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

UNAIDS reports that people living with HIV have been unable to access COVID-19 vaccines and HIV services throughout the pandemic.
New UNAIDS data show that dozens of countries achieved or exceeded 2020 targets set by the UN General Assembly in 2016.
For Vanessa Chaniago, a transgender woman in Jakarta, Indonesia, the first months of the pandemic were filled with fear.