Welcome to the Fridae newsletter. We've got all the latest news, events, reports, and interviews concerning LGBT issues in Asia. Enjoy!
South Korean university elects openly gay student president
Activists hope student victory is a sign of change in South Korea as LGBT rights become a more prominent issue in the country.
HIV rises among gay men in China
Although HIV/Aids cases are remaining fairly constant in China, HIV prevalence among gay men is rising.
Hong Kong leaves same-sex option off 2016 census
LGBT criticise the non-inclusion of same-sex categories in the 2016 census, calling it a form of self-censorship.
Watch: Speak Production, a Vietnamese LGBT Sitcom
New Vietnamese sitcom follows lesbian relationships at a college. It’s now in its third episode so check it out below and let us know what you think.
LGBT rights group in Hong Kong goes to UN
A leading LGBT gay-rights group will urge the UN to rebel the city's government over its treatment of transgender people
Monk fetish group investigated in Thailand
A Facebook group for 'gay monk' fetishists, including pornographic material, is being investigated by Thailand's Crime Suppression Division (CSD).
Watch: Lesbian couple shows LGBT life around the world
In a recent TED talk Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols share their travels meeting LGBT people around the world.
Out in Hong Kong: The city's Hottest Hotels
Accommodation abound in the Pearl of Asia. Though with space a premium in the city its important to make a wise choice about where to spend the night. We highlight three of the best.