Recoil admitted they were taken aback by the controversy surrounding the magazine cover draft posted on social media featuring Asian American gun enthusiast and LGBT advocate Chris Cheng.
What happened: The magazine asked its followers on Wednesday to vote for which cover they would like to see in the upcoming issue on Instagram.
Lawmakers in Bhutan approved on Thursday a bill that legalizes gay sex, delighting activists who have been fighting for LGBT rights in the country.
Sixty-three of the 69 members of both houses of the parliament voted in favor of amending sections 213 and 214 of the penal code, which criminalized “unnatural sex.”
Police in Sri Lanka are employing inhuman ways to confirm whether a man has engaged in gay sex, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch (HRW).
Sri Lanka, an island nation of 21 million people, criminalizes “carnal intercourse against the order of nature” and “gross indecency between persons.”
Indonesia’s military is set to sanction soldiers found to be members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual or Transgender (LGBT) community.
Issue of “morality”: On Thursday, Tentara Nasional Indonesia (TNI) spokesperson Col. Sus Aidil released a written statement highlighting the sanction and categorizing being a part of the LGBT community as immoral, reports Tempo.
A gay man will run for public office in Myanmar in November, marking a first in the Southeast Asian country’s history.
Myo Min Tun, 39, is vying for a seat in the regional parliament in Mandalay, the nation’s second-largest city home to 1.2 million people.
Japan Airlines (JAL) will now address all its passengers with gender-inclusive alternatives to replace the customary “ladies and gentlemen” on its flights.
A positive step forward: Starting on Oct. 1, the airline will be using phrases like “attention all passengers” and “welcome, everyone” at airports worldwide to promote the inclusiveness of all genders, CNN Travel reported.
A video was unearthed showing Republican congressional candidate Michelle Park Steel bragging about putting her daughter in a Jesuit school “for a year of brainwash” after the girl expressed her support for same-sex marriage.
Fears of discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community in South Korea made international headlines over the weekend after a man with COVID-19 unknowingly exposed at least 1,500 people to the virus while partying at “gay clubs” in Seoul.
Health authorities confirmed Thursday that the patient had visited five clubs in Itaewon, a neighborhood in the capital’s Yongsan district known for its bustling nightlife and thriving gay scene.
British actor Jameela Jamil came out as queer after facing backlash over her casting in an upcoming LGBTQ+-interest show.
The 33-year-old actor, most recently known for her performance as Tahani Al-Jamil in NBC’s “The Good Place,” was cast as one of the judges in “Legendary,” an unscripted voguing competition at HBO Max. Voguing is a dance style in ballroom dance competitions.
Students in Cambodia will soon receive lessons on LGBTQ+ issues, a move expected to eradicate prevailing discrimination against the community in the Southeast Asian country.
The lessons, which will start in 2020, will reportedly be part of the sex education curriculum beginning in seventh grade, covering topics on gender identity and sexual orientation, among others.
Miss Myanmar Swe Zin Htet bravely came out as a lesbian just days before stepping on the stage for the final of Miss Universe on Sunday in Atlanta, Georgia.
A Chinese woman who took her parents out on a cruise to come out has easily become an inspiration for other gender minorities struggling to hide their true identities.
Yuki Huang boarded the “Rainbow Cruise” from Shenzhen, China to Da Nang, Vietnam in June, along with more than 1,000 Chinese LGBT+ passengers and their loved ones.