Newsletter Issue 699
Mar 23, 2016

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Malaysia newspaper reveals gay hook up spot

The StarMetro reveals Petaling Jaya city park as a location for ‘immoral activities’ between men


Panasonic to implement same-sex recognition

After the move by Japan’s electronic maker to recognise same-sex marriages, the company is dealing with both praise and criticism at home and abroad


Hong Kong appoints new equality watchdog head

Alfred Chan Cheung-ming has been named the next head of the Equality Opportunities Commission (EOC)


Muslim police harass transgenders in Malaysia

A short documentary by the UK's Channel 4 shows Malaysia's religious police imposing Sharia law on the nation's Muslims


Chinese company fires man for being transgender

Transgender man in Guizhou province told he is "incompatible with the company's image"


Watch: Carol named best LGBT movie

Carol, a 2015 film depicting a lesbian love affair in 1950s New York starring Cate Blanchett has been named the best LGBT film ever by the British film institute


Watch: Documentary explores gay erotic manga

A revealing documentary provides insight into the world of gay erotic manga in Tokyo and those that work to create and publish it

Legendary Chinese gay erotic novel out in English

Beijing Comrades, a renowned Chinese erotic novel originally published online in 1998, is being published in English for the first time

Watch: Andrew Christian goes "Retro" and he gives us a "Strip Tease Challenge"

Enjoy Andrew Christian's new videos.

Celebrate the Songkran Festival at Como Hotels

Songkran is Thailand’s most celebrated festival, signifying the start of the Solar Calendar.

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