Pope Francis is continuing his informal outreach to gay and lesbian Catholics (hat tip, Daily Dish), and, despite his apparent comfort with modern social media and its dizzying gadgetry, he is apparently still happy to make use of old-school communication tools. Pope Francis turned to pen and paper to respond to a letter from a group [...]
The Catholic Church should take as a challenge the statement of Pope Francis that it is not his place to judge gays, a Filipino priest said Wednesday. In an interview with ANC Wednesday morning, Fr. Jerome Secillano, parish priest of Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro Parish in Sampaloc, Manila, said the challenge for the Catholic [...]
An organization of Filipino gays today said Pope Francis’s recent comments on homosexuality paves the way for integrating a much maligned group into mainstream society. Pope Francis told reporters on a flight back to Rome from his visit to Brazil for World Youth Day that homosexuals should not be marginalized because of their orientation. The [...]
Philippine gay rights activists today lauded the decision of the US Supreme Court forcing the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages in states where it is legal. The Progressive Organization of Gays in the Philippines (ProGay) said the US court decision to honor family rights to same sex couples “can inspire LGBTs (lesbian, gay, bisexual, [...]
A lesbian couple was married on Saturday in the first known same-sex union in Taiwan – although the wedding was strictly ceremonial.
The first film about the country’s transgender community, entitled Common Gender, is proving a surprise hit and playing to full houses in Bangladesh.
A US-based Filipino blogger owned up to the confusion created by his online article where Manny Pacquiao declared his objection to same-sex “marriage.”
Rep. Teddy Casino of Bayan Muna (People First) Tuesday urged his closet gay and lesbian colleagues in the House of Representatives to come out in the open and fight all forms of discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT).
Conservative and religious groups in Seoul are up in arms over an advertising campaign against homophobia currently running on city buses and billboards in public areas.
There are between 1.6 million and 4.8 million lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Bangladesh – all without social, religious and legal support, according to one rights organization in the country.
Leaders of the House of Representatives on Sunday rejected the possibility of passing a measure to legalize same-sex “marriage” in the Philippines.
Gay rights activists in the Philippines today said they are not pushing for same-sex marriage even as they lauded President Barack Obama’s decision to endorse the issue in the United States.