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Newsletter Issue 673
May 29, 2014

Welcome to the Fridae newsletter, feeding you all you need to know about this week's happenings in LGBT asia in one delicious sitting.


Death and Dancing

2014-05-29 - 2014-06-01
Hong Kong

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News / Features

Chinese women find self emancipation in male gay erotica

China's hugely popular male gay erotic stories are written mostly by women who project their wish for emancipation on gay community, say social analysts.


Social stigma puts Vietnam's gay men at higher risk of HIV/AIDS

Despite the government's pro-gay stance, society's marginalizing and prejudice against men who have sex with men put them at a greater risk of contracting HIV, says UNAIDS.


Taiwanese advertisement features gay plot twist, goes viral

A Taiwanese commercial for a new photo-editing feature on the latest Asus phone in has gone viral in greater China. 


Beijing court agrees to hear gay 'conversion therapy' lawsuit

A Beijing court has agreed to hear a case against a Chinese clinic offering gay "conversion therapy" a move that activists hope will usher in an era or tolerance.


Macau LGBT group seeks Portuguese help for marriage equality

A Macau-based LGBT voluntary organization is urging the Portuguese president to pressure the Macau government into adopting laws allowing marriages between same-sex couples.


Watch: Purple Light, A story of love and acceptance

Purple Light is a commonly sung song in the Army in Singapore, and the film is based on a true story of a young recruit who falls in love with his friend. He then learns that what matters is not whether people accept him for who he is, but how he accepts himself and others unacceptance of him.


Lying for the Lord

Nigel Collett contemplates the role of Christian groups on the quest for LGBYT equality in Hong Kong. Article originally published in China Daily.


NOH8 movement comes to Asia

Become part of the official #NOH8Worldwide movement and join an event in Hong Kong, Taipei and Bangkok this month.

Singapore's King of Queens, Kumar

In this exclusive interview for Element Magazine, they spoke with one of Singapore's brightest stars, the drag queen comedian who has been keeping the 'red dot' laughing for more than 20 years, Kumar.

Watch: Singapore's LGBT community show support for next month's Pink Dot

A total of 43 people, including members of Singapore's LGBT community and straight allies, have have come out in support of next month's Pink Dot event at Hong Lim Park in a newly released promotional video.

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