Newsletter Issue 685
Sep 3, 2015

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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Philippine church leaders encourage opposition to gay marriage

Catholic church leaders have called on the country to reject efforts to legalise same-sex unions


40 Percent of gay and bisexual teenagers bullied in Japan

Survey finds large number of Japanese teenagers are bullied because of their sexual orientation


LGBT pride parade in Nepal

The LGBT community marched in Kathmandu this weekend to demand equal rights


Watch: Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival announces opening and closing films

The 26th Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (HKLGFF) launches on 19th September. Take a look at the opening and closing movies below.


Refugee tells horror of being Islamic State target

Syrian refugee Subhi Nahas has told the United Nations Security Council about brutal attacks on homosexuals under the IS regime


First gay film to show in Chinese cinemas later this year

Seek McCartney has made it passed censors and will show in cinemas in its entirety

Brace yourself: the new Andrew Christian video is here!

Are you ready to feel a bit chilly? 

Finalists of 2nd Taiwan International Queer Film Festival Announced

The finalists in the Taiwan International Queer Film Festival awards were announced last week.

Seventeen-year-old travels around Taiwan to spread LGBT message

Teenager from Tainan ended nationwide journey around Taiwan island yesterday

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