Newsletter Issue 689
Oct 28, 2015

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

Taipei City

2015 Taipei Gay Pride

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HOWL! Hong Kong's Yummiest Halloween Party!

2015-10-31 - 2015-11-01

For LGBT & Allies - Halloween 2015 Special : "HALLOW PRIDE!"

2015-10-31 - 2015-11-01
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Hong Kong 2015 Pride

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Taipei gets ready for one of the region's largest LGBT events of the year

The last Saturday of October sees the arrival of Taipei's Gay Pride Parade and Party


Chennai, India reports 16 LGBT suicides in 18 months

LGBT groups in the South East Indian city say that the shocking statistics highlight the negative affects of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.


Taiwan's legislative candidates are encouraged to declare position on gay marriage

Green-Social Democratic Party Alliance say that major party candidates should take clear position on marriage equality


Economist proposes gay marriage to solve China's bachelor surplus

Chinese economist and professor Xie Zuoshi has proposed that the country solve its gender imbalance by letting gay men marry, amongst other ideas.


Anti-gay laws come into effect in Indonesia's Aceh province

Gay sex in the region to be punishable by 100 strokes of the cane.


New education minister in Japan pledges support for LGBT students

Japan's new minister of education, culture, sports, science and technology has expressed his support for LGBT students.


Watch 'Back to Life' documentary explores LGBT life in Bangladesh

Documentary project from South Asian Human Rights Association of Marginalised Sexualities and Genders (SAHRA) explores the legal, social, and political situation of LGBT in Bangladesh.

Watch: Same-sex couples join Taiwan mass wedding

Ten same-sex couples marry in a mass wedding that officially opens to gay couples for the first time since it started in 1973

Japan to air first lesbian drama

Fuji television has announced the airing of Transit Girls, a drama series that will feature a lesbian love story as its central theme.

Watch: From OUR TIME series, Andrew Christian's important video on bullying

Andrew Christian issues another video of the OUR TIME series, and this time is about bullying.

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