Sixth Forum of LGBT Christians of Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Participants of the 6th Forum of LGBT Christians of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (15–18 August 2013, Kiev, Ukraine) that brought together LGBT believers from Ukraine, Armenia, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Romania, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Czech Republic, Estonia, Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Brazil and USA, making reference to the Lord’s words “Have I not commanded you? Be strong […]

Hillary Clinton: In Asia and Africa gay rights is a ‘totally foreign concept’

The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton told an audience at Syracuse University that many foreign leaders in Africa and Asia consider gay rights to be a “totally foreign concept.” “You can imagine the conversations that I have,” she said. “In parts of Africa and Asia, she said, gay rights is ‘just a totally foreign […]

Nearly one in five gay people in Taiwan have attempted suicide

Taiwan

http://changingattitude.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Taiwan.jpg 400w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” />Survey of nearly 3,000 gay people in Taiwan finds that 18% have attempted suicide and 30% have considered it. Taiwan has one of the most liberal reputations regarding homosexuality in Asia, but a new survey uncovers the attempted suicides, verbal harassment, physical violence and sexual abuse experienced by significant […]

Kaleidoscope hosts discussion with three leading LGB&T figures from Africa, the Caribbean and Asia

Maurice Tomlinson

Yesterday evening in the House of Commons, Kaleidoscope International Diversity Trust hosted a discussion with three leading figures from the LGB&T movement in Africa, the Caribbean and Asia. Maurice Tomlinson is a lawyer and has been involved in LGBT and HIV and AIDS activism in Jamaica and the Caribbean for over 12 years. He is […]

Global LGBT leaders urge western countries not to talk down to other governments on gay rights

Western nations have been asked not to “talk down” to governments in the rest of the world on the issue of gay rights. At a packed meeting hosted by the Kaleidoscope Trust at the House of Commons last night, leading figures from the LGBT movement in Africa, the Caribbean and Asia urged supporters of equal […]

Are the Philippines, Asia’s largest Christian country, also the most gay-friendly?

The Philippines

http://changingattitude.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/The-Philippines1.jpg 440w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” />A flexible view of sexuality has allowed gays to find a place in the community in the Philippines – as long as they stay focused on the family. Gays and lesbians in Asia’s largest Christian country are reaching new heights. More than 85 percent of Filipinos are Catholic, with […]

Study reveals African and Asian MSM as marginalised group in HIV treatment and prevention

A recent global survey carried out by Global Forum on MSM and HIV, ‘Access to HIV Prevention Strategies and Attitudes about Emerging Strategies’ has disclosed that MSM (men who have sex with men) are a marginalized group of people with little access to basic HIV prevention tools. According to the survey of over 5,000 men, […]

Defending Gay Rights in Pakistan: It’s about Fairness, Tolerance and Human Decency

An article by Raisa Vayani, a student at SZABIST and an intern at Newsline. An event in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride was held in Islamabad recently and was hosted by the Deputy Chief of the US Embassy, Richard Hoagland. At its heart, the gathering promoted the idea of allowing people […]

Defending Gay Rights in Pakistan: It’s about Fairness, Tolerance and Human Decency

An article by Raisa Vayani, a student at SZABIST and an intern at Newsline. An event in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride was held in Islamabad recently and was hosted by the Deputy Chief of the US Embassy, Richard Hoagland. At its heart, the gathering promoted the idea of allowing people […]