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Newsletter Issue 680
Jun 8, 2015

Welcome to the Fridae newsletter. We've got all the latest news, events, reports, and interviews concering LGBT issues in Asia. Enjoy!



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News Around the World

Violence and discrimination against LGBT people revealed by UN

The UN's Human Rights Office has released a report detailing actions against LGBT persons around the world.


Saunas in Seoul accused of discrimination against old foreigners

A renowned gay sauna in South Korea's capital is said to have banned old, unattractive foreigners.


Police reject application for South Korea Pride Parade

Permission for LGBT march not granted due to fears of a stand-off between Christian groups and gay activists


Openly gay law-maker verbally abused on Hong Kong MTR

Raymond Chan, Hong Kong's only openly gay legislator, harassed by middle-aged women.


First Pink Dot rally held in Taipei

3000 people attended the inaugural LGBT rally, Pink Dot, in Taipei this weekend.


Bangkok's first Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

The Bangkok Gay and Lesbian Film Festival brings together 15 LGBT films from around the world next week


Caitlyn Jenner is revealed on Vanity Fair cover

In her first public interview since undergoing a gender transition, Caitlyn Jenner is Vanity Fair's June cover story

WATCH: Taiwanese pop star's LGBT-friendly music video banned in Singapore


Singapore's Media Development Authority has advised broadcasters in the city not to air Jolin Tsai's LGBT music video, "We're All Different, Yet The Same" due to 'mature content.'

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