Japanese LGBT Hero Taiga Ishikawa To Receive Special Prize At Asia Pacific Community Service Awards
Taiga Ishikawa, one of Japan’s leading advocates for the health and rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, has been named as the winner of a special accolade to be presented at the HERO Awards gala in Bangkok on Friday 30 November 2018.
Standing for HIV, Equality and Rights, the HERO Awards is an annual World AIDS Day event in Bangkok which acknowledges outstanding HIV and LGBT advocates and allies from across the Asia Pacific region. The event is produced by the Bangkok-based APCOM Foundation, a leading NGO which works to fight HIV and advance LGBT health and rights across the Asia Pacific region.
Mr Ishikawa will receive the Shivananda Khan Award for Extraordinary Achievement following 20 years of groundbreaking activism aimed at improving the lives of LGBT people across Japan specifically and throughout Asia more broadly. The award is named after the late Shivananda Khan, a pioneering hero of the Asia Pacific response to HIV and LGBT health/rights, and founder of APCOM.
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