National policy on prison housing calls for LGBT inmates to have separate quarters. This is for their safety, prison officials say, and many of the affected inmates agree to it.
From gay-friendly honeymoon destinations to party escapes, tourism has long catered to LGBT travellers. But as acceptance grows, so do calls for the industry to broaden its offers, and avoid cliches.
Indonesia's parliament speaker has called for reforms to the criminal code that would outlaw any sex outside of marriage, including gay sex. Critics say the bill would also weaken checks and balances on democracy.
Police said the crackdown was aimed at "educating" the transgender women to behave like "normal" men. Rights groups have condemned the move as "humiliating, unlawful and a clear breach of human rights."
India's Supreme Court has ordered a re-examination of a 2013 verdict that upheld the criminalization of sexual relations between same-sex adults. The ruling was welcomed by the LGBT community. Murali Krishnan reports.
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