LGBTQ

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Asia's First Official Same-Sex Weddings Just Took Place in Taiwan

After a three-decade battle, about 300 couples are expected to legally tie the knot for the first time in the continent.
Shamani Joshi
a day ago
LGBTQ

Asia's Newest Nation of Timor-Leste Is Fighting for LGBTQ Rights

The nation of Timor-Leste is predominantly Roman Catholic. Yet it’s leading a fight for LGBTQ rights in a part of the world where such rights are increasingly under attack.
Adi Renaldi
4 days ago
LGBTQ

Pride and Prejudice: LGBTQ Rights in Asia's Newest Nation of Timor-Leste

VICE travels to Asia's youngest nation of Timor-Leste to march at its annual Pride parade and learn about the LGBTQ community's Pride—and fight—to come out in a deeply religious place.
Video
5 days ago
LGBTQ

An Indonesian Police Officer Has Been Fired For Being Gay

The former policeman, who had been in the job for a decade, has filed a complaint to the National Human Rights Commission.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
5.20.19
LGBTQ

Taiwan Legalises Same-sex Marriage in a First for Asia

One week before an assigned two-year deadline, Taiwanese lawmakers pass a bill where same-sex couples can register as a married couple with government agencies.
Lex Celera
5.17.19
Dating

Presenting as Non-Binary Changed My Dating Life Completely

Staying true to my femme gender non-conforming identity has definitely made relationships more complicated.
Travis Alabanza
5.17.19
LGBTQ

Snapchat's Gender-Swapping Photo Filters Can Result in Real Transphobia

"There’s a fine line between encouraging people to take gender less seriously and not considering trans realities."
Serena Sonoma
5.17.19
Photography

These Queer People Wrote Love Letters to Their Younger Selves

Photographer Heather Glazzard asked LGBTQ people from the UK to pen notes to their teenage selves.
Zing Tsjeng
5.15.19
Sex

Bad News: Tongue Kissing May Transmit Gonorrhoea

We spoke to an Australian researcher who recently discovered that the STI can be spread through french kissing.
Mark Wilding
5.14.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Google Just Dropped Over 50 Gender-Fluid Emojis

We now have gender-ambiguous zombies, vampires and merpeople.
Shamani Joshi
5.13.19
sex work

I Did Sex Work to Make Money—and Find Real Intimacy With Men

One in eight trans women have done sex work as a source of income; one in five, for food or shelter. Some of us have looked for real human connection there, too.
Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard
5.10.19
LGBTQ

A Startling Look at How Cops Mistreat Trans People

A new report shows how police departments in the United States have failed to adopt or modernize policies protecting the rights of transgender people.
Diana Tourjée
5.8.19
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