Najib Razak, the Malaysian prime minister, announced at a seminar on moderate Islam, it was no question for his country to make laws for LGBT people.
There is anger in Australia where, surprising as it may be, the former Prime Minister Julia Gillard has officially supported marriage equality.
Despite his opposition to equal marriage, Prime Minister Tony Abbott plans to hold a plebiscite on the equal marriage issue.
The Pan-Africa ILGA group (PAI) have obtained a legal status as a non-profit organization, allowing it to work for the recognition of LGBT rights throughout the African continent.
After Shibuya, it is now the turn of Setegaya to legally recognize same-sex couples.