This week from Fridae: We've got an exclusive report of the celebration of the region's most important LGBT-ers at the the Asia Pink Awards in Singapore. There's also news from across Hong Kong, Malaysia, Japan and Taiwan.
An unnamed Japanese student has given a moving speech about the discrimination felt by LGBT people in the contemporary world. Borrowing the legendary words of Martin Luther King, the student commented on global gay issues as well as his own experiences as he came out to his classmates and teachers.
Clashes broke out in Taipei at the weekend as pro-gay marriage activists tried to join a rally organized by Christian churches to promote the idea of a family as consisting of one father, one mother and their children.
The ASEAN SOGIE Caucus (ASC) yesterday launched its 'We are #ASEANtoo' campaign on its social media sites in the lead up to the ASEAN People's Forum that will take place in Burma from 21 to 23 March 2014.
Walk through the narrow streets of Ni-Chome on a Saturday night, and you're forgiven for thinking you've stumbled upon a massive impromptu gay-pride festival. That's because Ni-Chome (pronounced knee-chomay) boasts the highest concentration of gay bars in Asia, if not the world.