LGBT Happenings: A ‘Recent-ish’ Checklist
I have recently developed a bit of a habit. I save pdf files/screenshots of every single piece of LGBT news I come across these days, particularly those about LGBT communities in Asia. I do that in hope of having my own archive one day, and not resort to the internet to refer to a particular source. I recently got an SSD on my laptop and its super-fast! Web pages load up smoothly. Indeed I am surprised my ancient laptop, still had this much horse power left! Everything before that was a chore, including trying save digital files on my computer.
Anyway with that being said I would like to briefly write about some recent developments in LGBT rights, in Asia and across the world. I hope those who are looking for content like that, find this as a useful all-in-one reference guide to conduct broader research on a particular topic, let us say for instance, regarding the recent ‘death by stoning’ debacle in Brunei.
- Kenya’s High Court upheld its laws criminalizing homosexual acts between consenting adults, in what is seen as a regression in its part, especially after the nation had made such great strides towards equality in recent years
- Russian authorities implored to investigate a new raft of unlawful detentions, beatings, and humiliation carried out on men presumed to be gay or bisexual, by the Chechnyan police. This comes as a min-continuation of the horrific large-scale anti-gay purge in Chechnya, around spring 2017.
- On the 19th of April 2019, Ankara, Turkey woke up to the news that an Ankara court has finally ended a ban on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) events in Turkey’s capital.
- In January 2019, a parent whose child attends Parkfield School in Birmigham, raised a petition, claiming that the school’s LGBT teachings contradicted the Islamic faith. The petition eventually boiled over to what is known as the “Birmingham LGBT Row” and still rages on till today.