Transgender Singaporean & friend jailed in UAE for ‘dressing feminine’ have prison sentences dropped
The pair have been ordered to pay a fine and will be immediately deported, according to officials.
South Korea’s Supreme Court has ordered the government to allow a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights foundation to legally register as a charity, ending three years of the foundation’s leaders facing discriminatory rejection from multiple government agencies. The judgment affirms South Korea’s obligations to respect freedom of assembly for all its citizens, Human Rights Watch said.
The Indonesian government says it will likely reject 75 recommendations by United Nations member countries to improve human rights abuses in Indonesia.
This week, the Israeli government opposed a petition submitted by the Association of Israeli Gay Fathers requesting that common-law and same-sex couples be allowed to adopt. The government said that it opposed changing the law because adoption by same-sex couples would place an “additional burden” on the child.
As The Straits Times has reported on July 18th, the Registry of Marriages (“the Registry”) has voided the marriage of a transgender woman and her partner in an unprecedented case in Singapore condemned by OutRight Action International.
The authorities in Aceh – Indonesia’s only province that implements full Sharia (Islamic law) – clearly feel stung by the international outcry they generated when police publicly flogged two gay men in May. Their solution, it appears, is to put an end to public floggings.
Russia’s religious TV channel is offering to send LGBTQ Russians abroad for good, so they can “submit to their sins” outside Russia.
Human Rights Watch has published during Pride Month a compilation of the records of 63 countries in recognising and protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
Students across the Philippines experience bullying and discrimination in school because of their sexual orientation and gender identity, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
Yesterday, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Russia's 'anti-propaganda' legislation is in breach with human rights.