LGBTQ Rights

Israeli Minister Admits to Being "Fascist Homophobe" but "Won't Stone Gays"

Israel’s far-right finance minister and deputy speaker of Israel’s parliament Bezalel Smotrich outed himself as a fascist homophobe but said he won’t stone gay people to death or eat shrimp.

Putin's Anti-LGBT Crackdown Just Got Even Worse

The Russian president signed a bill that completely prohibits the public expression of LGBTQ+ life in the country.

According to reports, the newly signed bill makes it illegal to spread anything about LGBTQ+ life in Russia. It prohibits "any action or the spreading of any information that is considered an attempt to promote homosexuality in public, online, or in films, books or advertising."

Singapore Removes Gay Sex Ban, But It's Not All Good News

Singapore’s Parliament unanimously voted to repeal Section 377A of its Penal Code on Tuesday, removing the colonial-era ban on sex between men. The abolition of this law came amidst slowly changing attitudes towards homosexuality in the South East Asian country.

Last August, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced in Malay, Mandarin, and English that the government would vote to revoke the law but maintained that the country would continue to protect the definition of marriage between a man and a woman.

Malaysian Police Raid LGBT Halloween Party for ‘Encouraging Vice’

Malaysia’s Islamic religious authorities raided a Halloween party attended by members of the LGBT community on October 29, where around 20 people were arrested for alleged violations under Sharia law.