As gay pride parades in Asia and around the world become increasingly mainstream and attract corporate sponsorship, community members often disagree on what sort of image the events should present to the public. Aditya Bondyopadhyay, a gay rights activist and member of the Delhi Pride Committee, says recent events in the US have affirmed his group's decision to not take on corporate sponsors.
Editors Audrey Yue and Jun Zubillaga-Pow have curated a solid collection of essays looking at LGBT Singapore from multiple perspectives, examining in particular the coexistence in the nation of institutionalised repression and tolerance of the gay community.
The Korea Queer Culture Festival celebrated its 10th anniversary over the weekend with its largest-ever march through downtown Seoul. But as South Korea’s LGBT activists celebrate over a decade of queer community organising, funding cuts and a hostile political environment threaten its future. Matt Kelley reports from Seoul.
Launched last Saturday, the Thai Rainbow Archives project aims to archive Thailand's gay, lesbian and transgender heritage. Douglas Sanders has more on the project and history of gay magazines in Thailand.
Doug Sanders reports on "Queer Asian Sites," the second International Conference of Asian Queer Studies, which was held back to back with "Queer Space: Centres and Peripheries" in the lead up to the Mardi Gras parade in Sydney last weekend.
Described by attendees and organisers as "historic," the groundbreaking international conference of Asian queer studies held in Bangkok last week attracted some 550 scholars, NGO workers and gay activists from over 20 countries. Sylvia Tan reports from Bangkok.