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Newsletter Issue 676
Jul 17, 2014

Welcome to the Fridae newsletter. We've got all the latest news, events, reports, and interviews concering LGBT issues in Asia. Enjoy!


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News / Features

Singapore court deliberating if anti-gay law is unconstitutional

Singapore's highest court is hearing the case of a gay couple appealing against the dismissal of their challenge that the anti-gay 'Section 377A' law is unconstitutional.


Christian group claims three in four parents in Hong Kong are against gay rights

A poll by a conservative Christian group claims that three in four parents in Hong Kong are against gay rights and that any effort to change that would lead to social conflicts.


Transgender man to sue Hong Kong government over marriage bill

A transgender man will challenge the Hong Kong government over its controversial Marriage (Amendment) Bill that requires transgender people to undergo a sex-change operation in order to marry or be legally recognized by their chosen gender.


Religious group targets Taiwan schools with anti-gay film

People in Taiwan are appalled that a Christian group has managed to repeatedly air an anti-gay film in the guise of teaching and respecting in the territory's public school system.


Watch: Trailer for upcoming Indian film 'My Son is Gay'

The trailer of India's upcoming independent crowd-funded Hindi film called "My Son is Gay" has been released with a bid for funds.


For Asia's gay professionals, technology is equality's champion

How can technology make life easier for the modern gay professional? Evan Tan from Freelancer shares some resources for LGBT workers in an article originally published on e27.co.


Countries congratulate Vietnam for its non discriminatory LGBT policy

Many Asian countries have congratulated Vietnam during an international meeting for being a model for its non discriminatory and caring attitude towards its LGBT community.


Interview with Lynette J. Chua, Author of Mobilizing Gay Singapore

An interview with Lynette J Chau, Author of Mobilizing Gay Singapore, about the LGBT movement in the city and its future. Originally published in Element magazine.

Interview with Dr Travis Kong, Author of Oral History of Older Gay Men in Hong Kong

We met with Dr Travis K S Kong, associate professor at Hong Kong University and author of a number books often concerned with homosexuality and sociology.  His most recent book documents 12 life stories of older gay men living in Hong Kong, capturing how the complexity of their lives are interwoven with Hong Kong history.

Asian Gay Icon GUY TANG: Journey to The East

As part of it's recent HUNK ISSUE, Element Magazine has published an interview with Asian American gay heartthrob, Guy Tang. Read a snippet below and check out the full editorial in Element Magazine's June edition.

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