As such, LGBT equality is severely threatened and the laws fail to protect LGBT individuals from homophobia.In the UK, although homosexuality is not considered as a criminal offence for many years and the Civil Partnerships Act has been introduced in 2004 to legalise same-sex union-ship, young LGBT continue to face homophobia in their everyday lives particularly in schools.For example, China has a history of being tolerant to homosexuality where Confucianism does not condemn homosexuality as some religions do.In fact during the Song dynasty, it has been documented that homosexuality was considered fashionable for both men and women.Naturally, this stops young LGBT from exploring and understanding their gay feelings; the fear of cruel homophobic torments from family and friends push them to the point that they have to pretend to be heterosexual or join in homophobic taunts – purely to protect themselves.There are many different homophobic threats experienced by the LGBT people almost on a daily basis; all of them are destructive, prejudice and discriminative such as malicious gossip, name-calling, intimidating looks, internet bullying, vandalism and theft of property, discrimination at work, isolation and rejection, sexual assault, or even being sentenced to death.

She's doesn't get him, but she does get a hunky hoodlum with a lump of cash and something else in his jeans.

The lesson of the story is that if you start at the bottom, you have nowhere to go but up, my pets.

HOMOPOBIC SOCIETIES AROUND THE WORLD With recent progress in legislation, some governments are in an effort to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens.

Some of the major developments in Asia in recent years regarding homosexuality and human rights indicate that liberal thinking is spreading aggressively in this region; in December 2007, Nepal has created laws to protect LGBT rights and change existing laws that are tantamount to discrimination; in July 2009, the Indian government has taken a significant action to address the severe persecution of LGBT people living in India by abolishing the law that criminalises homosexuality; in April 2011, Pakistan has introduced a third gender category on its national identity cards for the transgender community; the number of openly gay politicians are increasing such as Tsai Ing-Wen in Taiwan, Vincent Wijeysingha in Singapore, Taiga Ishikawa in Japan, Penny Wong in Australia and Sunil Babu Pant in Nepal.

Some researches have suggested that gay culture is more tolerated in Asia than in other continents.

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