Following the death of his Filipino boyfriend, Mikee, Hong Kong author and gay activist Anshuman Das detailed how he had coped with his loss, and how his boyfriend's death had transformed and inspired his life in his latest book Always Forever.
Fridae's Hong Kong Correspondent Nigel Collett speaks to Pink Season Coordinator Tay Her Lim and gives readers a preview of the events happening in conjunction with the 2nd annual Pink Season in Hong Kong.
Call Me Kuchu, a powerful documentary about the struggle against Uganda’s "Kill the Gays bill" and which follows several LGBT activists including David Kato before he was murdered in 2011, will be screened at the Freedom Film Festival that runs this weekend in Petaling Jaya (Selangor), Penang on Oct 6 and Singapore on Oct 28.
Inspired by the “Its Gets Better” project in the US, Nicholas Deroose, who had recently returned to Singapore from the US, speaks to Fridae about Our Very Own Stories which will feature 12 Singaporean LGBT individuals.
Although they remain anonymous, some young gay men in Singapore are using social media to share their viewpoints on being HIV-positive. Fridae interviews “Zack”, a 24-year-old gay man who feels like he has been “given a second chance at life” after being disgnosed with HIV and a “full flush” of STDs.
Fridae's Melbourne-based writer Shinen Wong meets Nic and Tim, a couple who recently got married in Australia despite the lack of legal recognition and want to share their story to "put an Asian face to an issue that has been couched as a very ‘Western notion.'"
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer identities are commonly thought of as relatively recent, western, social constructs... but what do we know about non-heteronormative expressions of sexuality in historical Chinese, Korean, South Asian and Southeast Asian cultures?
Alex Au, who was part of a 3-member contingent from Singapore, reports on the Cambodia ASEAN Pride festival held last month that hosted activists from its neighbours in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), which effectively made it the first ever ASEAN Pride event.
Hong Kong’s Tongzhi Community Joint Meeting (TCJM for short) has decided to adopt a working name called Pink Alliance for its activities whilst keeping the TCJM name for its legally established and registered non-profit NGO. Fridae's Hong Kong Correspondent Nigel Collett has more on the group's history and new developments.
LGBT diversity in the workplace is not only good for individuals and have a positive impact on the community but also spurs business growth at the same time, say speakers at the recent 'The Power of LGBT Diversity in the Workplace and Marketplace' conference in Bangkok that was organised by Fridae and sponsored by IBM.