14 May 2007-Iran- Eighty members of the Iranian gay community have been arrested by the security personnel in Isfahan. Security forces raided a birthday party, assaulted the host, his parents and all the guests. Everyone at the party was arrested on the spot.
26 Feb 2008- Katmandu, India - At least five Nepali gay men are contesting this year's elections in the hope of shattering taboos in the conservative nation, a gay candidate said.
Homosexuality is effectively illegal in Nepal under a law banning "unnatural sex". Offenders can be jailed for up to a year.
01 May 2008- The wind of change that swept through Nepal in the form of a historic election this month, dethroned its king, once revered as god, and instead gave power to the former Maoist guerrillas, will also see a fresh social revolution with the first gay representative being nominated to the new constituent assembly.
30 June 2008-Delhi, India Hundreds of gay rights supporters have marched in the Indian capital, Delhi, for the first time.
Gays, lesbians and transgender people gathered in the central Connaught Place area in what was the country's largest ever display of gay pride.
Activists also marched in the cities of Calcutta, which has seen similar events in the past, and Bangalore. The marchers were demanding an end to discrimination in a society where homosexuality is still illegal.
03 July 2008- India- THERE were no half-naked dancers, pink floats, or sailor boys locked in clinches; but India’s gay-pride parade was ground-breaking enough without them. Several hundred men and women, waving rainbow flags, danced, stamped and sang their way through the city centres of Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata (Calcutta) on June 29th—the first such national event in this conservative country.
31 July 2008- Riyadh: Police have arrested 55 people at a party allegedly held by homosexuals at a farm near Qatif in eastern Saudi Arabia.
David Dicang, the Philippine Embassy’s labor attaché in charge of the Eastern Province, said, “I know that some Filipinos have been arrested in that area and we are trying to help them.”