Cambodian-Greek-American violinist Chrysanthe Tan talks about music and life as an autistic and queer musician.
In a conservative society like Cambodia, sexual orientations remain a debatable topic. Some agree to the emergence of the term “LGBT” – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender – while some remain hesitant to recognise that there are sexual preferences beyond man and woman.
Lan spent years trapped between two identities: the male gender assigned to her at birth and the woman she was inside – a living “torture” in a China not yet ready to fully embrace transgenders.
Cambodia has more than 33,000 LGBT people, including 5,000 couples. Despite the numbers, no law has been enacted to legitimise gay relationships.
LGBT members ask the government to provide legal protection policies.
Cambodia, last weekend, celebrated its Gay Pride for the fourth year. The theme for 2018 was “I Am What I Am”.
Gay rights in Cuba have come a long way since the early years of the Communist revolution, when countless people were marginalised or forced to flee because of their sexual orientation.
It was a day Alvin Chan and his partner C.P. So had never imagined possible – tying the knot in front of cheering family and friends in Hong Kong.
Representatives of the LGBT community have renewed their plea for the government to reform the law on marriages and adoptions.
Dressing in drag’s a big draw for many gays, while for others – mostly conservative types – it’s seen as dragging the image down.
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.