Tag Archive | East Asia

Taiwan: Over 100,000 at Pride March in Taipei

(Reuters) – More than 100,000 people thronged the streets of Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, on Saturday, for East Asia’s largest Pride march, months after the self-ruled island began formally allowing same-sex marriage, the first place in Asia to do so. Proudly democratic Taiwan is a bastion of liberal values, in a part of the world where […]

Brunei urged to halt introduction of strict new anti-LGBT+ laws

Brunei urged to halt introduction of strict new anti-LGBT+ laws

Brunei must row back on plans to implement changes to its penal code next month that could see LGBT+ people whipped or stoned to death for same-sex activity, human rights groups said on Monday. Brunei was the first East Asian country to introduce Islamic criminal law in 2014, when it announced the first of three […]