For a time, Chi Chia-wei says many people thought he was the only gay person in Taiwan. He was the first Taiwanese to come out publicly on television, and for many the only gay person they could see.
Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu was successfully recalled.
A 27-year-old transgender woman who has spent the last nine months in custody at the Shinagawa Detention Center is claiming that her human rights are being violated, on both counts related to her sexual minority status.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the first half of January 2020.
Aung San Suu Kyi explains her view on the violence committed against the Rohingya Muslim community of Myanmar.