APCOM Thailand


Engaging financial institutions including the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the private sector towards LGBTQI inclusion, and bringing the voices of the LGBTQI communities to these discussions are overarching goals of Finance Inc., a project being implemented by APCOM and our country partner organizations in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, and the Philippines.

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APCOM Updates


Two new videos celebrating sexual and gender diversity in Thailand are being released by Asia Pacific health and rights network – APCOM to mark this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (May 17).

Produced by Bangkok-based APCOM, with support from the British Embassy in Bangkok’s Magna Carta Fund through the British Embassy in Bangkok, and Facebook Thailand, the videos share the personal stories of ordinary LGBT people in Thailand who are living their best lives with the support of families, friends and work colleagues.

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GAY GAMES: Game Show that Gays Must Not Miss

This May, testBKK, APCOM’s HIV testing campaign targeting young gay men in Bangkok, has released GAY GAMES, a web-based game reality show to promote HIV testing uptakes and key sexual health knowledge among young Thai gay men.

GAY GAMES’ 5 episodes feature myriads of gay men in Bangkok from different communities which portray a diversity of gay lifestyles and interests – gym lovers, sauna regulars, relationship seekers, party animals and more – to uncover exclusive gay experiences through fun games, to compete each other for rewards and to learn key sexual health knowledge.

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In the lead up to the recent ILGA World Conference in New Zealand, APCOM partnered with the Pacific Sexual and Gender Diversity Network (PSGDN) and Haus of Khameleon to conduct a pre-conference session focusing on opportunities to end HIV among people of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC). The session also considered how collaboration could be strengthened between community organisations in Asia and the Pacific.

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APCOM Ambassador: Okkar’s apology

APCOM has appointed Mr Okkar Min Maung its new Community Ambassador. However, there was a concern regarding his appointment pertaining to his casting in a film portraying LGBT people in a bad light. Okkar has sincerely apologised for any distress or offence that his work as an actor in one of many films has caused. He states that the film in question was made 2 years ago when we were a closeted gay man and was not able to counter the role that was assigned to him.


Webinar Registration for IAS

The International AIDS Society (IAS), in partnership with the APCOM Foundation (APCOM), is pleased to invite you to participate in the first of a series of two webinars organized by the IAS Educational Fund, entitled: Latest advances in the key areas of focus identified at the IAS Educational Fund meeting in Bangkok in November 2017.
During this webinar, updates on the HIV response in the South East Asia and Pacific region will be shared and discussed, including latest updates on PrEP and PeP, financial and political commitments to community-based organization as well as advocacy for changes in policy and legal frameworks and strategic information and the collection and use of epidemiological, health services, and HIV-financing data.

-Heather-Marie Schmidt, Asia-Pacific Regional Advisor for PrEP, UNAIDS and WHO, Australia
-Doan Thanh Tung, Lighthouse Enterprise, Vietnam
-Ravipa Vannakit, Regional Development Mission Asia, USAID, Thailand
-Min Fuh Teh, Policy Officer, AFAO, Australia

Time: 8 Jul 2019 10 AM in Zurich.
Please click in here for webinar registration.

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Work at APCOM

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Help APCOM's Sustainability

As announced at the HERO Awards, we want to thank you, our friends and partner for supporting and helping raise funds for APCOM’s work. However, unfortunately, APCOM is currently facing a rather uncertain financial future. Many international funding organizations and governments have decreased their financial support for HIV programs in the Asia Pacific, and this difficult environment for funding will persist for the foreseeable future
Despite our best efforts for resource mobilisation, the funding we require for much of our HIV prevention and LGBTI rights work has not come through. This means our vital impact on the HIV and human rights response in this region is seriously diminished.
If you would like to support the work of APCOM in a significant way, and if you know sources of funding and support for APCOM please reach out to me at [email protected]
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Midnight and all at APCOM

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