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17 Nov 2017

LGBT Heroes Honored in Thailand

Asian LGBT rights network APCOM celebrates activism through the designation of HERO Awards.

Regional HIV and LGBT community network APCOM handed out HERO Awards at a fundraising gala in Bangkok, Thailand, on Nov. 13, recognizing individuals from throughout Asia for their work advancing LBGT rights. 

Eight awardees were selected from among 21 finalists and 350 nominees. 

Three hundred people were in attendance at the event at the Pullman Bangkok King Power Hotel, APCOM reported. The network was also simultaneously celebrating its tenth anniversary of working to promote human rights and HIV education, prevention, care, and support.   

Among the “heroes” recognized was Ashok Row Kavi, from India, who received the Shivananda Khan Award for Extraordinary Achievement, in recognition of four decades of work as an LGBT rights activist. The award is named for APCOM’s founder, who the organization describes as a “pioneering hero of the Asia-Pacific response to HIV and LGBT health and rights.”

Other awardees hailed from Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Taiwan, and Thailand, and were recognized for their commitments to HIV activism, community support, health work, and social justice advocacy.

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Reader's Comments

1. 2017-11-18 15:24  
I do not see high achievement regarding HIV, it is because gay still very weak and do not know how to combat more.

I want to know on what Gay want for more? but seem Gays specially in Indonesia have no more ways or freezing in mind and attitude.

Even, I saw HIV activist in indonesia just like to follow crowd that why i am lazy to read their news alot, feel weak and no powerful.

It probably problem on recruitment to prepare gay militant soldier
Comment edited on 2017-11-18 15:28:39
2. 2017-11-19 12:55  
All Gays must have ability to do People training that is not technical training.
All Gays also must know on how Training Manager Changing Their words/Verses to avoid getting blame
Comment #3 was deleted by its author on 2017-11-20 16:41
4. 2017-11-20 16:44  
How Gay can be a Hero, if you gay do not know hidden secret /puzzle behind HIV Tragedy?

How Gay can be a Hero, if you Gay do not Psychology and Law of HIV ?

How Gay can be a Hero, if you Gay do not know direction on who must be Responsible and insisted indemnity on HIV Tragedy ?

Of course the actor behind HIV tragedy is not Gay

Gays are just victim of HIV Tragedy Bullet

Those blaming you, those making Sin on you
Comment edited on 2017-11-20 17:00:28

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