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Japanese schools switch to unisex uniforms to promote LGBT inclusion

MORE and more Japanese schools are rolling out unisex uniforms or flexible uniform policies in order to support students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). According to The Japan Times, Kashiwanoha Junior High School in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture allows its students to elect whether they want to wear …

Malaysian university tries to convert those with LGBT ‘disorders’

A PUBLIC university in Malaysia recently held a contest to “convert” lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students, a move that has been criticised as discriminatory. LGBT students say such events are normal in and outside campuses in Malaysia, a multi-ethnic Southeast Asian country that is majority Muslim, NBC reported.  In the …

Nepal’s top judge suspended after impeachment motion filed

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s first female Supreme Court chief justice was suspended after an impeachment motion was filed in Parliament accusing her of bias and interfering with executive powers. Sushila Karki, who held one of the highest positions ever held by a woman in Nepal, was suspended automatically after …