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 |   LGBTI

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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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Taron Egerton as Elton John in a still from Rocketman. Malaysia’s Film Censorship Board cut scenes in the film depicting gay sex and men kissing, and gave it a restricted rating.

‘We don’t need a nanny state’: Malaysia censoring Rocketman gay scenes prompts pushback from fans of Elton John biopic

  • ‘It is not for Elton John to allow the public to see whatever he does or whatever activities he indulges in that is not our culture,’ film censorship chief says
  • Scenes depicting gay sex and men kissing were cut from the film in Muslim-majority country. Russia also censored Rocketman and Samoa banned it entirely
Topic |   American films

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Taron Egerton as Elton John in a still from Rocketman. Malaysia’s Film Censorship Board cut scenes in the film depicting gay sex and men kissing, and gave it a restricted rating.
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