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January 13, 2014

ELEMENT Magazine lists its nominees for its first Asia Pink Awards, celebrating the businesses and individuals at the forefront of an LGBTI revolution

The Asian LGBTI world is growing at record pace. But this development hasn’t happened by accident. It’s the result of tireless work by an army of dedicated heroes, many of them volunteers.

Now ELEMENT Magazine – dedicated to gay men in Asia – has decided to celebrate its first anniversary by recognizing some of those champions.

Its inaugural Asia Pink Awards celebrates some of the individuals and champions who are helping make the continent a better place for all LGBTI people.

April 26, 2013

Pink Alliance makes eight clips to inspire confidence and give support to viewers

Hong Kong's Pink Alliance launches a video advocacy project today to raise public concern about students bullied because of their sexual orientation and gender identity.

April 23, 2013

Martial arts movie star comes out is support of LGBT rights in the US, but criticized for doing nothing for China's LGBT community

Hong Kong pop star Anthony Wong has questioned martial arts movie star Jackie Chan for starring in an ad for LGBT rights in the US, but doing nothing for the community in Hong Kong (where he was born) or mainland China.

Chan garnered praise for staring in a Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) public service announcement (PSA) campaign for allies to 'come out' in support of LGBT rights.

But in Hong Kong Chan is known for speaking out against individual freedoms and defending China's communist government.

January 18, 2013

LGBT rights supporters show Hong Kong Legislative Council that they are not giving up the fight

Hong Kong out-and-proud pop stars Anthony Wong and Denise Ho have joined forces with supportive Legislative Council members Cyd Ho and Raymond Chan to form the Big Love Alliance to fight for LGBT rights.

November 10, 2012

A record number of people join the annual Pride Parade as the city is seeing a year of both progress and decline in equal rights

A record 4,000 people took part in the fourth Hong Kong Pride Parade today, a day before LGBT rights advocates confront homophobes at a closely-watched public forum.

The number of participants joining the march titled ‘Dare to Love’ on an unusually hot afternoon from Victoria Park in Causeway Bay was significantly up from last year’s 2,500, according to organizers.

October 27, 2012

Record numbers participated in Taiwan's gay pride parade, Taipei calling for marriage equality

The 10th annual Taiwan LGBT Pride Parade took place today in Taipei, the country’s capital, with a record number of over 65,000 participants.

Taiwan’s gay pride started off ten years ago with a mere 500 participants, growing into one of Asia’s largest LGBT pride parades.

The parade proceeded through downtown Taipei, with a festive carnival atmosphere, replete with rainbow flags and flamboyant costumes.

May 24, 2012

After starring on the cover of China’s GQ, Anthony Wong is interviewed by Time Out Hong Kong

Anthony Wong is defying the notion that keeps many Chinese stars in the closet - that it will be bad for their career to come out.

May 24, 2012

After starring on the cover of China’s GQ, Anthony Wong is interviewed by Time Out Hong Kong

Anthony Wong is defying the notion that keeps many Chinese stars in the closet - that it will be bad for their career to come out.

May 12, 2012

Gay icon Anthony Wong has called on the media to leave closeted figures alone and tackle the entrenched inequality in society instead

Newly-out Hong Kong pop star Anthony Wong says fellow celebrities should be free to choose whether to declare their own sexuality.

Wong’s call at the 8th IDAHOT rally in Hong Kong today comes as the local yellow press somewhat stepped up their hunt for whom his partner is and strive to out closeted celebrities, after he came out at a reunion concert last month.

May 12, 2012

Gay icon Anthony Wong has called on the media to leave closeted figures alone and tackle the entrenched inequality in society instead

Newly-out Hong Kong pop star Anthony Wong says fellow celebrities should be free to choose whether to declare their own sexuality.

Wong’s call at the 8th IDAHOT rally in Hong Kong today comes as the local yellow press somewhat stepped up their hunt for whom his partner is and strive to out closeted celebrities, after he came out at a reunion concert last month.

May 12, 2012

More than a dozen people from the LGBT community share their experiences with supporters at the annual IDAHOT rally today

Hundreds of people from various walks of life turn up for the 8th IDAHOT rally in Hong Kong today, reflecting the gradual progress the city has seen over the years.

April 24, 2012

Anthony Wong, one half of Tat Ming Pair, came out during reunion concert in Hong Kong

Hong Kong popstar Anthony Wong came out during a concert last night, the last of a run of four dates celebrating the 25th anniversary of his old band, Tat Ming Pair.

'I'm not a tongzhi, I'm homosexual, I'm GAY gay,' said Wong, as reported by Shanghaiist. 'Tongzhi', Mandarin slang for gay, literally means 'comrade'.

Wong's very public outing was met by loud applause and screams from his fans.

April 24, 2012

Anthony Wong, one half of Tat Ming Pair, came out during reunion concert in Hong Kong

Hong Kong popstar Anthony Wong came out during a concert last night, the last of a run of four dates celebrating the 25th anniversary of his old band, Tat Ming Pair.

'I'm not a tongzhi, I'm homosexual, I'm GAY gay,' said Wong, as reported by Shanghaiist. 'Tongzhi', Mandarin slang for gay, literally means 'comrade'.

Wong's very public outing was met by loud applause and screams from his fans.