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    Malaysian man wins challenge against Islamic law banning gay sex

    Agence France-Presse. Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:56pm on February 25, 2021

    A Malaysian man Thursday won the country's first legal challenge against Islamic laws banning gay sex, a victory hailed as ‘monumental progress’ in combating persecution...

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    Singapore activists appeal gay sex ban court ruling

    Agence France-Presse. Singapore | Updated at 06:05pm on January 25, 2021

    Three Singapore campaigners launched an appeal Monday against a court's decision to uphold a law banning sex between men, the latest effort to overturn the...

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    Swiss parliament approves same-sex marriage

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 05:54pm on December 18, 2020

    Switzerland's parliament approved a bill Friday allowing same-sex couples to marry, finally bringing the small Alpine nation into line with much of Europe on gay...

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    Nevada first US state to recognise gay marriage

    Agence France-Presse .Los Angeles | Updated at 10:35am on November 17, 2020

    Nevada had become the first United States state to enshrine in its constitution the right of gay couples to marry, overturning an 18-year ban on...

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    Pope’s backing for gay unions no challenge to marriage:Vatican

    Agence France-Presse .Vatican City | Updated at 10:47am on November 03, 2020

    The Vatican has sought to tamp down discord over Pope Francis’ backing last month for same-sex civil unions, reiterating that he did not question the...

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    New Zealand gets tattooed Maori foreign minister, gay deputy PM

    Agence France-Presse .Wellington | Updated at 10:40am on November 02, 2020

    Prime minister Jacinda Ardern unveiled what she called an ‘incredibly diverse’ cabinet on Monday that included New Zealand’s first openly gay deputy prime minister and...

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    Gay Pride events go online to mark 50th anniversary

    Agence France-Presse. Paris | Updated at 10:35am on June 28, 2020

    Fifty years on from the first Gay Pride march, the LGBT community and their supporters took many of their events online Saturday, responding to the...

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    Indonesia moving to ban sex outside marriage

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 06:47pm on September 19, 2019

    Indonesia is set to vote on a plan to outlaw gay and pre-marital sex while beefing up its blasphemy laws in a shakeup fuelled by...

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    Study finds no gene responsible for becoming gay

    New Age Online | Updated at 12:07pm on August 30, 2019

    A genetic analysis of almost half a million people has concluded that there is no single ‘gay gene’ while it is effectively impossible to predict...

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    Tens of thousands join Mideast's biggest gay pride fest

    Agence France-Presse . Tel Aviv , Israel | Updated at 07:32pm on June 14, 2019

    Tens of thousands of revellers lined the streets of Israel's seaside city of Tel Aviv on Friday for the largest gay pride event in the...