Is sex of the homosexual kind sufficient ground for state government to deny 100% tax exemption to the first Gujarati movie on plight of gay community members? A film-maker has moved the Gujarat high court after the state government refused to exempt his film, 'Meghdhanushya — The colour of life', under its scheme to promote Gujarati language films.
In a move that was on the cards, Pakistan’s government has banned the only website in the country openly calling itself a gay site and offering support and counseling to the Islamic nation’s endangered LGBTQ community. >>>
TV Channel 3 has vowed to make its programming more suitable for viewers of all ages by adding more children's shows and reducing the number of soap operas. While you're at it, the government has said, katoey roles should only be given to katoey. Hopefully that will stop little boys from copying their behaviour.
For Jakarta’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, efforts to raise awareness are countered with a need to fly under the radar. Some advocate for legislative and government reform, while others turn to creative media to express themselves. Some seek attention while others
prefer to remain underground. >>>
16/11/2011 | ILGA Communication Team Asia
| SRI LANKA
Over the weekend, a press release issued by the Director General of the Department of Government Information noted that all ‘websites carrying any content relating to Sri Lanka or the people of Sri Lanka… uploaded from Sri Lanka or elsewhere’ to ‘register’ for ‘accreditation’. >>>
The Tanzania Film Censorship Board of the Ministry of Information, Youth, Culture and Sports has barred the public showing of five local films, some being blamed for "promoting homosexuality, which in a criminal offence in Tanzania."