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Newsletter Issue 678
May 07, 2015

A new era for Fridae has just begun with new owners and exciting developments on the horizon. As always we're bringing you all the latest LGBT news and events in the region - read below or head to our website to find out more.

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News / Features

Klaus Burkart of Germany is crowned Mr Gay World 2015


German milk technician beats 20 contestants to take home title of Mr Gay World 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. Hong Kong's Emmanuel Mass Luciano is awarded first runner up.


China holds history making first Gay Job Fair

WorkForLGBT and Shanghai LGBT Professionals organized the 1st Annual China LGBT Talent Job Fair – the first time in China companies have publicly reached out in support of the LGBT community  – on April 25th, 2015 in Shanghai, China

Sex and Living

Watch: Indian Documentaries, I am: Homosexuality in India (Being gay in India)

Homophobia is prevalent in India. Public discussion of homosexuality in India has been inhibited by the fact that sexuality in any form is taboo and rarely discussed openly.


Tokyo gay pride parade becomes occasion for advocating marriage equality

The LGBT community in Japan has taken the opportunity of this year’s annual gay pride parade in Tokyo to urge lawmakers to legalise same-sex marriages within the country.


Gay men's wives tortured, abused in China, says survey

Most Chinese women who unwittingly marry gay men suffer a wide range of abuse from their husbands, including violence and sexual apathy, according to a study believed to be the first of its kind in China.


Japan confused over how to treat its LGBT citizens

A ward in Tokyo is offering partnership certificates to gay couples but a university has scraped cross-dressing events


IKEA Singapore is criticised for supporting anti-gay pastor's evangelistic magic show

Khong has repeatedly urged the government to retain its colonial-era anti-gay sex law and championed the LoveSingapore network of churches to lobby against gay equality in Singapore. He once called the LGBT rights movement the 'onslaught of the evil one.'


'Bollywood is filled with closet gays' says senior Indian actress

Kirron Kher is a popular Indian theatre, film and television actress, who has long been fearless and completely committed to the LGBT community in India.


Pride7 Hits Shanghai June 12th-21st

The Shanghai PRIDE festival is back for its seventh year with a week’s worth of cultural, social and educational events aimed at creating awareness and promoting tolerance and acceptance.

Interview: GJ Matten of 'gay bombing' group Guerilla HK

It’s begun. What conservatives and religious fanatics have been fearing since Sodom and Gomorrah, lewd Greek sculptures and Oscar Wilde, is finally happening. And it’s taking place right here in Hong Kong. 

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