Newsletter Issue 681
Jun 26, 2015

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

Ha Noi



Seoul Pride Parade


The Queen`s - Royal Variety Performance

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South Korea court rules gay pride parade can go ahead

South Korea's gay pride organizers have won a court battle against police ruling that blocked parade later this month


ASEAN Pride music festival to be held for LGBT rights

The second annual ASEAN Pride music festival will be held in Hanoi in June by the US Embassy and CAMA Vietnam


28,000 attend Pink Dot rally in Singapore

Seventh edition of the annual rally for inclusivity and diversity at Hong Lim park sees record number of participants.


Hong Kong legislator Raymond Chan files complaint with Equal Opportunities Commission

After an incident in which openly gay Chan was insulted on the city's MTR went viral, he has officially launched a complaint.


Seven same-sex Chinese couples wed in Hollywood

Six gay couples and one lesbian couple were married in West Hollywood, Los Angeles in a ceremony sponsored by Alibaba.


PM Lee says Singapore is not ready for same-sex marriage

In an interview last week, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong expressed that the country is not ready for same-sex marriage as society is still too conservative.


Thai university's dress code accommodates transgender students

Bangkok University releases new guidelines for uniforms that accommodates transgenders


Watch | What Actually Happens When Gay Guys See Other Gay Guys And Straight People Aren’t Around, Taiwan Edition

In a Taiwanese version of the comedy video entitled “What Actually Happens When Gay Guys See Each Other Gay Guys And Straight People Aren’t Around,” which went viral went this year, comedy video purports to show how gay men really behave when there are no straight people around. Do you agree?

Watch: Singapore Pink Dot 2015 - Let Love Shine

28,000 people attended the Pink Dot Singapore at the weekend for a more inclusive, kinder Singapore. Watch this uplifting video of the event.

North Korean defector opens up about sexuality

"I didn't know until after I arrived here [South Korea] that I was a gay, or even what homosexuality was," Jang says.

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