A 19-year-old gay rights activist was detained for 12 days in the southern Chinese city of Changsha for organising a 100-strong street rally attended by participants from various Chinese cities to mark the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHO) on May 17, Beijing-based Queer Comrades reports.
Indian gay web sites and email groups are abuzz with chatter after Thane police raided a private party and arrested six men on Saturday night. While some are concerned that the raid might be part of a larger crackdown, a prominent member of a gay group has called on the community to calm down and not retreat into their closets.
Following the recent raid of a fitness centre in Penang where 37 men were arrested, it has emerged that contrary to media reports, there was no "sex party" in progress when police raided the establishment. SH Lim gives readers an insight of the case and how the community has responded.