Newsletter Issue 696
Feb 11, 2016

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


Reykjavik Winter Pride

2016-02-11 - 2016-02-14

Metro Party Gay Party Extravaganza

2016-02-13 - 2016-02-14
South Africa

Cape Town Pride

2016-02-19 - 2016-02-28
Sri Hartamas

Dudes Speed Dating


Auckland Pride Festival

2016-02-05 - 2016-02-21
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Mr Gay World helps Hong Kong search for 2016 LGBT heroes

Advocacy group Community Business has recruited Mass Luciano, Mr Gay Hong Kong and Mr Gay World, as their awards ambassador


Watch: Over 7000 march in Mumbai's lgbt pride

Organisers report that a lot of straight lgbt allies joined the 8th annual LGBT pride parade on Saturday


Should travel firms warn LGBT customers of intolerence before they book?

Travel operators are hiring LGBT experts to advise homosexual travellers, charity stonewall says that more should be doing so


Vietnam's schools remain dangerous for LGBT youth

A year after gay marriage ban lifted in Vietnam, country still has a long way to go for LGBT equality, local media reports


Indonesia tackles homophobic harassment by Muslim hardliners

An Indonesian mayor has reprimanded a hardline Muslim group targeting homosexuals in the country’s third largest city, Bandung.


Hong Kong govt must act on anti-discrimination laws now, according to study

Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) reports that public opinion has turned in favour of legislation to support sexual minorities


Watch: Are you ready? Andrew Christian' s new video....and some St. Valentine's goodies!

New amazing videos from Andrew Christian for you to enjoy!

Hong Kong's longest running gay venue closes its doors

Propaganda, Hong Kong’s iconic gay club will open for the last time this month after 25 years as one of the most important gay venues in the city.

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