise awareness without fear, and banning conversion therapy, LGBT+ campaigners said on Thursday. Taiwan’s parliament this month legalised same-sex marriage, and more than 360 gay couples married on May 24, after years of […]

Taiwan: Asia’s first same-sex marriages

Taiwan: Asia’s first same-sex marriages

(Reuters) – Same-sex couples tied the knot in emotional scenes in Taiwan on Friday, the first legal marriages in Asia, hailed by activists as a social revolution for the region. Taiwan’s parliament passed a bill last week that endorsed same-sex marriage, although the measure could complicate President Tsai Ing-wen’s bid for re-election next year.

China urged to take action on LGBT+ rights after backing UN changes

China urged to take action on LGBT+ rights after backing UN changes

China’s acceptance of the UN Human Rights Council’s recommendations on LGBT+ rights is a “milestone”, gay rights groups said on Thursday, urging Beijing to work with activists to tackle inequality. China this week agreed to five recommendations on LGBT+ issues made under the Council’s Universal Periodic Review, including adopting legislation banning discrimination within a year, […]

China: Fired gay teacher suing school in landmark case

China: Fired gay teacher suing school in landmark case

(Reuters) – A gay kindergarten teacher in China is suing his former school after being fired in August, in what his lawyer called a landmark case to test China’s protection of minority groups. The teacher was dismissed in August from a school in the coastal city of Qingdao, after he posted some comment on social […]

Federation of Gay Games Official Statement: Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10

Federation of Gay Games Official Statement: Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10

Recent events regarding participants from Taiwan and China have elevated the need for the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) to state its position on matters at hand regarding nationality, ethnic origin and political beliefs. · The FGG looks forward to Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10 organizers successfully hosting 10,317 participants from 91 countries, 4-12 […]

Hong Kong: New research points to ‘functional cure’ for HIV

Hong Kong: New research points to ‘functional cure’ for HIV

(Reuters) A team of AIDS researchers in Hong Kong says its new research, tested on mice, indicates a functional cure for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, eventually leading to a new antibody that could be used for both prevention and treatment. A team, led by Professor Chen Zhiwei at Hong Kong University’s AIDS Institute, […]

Eurovision 2018 – Grand Final Live Stream, Running Order and Recap

Eurovision 2018 – Grand Final Live Stream, Running Order and Recap

Get the popcorn and crisps ready to watch tonight’s Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 livestream, and check out the running order below: Each act drew in which half of the Grand Final they would perform. As host country, Portugal drew its exact starting position (8) during the Heads of Delegation meeting in […]