Newsletter Issue 694
Jan 13, 2016

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

Las Vegas

HustlaBall Las Vegas

2016-01-15 - 2016-01-16
Washington DC

Mid-Atlantic Leather Pride

2016-01-15 - 2016-01-18

Hamburg: Bear Festival

2016-01-15 - 2016-01-17

Aspen Gay Ski Week 2016

2016-01-17 - 2016-01-24

Melbourne: Midsumma Fest

2016-01-17 - 2016-02-07
Hong Kong

Tongzhi Literary Group: Eric Lowe to Speak

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Chinese court accepts same-sex marriage case

Gay man in China lodges fight against civil affairs bureau for denying his right to marry


Taiwan's Enno Cheng leaves husband and comes out as a lesbian

The Taiwanese musician and actress announces divorce and reveals her sexuality in a Facebook post.


Trans woman shot in Pakistan, denied treatment

Doctors claim say they are 'uncomfortable' treating a trans person and refuse help for three hours


Iga becomes 4th Japanese city to recognise same-sex partnerships

City in Mie Prefecture is set to introduce same-sex marriage registrations this year according to Mayor Sakae Okamoto


New book suggests that China's first premier may have been gay

A new publication says that Zhou Enlai,  Communist China's much-respected first premier, had once been in love with a male schoolmate


Japan's bid to introduce LGBT discrimination bill

Japan's main opposition party the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has outlined a bill to tackle discrimination based on sexual orientation in the workplace


Watch: Some of David Bowie's most fantastic LGBTQ moments

In homage to the late great rock star who's androgynous, daring yet utterly beautiful style encouraged and told us all its more than OK to be who we are.

Watch: India's first transgender band's debut single

Transgender band 6 Pack Band have released Hum Hain Happy, a bollywood version of Pharrell Williams' hit single Happy

South Korea's first openly gay student council president discusses her new role

In an interview with the Huffington Post BoMi Kim, student council president of Seoul National University, opens up about LGBT in the country and her hopes for the future

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