By Tricia Boucher
With the help of police and prosecutors, Tajikistan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs has created a registry of suspected gay citizens in order to forcibly test them for HIV. While homosexuality is not a crime in Tajikistan, this database uses the pretext of public health to continue the governments “deeply homophobic” regime.
The Medical Journal of Australia published a three-decade study of children raised in same-sex-parented families and found that the main problem for children of same-sex parents is discrimination. The timing of this study’s publication is significant in the face of the current same-sex marriage vote happening in Australia.
Despite a tradition of transgender characters in Indonesian performance and folk art, Indonesia’s parliament is considering banning LGBT content from television, something which the broadcasting commission already works to regulate.