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Newsletter Issue 682
Jul 11, 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 / Features

Gay couple going sue for recognition in South Korea

Famous gay couple in socially conservative South Korea suing officials for refusing to recognize their 2013 same-sex marriage.


Phuket Pride week 2015 is working towards a HIV support in the area

Phuket Pride has raised considerable funds over the past four years to fight HIV in Phuket.


LGBT march in Taipei postponed due to recognise victims of explosion

A gay rights group in Taiwan has announced that they will postpone planned march until July 11 out of sympathy for victims of explosion in New Taipei city last weekend.


Malaysian Muslim group campaigns against Facebook rainbow trend

A muslim youth group in the South East Asian nation has opposed the online response to US Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage


Asia reacts to US gay marriage ruling

After a busy weekend for the global LGBT movement, reactions in countries throughout the region remain polarised


Chinese gay couple holds informal marriage

A prominent lesbian couple has held a marriage ceremony in China in hope of legalisation of same-sex marriage


Watch: Short documentary lifts lid on 'conversion therapy' in China

Al Jazeera's digital video channel explores widespread practice, and one man who fought back.


Watch: LGBT Rights - It's time for Asia

Youtube video explores the state of LGBT rights in Asia and promotes a vision for the future. What do you think?

Look: Sexy Taiwanese bean curd seller thrills internet

'Taiwan's hottest bean curd seller' is becoming a celebrity as photos spread online.

First openly gay Taiwanese celebrity opens up about coming out

Kevin Tsai, writer and TV host from Taiwan, conducts emotional interview about being gay in the entertainment industry

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