Vietnam’s Nguyen Huong Giang was crowned “Miss International Queen” in Thailand on Friday at one of the world’s top beauty pageants for transgender women.
Indonesia’s parliament is drafting proposed revisions to ban sex outside marriage.
The only openly gay prince in India – where same sex relations are illegal – is throwing open his palace doors to LGBT people.
Ankara has banned the public showing of films and exhibitions related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.
Canadian advocacy group Rainbow Railroad has helped LGBT people covertly escape from countries where their lives have been under threat.