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Newsletter Issue 672
May 22, 2014

Welcome to the Fridae newsletter. Tuck into some great news, events, commentary, and features from Asia and beyond.

Hong Kong

NOH8 Campaign @ W Hong Kong


Death and Dancing

2014-05-29 - 2014-06-01
Sai Mai

NOH8 Campaign @ Bangkok


NOH8 Campaign @ W Taipei

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News / Features

Beijing court agrees to hear gay 'conversion therapy' lawsuit

A Beijing court has agreed to hear a case against a Chinese clinic offering gay "conversion therapy" a move that activists hope will usher in an era or tolerance.

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Taiwanese advertisement features gay plot twist, goes viral

A Taiwanese commercial for a new photo-editing feature on the latest Asus phone in has gone viral in greater China. 


Macau LGBT group seeks Portuguese help for marriage equality

A Macau-based LGBT voluntary organization is urging the Portuguese president to pressure the Macau government into adopting laws allowing marriages between same-sex couples.


Lying for the Lord

Nigel Collett contemplates the role of Christian groups on the quest for LGBYT equality in Hong Kong. Article originally published in China Daily.


International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) 2014 in Asia

The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) is the largest annual LGBT solidarity action and will take place on May 17th 2014. This years theme is 'Free Expression', and there's loads of events in the region, so find one near you to join.


NOH8 movement comes to Asia

Become part of the official #NOH8Worldwide movement and join an event in Hong Kong, Taipei and Bangkok this month.

Singapore's King of Queens, Kumar

In this exclusive interview for Element Magazine, they spoke with one of Singapore's brightest stars, the drag queen comedian who has been keeping the 'red dot' laughing for more than 20 years, Kumar.

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