Welcome to the Fridae Newsletter. We've got all the latest news, events, reports, and interviews concerning LGBT issues in Asia. Enjoy!
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Catholic Church in Singapore urges boycott of Madonna concert
Religious groups in Singapore, led by the city-state's archbishop, have been lobbying against the Queen of Pop's concert this month
Tokyo lawmaker says being gay is 'personal taste'
A member of the Suginami Municipal Assembly in Tokyo has said that lesbian, gay and bisexual people do not deserve the support of municipal governments
Anti-gay sentiment continues in Indonesia
Attitudes towards LGBT in Indonesia have taken a downward spiral in the last month.
Manny Pacquiao apologizes for homophobic comments, is dropped by sponsor Nike
After labeling homosexual couples worse than animals earlier this week, the Philippine boxer eventually apologized for his comments
Indonesian senior minister speaks out for LGBT community
After a slew of government measures against LGBT in Indonesia, high-ranking government official Luhut Panjaitan said LGBT have rights and must be protected.
Social workers in Singapore not trained to deal with LGBT issues
Reports reveal that three quarters of social workers in Singapore said they have not had any training on LGBT issues. But one group is doing something to change that.
LGBT community call for boycott of Chinese film over misleading trailer
Chinese romance movie Run for Love has angered filmgoers expecting a lesbian storyline
Watch: Best of Yangon's LGBT film festival 2016
Yangon's &Proud LGBT film festival wrapped up at the end of last month, but you we've highlighted some of the films on show for you to enjoy.
Korean-American Actor Joe Seo picks up award for role in Spa Night
Seo plays a closeted teen in LA in Spa Night, the first feature-length film by Andrew Ahn