Cambodia’s second largest telecom provider Mobitel – operator of the Cellcard network – released a TV commercial poking fun at transgender people and consequently upsetting many in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The spot had its debut on the social network Facebook, where it received 323 likes, 144 shares and a mountain of “LOL’s“ from Cambodian users, who but for one exception found it very amusing. >>>
While the Queer Pride Parade started in Delhi and Bangalore and Chennai in 2008, Pune’s celebrations started only in 2011. From the first informal pride parade that took place in Kolkata in 1997, it has been a while that people from the community have colourfully painted the streets. However, many in the community feel that sensitising people towards what are not perceived as normative sexual identities is still a long walk. >>>
LGBTI rights groups from across the former British Empire have joined forces to highlighting the plight of LGBTIs in many Commonwealth member states during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo, Sri Lanka this week. >>>
Christian group Christian Snippets Australia has blamed this month’s catastrophic bushfires in the state of New South Wales on efforts to legalize same-sex marriage, saying they were a final warning from God. >>>
The yearning to become a member of the opposite sex has driven many tormented youths to undergo agonizing transsexual surgeries. Though they’re happy with their new body and true self, most face continued discrimination or alienation from their families and society.
Modern Indonesia has inherited the values and representations of traditional Asia in the form of rules, in particular customary rules, habits and manners, which govern its citizen’s everyday lives. Because of this, many Indonesians consider sexual minority groups, such as homosexuals, moral and religious deviants. >>>
A make-up artist-cum-designer has been found murdered in his house. Othman Hassan, 52, better known as Dicky, was found dead with his hands and legs tied up in Jalan Kasipillay here last night. It is learnt that the victim’s mouth was also stuffed with a piece of cloth. >>>
The NSW Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby (GLRL) have announced a series of workshops to identify areas in which same-sex attracted and gender diverse people experience discrimination and educate them on their rights and protections.
The government views the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-sexual (LGBT) issue seriously and is controlling its spread through prevention efforts and legal enforcement, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Mashitah Ibrahim told the Dewan Rakyat today.