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Australian state moves to scrap 'gay panic' defence

19 Oct 2020

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The only state in Australia where the so-called "gay panic" defence can be used in court moved on Thursday to scrap the provision, but LGBT+ rights campaigners said further reforms were needed to combat hate crime.

Monje budista y maquillador busca igualdad de derechos LGBT+ en Japón

09 Oct 2020

9 oct (Fundación Thomson Reuters) - Durante una crianza protegida en un templo budista de Tokio, el monje japonés gay Kodo Nishimura mantuvo su sexualidad como un secreto celosamente guardado, al igual que su creciente amor por el maquillaje.

The Buddhist monk and make-up artist seeking LGBT+ equality in Japan

09 Oct 2020

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - During a sheltered upbringing in a Buddhist temple in Tokyo, gay Japanese monk Kodo Nishimura kept his sexuality a closely guarded secret, and also concealed his burgeoning love of make-up.

INTERVIEW-The Buddhist monk and make-up artist seeking LGBT+ equality in Japan

09 Oct 2020

Oct 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - During a sheltered upbringing in a Buddhist temple in Tokyo, gay Japanese monk Kodo Nishimura kept his sexuality a closely guarded secret, and also concealed his burgeoning love of make-up.

Japan Airlines ditches 'ladies and gentlemen' for gender-neutral greetings

28 Sep 2020

Sept 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Japan Airlines said on Monday it would swap "ladies and gentlemen" for gender-neutral greetings, following other global airlines in adopting more inclusive language for passengers.

Anger as Hong Kong court keeps 'discriminatory' live-in rule for migrant maids

22 Sep 2020

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Hong Kong court's decision to uphold a compulsory rule for migrant domestic workers to live with their employers drew criticism on Tuesday from labour rights advocates, who said it exposed foreign maids to conditions akin to modern slavery.

Job or hijab? Singapore debates ban on Islamic veil at work

21 Sep 2020

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every day before she starts her shift at a government hospital in Singapore, Farah removes her hijab - the Islamic veil she has worn since a teenager.

Hong Kong court refuses to recognise overseas same-sex marriages

18 Sep 2020

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Hong Kong court refused on Friday to recognise same-sex marriages conducted abroad, dealing a blow to the city's LGBT+ community in a case brought by a gay local councillor who got married in New York.

Women's rights seen taking a backseat under Japan's new government

17 Sep 2020

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women's rights campaigners in Japan have expressed disappointment about the appointment of only two women in the new government's 21-member cabinet, saying they expect little progress to tackle wide gender disparities.

Hong Kong social enterprises on the brink after protests, COVID-19

15 Sep 2020

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A quarter of Hong Kong's social enterprises could go out of business by the end of the year, according to a new poll, threatening the jobs of hundreds of employees as the coronavirus pandemic takes a heavy toll on the city's economy.

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