• Trending: Gay Proposal on a Chinese Subway Car

    Trending marriage proposals are nothing new. From flash mobs to travel, scavenger hunts to musical and theatrical performances, couples across the world are finding new and creative ways to publicly propose to one another. One such story that is currently trending comes out of the Beijing underground, where one...
  • Conservative Korea and the LGBT Community

    South Korea, with the conservative politics of the region, is certainly not a bastion for the LGBT rights movement. It was only in 1994 when the LGBT community in the region first heard about the Stonewall riots in US, sparking movement and activism across the country. While homosexuality isn’t...
  • Presidential Candidate in Taiwan Includes LGBTQ Couples in Campaign Video

    Tsai Ing-Wen, a presidential candidate for the Democratic People’s Party (DPP), released a campaign video, which featured three queer couples on China’s Valentine’s Day, which traditionally falls on the seventh day of the seventh month. The video, which was titled “Love Does Not Differentiate”, was meant to celebrate all...
  • Lesbian Woman Takes Hong Kong’s Immigration Department to Court

    QT, a British lesbian woman, has taken the Immigration Department in Hong Kong to the High Court. She had moved to Hong Kong with her partner, SS, when SS took a technology job. They were married for seven years, which was registered as a civil partnership in the UK....
  • Samsung and Google Censor in South Korea

    Dating and friend based phone apps have opened up a world of possibilities for the LGBT community. From cultivating friendships to widening the dating pool, apps aimed specifically for the LGBT community bring forward so many new and unique opportunities. In South Korea, where the government is taking more...
  • Japanese Population Files for Same Gender Marriage Equality

    It seems as though the Japanese people have had it with marriage inequality, and 455 members of the LGBT community have filed a request with the Japanese Federation of Bar Associations in support of same gender marriage. The issue now lies with the JFBA, who will investigate the allegation...
  • China and Same-Sex Marriage

    As those of us in the United States bask in the SCOTUS decision on same-sex marriage that came out last week, eyes are turning to Asia, where in China, Teresa Xu and her partner Li TingTing, have held a small, informal wedding that was attended by close friends. The...
  • South Korea’s 16th Annual LGBT Festival Celebrated in Seoul Despite Difficulties

    In Seoul, South Korea, the 16th annual LGBT Festival took place despite various serious problems, including the MERS outbreak and protests from Christian organizations. Because of opposition from anti-LGBTQ Christian groups, the LGBT Festival was moved to Seoul Plaza, marking it as the first time the festival had taken...
  • LGBTQ Pride Parade Cancelled in South Korea

    The application to hold the annual Pride Parade in South Korea was rejected due to backlash from anti-LGBTQ Christian organizations. In the 16 years the South Korean Pride Parade existed, this is the first time it will not be held. The Korea Queer Culture Festival (KQCF), the organization who...