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Botswana High Court decriminalizes homosexuality

Jun 11, 2019 - 7:38 PM

In a courtroom packed with activists, the judge emphasizes the current laws oppressed a minority of the population

Botswana to rule on scrapping anti-gay laws

Jun 10, 2019 - 10:48 AM

An unnamed applicant is challenging two sections of the code that threaten offenders with a jail sentence of up to 7 years

Brunei won't enforce gay sex death penalty after backlash

May 06, 2019 - 2:08 PM

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah says a moratorium on capital punishment that already applies to Brunei's regular criminal code would also extend to its new sharia code, which includes death by stoning for various crimes

PROTESTING. Gay activists shout slogans as they stage a protest in front of the Brunei embassy in Paris over the sultanate's new death-penalty laws for gay sex and adultery, on April 18, 2019. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Brunei to impose death by stoning for gay sex and adultery

Mar 27, 2019 - 11:03 PM

The tiny sultanate will implement the harsh new penal code – which also prescribes amputation of a hand and foot for theft – next Wednesday, April 3

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Indonesian police arrest two men over gay sex video

Jan 23, 2018 - 8:32 PM

Homosexuality and gay sex are legal everywhere in Indonesia except in conservative Aceh province, which is ruled by Islamic law. Police, however, use the country's tough anti-pornography legislation to criminalize members of the LGBT community.

Indonesian men caned for gay sex before jeering crowd

May 23, 2017 - 2:34 PM

The pair aged 20 and 23 receive 83 strokes of the cane each after being found guilty of breaking sharia rules in conservative Aceh province the only part of Indonesia that implements Islamic law

CANED. One of two Indonesian men is publicly caned for having sex, in a first for the Muslim-majority country where there are concerns over mounting hostility towards the small gay community, in Banda Aceh on May 23, 2017. Photo by Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP

Indonesia sentences two men to 85 lashes of public caning for gay sex

May 18, 2017 - 1:45 PM

The sentence was higher than the recommendation by prosecutors of 80 strokes of the cane Officials have not revealed the men s names due to the sensitivity of the case

SHARIA LAW. An Acehnese women receiving lashes in front of the Al-Munawwarah Mosque in Aceh in 2010. File photo by Nurdin Hasan/Rappler

Gay men caught having sex in Indonesia face caning

Apr 08, 2017 - 5:54 PM

The two men aged 20 and 23 were caught on video naked in a room together by a neighbor

CANING. An Acehnese receiving lashes in public on September 19. Under a new law, gay sex is punishable by up to 100 lashes or 100 months in prison. Photo by Nurdin Hasan/Rappler

Debunking LGBT myths and why policing homosexuality is a joke

Aug 10, 2016 - 2:54 PM

Policing homosexuality is totally a joke — how do you identify a gay lesbian individual? How do you criminalize their sexual practices unless you have the evidence?

Seychelles decriminalizes gay sex

May 19, 2016 - 5:55 PM

The Seychelles which belongs to the 54 member African Union bloc becomes one of the very few AU members to allow homosexuality

The President of the Seychelles, James Michel addresses a meeting on December 18, 2015 in Victoria, Seychelles.   Votes are counted in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Seychelles with incumbent president James Michel facing the first serious challenge to his decade-long rule. / AFP PHOTO / RASSIN VANNIER

India's top court to review ban on gay sex

Feb 02, 2016 - 5:10 PM

UPDATED The Supreme Court s 3 most senior judges accepted a challenge against a 2013 reimposition of the ban stipulated in India s colonial era criminal code which enables the jailing of homosexuals

Indian members and supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community hold placards as they walk underneath a rainbow flag during a Gay Pride Parade in New Delhi on November 30,2014. Photo by Sajjad Hussain/AFP

India parliament blocks MP's bill to decriminalize gay sex

Dec 19, 2015 - 2:29 AM

The move failed after the lower house of parliament voted 71 24 against it

PRIDE. Indian members and supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community attend a Rainbow Pride Walk in Kolkata. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Aceh to cane gays, haze reaches Thailand

Oct 23, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include a recommended jail term for journalists doing illegal reporting in Indonesia and up and coming women leaders in the country s tech scene

CANING. An Acehnese receiving lashes in public on September 19. Under a new law, gay sex is punishable by up to 100 lashes or 100 months in prison. Photo by Nurdin Hasan/Rappler

Indonesia's Aceh to start caning gay people caught having sex

Oct 22, 2015 - 3:50 PM

Under an Islamic bylaw anal sex between men and the rubbing of body parts between women for stimulation is outlawed

CANING. An Acehnese receiving lashes in public on September 19. Under a new law, gay sex is punishable by up to 100 lashes or 100 months in prison. Photo by Nurdin Hasan/Rappler

Heat of the moment and no condom? What to do

Sep 19, 2015 - 5:49 PM

So what happens when you re making out but you or your partner don t have a condom? Here s advice for different scenarios

  ("A batch of yellow, blue and red condoms" image courtesy Shutterstock)

[Dash of SAS] Unprotected anal sex drives HIV infection rate

Apr 10, 2013 - 8:17 AM

UPDATED Safe anal sex awareness is important because unprotected anal sex has a higher rate of transmission of HIV and STIs

Drug turned man into 'gambling, gay sex' addict

Nov 28, 2012 - 11:08 PM

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline must pay 197 000 euros to a man who claimed that the drug to treat Parkinson s turned him into a gay sex and gambling addict

SIDE EFFECTS. A man claims that the drug to treat Parkinson's turned him into a gay sex and gambling addict. Photo from Facebook