Posts Categorized: Asia

Chinese Government Uses Bureaucratic Tactic to Close LGBTQ+ Groups

This week, the Municipal Affairs Bureau in China’s southern city of Guangzhous shut down two local LGBTQ rights groups: the Guangzhou University Rainbow Group and the Guangzhou Gender and Sexuality Education Center. The Rainbow group taught students about LGBTQ issues and the Education Center helped raise awareness about sexual assault and harassment. Nevertheless, the Bureau listed […]

Thailand Civil Unions Could Arrive By Year’s End – LGBTQ Nation

Thailand Civil Unions

Thailand could become the first country in Asia to recognize same-sex partnerships. A new bill called the Civil Partnership Act has been announced, and it could make civil unions for same-sex couples a reality by the end of this year. Thailand currently only recognizes heterosexual marriages, but the Civil Partnership Act would open up many […]

Purple Unions: Queer Rights Update 7/19/18

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Here are recent updates on Queer Rights worldwide: AUSTRALIA The Uniting Church of Australia Allows Ministers to Marry Same Sex Couples The Uniting Church of Australia just granted ministers the freedom to allow or deny marrying same-sex couples. The governing body of the Uniting Church – the Assembly – hasn’t met Since Australia voted overwhelmingly […]

Thailand Civil Unions?

Thailand Civil Unions

Thailand’s government has made moves to create a law allowing same-sex couples to have their partnerships officially recognized. A subcommittee in the Justice Ministry has been drafting the Bill. It will present the draft to the Cabinet for approval in May. ‘The department aims to have this draft law promulgated within the term of this […]

High Court Rules for Taiwan Marriage Equality

Taiwan Marriage Equality

Yesterday, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. It was a historic moment for the country and many people gathered outside of the legislature building to hear the ruling. People cheered, laughed and cried when the ruling was handed down. The Council of Grand Justices ruled that it was unconstitutional to […]