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January 25, 2013

Filmmakers Sunghwan Kim and Gwang-soo Kim Jho plan wedding outside Seoul City Hall in September to raise money for the South Korean LGBT rights movement

A gay couple in South Korea have announced that they are planning a wedding for 100,000 people to raise money for an LGBT center in Seoul.

Sunghwan Kim and Gwang-soo Kim Jho are planning a wedding outside city hall in central Seoul on 7 September.

'In Korea we do not have a donation culture,' Kim told Gay Star News. 'People don't usually give money to charities - but they do at weddings. At a marriage ceremony a lot of people give money to the couple.'

December 22, 2012

Advocates for International Development helps UK lawyers to help a Cambodian human rights group improve LGBT rights

UK lawyers are helping a Cambodian human rights center draft proposals for law reform to protect LGBT people in the southeast Asian nation.

Lawyers from Linklaters in the UK working for free for charity Advocates for International Development conducted comparative legislative research for the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR).

CCHR are working on proposals for an anti-discrimination law to protect LGBT people in Cambodia from unfair treatment at school, work and accessing public services.

December 18, 2012

Gay Star News interviews the founder of the first LGBT rights group in Thailand

In most developing countries, gay men form LGBT rights groups first, encouraged by HIV and AIDS prevention funding. Thailand is unusual in that the first LGBT rights group, Anjaree, was formed by lesbians in 1987.

Anjana Suvarnananda, one of the founders of Anjaree tells Gay Star News why, when we meet her in Bangkok.

Why did lesbians form the first LGBT rights group in Thaliand?

December 14, 2012

We meet Todd Sears, who went straight to the top to make the world’s biggest banks more gay friendly and is now repeating the trick with law firms and expanding it to Europe and Asia

If you want to make the world’s most powerful companies more gay friendly, you should go straight to the top.

That was what Todd Sears realized when he founded Out on the Street – an annual gay summit for the leaders of the world’s biggest banks in New York which has just mirrored the success of that event in London.