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Be/Longings is a virtual festival that reclaims, reimagines, and insists on LGBTIQ belonging in Southeast Asia.It features 30+ works and performances by 40+ queer activists, artists and allies from the region that can be experienced in various online platforms. The festival theme, 'Be/Longings', is a play on the words, "being", "longings", and "belonging". "Being" represents the full complexity and diversity of our identities as LGBTIQ people living in Southeast Asia. "Longing", which translates to kerinduan in Bahasa Indonesia or Bahasa Melayu,...

Application Deadline: Friday, 19 March 2021 Being LGBTI in Asia and the Pacific is a regional programme aimed at addressing inequality, violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status, and promotes universal access to health and social services. It is a collaboration between governments, civil society, regional institutions and other stakeholders to advance the social inclusion of LGBTI people. UNDP is the UN's global development network advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="9775" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Look Better, Feel Better: A Trans Masc Guide The two main non-medical ways that some transgender men and trans masculine people use to create a more masculine appearance are binding and packing. Binding is a way to create a flatter chest, while packing creates a bulge in the pants. While not every trans man chooses to use these methods, many find they relieve dysphoria and help them feel confident. This 12 card set is a guide on...

Application Deadline: 01 March to 31 March 2021 Mama Cash will open the window for grant applications supporting ambitious feminist and women's girl's, trans and intersex people's rights organisations and initiatives led by and for women, girls, trans, and intersex people from anywhere in the world. Mama Cash will receive Letters of Interest from applicants who are not current grantee-partners from 1 March - 31 March 2021, 11:59 pm CEST*. Groups that apply during this grantmaking window will receive a response from...

On Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR), 20 November, we remember and honour trans and gender-diverse people whose lives were taken away from us. Day after day, trans people around the world fight for our human rights and social justice. Year after year, we demand that trans people are protected from violence. We demand that our human rights are respected. We demand our right to live. This year, the Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) reported 350 trans and gender-diverse people murdered worldwide between 1...

Stigma and discrimination against trans and gender-diverse people results in horrifying violations of human rights, including violence, extortion, physical and sexual assault, and murder. Data collected by trans human rights defenders in the region reveal a concerning pattern of hate crimes perpetrated against trans people across the Asia and the Pacific region. These crimes largely remain unreported, and are often committed by state and non-state actors with legal impunity. Every year, on the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), we gather to...

Job title: Finance OfficerDuty station: Bangkok, ThailandApplication Deadline:  25 November 2020 Starting date: Immediate Duration: Nov 2020 - April 2021 (6 months) Type of Contract: Temporary - ConsultantLanguage required : English and Thai Background The Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) is a regional network that is working towards the advancement of trans rights in the Asia Pacific region through research and evidence generation, legal, policy and programmatic advocacy, and public campaigning. APTN office is legally established and has been operating as a registered entity as...

Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is a moment of solidarity. It is a day to remember trans people – disproportionately trans women of colour – who have passed, often having fallen victim to systemic forms of anti-trans violence. In particular, TDoR is an occasion to acknowledge and recognise the tremendous resilience that trans communities throughout the world demonstrate in the face of high levels of violence and marginalisation.  Our communities continue to engage in vital movement building and socially transformative work...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="9384" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Local Reach Global Impact: from describing our realitites to taking collective action   The Global Equality Fund (GEF) is a public-private partnership that supports innovative civil society programs that promote and protect the human rights of LGBTI people around the world. The GEF’s global reach is significant, empowering groups and activists in more than 90 countries. Drawing its strength from the support and partnership of a strong international coalition of like-minded governments, businesses and foundations, the GEF amplifies...

On the 5th of November, Raine Cortes, Senior Project Manager at APTN, participated in the Hội nghị Cộng đồng Lgbtiq Cùng Vươn Xa - Stronger Together Summit 2020 and presented the findings from our Key Population Research and Advocacy (KPRA) study together with our country partners SCDI. The summit brought together nearly 140 #LGBTIQ leaders, activists, their parents and allies, UN families, Embassies, NGOs, private sectors, healthcare providers, psychologists and government agencies from across Việt Nam. During the three days of...