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Japan: Gay couple to join legal challenge after marriage bid fails

Japan: Gay couple to join legal challenge after marriage bid fails

A couple who failed in an attempt to register their same-sex marriage in Japan vowed on Friday to take legal action to force the country to legalise gay weddings. Ai Nakajima and Kristina Baumann, who live in Yokohama, near Tokyo, attempted to register their marriage with local authorities on Wednesday after marrying in Germany last […]

Advocates say Asia must be alert to anti-LGBT+ rhetoric ahead of polls

Advocates say Asia must be alert to anti-LGBT+ rhetoric ahead of polls

Asian countries holding elections this year must be ready to protect the rights of LGBT+ communities, ahead of a likely rise in anti-gay rhetoric by politicians, rights groups said on Tuesday. A number of countries across the region are set to go to the polls in 2019, including India, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, and […]

LGBT+ rights improve in North Africa with upsurge in activism

LGBT+ rights improve in North Africa with upsurge in activism

An upsurge in LGBT+ activism has led to “enormous advances” in the Middle East and North Africa, researchers said last Wednesday, yet campaigners warned full equality remains a distant dream. Activists fought “even in the hardest places” in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia, rights groups said in a comprehensive review seen exclusively by the Thomson Reuters […]

Trinidad and Tobago court says laws barring gay sex are unconstitutional

Trinidad and Tobago court says laws barring gay sex are unconstitutional

Gay sex between consenting men in Trinidad and Tobago could soon be decriminalised following a court judgment that campaigners said might spark similar decisions elsewhere in the Caribbean. “The judge came down on the right side of history in this case by striking down the buggery law and ruling it as unconstitutional,” said Kenita Placide, […]