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Gay actor-model Sushant Divgikar performs as a drag queen on a singing reality show on Indian television channel Zee

India’s LGBT+ People Shine on Prime-Time TV, Following Court Victory

By Roli Srivastava MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation)  A young man comes out of the closet on a dating show, while a drag queen belts out Bollywood...
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‘I Woke Up Gay’: Malaysian LGBT+ Band Uses Music to Fight...

By Beh Lih Yi KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) With songs like "I woke up gay" and "Lonely lesbian", LGBT+ punk band Shh...Diam! is making...
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Lesbian Love Movie Director Sues Kenya to Lift Ban on Film

NAIROBI (Reuters)  The Kenyan director of a movie banned in her home country for telling the love story of two women has filed a lawsuit...
A woman holds a rainbow flag at the Pink Dot event, Singapore's annual gay pride rally, at a park in Singapore

Singapore DJ Files Court Challenge Against Gay Sex Ban after India...

By Fathin Ungku SINGAPORE (Reuters) A Singapore DJ has filed a court challenge against a colonial-era law that bans gay sex in the conservative city-state,...
People belonging to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community celebrate after the Supreme Court's verdict of decriminalizing gay sex and revocation of the Section 377 law, at an NGO in Mumbai

India Throws Out Ban on Gay Sex, But Challenges Remain

By Alasdair Pal and Blassy Boben NEW DELHI (Reuters) India's top court scrapped a colonial-era ban on gay sex on Thursday, in a landmark judgement...
Actors Sheila Munyiva and Samantha Mugatsia and director Wanuri Kahiu of "Rafiki

Kenyan Filmmakers Rise Up against ‘Archaic’ 1960s Restrictions

movie indBy Linda Muriuki NAIROBI (Reuters) Kenyan filmmakers have urged authorities to revamp a 1960s law that threatens them with jail if they do not...
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