The dress code this year is "Sexy and Act Out". Despite this, only a handful of drag queens and a few topless "cowboy-bears" in leather tights were spotted. Although Fridae's reporter Tony Ed Lo overheard negative comments from the bystanders about inappropriate outfits, others complained that there weren’t enough hot shirtless men on display.
Rev. Steve Parelli and Jose Ortiz, a gay married couple, will be in Singapore on 14 August to share their personal journey of reconciling their Christian faith and sexual orientation, and discuss the false claims of the ex-gay movement.
Don't use homo/trans-phobic slurs or partake in homo/trans-phobic jokes. Respect people's right to privacy. Champion change in homophobic and transphobic environments. Read the 29 ideas put forth by participants at the "29 WAYS Towards an LGBTIQ-Friendly Malaysia" event held yesterday.
With Mr Gay Hong Kong Heihei Yau as the ambassador for the ‘Tongzhi Tsai’ (Junior Tongzhi) campaign, the Boys and Girls Clubs Association (BGCA) and Tongzhi Community Joint Meeting (TCJM) are gearing up to address the issue of homophobic bullying and the use of ex-gay reparative therapy literature in schools.
Often a subject of criticism for their apparent distance from the gay community, Lawrence Ho and Steven Khouw – the publicity-shy Directors of Propaganda, the territory's longest-standing gay bar and its new offshoot, Psychic Jack – reveal more about their history and community involvement in an exclusive interview with Fridae.com's Nigel Collett.
Spearheaded by Otto Fong, a former teacher who made the news headlines in 2007 when he came out as gay on his blog, this video is described as a "gift for GLBT youths from the GLBT community in Singapore."
Pang Khee Teik, one of Malaysia's most recognisable sexuality rights activists, shares his journey from being a schoolboy in Singapore who was often bullied by his classmates to undergoing reparative therapy at a church for 12 years to self-acceptance as a gay man.