Newsletter Issue 691
Nov 25, 2015

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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.

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