A same-sex couple joins Metro Manila Pride, the longest running pride march in Southeast Asia, in Manila in 2016. Intimate Strangers, a new collection of short stories, conveys what it’s like being LGBT in conservative Asia. Photo: Shutterstock

Despair. Hope. Depression. Love. True stories of LGBT life in Asia are unflinching, moving and surprising

  • Intimate Strangers: True Stories From Queer Asia is a collection of non-fiction stories about what it’s like being LGBT in conservative Asia
  • It’s also a showcase of creative language, the stories retaining each writer’s vernacular English to reflect the diversity of experiences and authors
Topic |   LGBT

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A same-sex couple joins Metro Manila Pride, the longest running pride march in Southeast Asia, in Manila in 2016. Intimate Strangers, a new collection of short stories, conveys what it’s like being LGBT in conservative Asia. Photo: Shutterstock
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Enid Tsui

Enid Tsui

Enid joined the SCMP as senior culture writer in 2015 after many years of covering business and politics in Hong Kong and London. She edited and wrote for the Financial Times and the Nikkei Asian Review, presented on RTHK Radio 3, and launched the Economist Group's first Chinese-language publication, CFO China.