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Beh Lih Yi

No sex, no babies: South Korea's emerging feminists reject marriage

20 Jan 2020

SEOUL (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - No dating, no sex, no marriage and no babies: two South Korean YouTubers who vow to stay single have caused uproar in the east Asian nation as it battles the world's lowest fertility rate.

Queer K-pop: chorus grows for gay rights in Asia

16 Jan 2020

SEOUL (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wearing bright bow ties and dark dress, a group of South Korean women belt out song after song about the joy and stigma of being gay - part of a growing clamor for LGBT+ rights in Asia.

FEATURE-Queer K-pop: chorus grows for gay rights in Asia

16 Jan 2020

SEOUL, Jan 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wearing bright bow ties and dark dress, a group of South Korean women belt out song after song about the joy and stigma of being gay - part of a growing clamour for LGBT+ rights in Asia.

Indonesian city orders LGBT+ raids after UK convicts serial rapist

13 Jan 2020

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The home city of an Indonesian man identified as Britain's "most prolific rapist" has ordered raids targeting LGBT+ people, prompting fears of a wider backlash.

FEATURE -Untouched yet ruined: toll of S.Korea spycam epidemic

13 Jan 2020

GIMHAE, South Korea, Jan 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - T he wedding hall was booked and home furnishing all bought but the bride - one of thousands of women to fall victim to an epidemic of high-tech voyeurism in South Korea - is not here.

Disney cuts lesbian kiss from 'Star Wars' in Singapore

24 Dec 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Disney has cut a lesbian kiss from the latest "Star Wars" movie - one of the top Christmas films - Singapore's media regulator said on Tuesday, so that more children can watch it.

Disney cuts lesbian kiss from 'Star Wars' in Singapore

24 Dec 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Disney has cut a lesbian kiss from the latest "Star Wars" movie - one of the top Christmas films - Singapore's media regulator said on Tuesday, so that more children can watch it.

Indonesian gymnast dropped after told 'she's no longer a virgin'

29 Nov 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Indonesian female gymnast training for a major sport event has been sent home on grounds she was no longer a virgin, her family said on Friday, a claim rejected by officials who insisted it was over disciplinary issues.

Stand in line, women: no 'potty parity' in Hong Kong

28 Nov 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hong Kong said on Thursday it had failed to meet its own pledge of "potty parity", a policy aimed at ending an imbalance witnessed the world over: the long queue for the women's loo.

Stand in line, women: no 'potty parity' in Hong Kong

28 Nov 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hong Kong said on Thursday it had failed to meet its own pledge of "potty parity", a policy aimed at ending an imbalance witnessed the world over: the long queue for the women's loo.

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