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Job snubs to forced surgery: India’s ‘invisible’ intersex people

BANGALORE: Bullied at school, gang raped as a prostitute and asked about his genitals in job interviews, Daniel Mendonca – like many intersex people in India – has been mistreated all his life. Although the country’s top court officially recognised

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Bullied by peers, India’s LGBT+ children drop out of schools

CHENNAI: The school bullies started by teasing six-year-old Shemba for walking in a feminine way, and graduated to stone-throwing when the transgender girl – initially raised as a boy – started wearing girls’ uniform, aged 10. So Shemba dropped out

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Taiwan celebrates same-sex marriages as first country in Asia to legalise them

Same-sex couples tie the knot in Taiwan as it becomes the first Asian country to legalise gay marriages. Anew page in history is turned. One week ago, Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalise same-sex weddings. Since then, they

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Taiwan Parliament endorses same-sex marriage

TAIPEI: Taiwan became the first nation in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage, as thousands thronged outside the Parliament cheering and waving rainbow flags, despite deep divisions over the matter. Lawmakers from the majority Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) backed the bill,

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Five Indonesian men part of syndicate offering same-sex service arrested

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Immigration Department uncovered a syndicate offering same-sex service involving foreigners with the arrest of five Indonesian men during a raid at a hotel here last night. Penang Immigration Department enforcement head Kholijah Mohamad said the raid

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LGBT: Bukit Gelugor MP calls for end to probe against rally organisers

KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 — Criminal investigations should not be initiated against the International Women’s Day March organisers just because of participation from representatives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, a Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal lawmaker said

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Uproar in Malaysia – LGBT groups at Women’s Day march

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian minister has decried the presence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) groups at a march celebrating International Women’s Day on Saturday, calling it “a misuse of democratic space.” The statement comes amid concerns over growing

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