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What expats and tourists should know about new sex laws in Indonesia

Bloomberg – Indonesia's new penal code, which bans extramarital sex and potentially restricts freedom of expression, will apply to citizens and foreigners in the...

‘Intentional vandalism’ has left 40,000 people without power in NC

A major power outage in North Carolina that left nearly 40,000 people in the dark Saturday night was caused by "deliberate vandalism" at numerous...

Mixed messages: what the Tokyo court’s same-sex marriage ruling really means

Earlier this week, Tokyo's district court issued a mixed ruling, saying banning same-sex marriage is an "unconstitutional state" but still in line with the...

Japanese lawmaker retracts previous comments about LGBTQ and other minorities

Japanese lawmaker Mio Sugita, deputy minister for internal affairs and communications, on Friday retracted her earlier comments about members of the indigenous LGBTQ and...

Faith, conscience and a future without 377A: what MPs said during the debate on gay sex and marriage laws

HE TING RU The Workers' Party (WP) Sengkang's representative - who abstained from voting on the constitutional amendment - spoke of meeting a close childhood...

Japanese court declares ban on same-sex marriage constitutional, but offers hope

A Japanese court said on Wednesday that Japan's ban on same-sex marriage is constitutional and strikes a blow to LGBTQ rights with the second...

The definition of marriage and related policies should not be determined by courts: Masagos

Mr Masagos also said that "a responsible government should not leave the courts to grapple with controversial social issues". The court's function was not to...

Jennifer Beals and Laurel Holloman from The L Word reveal all about Bette and Tina’s reunion

Any fan of The L Word: Generation Q will have ended tonight's episode with some warmth in their hearts and maybe even shouted "FINALLY"...

Fire union deploys departments for ‘discrimination, intimidation and inequality’

A The firefighters' union has said it has set up different sections for members of ethnic minorities, women and LGBT people...

‘The Hours’ changes again – from book to movie to All-Star Opera

The most striking and effective in the opera adaptation of the Metropolitan Opera and the Philadelphia Orchestra Doors (until December 15), directed by Yannick...

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