Being LGBTI in Asia

Being LGBTI in Asia is a regional programme aimed at addressing inequality, violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status, and promotes universal access to health and social services. It is a collaboration between governments, civil society, regional institutions and other stakeholders to advance the social inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. The programme recognizes that LGBTI people are highly marginalized and face varied forms of stigma and discrimination based on their distinct sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions. Being LGBTI in Asia is supported by UNDP, the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok and the U.S. Agency for International Development. The programme began in 2012 and is currently in its second phase (2014 to 2017). Country level activities are implemented in China, the Philippines and Thailand.

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Latest updates on Being LGBT in Asia

Africa Regional Grant on HIV welcomes Botswana High Court ruling decriminalizing same-sex sexual conduct
The Africa Regional Grant on HIV – Removing Legal Barriers and its partners the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the AIDS and
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Botswana decriminalizes gay sex in latest LGBT rights victory in Africa
Johannesburg — Botswana became the latest country to decriminalize gay sex on Tuesday in a landmark case for Africa. The
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What Kenya’s continued gay sex ban means for Africa’s LGBT+ movements
by Bahiru Shewaye and Arit OkpoBahiru Shewaye is founder of the Ethiopian LGBT+ advocacy and campaigning organisation House of Guramayle.Arit
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