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 …

SHOWCASE November 12, 2018

Japanese LGBT Hero Taiga Ishikawa To Receive Special Prize 
At Asia Pacific Community Service Awards

Bangkok, 12 Nov 2018:Taiga Ishikawa, one of Japan’s leading advocates for the health and rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, has been named as the winner of a special accolade to be presented at the HERO Awards gala in Bangkok on Friday 30 November 2018. Standing for HIV, Equality and Rights, the HERO Awards is an annual …

REGIONAL October 25, 2018

24 HIV & LGBTI Heroes To Be Honoured At Bangkok World AIDS Day Gala

Bangkok, 25 Oct 2018: A diverse and inspirational mix of 24 people and organisations from across Asia and the Pacific have been selected as finalists for this year’s HERO Awards, a gala World AIDS Day fundraising event taking place at Bangkok’s British Embassy in November. Standing for HIV, Equality and Rights, the HERO Awards is an annual event which acknowledges …

REGIONAL October 12, 2018

New Project To Put Rainbow Over Asia’s Development Banking

BALI, Friday 12 October 2018: Helping financial institutions focused on international development in the Asia Pacific region to be more inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people is the aim of a new project which launched this week in Bali. The new initiative – called Finance Inc. – will develop a range of approaches to help community …

REGIONAL October 9, 2018

Manila Forum Counts The HIV Cost Of Criminalising Gay Sex, Drug Use & Sex Work

MANILA, Tuesday 9 October 2018: HIV advocates from across SE Asia have highlighted how reforming laws which criminalize homosexuality, drug use and sex work could unlock hundreds of millions of dollars that could help reduce the region’s escalating HIV epidemic among gay men, transgender people, sex workers and people who use drugs. The advocates gathered in Manila in the Philippines …

ADVOCACY October 8, 2018

Project CARE: Online Survey on the Mental Health and Well-Being Of LGBTQI Rights Defenders

Mental health is a human right. This is elaborated under Article 12 of the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights which recognizes that the highest attainable standard of health involves both physical and mental health. However, even with this recognition that mental health is a human right and as such should be enjoyed by everyone various studies …