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 …

NEWSROOM February 28, 2019

Restructure of APCOM

As you may have heard APCOM is going through some organisational changes. Following an internal review, we are restructuring the team to improve how we work as an organisation and to better align ourselves with TENACITY our 2018-2020 strategic framework. The restructure also allows us to respond to changes we have seen on the programme side in the past year. The rapidly …

NEWSROOM January 29, 2019

APCOM and the Asian Development Bank discussed LGBTQI Inclusion

APCOM and Babaylanes, our Philippine country partner for Finance Inc., met with Asian Development Bank representatives to discuss opportunities for engagements and partnerships on LGBTQI inclusion last December 18, 2018.  The meetings were opportunities for APCOM to introduce Finance Inc., a project which aims to engage financial institutions including the Asian Development Bank on LGBTQI inclusion. APCOM was able to …

REGIONAL August 31, 2018

HIV & LGBT Heroes Set To Shine At 2018 Asia-Pacific Community Service Awards

BANGKOK, Monday 3 September 2018: HIV and LGBT community heroes from across Asia and the Pacific are set to be honoured at a special event in Bangkok in November, with organisers of the HERO Awards currently seeking nominations from community members across the region Standing for HIV, Equality and Rights, the HERO Awards is an annual gala event in Bangkok …

REGIONAL July 26, 2018

PrEP MAP Shows The Way To Increasing Use Of HIV Prevention Drug In Asia Pacific

Amsterdam, Friday 27 July 2018: Increasing awareness of HIV combination prevention and access to HIV prevention drug PrEP for people in Asia and the Pacific is the aim of a new digital resource called PrEP MAP which was launched yesterday at the AIDS 2018 conference in Amsterdam. Produced by Asia Pacific HIV and rights community network APCOM and supported by …