Newsletter Issue 686
Sep 17, 2015

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Dongcheng (East City) District


2015-09-18 - 2015-09-19
Hong Kong

Pink Dot Hong Kong 2015

Koh Samui

The Straits Games

2015-09-24 - 2015-09-27
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Pink Dot Hong Kong just 3 days away

Hong Kong's Pink Dot event, a free, non-political annual outdoor concert and carnival, will take place on Sunday 20 September at Tamar Park.


Typhoon dating apps: love, liberation and post-disaster sex in the Philippines

Dr Jonathan Ong investigates the effects of Typhoon Haiyan on Tacloban in the Philippines. Originally posted IRIN.


Activist's assault highlights plight of transgenders in Malaysia

Award-winning Malaysian transgender activist Nisha Ayub was attacked outside her home


Thailand's equality laws come into effect


Thailand university introduces mandatory class on trans issues

A trans lecturer at Thammasat has been appointed to teach freshman about gender identity and sexuality.


Philippine church leaders encourage opposition to gay marriage

Catholic church leaders have called on the country to reject efforts to legalise same-sex unions


First gay film to show in Chinese cinemas later this year

Seek McCartney has made it passed censors and will show in cinemas in its entirety

Brace yourself: the new Andrew Christian video is here!

Are you ready to feel a bit chilly? 

Finalists of 2nd Taiwan International Queer Film Festival Announced

The finalists in the Taiwan International Queer Film Festival awards were announced last week.

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