The pride parade drew 12,000 people last year and this annual event has now for the first time been reduced to a static rally, with no march allowed as the organisers claim the force gave them late notice, rather than the usual month in advance.
UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador for Asia and the Pacific and former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach is set to co-host this year’s Asia Pacific HERO Awards gala in Bangkok which will honour a diverse and inspirational mix of activists, allies and organisations from across Asia and the Pacific.
In an old theatre between soaring tower blocks in China's southwestern city of Chengdu, a choir of transgender singers are on stage belting out the empowering lyrics of Jolin Tsai's anthem "Me".
"My reflection in the mirror, is a stranger's face, which one is the real me, which one is the fake?" the group sing in unison.
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