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Google yanks gay dating app from Indonesia online store

Jakarta - Google has pulled one of the world’s largest gay dating apps from the Indonesian version of its online store in response to government demands, Jakarta said Wednesday, amid a crackdown on the LGBT community.

Indonesia police force 'manly makeover' on transgender beauticians

Banda Aceh - Indonesian police forcibly cut the hair of a group of transgender women and made them wear male clothing, authorities said Monday, amid a crackdown on the LGBT community in the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation.

Malaysian transgender conversion plan sparks alarm

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian state plans to run a conversion therapy course aimed at transgender women, officials said Saturday, sparking alarm among LGBT activists in the conservative Muslim-majority country.

Rainbow flag way off colour for many Egyptians

Cairo - Debauched, perverted, sick, deviant... just some of the words used to describe gays in Egypt amid a police crackdown on homosexuality after the rainbow flag was raised at a concert.

Pride walk with Serbia's gay PM, but activists want bolder talk

Belgrade - Serbia's lesbian prime minister is set to join rainbow-clad revellers at Belgrade's Pride parade on Sunday, a dramatic turn of events for the conservative country, where previous marches have erupted in homophobic violence.

Malaysia offers up to $1,000 for best 'gay prevention' video

Kuala Lumpur - The Malaysian government is offering cash prizes of up to $1,000 for the best videos explaining how to "prevent" homosexuality, according to a competition launched on the health ministry's website.

Malaysia offers up to $1,000 for best 'gay prevention' video

Kuala Lumpur - The Malaysian government is offering cash prizes of up to $1,000 for the best videos explaining how to "prevent" homosexuality, according to a competition launched on the health ministry's website.

Malaysia offers up to $1,000 for best 'gay prevention' video

Kuala Lumpur - The Malaysian government is offering cash prizes of up to $1,000 for the best videos explaining how to "prevent" homosexuality, according to a competition launched on the health ministry's website.

Taiwan court rules in favour of gay marriage in Asia first

Taipei - Taiwan's top court ruled in favour of gay marriage Wednesday, a landmark decision that paves the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex unions.

Taiwan court rules in favour of gay marriage in Asia first

Taipei - Taiwan's top court ruled in favour of gay marriage Wednesday, a landmark decision that paves the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex unions.

Taiwan top court rules in favour of gay marriage

Taipei - A top Taiwan court ruled in favour of gay marriage Wednesday, a landmark decision that paves the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to legalise same sex unions.

Taiwan top court rules in favour of gay marriage

Taipei - A top Taiwan court ruled in favour of gay marriage Wednesday, a landmark decision that paves the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to legalise same sex unions.

Taiwan to make landmark gay marriage ruling

Taipei - Taiwan could become the first place in Asia to legalise gay marriage on Wednesday when a court makes a landmark ruling on whether to allow same-sex unions.

Taiwan to make landmark gay marriage ruling

Taipei - Taiwan could become the first place in Asia to legalise gay marriage on Wednesday when a court makes a landmark ruling on whether to allow same-sex unions.

Two police hurt in attack on LGBT rally in Ukraine

Kiev - Two Ukrainian policemen were hospitalised after they tried to disperse about 30 young men who attacked a rally by gay and transgender rights activists in the eastern city of Kharkiv, law enforcement officials said Thursday.

Eurovision shines spotlight on LGBT struggle in Ukraine

Kiev - Ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest final in Kiev, an extravaganza embraced by the LGBT community, Ukraine's "Celebrate Diversity" motto sounds more like wishful thinking than a fact of life.

Hundreds protest in Istanbul over transgender woman's murder

Istanbul - Hundreds protested peacefully on Sunday in Istanbul calling for justice after the brutal murder of a transgender woman earlier this month in Turkey.

Ad on Craigslist refers to Orlando, warns San Diego is next

San Diego - An ad was posted on Craigslist mentioning the mass murders in Orlando and threatening that San Diego will be next. Police and the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force are searching for the person who posted the ad.

California pastor praises killing of '50 pedophiles' in Orlando

Sacramento - The Baptist preacher's main regret about the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando was that more "sodomites" and "pedophiles" did not die in the mass shooting in the Orlando nightclub a few hours before.

Op-Ed: Why Timothy Bradley resents Pacquiao gay comments

More than a month since Manny Pacquiao got embroiled in controversy from his statement about same-sex marriage, Timothy Bradley finds it hard to restrain himself from blaming Pacquiao because of his statement's effect on the revenue of the bout.

Pacquiao back to winning circle in latest senatorial poll

Filipino boxing superstar and senatorial candidate Manny Pacquiao is back in the winning circle of the latest Pulse Asia survey on senatorial candidates for the upcoming Philippines national elections.

British lesbian loses Hong Kong legal bid

Hong Kong - A British lesbian on Friday lost a legal challenge against Hong Kong authorities to grant her a visa to live and work there with her partner, in a setback for equality campaigners in the territory.

Op-Ed: Pacquiao's poll rating to level off in next survey result

Manny Pacquiao's substantial drop in the latest survey rating conducted by Pulse Asia is expected to level off in next few weeks when pollsters will conduct another survey to keep track of the changes in voters' preferences leading up to the May 9 polls.

Jody Wheeler: Screenwriter, producer and director Special

The screenwriting graduate from the University of California began his career writing for 'Inside/Outside The Beltway,' a groundbreaking TV series from the 1990s. He has since moved on to directing and producing, where he also seems rather at home.

Autumn City talks songwriting, future music and more Special

Autumn City, the little band with big sound is quickly making a name for itself in the New Jersey indie rock scene. Three women with immense talent raging their way through dive bars, clubs and venues to showcase the hidden talents of indie artists.

Op-Ed: Moratorium needed to shield Pacquiao from training distractions

After over a week of bashing, mudslinging and insulting everyone who takes a stand on the ongoing same-sex marriage controversy, a five-week moratorium is now in order to shield Manny Pacquaio from training distractions leading up to his April 9 fight.

LGBT takes round 1 in ongoing Pacquiao-LGBT fight

The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community has won the opening round of what appears to be Pacquiao's most challenging battle outside the ring following his statement in a recent TV interview about same-sex marriage.

Actors Chasen Schneider and Jordan Salloum discuss 'Hate Crime' Special

Two rising stars of American cinema, who also happen to be good friends, talk to Digital Journal about their upcoming movie.

Conversing with actor, comedian, writer and novelist Justin Sayre Special

The Pennsylvania-born star never has a problem when it comes to keeping busy. If he's not writing for popular sitcom, '2 Broke Girls,' he's publishing novels or making acute observations about society and its many quirks on his variety show 'The Meeting.'

Hong Kong LGBT protesters say city lags behind in gay rights

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's streets were a sea of rainbow flags on Saturday as protesters marched in the city's annual gay pride parade to call for equality and same-sex marriage.
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