Japan

Japan | Tokyo

24 hours: A gay day in Tokyo

The mix of contrasts of culture and commerce, tradition and future make Japan’s capital city of millions one of the most exciting ones on earth. Apart from one of the largest LGBTIQ* communities in the world, Tokyo also has places of quiet. Our tips for a day in Tokyo will give you an idea.

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Botswana | 11.06.2019

Botswana decriminalises gay sex

Botwana’s High Court decided in a historic ruling on Tuesday that homosexuality is no longer punishable in the African country.

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Singapore | 29.05.2019

Nephew of Singapore’s Prime Minister marries boyfriend

Li Huanwu and his boyfriend Heng Yirui got married in South Africa on May 24th. Congratulations! Most Singaporeans know Huanwu as the grandson of Singapores founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Li Huanwu is also the nephew of current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

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Kenya | 28.05.2019

Kenya: Homosexuality remains illegal

The country in East Africa has missed an opportunity to gain a foothold in the modern age. The High Court declared last Friday that the law against homosexuality not unconstitutional.

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Brazil | 27.05.2019

Brazil’s Supreme Court votes to criminalise homophobia

It is good news for the LGBT community in Brazil for a change: Homophobia has been declared a criminal offence. Six of the eleven judges of Brazil’s Supreme Court voted to extend the country’s anti-discrimination laws. Homophobia is going to be considered a crime and will be punished with up to five years imprisonment.

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Jamaica | 20.05.2019

Jamaica wants gay tourists to feel safe

Donovon White, Jamaican Director of Tourism, has fended off accusations that Jamaica is a hostile place for gay tourists.

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Netherlands | 19.05.2019

Update: 27 European countries now have banned Steven Anderson from entering

Steven Anderson is now also banned from entering Ireland. A petition demanded appropriate steps from Ireland’s government, more than 14,000 people signed. Ireland’s justice minister, Charlie Flanagan, declared that his department wanted to ban the preacher from entering the country.

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