Israel is about to change its laws to allow transgender people not to have to undergo surgery to change their gender on their identity documents.
As you may know, India criminalized homosexual relationships in 2013 again. It seems that nobody really agrees with the subject, can be a boon for us.
It's been several years that we expect to know what will be the first Asian country to legalize marriage equality and Vietnam has just made a big step, placing the country at the top of the list, removing the ban on same-sex marriage.
While Taiwan offers at present no recognition to unions between persons of the same sex, there is no law allowing marriage equality nor law allowing adoptions by same-sex couples, an aboriginal village, enacting its own rules, just recognized the adoption of a child by a lesbian couple.
This is a first in India where a transgender person was elected mayor!
(Warning, it's hard not to laugh when reading the following lines.)
As ... surprising ... this is going to sound, a political party in Malaysia opposes marriage equality because it is afraid that lesbian partners have bigger breasts than their mothers. (no kidding)
After having initially considered the school project on gay rights of two students as inappropriate, a Canadian Catholic school finally decided not to ban it.
A few weeks ago, “Rainbow Action”, a LGBT group of Seoul organized a rally in front of city hall to oppose the sudden refusal of the mayor to set up an anti-discrimination law as promised. After 6 days of sit-in, the activists returned home, having received part of their claim.
Andrew Barr, a member of the Labor Party, has been appointed Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory Canberra.
Things could get even worse for the Ugandan LGBT community.
Chile could be on track to legalize equal marriage!
The mayor of Seoul, South Korea had indicated that he would pass a charter for protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity but that was before he gives in to pressure from conservative and religious groups.