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More support for gay and transgender communities needed in Thailand

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014 5:30PM UTC Member's of Thailand's LGBT community dance at a parade in Bangkok. Pic: AP.

Thailand has made strides in the fight against HIV, but must do more to directly prevent HIV transmission among men who have sex with men, transgender people, and sex workers. Midnight Poonkasetwattana, Executive Director of the Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM), says it is crucial that the government and healthcare providers create a more welcoming and supportive environment for high-risk groups.

Voicing concerns: Thai artists take on the coup and the junta

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 11:06AM UTC "Hipster the King"

As Thailand enters a time when the wrong opinion can send people to prison, some artists and other creative minds are finding alternative ways to express their concerns and critiques of the government and Thai society.

APAC needs to step up mental health services for gay and transgender people

By Sun, Oct 19, 2014 7:28AM UTC

The transgender and gay male communities in the  Asia Pacific region are among the most underserved when it comes to mental health resources, a Bangkok-based rights group says. The Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM) called on regional governments to do more to ensure that men who have sex with

NBA partners with China to expand training

By Sat, Oct 18, 2014 11:23AM UTC

The NBA has agreed to a multiyear partnership with China’s Ministry of Education to incorporate basketball curriculum in elementary, middle and high schools across the country.

Report: China bans movies with wayward actors

By Fri, Oct 10, 2014 2:56PM UTC Hong Kong actor Jaycee Chan. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say authorities have banned productions with actors who are guilty of vice crimes such as using drugs or visiting prostitutes.

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