A supporter attends the annual Pink Dot event in support of the LGBT community in Singapore. Photo: AFP
A supporter attends the annual Pink Dot event in support of the LGBT community in Singapore. Photo: AFP

Why Southeast Asia’s LGBT community is finally coming out

  • Social media, K-pop, boys love dramas and gay characters on Netflix – all have played a part in bringing LGBT issues into the mainstream, activists say
  • But greater visibility has also brought a backlash. On Facebook, people troll newlywed Thai men, in Indonesia, a woman was burned to death

A supporter attends the annual Pink Dot event in support of the LGBT community in Singapore. Photo: AFP
A supporter attends the annual Pink Dot event in support of the LGBT community in Singapore. Photo: AFP
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