PUBLICATIONS January 31, 2019

Vast array of TA now available for key populations and communities

APCOM releases its Technical Assistance (TA) Infosheet aimed at providing information on existing and available support to networks of key populations and communities of diverse sexual orientation and gender identities that they can access to strengthen their respective political engagements, interventions and advocacies at different levels.  From individual capacity building, scaling up of outreach and uptake of health services, to …

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 …

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 …

PREVENTION January 11, 2019

Thousands of Young MSM in Bangkok, Jakarta and Manila Pledge to Take HIV Test, Thanks to testXXX’s “Taking It” Campaign

Getting young gay men in three of South East Asia’s megacities (Bangkok, Manila and Jakarta) to encourage their friends to take an HIV test was the aim of a new testXXX’s online campaign, Taking It, that’s being rolled out for World AIDS Day (Dec 1). testXXX is APCOM’s flagship HIV testing campaign, founded in 2014, targeting young gay men in Asian urban …

PREVENTION January 9, 2019

TESTBKK LAUNCHES HARM REDUCTION RESOURCES FOR THAI MSM

testBKK, APCOM’s flagship HIV testing campaign targeted to young gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in Bangkok, has released the first and only chemsex-oriented harm reduction interventions that is presented in Thai language and targeted to MSM population. While the emerging gay communities may in urban cities in Thailand potentially reduce gay-related social stigma and enhance …

REGIONAL December 11, 2018

LGBT ADVOCATES FOCUS ON MAKING DEVELOPMENT BANKING IN ASIA MORE LGBT INCLUSIVE

On The International Human Rights Day (10 Dec), and it’s the 70thanniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. APCOM is pleased to be celebrating this day by reaffirming our commitment to ensuring that people of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) in Asia and the Pacific enjoy a full range of …

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 …