REGIONAL October 16, 2019

Taiwan Symposium Puts Spotlight on MSM Chemsex

A recent ground-breaking symposium in Taiwan was the first meeting of its kind to explore the issue and health impacts of chemsex among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Asia Pacific region. Chemsex – combing sex with the use of recreational drugs such as crystal meth and GHB/GBL – is an emerging issue with growing concerns among …

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SHOWCASE October 16, 2019

G-Teens the Series: More TestBKK Initiative to Make HIV Information Less Boring for Young Generations

In September, TestBKK, APCOM’s HIV testing campaign targeting young gay men in Bangkok, launched a series of manga (Japanese-styled cartoon) about HIV-related information and services, called ‘G-Teens the Series’. Targeting young gay men ages 15 to 24, the six-episode manga is anchored in casual conversations among a group of four gay friends sharing their personal issues and exchanging information about …

NEWSROOM September 16, 2019

LGBT Short Films Celebrated during Mongolia’s PRIDE WEEK

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 06 September 2019 – Short films depicting the lives of LGBT community were showcased through a competition last weekend during Mongolia’s PRIDE Celebration at the country’s capital, Ulaanbaatar. HIDDEN LOVE, a short film supported in part by Youth LEAD, and produced by a team of young people, has won the first place. In 6 minutes, HIDDEN LOVE presents …

NEWSROOM September 16, 2019

Our 2018 Annual Update is now available!

2018 marked a year of consolidation for APCOM across a range of initiatives and objectives. One of the most important was the development and launch of TENACITY, our Strategic Framework for 2018-2020. This vital organisational framework will guide our work over the next few years and commits APCOM to taking a bold, ambitious and tenacious approach to building a more …

NEWSROOM July 9, 2019

APCOM restructure Update

As part of our year of consolidation, we undertook a difficult restructure to better align our organisation with our Strategic Framework, as well as the realities of funding that has become more limited and project-based. We are undertaking a comprehensive review and we implemented a range of new measures to ensure the most efficient and effective delivery of our programmes …

NEWSROOM June 5, 2019

GAY GAMES: Game Show that Gays Must Not Miss

This May, testBKK, APCOM’s HIV testing campaign targeting young gay men in Bangkok, has released GAY GAMES, a web-based game reality show to promote HIV testing uptakes and key sexual health knowledges among young Thai gay men. GAY GAMES’ 5 episodes feature myriads of gay men in Bangkok from different communities which portray a diversity of gay lifestyles and interests …

NEWSROOM June 5, 2019

ENGAGING THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

Engaging financial institutions including the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the private sector towards LGBTQI inclusion, and bringing the voices of the LGBTQI communities to these discussions are overarching goals of Finance Inc., a project being implemented by APCOM and our country partner organizations in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, and the Philippines. Anchored on the principles of equality and non-discrimination …

NEWSROOM April 30, 2019

TestBKK’s New Approaches to Thai MSM who Use Drugs

After launching “Safter Hi-fun” page, “Alcohol and Drugs” Microsite, and “How to Organise Safer Chemsex Party” Bookleton testBKK.org website in the last year, testBKK, APCOM’s flagship HIV testing campaign to young gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in Bangkok, has stepped up to experiment new ways to approach Thai MSM who use drugs with combinations of offline and …

NEWSROOM April 10, 2019

APCOM’S LGBTI HUMAN RIGHTS AMBASSADOR JUSTICE MICHAEL KIRBY DIALOGUE WITH HIS EMINENCE PIETRO CARDINAL PAROLIN AT THE VATICAN

I begin by thanking his Holiness Pope Francis, the Holy See and the Cardinal Secretary of State for making this dialogue possible.  To be here today, I have crossed three continents.  After this dialogue I will return immediately to my home in Australia. The journey has afforded me much time to sharpen my thoughts. Like Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, I am a lawyer.  I …

SHOWCASE April 1, 2019

APCOM co-hosts Art Exhibition To Raise Awareness And Support Marriage Equality

Bangkok, 1 April 2019: Raising awareness and support of those seeking marriage equality in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT+) community, River City Bangkok, in collaboration with private collector and curator James Tong of 37TONG | 叁拾柒堂is pleased to present BEYOND SKIN | 心 · 目by  NORM YIP exhibition in Bangkok. The Thai Government’s cabinet in December 2018 approved the civil partnership bill which will then be passed to the …