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.
The ruling from India's Supreme Court strikes down a colonial-era ban on homosexual sex. The court said the law had become a "weapon for harassment in the LGBT community."
In the US, thousands of young homosexuals find themselves stuck in conversion therapy aimed at "curing" them of being gay. Mathew Shurka survived the treatment but spent years trying to shake thoughts of suicide.
Marginalized groups in Malaysia have sought better treatment under the new government. But after two women were publicly caned on Monday for same-sex relations, hopes have been dashed for the LGBT community.
For many gay men in India, a law criminalizing homosexuality has a chilling impact on their lives. They remain vulnerable to blackmail, extortion and sexual assault. Many also live in fear of being outed.
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