YI NING WONG WRITES — LGBT issues in Hong Kong have rarely generated high levels of widespread public support. So how is it that Hong Kong’s top court just ruled in favor of a lesbian British expat applying for her wife’s dependent visa? That’s just what happened on July 4th,…Full Article HONG KONG: A MINOR VICTORY FOR LGBT RIGHTS, OR A MAJOR SIGN OF MORE JUSTICE TO COME?
KATRINA CROSBY WRITES – On May 24, 2017, Taiwan ignited a beacon of hope for the LGBT community in Asia as its Constitutional Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage. Currently, Taiwan is the first country in Asia to take such a stance. The Court’s ruling was the first step…Full Article TAIWAN: THE TRIUMPH OF RIGHTS CRUSADER CHI CHIA-WEI
STEPHANIE GARCIA WRITES – Singapore values family … but only if your family includes two parents, one mother and one father. On July 30, Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing introduced the nation’s first family pledge at a luncheon for those who participated in last month’s National…Full Article SINGAPORE: National Family ‘Pledge’ Notably Omits Single Parents and LGBT
LAUREN CHEN WRITES – This February, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) recognized the late Philippine Daily Inquirer publisher Isagani Yambot Sr. and four others as “Press Freedom Heroes.” But try telling that to Inquirer cartoonist Pol Medina Jr., whose recent suspension, censorship and eventual resignation challenges…Full Article PHILIPPINES: Newspaper Publisher Fails to Uphold Press Freedom