G Teen - The Series

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 …

SHOWCASE August 6, 2019

THAI HUMAN RIGHTS HERO PROF. VITIT MUNTARBHORN HONOURED WITH BRITISH KNIGHTHOOD

APCOM proudly congratulates eminent LGBTI human rights advocate Professor Vitit Muntarbhorn on recently being awarded the Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) for his significant contribution to international human rights. Prof. Muntarbhorn is the second Thai person in history to receive the honour. Prof. Muntarbhorn is a distinguished scholar of the Faculty of Law at …

SHOWCASE May 1, 2019

BUILDING AN EVIDENCE BASE TO ADVOCATE FOR LGBTQI ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Helping improve the inclusion of LGBTQI people in the decision making of development banks and the private sector is the aim of APCOM’s Finance Inc. project which we commenced last year.  We’re extremely fortunate to have as part of our Advisory Group for the project Prof. M.V. Lee Badgett from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, an expert in economic and …

SHOWCASE May 1, 2019

WORKING WITH THE GLOBAL FUND IN CAMBODIA

In late April, APCOM hosted a two-day consultation and workshop in Bangkok on transition and sustainability readiness for HIV advocates from across South East Asia. Participants learned about new strategies and examined a range of case studies on best practices taking place across the region. There was also some strategic regional level guidance to help participants implement strategies at national …

SHOWCASE April 9, 2019

IRL (‘In Real Life’): Young people and the Global Fund

How does a young person see his engagements with the Global Fund (GF) processes, IRL? At the young age, Doan Thanh Tung has already founded Lighthouse, an organisation which has become one of the leaders for MSM advocacy and HIV service delivery in Hanoi, Vietnam. As a self-identified gay man and MSM, Tung considers himself as part of the young key …

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 …

SHOWCASE January 21, 2019

APCOM’s testBKK featured in the biggest and most anticipated party in Asia, ‘White Party Bangkok 2019’!

During 28-31 December 2018, the year’s most anticipated party White Party Bangkok 2019 was held at GMM Live House at the Central World in Bangkok, Thailand. The event was featured with severalcelebrity DJs and fantastic production sets. The world’s premier gay dance music festival, White Party, was launched in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2015 with 4 massive parties spanning over 3 days. White Party Bangkok …

SHOWCASE November 30, 2018

HIV & LGBT Heroes Honoured At Bangkok World AIDS Day Gala

Bangkok, 1 Dec 2018: Heroes of HIV prevention, LGBT rights and community health were among nine people and organisations who were honoured at the 2018 Asia Pacific HERO Awards gala in Bangkok last night. Standing for HIV, Equality and Rights, the HERO Awards acknowledges outstanding service to the HIV response in Asia and the Pacific, and to the region’s lesbian, …

SHOWCASE November 23, 2018

Digital Security for Human Rights Defenders

In the past decade, the online space through the Internet has become a vital platform for activists, advocates, and human rights defenders in getting their voices heard. The use of the internet to tackle issues concerning human rights, meaningful participation in political processes, or raise awareness on relevant social issues has increasingly applied as a form of advocacy. However, engaging …

SHOWCASE November 22, 2018

Great Entertainment And Auction Bargains To Make LGBT Embassy Gala A Night To Remember

International and local performers are set to shine while guests vie for US$30,000 worth of auction bargains at the 2018 HERO Awards, a special LGBT World AIDS Day gala at Bangkok’s British Embassy on Friday 30 November. Standing for HIV, Equality and Rights, the HERO Awards is an annual event in Bangkok which acknowledges outstanding service to the HIV response …