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Polish leader: LGBT rights an import that threatens nation

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The chairman of Poland’s conservative ruling party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, has called the LGBT rights movement a foreign import that threatens the Polish nation. Kaczynski, Poland’s most important politician, also said “everyone must accept Christianity” and that questioning the powerful Roman Catholic in Poland is unpatriotic. The …

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 …

Four arrested in Aceh for homosexuality, face caning

CAMPAIGNERS are calling for the release of four members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community by authorities in the conservative Islamic province of Aceh in Indonesia. Sharia police in the capital of Banda Aceh made two sets of arrests during March, one on a salon run by …