Rainbow Makers: Advocating for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community in South Korea – Dave Kim
by Dave Kim
Dave Kim is working to change the perception of same sex marriage within the South Korean society. Through LGBTQ+ advocacy efforts and by sharing his inspiring personal, and public, wedding story, he believes he can help people openly talk about marriage equality and rights in his country.
‘Fourth’-coming Future of PLHIV in Hong Kong
by AIDS Concern
Andrew Chidgey, Chief Executive at Hong Kong AIDS Concern, talks about the work the organization does and how. With the support from Gilead Asia Pacific Rainbow Grant, they continue to help social workers, teachers and parents help young people with sexual health questions.
Tackling highly stigmatized HIV/AIDS in South Korea
According to the Korean Association for AIDS Prevention, the perception of AIDS in South Korea is worse today than in 2008. Tony Park, Love4One Founder & President, discusses the challenges surrounding PLHIV in South Korea, his hopes for them, and efforts driven by Love4One to help the community.
VHS-Gilead Trans Life Project: Adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic to support vulnerable TG and MSM communities
by Voluntary Health Services
When COVID-19 hit, Rainbow Grantee, Voluntary Health Services (VHS) – which is primarily a hospital – had to ensure continuous support to the communities they work with, especially to the vulnerable and marginalized transgender and MSM groups. Dr Joseph Williams, Director of Projects at VHS in Chennai, India, introduces the VHS-Gilead Trans Life Project and shares measures taken to adapt to the pandemic and relief efforts provided through the Gilead Asia Pacific Rainbow Grant.
Rainbow Makers: Fighting for the transgender community – Rena Janamnuaysook
by Rena Janamnuaysook
As the first-born son in a family with Chinese origins, Rena Janamnuaysook grew up with expectations to fulfill, and coming out about her transgender identity was not easy. Learn about Rena, winner of the APCOM Transgender HERO Award, as she shares her journey and work with the transgender community at the Institute of HIV Research and Innovation (IHRI), Thailand.
Improving HIV awareness and healthcare delivery in Pakistan
by Youth Association for Development
In Pakistan, Atta Ul Haq Khaderzai, CEO of the Youth Association for Development (YAD), talks about YAD’s youth and community awareness programs, and leveraging technological innovation to safely and discretely reach populations affected by HIV/AIDS.
Rainbow Makers: Why we ride – Asia Rainbow Ride
by Asia Rainbow Ride
The first annual Asia Rainbow Ride took place on 24 & 25 October this year in celebration of LGBT+ freedom and diversity. The ride for LGBT, straight allies, Taiwanese and foreigners was inspired by a charity bike ride - AIDS Lifecycle in California, and is the first of its kind event in the Asian region. Watch the video to learn what drives this group of founders and friends cycle for love.
International AIDS Candlelight Memorial
by Rainbow Queer
Take a look inside Rainbow Queer’s office and services as Jeffrey, a social worker, introduces the organization, and its annual International AIDS Candlelight Memorial for this year, which features an empowering Drag Queen Love Ambassador Race.
Love foundation encourages youths to #SpeakOut
by Love Foundation
Love Foundation launched, across their social media channels, its Speak Out campaign to help increase HIV education and awareness across the young population in Thailand. Learn more about the campaign as Teak Sowaprux, Co-founder of Love Foundation shares, the hopes of the organization to normalize the conversation around HIV and their efforts towards creating an open space for HIV information and knowledge sharing.