Welcome to the Fridae newsletter. We've got all the latest news, events, reports, and interviews concering LGBT issues in Asia. Enjoy!
Pink Dot Hong Kong 2015
The Straits Games
Pink Dot Hong Kong just 3 days away
Hong Kong's Pink Dot event, a free, non-political annual outdoor concert and carnival, will take place on Sunday 20 September at Tamar Park.
Typhoon dating apps: love, liberation and post-disaster sex in the Philippines
Dr Jonathan Ong investigates the effects of Typhoon Haiyan on Tacloban in the Philippines. Originally posted IRIN.
Activist's assault highlights plight of transgenders in Malaysia
Award-winning Malaysian transgender activist Nisha Ayub was attacked outside her home
Thailand's equality laws come into effect
Thailand university introduces mandatory class on trans issues
A trans lecturer at Thammasat has been appointed to teach freshman about gender identity and sexuality.
Philippine church leaders encourage opposition to gay marriage
Catholic church leaders have called on the country to reject efforts to legalise same-sex unions
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.